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3 Ways to Prepare Educators to Teach PBL

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By: Dr. Art Fessler. For project-based learning to reach its full potential, teachers must learn to step back and be facilitators in the classroom. Here are my three best practices as a superintendent to effectively support educators in a PBL environment.

Parent-Teacher Communication in a Multilingual School District

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By: Dr. Melanie Morgan. With the growth of ELL students in the classroom on a steady rise, today’s teachers need to be prepared to communicate with ELL students and their parents. Here are a few options I've found helpful in my own classroom.

Smart List | 75+ Great Blogs and Email Blasts

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Blogs and email newsletters are a great way to keep up to date on the latest ideas, trends and technologies in education, and they can be a breath of fresh air on days that seem to be grinding away particularly slowly. Here are 76 of our favorites.

Lean School District: 12 Service Delivery Opportunities

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How can school district leaders get in front of declining budgets to give their schools the best chance to be successful? Here are 12 school district functional areas where there are usually opportunities to boost efficiency and effectiveness.

Getting Smart Podcast | Improving Learner Experience: Agency, Community, Challenge

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Nate McClennen of Teton Science Schools and Neva Geisler of student-led One Stone school take you on a walking tour of downtown Boise while discussing place-based education, learner experience and the power of community connections.

Teaching Core Values

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Bailey Thomson, Director of School Operations for SPARK Schools, spoke at TEDxJohannesburg about the significance of teaching core values to students. Here are SPARKS five core values and what they mean.

Smart Review | An Epic! Review From a Teacher and Parent

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Whether for classroom or home use (or ideally a combination of both) the Epic! digital library is an excellent place for students, teachers and families to explore and grow a love of reading together.

Smart List | 40 Ways to Learn Almost Anything

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Where do you go when you want to learn something, but it’s not a simple question that Google will be able to quickly answer for you? These 40 free resources are a good place to start.

PwC Report: AI Boosts Value of Thinking, Creativity and Problem-Solving

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The rise of artificial intelligence is driving a new shift in value creation focused on sentiments more intrinsic to the human experience. So what does this mean for future graduates?

Getting Students Ready for the Gig Economy

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Recent findings on the effects of the sharing economy are driving home the need to engage students in project-based experiences. In this post, we look at why.

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