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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Rather than trying to choose between high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech, parents and teachers should be searching for activities that will engage children in creative thinking and creative expression.” Mitchel Resnick discusses how parents should focus on maximizing kids’ […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “The belief that we can somehow effectively educate all children with the same, uniform approach may be the single biggest reason that America has been unable to close achievement gaps.” Via The Huffington Post, Phyllis Lockett asks: […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Knowing someone cares can change a student’s life. As adults, we are placed here to be change agents for kids.” When a school in Dallas, Texas asked for volunteers for their “Breakfast with Dads” event, 600 men […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: The Washington Post shares four protective factors that will build resilience in kids and help them weather life’s challenges. NPR has five things to know about screen time that will help guide your decision-making around screen use. “When […]

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The holidays are coming and hopefully that means a chance to catch up on your reading. Here’s a roundup of the top education stories from the last seven days. As 2017 comes to a close, we can reflect on the journey education has taken and the changes the world has seen. Getting Smart looks to […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Students can make gains in taking ownership of their work when they’re given access to their data around that work.” The argument for why student data should be students’ data. Student polling is a quick, engaging way […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Teachers are charged with preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist. What we know is that these jobs will heavily involve coding, artificial intelligence and iterating on user experiences.” Claire Cummings shares how a local tech […]

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No teacher today questions the importance of critical thinking as a focus for teaching. Likewise, problem-solving. No surprise then that problem-based learning and inquiry-based learning play an increasing role in the kinds of learning tasks that teachers set for their students. Yet it is only a small minority of the teachers I meet who feel […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: What’s right with schools? Connecticut’s teacher of the year, Erin Berthold weighs in. From articulating goals to creating pride in student work, Edsurge shares the 4 keys to conducting personalized learning like a maestro. How do you teach […]

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Karen Fadum is a helping teacher in British Columbia, Canada, who previously taught 1st and 2nd grade. It was during her time as a classroom teacher that Karen started using digital portfolios to capture student learning and communicate it with families. Matt Renwick talks to Karen about her experience. Matt Renwick: Why did you introduce digital […]

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