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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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Personalized Learning: Enabling Student Voice and Choice Through Projects

Overview Addressing four teenagers standing at the front of the classroom, Gary Hook, a history teacher at Nashville Big Picture High School, told them, “I’m going to give you $100,000 for 20 percent equity in the company. I need to … Continue reading

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Can testing save arts education?

Teachers hope exams will make arts matter as much as math and English KINGSTON, N.H. — It sounded like an ordinary assignment for a visual arts class: Teacher Karen Ladd asked her freshmen at Sanborn Regional High School to research … Continue reading

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8 Online Learning Trends that are Changing the Learning Landscape

Seeking access to more and better learning opportunities, a state official called and asked about next generation K-12 online learning. Despite recent headlines, we’ve seen online learning make a big impact in K-12. And we see eight trends–some emerging from … Continue reading

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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows were raised in 2013 as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code. In 2014, Barack Obama made history as the … Continue reading

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How Next Gen Learning Boosts Rigor, Relevance & Relationships

A recent NY Times post made the obvious point that relationships matter to learning but incorrectly suggested that reformers and innovators don’t appreciate “bonds of caring between teachers and their students.” I’ve found the opposite to be true. The author … Continue reading

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The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom

Whether it’s a paper airplane or a robot that walks, kids have always wanted to create functional objects with their own two hands. These days, many educators are channeling that natural urge to build with help from the wider “maker … Continue reading

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