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Personalized Learning Isn’t Just for “Big Kids”

By: Brian Cleary. When it comes to personalized learning, middle and high school programs get most of the attention. This is unfortunate, as it's important to give students agency from a younger age as well. Here are some strategies for elementary educators.
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Increase Student Motivation through Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

By: Victoria Rydberg. Students are at their best when they have purpose and are contributing value. Place-based education can give students the autonomy, mastery and purpose to stay motivated and make meaningful community contributions.

Brain Training Breakthroughs: Improving Student Growth and Behavior

By: Scott Miller. In our school, we help students with learning challenges by working on executive function skills such as attention, focus and memory. Here are some techniques we've developed that are applicable to all students.
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Every Place is Special or No Place is Special

By: Anna Luhrmann. "Every Place is Special or No Place is Special" is an easy mantra to believe when you're teaching in a national park, but when I first taught PBE in rural Wyoming it became a lot harder. Here's what I learned.
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Six Key Components of Effective Online Instruction

By: Carol A. Ribeiro. Informal learning has grown with the rise of online education and online resources. With the flood of information available, what does practical and effective online instruction even look like?

10 EdTech Resource Lists for Teachers

By: Jessica Carrell. It has always surprised me that it can be hard to find practical EdTech resource lists. Here is a helpful collection of resources for teachers to reference when looking for recommendations on all things EdTech.
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Designing Student Projects for Global Readiness

By: Andrew Miller. It's time to think about the power of project-based learning and how it can do even more to prepare our students for the world beyond the classroom.

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