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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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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.

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.

3 Ways to Implement Blended Learning In The Classroom

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By: Rachelle Dene Poth. Here are three different ways to use technology to “blend” or “flip” learning that in my experience have worked well, as well as tools that can offer innovative or creative learning methods in your classroom.

6 Small Steps To Shift Toward Project-Based Learning

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If you are new to project-based learning you don’t have to make the shift all at once. Here are a six baby steps that you can take to begin shifting your classroom toward PBL.

Allowing Authentic Discovery in the Middle School Classroom

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After finishing a more traditional assignment in my PBL classroom, I realized that we still need to allow the time and space for authentic discovery with students to help them connect.

Creating Powerful Student Learning Experiences with Escape Rooms

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As soon as I completed my first Escape Room experience I knew I needed to replicate it for my own classroom. Here are several helpful resources and things I learned as I planned this powerful student learning experience.

Making Their Own Learning: Students Review Two Helpful Apps

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Although we often think young people are wasting time on the web, I’ve known many students who also scour it for tools that can help them study and learn. Here are two such students reviewing education apps they use and find helpful.

40 “Teaching Madness” Indicators For Educators

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By John Hardison - In honor of March Madness, here is a checklist of 40 thoughts and indicators for my fellow educators to test your teaching “madness" level.

Smart Review | The New Art and Science of Teaching

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Robert Marzano’s book "The New Art and Science of Teaching" retains the magic of the original edition while approaching learning from a new perspective, reflecting the changing attitudes in education and the influence of growth mindset.

How to Find Your Teacher Next Door

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By: Kenny Hall. As a teacher, it is my responsibility to keep up with research and best practices to continually enhance learning for all of my students. Here are a few best practices I learned from creating a successful Professional Learning Network (PLN) for myself.

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