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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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“The Professional Grade Teacher”

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What makes a teacher professional? How can we truly define a professional grade teacher? John Hardison shares 31 ways to describe the nearly indescribable.

7 Creative Ways Schools and Teachers Can Fundraise

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By Vlada Lotkina and Marcia McInnes. Teachers who pay out of pocket for school supplies are, sadly, the norm. But where public funding fails, digital innovators are stepping in with fresh ideas. These seven tools can help alleviate this burden.

10 Ways To Make “Teacher Appreciation” an Everyday Reality

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By: Dr. Mike Daria. National Teacher Appreciation Week gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate this noblest of professions. Here are 10 ways school and district leaders can drive meaningful change that helps teachers thrive and shine, not just this week, but every day.

A Thank You to Teachers Everywhere

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By: Michael Crawford. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week -- an opportunity for all of us to thank and celebrate the educators in our lives. For me, this week always inspires me to take stock of the teachers I know who are moving the needle for young people and show these professionals some love.

Scaling Formative Assessment: The How I Know Project

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We're excited to announce the launch of a new initiative, sponsored by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, designed to help teachers more effectively implement formative assessment. Learn more here.

Edu-lutions (Happy New Year)

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What is your #EduResolution? How can you help create the future of learning? This New Years we encourage you to recommit or redefine your goals and we've created a handy tool to help!

Can Students Learn Entirely on their Own?

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Students are capable of learning and organizing themselves completely on their own if they have the freedom to explore, are engaged in authentic and meaningful experiences, and have the chance to exhibit their work. Here's one example.

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.

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