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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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4 Tips to Ensure Teachers Use The EdTech You Purchase

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By: Andrea Friend and Stacey Ryan. Here are four tips to ensure your newest edtech purchase is something educators can and actually will use in the classroom this year.

Creating Positive Learning Environments for a New School Year

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Nothing is more crucial than creating a positive learning environment where respect and all of its verbal disciples are always present. So as we embark on a new school year, let’s review what R.E.S.P.E.C.T. looks like in a successful classroom means.

Smart Review | Is There PBE In Your Water?

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Teacher and parent Andrew Larson takes advantage of his family's vacation to do a fun product review and get in some place-based education practice that could benefit his biology classroom.

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 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.

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.

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