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Mary Ryerse

Mary Ryerse
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Mary is a Getting Smart Director of Strategic Design.

25 Reasons to Give Thanks for Teachers

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As we approach the holiday season, now is a great opportunity to give thanks for the many things teachers do every day to enrich the lives of students. Here are 25 reasons we're thankful for all that teachers do.

23 SEL Apps and Actions for Relaxation and Stress Relief

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It’s “that time of year” when mid-term exams, finals, holidays, deadlines and more can take their toll on students and those who support them. Here are some things you can use to help you relax.

Competency-Based Micro-credentials are Transforming Professional Learning

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It's time to make way for micro-credentials -- the future of professional learning. There is nothing micro about how competency-based credentials have the potential to change the professional learning game on a MACRO-level.

Personalized and Blended Learning Practices

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Trying to get started with blended and personalized learning, but not sure where to start? The Learning Accelerator unpacks and shares real examples from the field to further assist educators looking to do this work.

Review | Coding iPhone Apps for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Swift

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For anyone with an interest in coding, an instructional, user-friendly book like this is a great -- and very affordable -- place to launch the skill of app development.

Getting Creative with Cardboard: The Perfect Mix of Learning and Fun

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One of the most important lessons I’ve learned over my 19 years as a parent is to keep it simple and to look for easy ways to tie together learning and fun. In this post, I take a look at a recent simple activity I organized that did just that.

World-Class Work Takes Models, Practice, Revision and Support

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We've visited thousands of high schools around the world and seen young people doing world-class work both inside and outside the classroom. Here are the common conditions, cultures and connections we've observed that power this world-class work.

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