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40 “Teaching Madness” Indicators For Educators

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By John Hardison - In honor of March Madness, here is a checklist of 40 thoughts and indicators for my fellow educators to test your teaching “madness" level.

Innov8: Spring Forward

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It's officially spring, which means out with the old and in with the new! In recognition of this welcome change, this week’s top news stories celebrate education leaders springing toward new beginnings and innovations in learning.

On the Ground with Place-Based Ed: Investigating City Plans

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By: Annie Holub. It was probably the craziest field trip idea I’d ever had, and I was sure my principal would say no. But in the end, my students agreed that their experience with Place-Based Ed was valuable and worthwhile. Here's what we did.

Smart List: 85 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting

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Here at Getting Smart, we think school visits are the best form of professional learning. Based on a couple thousand school visits, and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled this list of elementary and middle schools worth visiting.

Smart Review | The New Art and Science of Teaching

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Robert Marzano’s book "The New Art and Science of Teaching" retains the magic of the original edition while approaching learning from a new perspective, reflecting the changing attitudes in education and the influence of growth mindset.

The Technologies Reshaping Life and Livelihood

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AI is rapidly reshaping the employment landscape, and given the opportunities and challenges this creates it is a topic every school community should be discussing with students.

Improving Connectivity to Create Powerful Learning Experiences

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By: LaShona Dickerson. Lafayette Parish School System is the sixth largest district in Louisiana, and our outdated network made it impossible to provide connectivity for so many. Here is how we addressed our challenge and the lessons we learned along the way.

Getting Smart Podcast | Summit Olympus is Placing Learning in Students’ Hands

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Greg Ponikvar and Alex Horowitz of Summit Olympus in Tacoma, Washington, share more about their school's personalized learning program designed to empower students to drive their own learning and prepare them for college and career success.

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