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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.

5 Good Ways for EdLeaders to Make Teachers Feel as Important as They Are

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If you ask teachers, most will indicate that they want appreciation and recognition for their hard work. However, they will also often say that they would rather have that appreciation and recognition be an ongoing, sincere and cultural acknowledgment than an official event or days on a calendar.

Leading the Charge for Better D.C. Schools

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Tom chats with Maura Marino about the work happening in DC around new school development and improvement and how quarterback organizations can support innovative new schools and scale proven models.

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.

Reflections on the ASU+GSV Summit: Injecting Innovation into Charter Schools Through Public Charter School Boards

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By: Nina Rees, Tom Vander Ark, Nick Driver, and Carrie Irvin. Bolstering charter school and CMO boards with new talent and with information about innovation and new opportunities could be an incredibly powerful lever to improve school performance and student outcomes.

Author Todd Rose: Learning is Personal, So is Success

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A look into the work of Todd Rose, his upcoming book, "Dark Horse," and why learning and success must be and are so personal.

How to Balance Teacher Buy-In With the Need for Innovation

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To deny children digital learning experiences is to deny them opportunities to acquire the very skills and competencies students needed for success beyond the classroom. So, how do school leaders balance buy-in and the need to make the digital transition?

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.

Reflections on NAEP: Breaking the Reactionary Cycle

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In the wake of large-scale test score releases (especially those showing mediocre or negative results), political will for innovative educational programs often subsides. A system perspective shift toward whole-child development could stem this trend.

The Backstory Behind The Microsoft Refresh

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Download and listen in to this episode featuring as Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols discuss the importance of the cultural refresh at Microsoft (based on Carol Dweck’s growth mindset), valuable tips on writing and publishing and more.

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