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Teaching Students To Ask Questions For 21st Century Success

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As educators, we must teach students skills to solve problems we’ve never seen before and won’t see for years. Teaching students to ask questions enables them to gain many of the skills they'll need for success in the 21st Century.

The Power of Shifting to an Active Learning Environment

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By: Dr. Julie Marshall. After almost three decades of teaching, I’m overjoyed to see my students achieving at unprecedented levels and finding their voice after my classroom changed from a traditional environment to an active learning center.

The Road to Solutions

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Over the last month, our family vehicle has been having issues. The battery died once, we gave it a jump and didn’t think about it again. Two weeks later, it would not start again. Here's what we learned about solving problems through the process.

Smart List | 40 Resources for Homework Help & Parent Organization

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Homework is hard and parent engagement is important, so today we’re excited to share out this list of 40 resources that teachers can provide to parents to help them stay organized and engaged.

Getting Smart Podcast | KnowledgeWorks On Redefining Readiness

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On this episode of the podcast, Katherine Prince, Senior Director of Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks, discusses the future of learning and what it means to redefine readiness from the inside out.

4 Tips to Ensure Teachers Use The EdTech You Purchase

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By: Andrea Friend and Stacey Ryan. Here are four tips to ensure your newest edtech purchase is something educators can and actually will use in the classroom this year.

Beyond the Data: How to Tell a Funding Story

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One of the things we love to do here at Getting Smart is integrate projects to provide a powerful and coherent message. Here's why (and how) we did just that in one of our recent projects.

20 Moonshots in Education

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What big advances are possible in education in the next five or 10 years? Here are 20 moonshots, ranging from expected breakthroughs to speculative advances, that will change our lives.

How Educators Can Best Support International Students

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By: Craig Pines. More and more international students are coming to America to attend high school. What can schools and teachers do to support them and make sure they're happy and successful?

8 Things to Look For in a Student-Centered Learning Environment

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From years of teaching in the classroom and countless school visits and interactions with excellent educators worldwide, I’ve created a list of things I commonly observe in great student-centered learning environments. Here are eight that stand out.

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