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Erin Gohl

Erin Gohl
Erin Gohl is a Getting Smart columnist, and an independent writer focusing on issues of equity, engagement, and technology in educational policy and practice. Connect with her on Twitter: @eringohl

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.
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Education Systems Should Be Based on How Students Develop 

A flowering of research from neuroscience, psychology, early childhood, and a variety of other disciplines on the science of learning and development has begun to shed light on what is necessary for students to reach their full potential. How can our systems catch up to these findings?

In Broward County, Student Voice Impacts the Classroom and Beyond

When students have a voice, and they know their voices matter, they realize they have agency in their own lives and in broader social, political and economic conversations. And then, great things happen.

Homework or No Homework? Maybe We’re Asking the Wrong Question (Part 2)

By: Kristen Thorson and Erin Gohl. By reimagining homework, teachers have the potential to design purposeful experiences that transcend the walls of a classroom and build a solid foundation for learning. Homework can even feel like an opportunity for students and families.

Homework or No Homework? Maybe We’re Asking the Wrong Question (Part 1)

By: Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson. Academic studies on homework have shown a spectrum of results spanning conclusions that homework is the key to academic success to those saying homework is a waste of student time that damages home life. But what if homework was different?

Personalized Learning Meets AI With Watson Classroom

In recent years, a plethora of vendors have developed software solutions that promise to simplify the personalization process and give schools and teachers the answers to understand and address the individual needs of each student. Watson Classroom is a promising new entry to the field.

8 Examples of the Future of EdTech, Fresh from FETC

The enthusiasm and passion of the presenters, vendors, and most importantly, the educators at FETC 2018 made the future of education technology look very bright. In this post, we look at eight vendors that encapsulate the future of EdTech.