Education Trends

Personalizing for Teacher Needs

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Educators need different levels of support and opportunity at different phases of their career. Here's how to be more responsive to beginning, middle-of-the-road, and veteran teachers.

Who Is Your Warm Demander Role Model?

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When encouraging a student to be his or her best, channel the pop culture figure who best embodies your resolve and respect, whether it's Coach Carter or Yoda.

8 Fantastic Apps for Summer Reading on iPads

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To engage young readers over the summer, hand them an iPad and loaded with eBooks. Here are just eight of the many reading apps available.

Why Revise? Because You Have an Authentic Audience

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Motivate students to revise their writing through self-publishing fiction, creating podcasts and YouTube videos, writing blogs, corresponding with others, and anything else for an authentic audience.

Weekly Update: Educational Webinars, Unconferences, and Conferences

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Get a roundup of educational webinars, conferences, and edcamps aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

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Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

5-Minute Film Festival: Future Ready Leadership

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Is your school or district "Future Ready"? Whether you're new to the Future Ready Schools initiative, or your district or school is in the process of Future Ready changes, this video playlist offers ideas, tips and strategies for facilitating...

Turning Summer Reading Loss Into Learning Gain

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This summer, have your students make their reading meaningful by thoughtfully applying what they learn to areas of their life that matter to them.

Summer Professional Development With MOOCs

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Summer is a great time for teachers to enroll in a MOOC, a "Massive Open Online Course." Matt Davis has compiled a list of a few summer courses to consider.

Tips and Resources for Funding an SEL Program

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When funding your SEL program, whether through government or private sources, remember that relationships, partnerships, and united fronts matter, and that vision and flexibility are critical.

How Can High-Poverty Schools Engage Families and the Community?

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High-poverty schools can involve students' families through home visits and by joining the community's safety net to provide social and medical services for those in need.

More Heart, More Art Through STEAM

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Putting the A in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) is often treated as an afterthought. Yet, art has always played a major role in helping us expand and appreciate new science technologies.

6 Tips for Engaging Capstone Projects

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Rather than creating a year-in-review capstone project, consider having students synthesize and personalize what they've learned, bringing it to a new level.

8 Ways to Encourage Family Engagement in Secondary Schools

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When a school makes the decision to actively engage its diverse community of families, the benefits far outweigh the effort. Check out these eight ways to do it.

Reboot: 5 Resources for Teacher Inspiration

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Whether snacking on TED-Ed videos, reading with purpose, checking into a smile backchannel, or chuckling at hashtags and memes, you're never far from relief and inspiration.

Stop, Drop, and Roll With It: Teacher Burnout Prevention

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Prevent teacher burnout by sustaining yourself with a non-education hobby, finding a teammate for shared venting, regular journaling or blogging, and finding reasons to laugh.

Help Students Beat the "Summer Slide" in ELA

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Discover eight ways for teachers to help prevent summer learning loss in English language arts -- including library dates, digital book clubs, and student blogs about topics that matter to them.

Rediscovering Your Fulfillment as a Teacher

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If you're committed to a more joyful teaching practice, commit to playfulness, positivity, being present, and embodying the attitude that you want to project.

Resources on Mindfulness in Education

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Discover how mindfulness practices are being applied in schools, learn about some of the early research on benefits, and explore classroom, school-wide, and after-school strategies and programs.

Intrinsic Motivation vs. Standardized Tests

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Low standardized test scores are a reflection of being uninspired, not unknowledgeable. Teach your students how to care, lose their fears, and identify and overcome their obstacles.

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