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Defining (and Driving) Collaboration

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By: Jordan Lippman and Janine Perri. In today's world, both employers and educational institutions place a high value on soft skills that are transferable across professional, academic, and social situations. One of the most frequently cited skills is collaboration.

Empowering Students and Teachers for the 21st Century

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By: Alan November. How do you motivate students to do their very best? One of the best ways I have found is through giving them voice and choice in what they learn, and how they learn it.

Making Data Work Together Is the Key to Better Achievement

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By: John LaPlante. In the Youngstown City Schools, a high-poverty school district serving about 5,000 students in northeastern Ohio, our students face significant challenges. Making the most of data is helping us face those challenges.

10 Classroom-Ready Computational Thinking Resources for K-12

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By: Dacia Jones. Computational thinking can help prepare the next generation for the future of work. It teaches students to process information like a computer would. It'll guide students through a series of steps, similar to an algorithm, to solve open-ended problems.

7 Creative Ways Schools and Teachers Can Fundraise

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By Vlada Lotkina and Marcia McInnes. Teachers who pay out of pocket for school supplies are, sadly, the norm. But where public funding fails, digital innovators are stepping in with fresh ideas. These seven tools can help alleviate this burden.

Curating a Portfolio of Student Pathways: Workspace Education

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By: Robin Lake. I’ve been thinking about Workspace since I left and wondering what to make of it. It’s definitely different and meeting a need. Some families drive an hour to be there, and I can understand why.

10 Ways To Make “Teacher Appreciation” an Everyday Reality

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By: Dr. Mike Daria. National Teacher Appreciation Week gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate this noblest of professions. Here are 10 ways school and district leaders can drive meaningful change that helps teachers thrive and shine, not just this week, but every day.

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