Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

by John McCarthy, Education Consultant, Advocate for Student Voice in Learning on Edutopia at https://www.edutopia.org/blog/differentiated-instruction-ways-to-plan-john-mccarthy In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and crew are so intimidated by the Wizard’s enigmatic personality that they struggle to talk with him on equal … Continue reading

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Rock On! How I Taught Focus to a Class That Wouldn’t Sit Still

by Natalie Catlett, Practicing Artist & Art Teacher on Edutopia at https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/rock-how-i-taught-focus-class-wouldnt-sit-still As a teacher, every now and then we come across a class with an abundance of energy. Sometimes so much energy that teaching seems like an impossible mission. … Continue reading

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Digital Learning Enables Choice Within all Schools

This week President Trump called on Congress to pass a bill that increases school choice. This position by the President is no surprise as he appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos who has devoted her philanthropic efforts towards school choice, … Continue reading

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Free Webinar Introducing Free Online Toolkit for Digital Instructional Materials

On Tuesday, February 9 at 2pm ET, SETDA will launch its latest resource, From Print to Digital: Guide to Quality Instructional Materials. The development of this online toolkit has been supported by tireless dedication of over 20 members and partners to support quality … Continue reading

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Teachers Need a Growth Mindset Too

Pushing our students to adopt a growth mindset is an easy call. Adopting one ourselves is harder. For a teacher, it’s pretty easy to focus on improving students—that’s our job, right? So when I learned about Carol Dweck’s theory of … Continue reading

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Clarifying the Overall Pedagogical Approach

Posted on iNACOL.org on December 29, 2016 in New Learning Models, Practice by Chris Sturgis.  This is the eighth article in the series Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders.  Links to the other articles in this series … Continue reading

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3 Ways New England States Have Advanced Competency-Based Education

An in-depth report dives into how New England states are trying to help students graduate high school with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Competency-based education has a strong hold in New England. Five of the six northeastern … Continue reading

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