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Education Trends

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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Q&A with Daniel Goleman: How the Research Supports Social-Emotional Learning

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3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

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Exam Results - To post or not to post, that is the question...

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Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State Standards?

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

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3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

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The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses

From new technology to everyday materials to rebooting school woodshop and home ec classes, makerspaces challenge students to open their minds and expand their skillsets.

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How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms

From the pedagogy of educational theorists and design thinkers to the passion of tinkers and hobbyists, the Maker movement finds its way into mainstream education.

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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

A well-planned, current digital teaching portfolio can be an asset whether you're seeking a job, being evaluated within your school, or simply demonstrating your professionalism.

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Education Everywhere: School Success Stories from Abroad

Edutopia's video series Education Everywhere profiles innovative school systems all around the world. Here you'll find links to the videos and additional resources for learning about education systems in various countries.

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators - Part 1: Staff Presentations

Use technology to implement the SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) for clarity and efficiency in presenting to and communicating with school staff.

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Fixing Detached Schools Via Tech

If schools seem detached from the people and communities they serve, strategic uses of interactive technology, apps, and social media offer the means to reconnect.

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STEM Is Jambalaya

Maybe it's time to start thinking of STEM as a new subject instead of breaking it down to identify the science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Thinking Big About Engagement
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Thinking Big About Engagement

Even the smallest concepts become big enough to grasp in this middle school science class, where teacher Rob Olazagasti gives students opportunities to learn by creating, remember by experiencing, and show what they know by teaching.

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Intervention for Failing Students: What Matters Most?

People, not programs, matter most when it comes to intervention for struggling students.

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Math, PBL and 21st Century Learning for All Students

Independent researcher and evaluator Jason Ravitz presents evidence from a West Virginia study showing that PBL can indeed support 21st century learning skills among math students.

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Paper and Pencil Curriculum: How Much Do You Rely on It?

Technology expert Ben Johnson wonders how learning -- and schools -- would change if teachers stopped using paper.

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Making Friends With Failure

Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez suggests that we make friends with failure in the academic world - because for scientists, failure is just another word for data.

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Parent Involvement in Early Literacy

Erika Burton explains how parents can create the stepping stones toward literacy for their preK children.

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Educating Parents About Education

Many parents today have an educational perspective based on 20th century pedagogy and methodology. Teachers need to educate them about where education is now.

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