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What needs are emerging and being identified? How are forward-thinking educators meeting them? Follow the early adopters here.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Future Ready Schools

Education needs a new “north star,” one focused on creating world-class schools where students have agency, and the teachers are empowered to be entrepreneurs in the classroom. Watch this collection of videos to find out what it means to be a "Future Ready" school.

How Well Do Schools Communicate?

What's the current public attitude towards public schools? Anne O'Brien discusses the 2014 Gallup Poll findings and ponders positive ways the data can be used by teachers and schools.

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.

The Future of Learning

Beth Holland recalls the robot teacher from the Jetsons and updates that 1960s cartoon view of education's future to include customized learning, embedded technology, ongoing feedback - and human teachers.

Student Power!

If knowledge is power, and that power is now in the hands of students, shouldn't that change power relationships in schools?

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Easy Projects to Get Started with Scratch: Drawing 2D Shapes

Programming a computer is simply telling it what to do, and tools like Scratch convert this language into images to familiarize elementary students with coding.

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Gaming the College Admissions Process

College prep and admissions are serious business, but gamifying the process may just help middle and high school students understand the challenges and find solutions.

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Audience and Purpose

Whether teaching English language arts or contemplating ed reform, it's about audience and purpose: what's being done or said, why, and who will benefit.

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 4: Classroom Evaluations

Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, administrators can bypass the distractions and interruptions that often interfere with classroom evaluations.

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The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

Studies show that note-taking with pen or pencil is critical to processing and representing information, something that students lose when tapping on a keyboard.

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8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

David Bill, who's spent the past three years helping teachers redesign classroom spaces, offers eight tips and tricks to remake your room.

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Turn Genius Hour Into Genius Year

Why limit Genius Hour to a small block of time? Through conversations and dares, students can turn this creative, self-directed approach into a life practice.

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An Introduction to Social and Emotional Learning
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Social and Emotional Learning 101

Emotional intelligence must be developed in children before any other learning can effectively take place.

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Why I Flattened My School

One high school experiments with the flattened model as it seeks to replace departmental hierarchy with the creativity that blossoms from staff collaboration.

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Does Spelling Count?

Guest blogger Shira Loewenstein, asked by her students whether spelling counts, comes back with a fascinating question of her own: why is the continuum of learning broken down into a handful of unrelated subjects?

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Coming Soon to a School Near You: New Science Standards

In parallel to the Common Core, science is getting a new set of standards. Blogger Eric Brunsell describes the process and framework for this new collection of 21st century requirements.

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Sir Ken Robinson on the Power of the Imaginative Mind (Part One)

The internationally renowned innovation consultant calls for transformation, not just reformation, of public education.

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Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

The flipped classroom casts a different light on classroom management issues, as teachers rethink one-on-one time, off-task students, freedom vs. control, and parent expectations.

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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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