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Cultivating the Culture of Creativity

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One of the Four C’s that is particularly routinely referenced and seen as foundational to our students’ future success is creativity. This post shares some strategies for building a culture that supports students as they develop this essential trait.

What Should Graduates Know and Be Able to Do?

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Tom sat down with Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, to discuss community engagement and the role it plays in answering "What should grads know and be able to do?" Here's what he learned.

Engaging Students Through Computational Thinking

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By: Allison Degraaf. Computational thinking is a higher-level process whereby students can decipher problems and form innovative solutions to technical challenges through an understanding of the way computers "think." It can be a great way to engage students in computer science.

How to Get Classroom Culture Right

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Interested in improving classroom culture but not sure where to start? Here are several ways to help you take the first step.

How to Give Better Advice to High School Students about College and Careers

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The Gates Foundation took on the challenge of improving postsecondary advising with the goal of improving advice for students at all achievement levels. Learn more here:

Helping Students Develop Discernment, Agency, and Empathy

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By: Sherre Vernon, Shelli Kurth and Joe Acker. The Thrive Guarantee is our way of promising to the students we serve that we will help them develop discernment, agency, and empathy. Here, we explore what that promise means, and how we go about fulfilling it.

Human Development as Professional Development: Fostering District-Wide Well Being

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How can a school district systematically support all the various individual experiences and reactions? Parkland, Florida, has developed an inspirational approach under some of truly trying circumstances. Learn more here.

Getting Classroom Culture Right with Practical SEL

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By: Tamara Fyke. Teaching SEL in the 21st-century classroom means examining both content and practice in order to find ways to integrate SEL into the daily experience. Here, we look at some ways to get started or hone your practice.

Why Students Need Practical Skills and How to Teach Them

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If practical skills are so important, why are they hardly present in today’s curriculum? Many schools are doing their best, but with today’s emphasis on high stakes testing, practical skills do not receive the time and attention they deserve. This post explores some inspirational ideas.

Closing the Familiarity Gap Through Global Education

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By: David Ross. In July we launched the Global Schools Network in an attempt to connect schools around the world who care deeply about global competence, global awareness, and linguistic competence. Learn more about our initiative here.

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