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6 Simple Ways to Become a Better Teacher

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By: Lizzie Weakley. Sometimes, the simple little things that we can do on a day-to-day basis are the best ways for us to better ourselves. Here are six of my favorite daily techniques for becoming a better teacher.

Getting Smart Podcast | It’s Time to Update Your Graduate Profile – Here’s How

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Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, shares more about the "Profile of a Graduate" campaign, created to help districts, parents, students and community leaders to envision the essential competencies for a successful graduate in their community.

Increasing Student Access Through Project LEAN In

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By: Sam Sakai-Miller. Project LEAN In is San Lorenzo Unified School District's program for implementing a 1:1 student:device ratio in classrooms to increase student engagement and achievement. Here are lessons learned, best practices and unexpected benefits.

Learning With Virtual Reality Ignites Creativity and Career Exploration

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By: Alexandra Lange. Virtual reality (VR) has sparked excitement in my science classroom, opened doors that I couldn’t have imagined just a year ago and encouraged my students to begin thinking more about their future careers.

Getting Smart Podcast | Language Learning Opens Doors to Opportunity in Work and Life

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Dr. Lisa Frumkes, Senior Director of Language Learning Products at Rosetta Stone, shares how learning a language at any age can be fruitful, providing opportunities for life and career experiences that you never imagined.

SOLE: Hacking Today’s Education for the Future

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By: Dr. Jeffrey McClellan and Justin Aglio. Self-Organizing Learning Environments (SOLEs) draw on children’s natural curiosity to create a dynamic education space for students to learn, interact and develop critical problem-solving skills.

Innov8: The Future of Learning

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This coming Saturday, April 22, is National Earth Day--a day to celebrate the world while also thinking of ways to improve it. Today’s eight stories celebrate the many ways education leaders are working to improve education for today’s students, as well as for future generations.

New Tech Network Powers A Common Learning Model & Unique Missions

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New Tech Network powers a wide range of schools, but just because they share a learning model and platform doesn't mean they're all the same--they are urban and rural, STEM-focused and arts-focused, magnet schools and dropout recovery schools. Learn more here.

Rethinking Middle School with Design Thinking at Vista Innovation & Design Academy

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VIDA is a 6-8 Magnet school in the Vista Unified School District that is proving that high-quality teaching & learning centered around design-thinking can happen anywhere if you have collaboration, community and committed leadership. Read more here.

Supporting Autistic Students with Powerful Family Engagement

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By: JoAnn McCray. Building a trusting relationship with my autistic son's teacher has helped us create family engagement strategies that empower me to make informed decisions that result in positive outcomes for him.

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