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Smart List: 100 Middle & High Schools Worth Visiting

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School visits are a great way to learn. After a lot of visits of our own, and a number of community recommendations, we’re excited to share this list of 100 secondary schools that can give educators a refreshing outlook on what schools can do.

What Does Personalized Learning Mean for Teachers?

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In personalized learning models, educators’ roles are more important than ever as they design customized approaches, and their professional expertise is valued and respected.
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Smart List: 78 Podcasts You Should Check Out

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Grab your headphones, sync the bluetooth, and get ready to listen: our list of podcasts will support your learning, teaching, and knowledge in general!
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Innov8: Spring Forward

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It's officially spring, which means out with the old and in with the new! In recognition of this welcome change, this week’s top news stories celebrate education leaders springing toward new beginnings and innovations in learning.
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Smart List: 85 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting

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Here at Getting Smart, we think school visits are the best form of professional learning. Based on a couple thousand school visits, and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled this list of elementary and middle schools worth visiting.

Getting Smart Podcast | Summit Olympus is Placing Learning in Students’ Hands

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Greg Ponikvar and Alex Horowitz of Summit Olympus in Tacoma, Washington, share more about their school's personalized learning program designed to empower students to drive their own learning and prepare them for college and career success.
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What Happens When Principals and District Administrators Sit in the Student’s Chair?

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By: Heera Kang. In this experiment, EdLeaders were exposed to two types of math lessons: one solid, traditional lesson, and one that exemplified innovative techniques not centered around memorizing. The results may change the way we teach math.

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