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Smart Review | Galactic Hot Dogs

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By: Mary Ryerse and Luke Ryerse. Mary and her 9-year-old son each have their own positive reviews for Simon Schuster's Galactic Hot Dogs series of books.

Getting Smart Podcast | Insights from Parents on “Back to School”

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We're celebrating the anniversary of "Smart Parents: Parents for Powerful Learning" in this episode by revisiting the book, discussing back-to-school prep with several parents and offering our listeners a free e-book copy.

Should I Grade-Skip My Gifted Child?

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By: Jonathan Wai, Ann Lupkowski Shoplik and Susan Assouline. One effective way to help talented students remain intellectually challenged and engaged in school is to have them skip a grade. But how do you decide this is right for your child?

The Future is Here: Artificial Intelligence & What it Means For Our Kids

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, I sat down with Tom Vander Ark and senior Silicon Valley software engineer Gerald Huff to discuss how artificial intelligence will impact the future and how important it is for today's students to #AskAboutAI.

EdTech 10: Super Schools

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The world is a-buzz with the news of the 10 XQ Super Schools, where our own Mary Ryerse was invited to be a judge. This week’s top ten news stories offer even more super news about teaching and learning.

EdTech 10: Practice Future Now

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We're committed to exploring important education topics that aren’t yet “front of mind” and sharing what we’re learning, including these new education ideas and innovations to help us all "practice future now."

For The School Supply List: 25 Ways to Promote Effort, Attitude and Respect

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Parents and teachers can do a lot of things on a daily basis to encourage positive mindsets. Here are 25 ways to help send kids back to school with positive attitudes, effort and respect.

Parenting, Learning and The Power of Place

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My husband and I recently decided to put the “4 I’s” of Smart Parents into practice during this year's family vacation. Here’s what we learned about parenting and the power of place while exploring and adventuring with our daughters.

Getting Prepared For Middle School: 7 Things Soon-to-Be Middle Schoolers Should Know

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Inspired by a conversation I overheard between a grandfather and his pre-middle school grandson, here are 7 things I think soon-to-be middle schoolers should know before school starts.

EdTech 10: Thank You For Coming Back

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Here are 10 edtech stories about tools and resources we hope will help teachers out a bit this year, so they want to continue coming back and dedicating their time, energy and passion to the growth of our students.

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