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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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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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Best Education Podcasts

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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:42
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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.

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Catopia: Refurbishing the Vision

Citizenship for cats means that we need a drastic rethinking of our "pet"-agogy -- starting right naow.

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What Exactly Is a Library?

Thinking in words, writing in books -- if we changed how we perceive, record, and aggregate information, how would our libraries change?

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Promoting Playful Learning Through Teacher Networks

Through Edcamps and the ScratchED community, teachers can become champions of the kind of playful learning that will help their students thrive.

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Garden-Based Learning

School and community gardens can be used for academic enrichment, where students can learn about nutrition, food security, and ecological sustainability.

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Using Voxer to Streamline School Communication

One administrative team describes how they use a voice-messaging app as a tool for day-to-day communication, building relationships, and making meetings more effective.

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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

Teaching elementary students to code begins with connecting to resources, looking beyond 1:1, trusting kids to learn, involving the school community, and making it fun.

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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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Khan Academy Founder Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity
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Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity (Big Thinkers Series)

The founder of Khan Academy discusses how his videos can help create a "flipped classroom" that allows blended learning -- online lectures can happen at home and project-based learning can happen during school.

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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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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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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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4 Tips for Flipped Learning

The core of a successful flipped-learning program is customized, watchable, functional video. Here are four tips for creating and integrating high-quality video content.

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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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