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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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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.

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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.


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

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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7 Steps to Becoming a Data-Driven School

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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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

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What Is Financial Literacy?

As financial literacy expands beyond balancing a checkbook to include entrepreneurship and investing, schools must begin to define and teach this critical life skill.

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Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty

Remix and energize your school staff meetings by suggesting fresh approaches, making them meaningful, drawing on everyone's genius, and generating inspiring documentation for the community.

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Students as Leaders of Their Learning

Student-led conferences turn the traditional parent-teacher conference on its head by making students the liaisons between school and family, and drivers of their own education.

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Online Professional Development: Beyond PLCs and PLNs

Since choice increases engagement and standards shape student learning, why not apply these principles to online PD courses with broad standards and options for meeting them?

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Choosing a College: From Stressful Myths to Good Matches

Instead of aiming for big-name colleges, families should focus on the schools more likely to give students skills and experiences that are relevant to their future.

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What New Teachers Need to Know About PD

For new teachers, professional development opportunities are as close as your phone or tablet. Quick, deep resources include Instagram, Feedly, Google Classroom, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist?

While libraries and makerspaces are both interdisciplinary, resource-filled places of informal learning, each serves distinct purposes for enriching student experience and school culture.

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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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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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Reading 2.0

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz finds that students may not be reading less, just differently, and warns that, unless we accept and encourage this shift, we may indeed be creating a generation that reads less.

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What New Teachers Need to Know About PD

For new teachers, professional development opportunities are as close as your phone or tablet. Quick, deep resources include Instagram, Feedly, Google Classroom, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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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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3 Steps to Becoming a Coding Teacher

To become a coding teacher, prepare to teach the basics by curating your curriculum, preparing yourself and your classroom, and finding support as needed.

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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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