Education Trends

The Era of the Teacherpreneur

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The teacherpreneur merges the image of the innovative classroom teacher with the risk-taking and entrepreneurial leadership we commonly associate with those who create their own place in the professional world.

Mystery Location Calls: Communicating Across Cultures

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In a Mystery Location Call, students practice effective and respectful communication along with their research and deduction skills to locate their partner class on a map.

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.

Practices to Welcome and Support ELLs

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Through practices that incorporate tolerance, empathy, and perspective, you can engage your English-only students in appreciating and sharing with their ELL classmates.

Best Education Podcasts

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These seven podcasts are the tip of the iceberg for hearing teachers discuss PLNs, school and teacher leadership, teaching strategies, STEM, PD, and more.

Weekly Update: Educational Webinars, Unconferences, and Conferences

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Get a roundup of educational webinars, conferences, edcamps, and unconferences 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!

Learning With Nature

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Since experiencing nature is a healthy part of child development, take your class outdoors and use elements of nature for teaching the usual classroom subjects.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Summer Reading for Students

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Summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading, but where to start? There are so many great books out there. This video playlist provides some inspiration to get kids reading over the break.

Inspiring Progress Toward Learning Goals

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By teaching students to monitor their thinking during learning by setting goals, applying strategies, reflecting, and adjusting, teachers will help them improve their learning ability.

Teaching Students the Skills of Expert Readers

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The seven strategies of highly skilled readers include activating, summarizing, monitoring and clarifying, visualizing and organizing, searching and selecting, questioning, and inferring.

Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

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Here are five books that will add some fun, practicality, data-driven findings, digital thinking, and connectivity to your PD reading this summer.

Integrating Academic and Vocational Learning at High Tech High

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High Tech High School's four academies provide students with a range of vocational majors, connecting them with real-world contexts and teaching 21st-century skills.

Integrated Learning: Broadcasting and Social Studies

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Engage history students with the challenge of creating and producing their own radio program to share their knowledge and ideas with a wide audience.

Integrated Learning: One Project, Several Disciplines

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For any project within a vocational major, High Tech High encourages teachers and students to include relevant content from other subject areas to enhance real-world connections.

Freshman Orientation: A Year of Gentle Transition

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In an ungraded weekly seminar throughout their freshman year, incoming students at High Tech High School learn about each other, themselves, and their academic community.

School-as-Studio Immerses Students in Creative Problem Solving

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Launched in 2010 by a trio of bold thinkers from MIT, NuVu Studio is a secondary school that boasts recent student projects focused on everything from futuristic fashion to biotechnology.

Does Your Classroom Cultivate Student Resilience?

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Over 100 years ago, the great African American educator Booker T. Washington spoke about resilience: I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles overcome while trying to...

6 Engaging End-of-Year Projects

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Consider one of these six engaging and creative student projects to wrap of the school year.

Finding the Gold Within

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Through a mentoring program that includes empathy, drumming, and myths, young African American men identify and refine the raw materials of their humanity and potential.