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Teaching Technology

In our Forward Thinking series, we speak to educational leaders and influencers to discuss how to move learning forward. From innovative assessment and data-driven instruction to student and parent engagement, and ed tech, we talk to the experts about how to build a better future. Today, we speak to Steven W. Anderson, a recognized expert […]

Kindness & Compassion

Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: As Aristotle once said, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Celebrate and practice kindness in the classroom with these heartwarming activities from Edutopia’s Rebecca Alber. Uplift your students, your classroom environment, […]

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Learning Coach, Nathan McEntee shares his learning journey with implementing student-led conferences and digital portfolios.

The Truth about Writing

Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: The writing process isn’t linear, says teacher Stacey Shubitz. So why do schools keep pretending that it is? Here’s how you can celebrate the messiness of writing with your students. When administrators support teachers by creating opportunities for […]

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FreshGrade is a powerful platform, used initially in the 2015-2016 school year as pilot program. I was in search of a platform that would be able to electronically deliver feedback to students as well as connect parents to school events. The first year of using Fresh Grade was an ice breaker, as many parents were [...]
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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: See through a student’s eyes by taking on the Shadow a Student Challenge and learn where your school excels at setting students up for success, and where opportunities for improvement lie. Is your school seeking to integrate […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: For a better education, why not take your pupils out of school… and travel the world! Fed up with targets and tests, teacher Sue Cowley took her children on a global adventure – and has written a guide […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: EdSurge tells us how to democratise education through student voice and hip hop. Consider this collection of ideas from EduTopia as you work hard to fuel your students’ curiosity. After Betsy DeVos’ Senate confirmation hearing, we know a little more about […]

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How do you engage ESL/ELL parents? This is something I struggle with each year as I learn about my students and their families. I work in a community that is diverse. My students speak at least two languages, and most are first-generation Canadians. My classroom is full of many languages, cultural traditions, and religious backgrounds. […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: It is possible to get a clear picture of student achievement from assessments, says John McCarthy. Find out how to keep the data (and your vision) clean. “Schools Can Save Lives.” As he prepares for a Trump administration handover, U.S. […]

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