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Whole Child Development Is Undervalued

Desire to learn and effective experimentation characterize the whole child approach, requiring a whole culture to extend these conditions into schooling and adult life.

What Is Personalization, Really?

Personalized learning means student agency, defining curriculum by real-life skills, defining learning expectations, encouraging self-knowledge, and teachers getting to know their students as people.

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.

The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

Research shows that positive expectations will influence performance positively. Start modeling excellence, celebrating small victories, and refusing to accept failure -- and watch what happens.

Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow

Here are six ways to prepare students for their future, including the ability to collaborate, evaluate information accuracy, and make every day a learning experience.

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Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

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Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

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Can We Make the Teaching Profession Noble Again?

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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Best Education Podcasts

These seven podcasts are the tip of the iceberg for hearing teachers discuss PLNs, school and teacher leadership, teaching strategies, STEM, PD, and more.

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Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

Here are five books that will add some fun, practicality, data-driven findings, digital thinking, and connectivity to your PD reading this summer.

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School-as-Studio Immerses Students in Creative Problem Solving

Launched in 2010 by a trio of bold thinkers from MIT, NuVu Studio is a secondary school that boasts recent student projects focused on everything from futuristic fashion to biotechnology.

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Learning to Code Becomes Learning to Learn

Through learning to code, a teacher embraces the growth mindset by asking for help, accepting and exploring failure, and keeping it fun and authentic.

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3 Edtech Myths

New edtech might not cure all ills. Beyond being cool and fun, developers, teachers, schools, and parents must consider optimal circumstances and unintended consequences.

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A New Definition of Rigor

Rigor doesn't simply mean giving students more or harder work. Instead, it's the result of work that challenges students' thinking in new and interesting ways.

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Myth vs. Reality in a 1:1 Classroom

Three myths about the 1:1 classroom: it's a paperless environment; all student work happens on devices; and all teachers need to adopt the technology.

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9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.

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At the Movies: Films Focused on Education Reform

There's been quite a bit of buzz about documentary films that take a look at issues within the American education system. Whether you agree with the point of view of any of these films or not, they are sure to get you thinking.

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Why Arts Education Must Be Saved

Schools draw on the community to bring art and music to students.

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5 Steps to Foster Grit in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers 'grit' as a 21st century skill encompassing real-world qualities like determination, adaptability and reflection, and suggests five steps to foster this mindset in the classroom.

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Big Thinkers: Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive

Stanford University professor and noted researcher Linda Darling-Hammond discusses what the United States can learn from high-achieving countries on teaching, learning, and assessment.

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Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

Giving feedback that is non-evaluative, specific, timely, and goal-related will provide students with opportunities to revise and improve their work and deepen their understanding.

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Appreciate Teachers By Understanding What They Do

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests that the best way to celebrate teacher appreciation week is focusing on the reality of what teaching means rather than falling back on outdated assumptions or news media-induced perceptions.

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