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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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Design Thinking: Teaching the Importance of Empathy in Business

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By: Mary Ruskey and Lori Aument. After learning about Design Thinking, we thought the method would naturally fit into the curriculum for the business course we teach to 10th and 11th graders. Here, we reflect on our results after two years.

Building Confidence and Curiosity with littleBits Code Kit

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Teacher blogger Amber Chandler reviews the littleBits Code Kit after observing her nine-year-old son using it and speaking with the lead designer.

7 Ways to Become A More Connected Educator Today

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Guest author Rachelle Dene Poth shares seven ways educators can get connected today and in the future to build a learning network.

A Gifted Ed Teacher’s Secrets to Success

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By: Stephen Noonoo. Gifted education teacher Alison Alowonle shares how she keeps her exceptional students (and their families) engaged in their learning process, as well as advice for those interested in getting involved as an educator in the space.

Words of Wisdom To Inspire & Motivate Educators

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The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and many of us could use a little motivation to make it across the finish line. Here are some of my favorite words of wisdom from teachers and leaders who help me stay moving.

Developing Fascination (and Curriculum) with Matthew Patterson

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By: Thriving Schools. In this interview, Matthew Patterson, winner of last year’s TNTP Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice, shares his thoughts on selecting literature in his classroom--and in the process, provides some valuable insights into student engagement.

Supporting Student Agency of SEL

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By: Jessica Berlinski. Let's support students in owning their own SEL by providing them with the tools they need to develop agency. Here are two unique programs that represent powerful methods for building SEL agency for future career and life success.

Smart Review | Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom

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Now more than ever, students must be taught how to be media literate, and after reading Frank Bakers "Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom" I think teachers have exactly the resource they need to get started.

Teacher To Teacher: My Journey To Personalized Learning

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I was initially hesitant about shifting to a personalized learning classroom, but I now know this ‘fad’ changed how I teach and how my students learn for the better. Here are the steps I took to fully embrace this change.

8 Ways to Celebrate Moms in the Classroom For Mother’s Day

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Mother's Day is next Sunday, so here are eight creative ideas for the classroom to help talk about mothers and all that they do for your students and our world.

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