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5 Reasons Self-Awareness Matters for Leaders

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By: Mary Ryerse. Two key components of good leadership are emotional intelligence and self-awareness. Here, I discuss that relationship, and highlight a simple way for leaders to boost their own emotional intelligence.

How To Undo the Backfire Effect with Next-Gen Students

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When confronted with facts that dispute already-held beliefs, people often believe more strongly, not less. Here's how to help your students overcome that tendency and become self-aware critical thinkers.

The New Equation for Global Competencies = PBL + SEL

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We surveyed global education leaders from a variety of schools and districts around how to cultivate global competencies. Here are our favorite responses, as well as more on how to join this Smart Planet conversation.

Developing Leadership Qualities in the Classroom Through SEL

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By: Diana Clark. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) can help students develop the life skills necessary for their future success and happiness. It can even help them develop leadership skills!

10 Great Apps to Promote Kindness in the Classroom

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By: Jessica Thiefels. Promoting kindness is an important part of the daily curriculum in a classroom environment. These engaging, kindness-focused apps are accessible to all teachers, no matter their budget.

Promoting Psychological Safety in Classrooms for Student Success

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Helping young people develop the skills and confidence needed to become self-directed learners, creators, problem-solvers and project managers all begins by creating a safe place to learn.

5 Reasons To Take Time Out of the Classroom

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By: Sam Nelson. Since I plan and experience a wide range of excursions around the world with many different students, I am often asked how we justify taking valuable time out of the classroom. Here are five reasons I feel it's important to do so.

Getting Smart Podcast | Stanford CTO Provokes Good Questions Online (and Off)

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In this podcast, Paul Kim, CTO and Assistant Dean at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, chats with Tom about the importance of asking good questions and the future of learning in a world of AI and smart machines.

Eight Things Students Should Know About The New Media Literacy

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What can educators do about the spread of fake news and their students' inability to recognize when they have been fooled? Teaching them these eight lessons is a good start.

Three Strategies that Helped Transform Our School

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By: Dr. Tim Webb. By focusing not just on academics but on changing our culture, reinventing the school day and providing students with SEL skills, our school's transformation results in two years have been nothing short of amazing.

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