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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.

Embedding SEL Across the Curriculum

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We believe one of the most effective strategies for marrying SEL and core subjects is to embed SEL into formal curricula. Here are ten examples of schools already implementing this strategy.

Noble Effort: College Prep + Community on Chicago’s South Side

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Here are 10 features we appreciate about Gary Comer College Prep, part of the Noble Network of Charter Schools that operates 17 high schools serving over 11,000 students from more than 70 Chicago communities.

How to Reduce Barriers to Family Engagement

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In a recent survey, 18,000+ parents and guardians were asked to share more about their barriers to engaging with their child’s school. Here are the most common barriers nationwide, and potential next steps for addressing these challenges.

Getting Smart Podcast | Boise Is Alive With Possibility

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Gordon Jones, Dean of Boise State University's College of Innovation and Design, discusses how the college focuses on incubating the most innovative and exciting ideas in higher education today.

Making Their Own Learning: Students Review Two Helpful Apps

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Although we often think young people are wasting time on the web, I’ve known many students who also scour it for tools that can help them study and learn. Here are two such students reviewing education apps they use and find helpful.

Laying the Foundation for Competency Education with Culture and Climate

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As they transition to a competency-based learning model, Mesa County Valley School District 51 is also focusing on creating a robust, empowered culture of learning with growth mindset, social and emotional learning and Habits of Mind at its very core.

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!

Why We Use Digital Badges at Del Lago Academy

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By: Alec Barron. Here is why educators at Del Lago Academy, an Applied Science focused high school, developed a digital badging system for our students.

40 “Teaching Madness” Indicators For Educators

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By John Hardison - In honor of March Madness, here is a checklist of 40 thoughts and indicators for my fellow educators to test your teaching “madness" level.

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