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Janice Walton

Janice Walton
Janice is a Manager at Getting Smart. She advocates for and advises learning organizations focused on innovations in teaching and learning, and is known for her work in teacher leadership, global education, and STEM. You can connect with Janice on Twitter @JaniceWard09

How One Teacher is Teaching Her Students to be Kind

Kindness is a relatively easy word to define, according to Google it means “the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate” easy enough, right? Then why is “kindness” often so hard to put into practice? How do we go about teaching and learning, kindness?

Early Childhood: What We Know, and What’s Possible

We know early learning matters… and it matters a lot. We also know that all early learning experiences and are not created equal, nor are they available to all students and families. This post is the first in a series looking at how we can do better.

Personalizing Online Language Learning

We live in an increasingly interconnected time where we can seamlessly communicate with individuals from around the world. But while communication is being sped up through technology, language is still one of the fundamental common threads that connect us.

How Schools Around the World are Tackling Social Justice – Part 2

In this post, we hear from teachers at three global schools to learn more how they are integrating social justice into their classrooms.

Model Schools, Districts, Networks and States for Competency-Based Education

We’ve been looking into what schools, districts and networks are doing to achieve effective CBE, and we have assembled this initial list of positive examples.

How Schools Around the World are Tackling Social Justice – Part 1

Are there social justice issues going on within your community, and how do you address them within the context of your school? In our new #SmartPlanet series, we're seeking and sharing the voices of schools and educators striving for equity and social justice.

Competency-Based Education: Definitions and Difference Makers

By: Janice Walton and Mary Ryerse. Across the country, there is a growing movement to transition away from seat-time and move towards a flexible structure that allows students to progress in their learning after they have demonstrated mastery. Learn more here.