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

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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.


21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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Evaluation Within Project-Based Learning

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7 Steps to Becoming a Data-Driven School

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Tech-Enhanced Parent Engagement

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Evaluation Within Project-Based Learning

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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Insight and Outsight: 8 Strategies to Catalyze District-Wide Learning

To prepare for an unpredictable future, look beyond educations' familiar rhythms to encourage staff and student voice and agency, rule challengers, design thinkers, and leaders.

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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.

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Transform Teaching With the Diffusion of Innovation

You can bring innovation to your school by identifying and engaging the early adopters who share your excitement about new tools and practices.

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Student Partnership in Professional Development

Through directed research and thoughtful session planning, students can play a significant role in their teachers' professional development.

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Hackathons as a New Pedagogy

The hackathon, a hands-on, solution-based development model with similarities to PBL, inquiry-based learning, STEAM, and design thinking, could become the ideal 21st-century learning opportunity.

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Supporting Maker Education District-Wide

To effectively implement maker education in a school district, educators and administrators need to consider everything from mindset and methods to pedagogy and professional development.

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School Makerspaces: Building the Buzz

Once you've created a makerspace, create some excitement around it by engaging students with possibilities, supporting colleagues in exploring it, and innovatively using the space.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms

Learn more about the challenges and benefits of flipped classrooms, where lectures are assigned as homework and hands-on learning happens in class, in this playlist of videos from VideoAmy.

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The Flipped Class: Is Flipping for Everyone?

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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Uncovering "Complex Text" in the Common Core

Blogger Andrew Miller identifies "complex text" and explains how it fits into the Common Core Standards curriculum.

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Design 101 for Educators: 5 Simple Typography Tips

Author and communicator Jason Cranford Teague continues his Design 101 for Educators series with five simple typographic tips for presenting students with ideas and assignments.

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The Key to School Change: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort

Improvement requires change, which often means discomfort. Your school can edge out of its comfort zone by breaking down silos, taking risks, and shifting resources.

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A Working Model for Blended Learning in an Urban School

After two years of blended learning, a low-performing high school became one of the country's best. Read about how they shifted the learning, teaching, and culture.

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Design Thinking and PBL

Design thinking and PBL can bridge what we know and how we innovate. Try combining these two practices as an instructional framework for teaching 21st-century skills.

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