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5-Minute Film Festival: Inspiring Graduation Speeches

Graduation season is a time of both introspection and anxiety for many young adults. Questions abound: What am I doing with my life? Where do I go from here? Fortunately, graduation ceremonies have advice built in, as community leaders offer speeches full of … Continue reading

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Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

When we think of student engagement in learning activities, it is often convenient to understand engagement with an activity as being represented by good behavior (i.e. behavioral engagement), positive feelings (i.e. emotional engagement), and, above all, student thinking (i.e. cognitive … Continue reading

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School Makerspaces: Building the Buzz

If you build it, will they come? Just because you create a makerspace (PDF) in your school doesn’t guarantee that your community will embrace it. Students who have had all personal choice removed by traditional educational models can be passive … Continue reading

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Transformational Teaching from Edutopia

How to Be a Transformational Teacher  DOWNLOAD   4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do See how you can change students’ lives with a little preparation. 5 Ways to Ease Back into School Discover strategies to focus on the possibilities, and get … Continue reading

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The Maver Movement Features on Edutopia

Making the Future Project-Based Learning Through a Maker’s LensSee how making can create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects. 6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace Discover some clever ways of creating a space without breaking the bank. Top Tools for … Continue reading

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Celebrate Pi Day, which is also Albert Einstein’s birthday!

Happy 3.14159265358979323846264 Day! That’s right, Pi Day is coming on 3/14, and the annual celebration offers a great opportunity for students to explore Pi! (It’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday. There are plenty of wonderful facts in this online Einstein biography.) … Continue reading

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Common Core in Action: Using the Arts to Spark Learning

In the 21st century, we are living in a creative society and economy rather than an industrial one, which begs the questions:     What skills do young people need in this new world?     How can they gain creative skills … Continue reading

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