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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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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions. Edutopia takes a look at how Metacognition Boosts Learning. OECD Pisa has completed the first-ever assessment […]

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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 maker movement has provided many teachers and students opportunities to invite creativity back into the classroom, but it’s not all plain sailing. Getting Smart share 5 ways to overcome the challenges of implementing genius hour. Susannah […]

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The secret to project-based learning is action! Remember that not having all the answers is part of the process and asking for help from others is exactly what we would want our students to do. Look for online resources and blogs that serve as resources as you get started with ideas and you begin to […]

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