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Through our advocacy, advisory and coaching services, we work with impact-oriented partners to invent the future of learning. These posts share lessons learned, case studies, and thought leadership from our projects and campaigns. To learn more about our services division, visit GettingSmartServices.com.

Smart Work

Home Series Smart Work
Through our advocacy, advisory and coaching services, we work with impact-oriented partners to invent the future of learning. These posts share lessons learned, case studies, and thought leadership from our projects and campaigns. To learn more about our services division, visit GettingSmartServices.com.

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Friday Five: Notes From The Frontier

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Check out the first in our new series called "Friday Five". Learn about what we've been thinking and writing about this week, whats new, where our team's been and how you can contribute.

Investing in a More Inclusive Tech Sector

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The tech industry is deluding itself if it thinks it can make the world a better place without representing women equally. Here’s how three women are changing tech venture capital funding to be more inclusive and bring more women to the table.

Hit Refresh: How a Growth Mindset Culture Tripled Microsoft’s Value

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A look at the culture and strategy refresh at Microsoft and the writing process with Hit Refresh co-authors Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols.

Coaching to Develop Agents of Change — Not Compliance

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School coaches ought to be capacity builders that unlock educators' potential and help their school communities grow. Effective coaches help to develop agents of change -- not educators who learn to comply and follow someone else’s lead.

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.

Re-Up on Your Goals, Get SMART(er²)

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While it is convenient with the start of a new calendar year, there is never a wrong time to set goals. Just be sure to respect the process and allot the appropriate amount of time to do it right. Here are some useful strategies that we like.

12 Ideas for Your End of The Year Reading

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From blog posts, to Smart Bundles, to white papers, here's 12 of our favorite resources to include in your reading list this month. Check these off your reading list before the new year!

If You Believe in Your Work, Start Talking About It

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If you believe in what you’re doing, you should be talking about what you’re doing. If you’ve found a new way to improve students’ learning, students everywhere deserve a chance to benefit from your discovery.

Fail Forward: I Fail, So That Students Can Succeed

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Failure is a necessary part of the equation for success. When was the last time you celebrated failing? Here are three reasons you should.

The Road to Solutions

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Over the last month, our family vehicle has been having issues. The battery died once, we gave it a jump and didn’t think about it again. Two weeks later, it would not start again. Here's what we learned about solving problems through the process.

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