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Coaching Yields Better Formative Assessment in Tulsa

Formative assessment coaching helps teachers to shift their thinking from the teacher role to the student role within the classroom so that students become more involved in, and responsible for, learning. Here, we explore this (and other benefits) in greater detail.

How to Balance Teacher Buy-In With the Need for Innovation

To deny children digital learning experiences is to deny them opportunities to acquire the very skills and competencies students needed for success beyond the classroom. So, how do school leaders balance buy-in and the need to make the digital transition?

How Better Transcripts Will Improve College Admissions, Employment, and Licensing

In this new world where anyone can learn anything, anywhere — how we track, verify, and share capabilities is becoming a big deal. Tune in to this podcast with Parchment CEO, Matt Pittinsky to learn more about the future of transcripts.

Hit Refresh: How a Growth Mindset Culture Tripled Microsoft’s Value

A look at the culture and strategy refresh at Microsoft and the writing process with Hit Refresh co-authors Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols.

How Project-Based Learning Helps Special Needs Students Collaborate and Connect

By: Jill Koenemann. We were looking for a curriculum that would move beyond teaching the classics and would help students connect what they were learning with their own lives. The conversation quickly shifted to project-based learning (PBL). This approach suits children with learning difficulties because it allows them to work at their own levels of differentiated learning.

Community Defined Projects at Health Leadership High

A visit to project-based Health Leadership HS, a talent pipeline and advocacy organization for a healthier community in Albuquerque, NM.

Reflections on NAEP: Breaking the Reactionary Cycle

In the wake of large-scale test score releases (especially those showing mediocre or negative results), political will for innovative educational programs often subsides. A system perspective shift toward whole-child development could stem this trend.

Working with Special Needs Students: What Do All Teachers Need to Know?

All teachers need to be invested in providing for all students. We also need to make sure that the families have access to the information and resources they need in order to provide support at home as well. By setting up a means of communicating with our colleagues, the families, and continuing to look for and share resources, it becomes easier to facilitate the best possible learning opportunities for all students.