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Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark
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Tracy is a former bilingual teacher turned teacher educator, writer, and co-organizer for EdTechWomen Austin.

Vulnerability, the Advantage of Leaders Who Don’t Pretend

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For educational leaders, setting out to challenge the status quo in a system filled with entrenched practices and powerful inertia, we have to we must be honest, and, at times, step out in vulnerability to create systemic change.

5 Ways for Smart Parents to Plan and Implement Intentional Time & Margin

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In Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning intentionality is listed as one of the key qualities of smart parents. Smart parents are “intentional about creating powerful learning experiences.” Here are five ways smart parents can plan and implement intentional time and margin.

5 Lessons Learned in the Transition to Blended Learning

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Five blended learning workshop takeaways and seven resources that support blended implementation and #raisingblendedlearners.

Why Making Meaning Matters for Student Ownership

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As a teacher of both teachers and administrators I do not want to settle for a shadow of learning. I want the real deal. My hope is that my students will get deep satisfaction and sense of pride as they learn.

8 Ways To Encourage Soft Skills (Core Dispositions) in our Children

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Parents and teachers alike agree personal growth and development matters, but these qualities still seem intangible, subjective, and hard to see and measure. The very term ‘soft skills’ sounds pretty fluffy and doesn’t command the sense of importance it deserves. So how might we, as parents, highlight and nurture these core dispositions in our children?

The Hard Road to Soft Skills: Leaving Room for Our Children To Fall

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If we believe adversity creates character why can’t we let our kids experience it? We let fear win when we shield our children from challenging experiences.

The New Literacy Equation, Visual Literacy is Non-Negotiable

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40+ sessions at ISTE included the term visual literacy, and even beyond that opportunities for encouraging and exploring a variety of expressive, digital mediums abounded. There were plenty of opportunities for educators to refine their own visual literacy skills.

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