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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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25 Reasons to Give Thanks for Teachers

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As we approach the holiday season, now is a great opportunity to give thanks for the many things teachers do every day to enrich the lives of students. Here are 25 reasons we're thankful for all that teachers do.

Broken Windows: The Powerful Effect of Environment on Behavior

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By: Anna Durfee. How environment can impact our behavior and the experience students have in the classroom. What are we doing to mend the broken windows we see?

Save The Planet–Starting Today

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If we have a list of the issues that will shape the future--an earth owner’s manual--when and how should we introduce them to young people? What does it mean to be really ready and why should we be encouraging young people to engage with the world’s most important issue? Tom Vander Ark answers these questions and more.

New Partnership Empowers Educators to Excel

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A new partnership between K12 Inc. and Southern New Hampshire University will create a new masters degree aimed at educators teaching in online or blended settings and promises to advance excellence in K-12 online teaching.

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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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.

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