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Getting Smart has an amazing group of teachers across the nation who share thought leadership, classroom practices, new resource reviews and a variety of other topics on the blog. If you are an educator interested in blogging at least once a month for us on all things innovations in education, please email [email protected] and let us know.

Smart Teachers

Home Series Smart Teachers
Getting Smart has an amazing group of teachers across the nation who share thought leadership, classroom practices, new resource reviews and a variety of other topics on the blog. If you are an educator interested in blogging at least once a month for us on all things innovations in education, please email [email protected] and let us know.

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Review | Digital Citizenship in Action

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With passion and investment in exploration of the topic, this can be a “handbook” for any educators who have a responsibility or desire to develop digital citizenship within their students, classrooms, libraries, schools or any other learning opportunity.

Making Project-Based Learning Authentic

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By: Sheldon Soper. Students who participate in high-quality project-based learning develop skills, processes and products that are an ideal match for the demands of the 21st-century, but creating authentic projects is key for engaging them.

Are SEL Skills Actually Teachable?

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By: Breanna Reynolds. Is it possible for today's children to learn the social and emotional learning skills they'll need to succeed in the world? The most challenging part of teaching these crucial SEL skills starts in the classroom.

Creating the Right Culture for Social and Emotional Learning

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By: Anna Durfee. As educators, we can help our students develop the social and emotional skills they'll need to be successful in the future. Here are several ways to help you create the right culture for SEL in your classroom.

World Teachers’ Day 2017

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In honor of World Teachers' Day, our team took a moment to reflect on the educators we were lucky enough to have who taught us the skills we needed for success in the future and ignited our passion for the education field.

3 New Resolutions After 10 Years of Teaching PBL

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It's my 20th year of teaching and 10th year of implementing project-based learning (PBL) in the classroom. Here are three goals I've set for myself to refine and retool my teaching practice.

Smart Review | Coding in a Snap

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By: Sean Russell. Computer science and coding can help students develop the logical thinking and problem-solving skills they'll need to be successful in the future, and I found Sphero and CodeSnaps helped me implement this in my classroom.

Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature

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By: Hannah DeRusha. Breaking down big ideas into bite-sized applications can help introduce young learners to a new way of thinking. My kindergarten and first-grade students are learning about human nature this year through experimental play using robots.

How to Build Community Leaders of Today—and Tomorrow—Through Student Genius Hours

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By: Jen Schneider. Genius Hour means students use at least one hour of their class time each week to explore their own questions, create projects and share with others. Here's how implementing it in my classroom turned it into a community.

Three Things To Look For in 21st-Century Classrooms

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When I was a teacher my classroom looked different and, if you don’t know what to look for, appeared completely unorganized. So here are three things I’d recommend observers look for to identify 21st-century learning is happening in a seemingly chaotic classroom.

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