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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.

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.

Innovation: Significant Positive Change

Educational innovation means finding new, positive, impactful ways to rethink roles and responsibilities, create meaningful learning opportunities, and enable students to untangle complexity.

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.

Edutopia's Top 10 for 2014

By the numbers, our community was all about tips and strategies in 2014, even as members' thoughtful, passionate conversations exploded across our social media channels.

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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It's Time to Make Learning Fun Again . . . Even for Adults

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The Insanity of the New Humanity: Put Away the Phone and Be There

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Put Working Memory to Work in Learning

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What Is Personalization, Really?

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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What Edtech Can You Trust?

Education needs reliable standards for validating edtech product claims. Judy Willis suggests Consumer Reports, Edutopia, Graphite, the British Education Index, and What Works Clearinghouse.

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The Flipped Class: Formative Assessment
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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 5 Steps for Formative Assessment

With the five-step mastery check, flipped learning teachers can quickly determine who understands the work, who's struggling, and who hasn't even watched the video.

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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

A school leader shares his strategies for connecting his community via the school website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, and staff blogs.

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6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper-Learning Outcomes

Incorporate deeper learning as you empower students to seek knowledge from many sources, use tools relevant to their lives, and embrace the lessons of failure.

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Awash in a Sea of Misinformation: Charter School Myths and Realities

By confronting the myths of charter schools (monolithic entity, private ownership, failed experiments), we can examine why they exist and how to evaluate them individually.

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The Flipped Class: Is Flipping for Everyone?
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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes

Discover how some teachers have creatively applied the flipped learning model to increase quality class time in PE, woodworking, dance education, and elementary classrooms.

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Building Your Edtech Ecosystem

A learning environment is a delicate balance of mutable elements, requiring a nurturing teacher and ongoing evaluation of information handling, content creation, and results.

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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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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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Should Students Evaluate Their Teachers?

Blogger Ben Johnson ponders the use of student evaluations in K-12 education.

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8 Free Apps and Web Tools for Staying Organized in the New Year

The human brain can organize only so much data. Tools like 30/30, Pocket, and Sunrise can boost your ability to stay informed, connected, and on time.

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Edutopia's 10 Big Ideas to Improve Public Education
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10 Big Ideas for Better Classrooms: Striving to Improve Public Education

Successful examples of key elements in improving public education, including Project-Based Learning, Technology Integration, Integrated Studies, Comprehensive Assessment, and Emotional Intelligence.

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

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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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