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Mariko Nobori

Former Managing Editor and Producer, Edutopia

Professionally, I've been all over the map, from movies to medicine, video games to video documentaries. But education and media are my passions, and I'm inspired by the commitment of educators everywhere, who are so dedicated to helping children develop strong minds and hearts.

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  • Project-Based Learning

    Integrated Projects = Deeper Learning

    Here's how one school designs rigorous projects that blend STEM with other core subjects. See how this strategy might work for you.
  • 9-12 High School

    Mastery-Based Assessment Builds Accountability

    How you can help students take responsibility and meet high expectations by providing the right tools and support along the way.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Internships Provide On-the-Job Learning

    Respect, responsibility, and accountability: how opportunities for learning in the workplace bring out the best in students.
  • Assessment

    5 Strategies to Ensure Student Learning

    After Arizona's Mesquite Elementary School developed a program to provide additional instruction time for students struggling with math, test scores shot to the top.
  • Arts Integration

    How the Arts Unlock the Door to Learning

    Thanks to a bold strategy -- integrating the arts into curricula -- the faculty, staff, and students of Maryland's Bates Middle School are crafting a whole new vision of school transformation.
  • Project-Based Learning

    A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects

    Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    How to Start a Meditation Program in Your School

    Training, consistency, and trust are keys to successfully implementing a meditation program in school.
  • Teacher Development

    How Principals Can Grow Teacher Excellence

    At Cochrane Collegiate Academy, teachers credit their principal with helping them continually improve their practice through effective PD, ongoing support, and mutual trust.
  • Differentiated Instruction

    Sustaining Success Despite Budget Cuts

    How a resource-strapped elementary school became a top-performing school with a homegrown, easy-to-implement program of differentiated instruction.
  • Student Engagement

    Integrating Art and Politics to Improve High School Student Engagement

    Two teachers at Central York High School in York, PA, share their strategies for creating successful integrated studies projects.
  • K-2 Primary

    Quick Tips for Succeeding On a Low Budget

    Arizona's Mesquite Elementary is one of the top-performing schools in the state but has one of the lowest per pupil budgets. Here’s how the school makes more out of less.