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The Getting Smart Team Gives Thanks

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This Thanksgiving, we would like to take a momentary break from our regularly scheduled programming to express our gratitude.

The 5 Core Components of K-12 Entrepreneurship Education

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Today's students need their curriculum and instruction - or rather their learning experiences and performance opportunities - to allow for ideation, virtual global collaboration, design thinking, transdisciplinary practices, adaptive thinking, and cross-cultural competencies.

SEL: Are You Ready to Lead?

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Where you are at in the continuum of implementation is less important than recognizing the value of developing a sense of urgency around the opportunity to better serve students through intentional SEL.

Ready and Working: Pathway Programs Are Changing What It Means to Be Career Ready

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Career Pathways initiatives are gaining momentum in districts and among community coalitions in part because they blur the line between older, traditional “career or college” education tracks. Learn more about what these initiatives look like here.

23 SEL Apps and Actions for Relaxation and Stress Relief

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It’s “that time of year” when mid-term exams, finals, holidays, deadlines and more can take their toll on students and those who support them. Here are some things you can use to help you relax.

Entrepreneurship in K-12 Education

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We don’t have to prepare students for jobs that do not yet exist, but we do have to prepare them to be agile and adaptable in the face of profound shifts. Entrepreneurship education is a good way to do this.

5 Ways to Overcome the Challenges of Implementing a Genius Hour

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By: Donna Harvey. I suggested finding a way to make Genius Hour, a time designed to encourage student agency and creativity. My team bought in and we set out on the journey of trying to figure out how to provide our students with the chance to work on their own passions.

Broken Windows: The Powerful Effect of Environment on Behavior

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By: Anna Durfee. How environment can impact our behavior and the experience students have in the classroom. What are we doing to mend the broken windows we see?

At The Intersection of Creativity and Critical Thinking

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Generally speaking, creativity is associated with generating ideas, while critical thinking is associated with judging them. In practice, however, the two are not so easy to separate. In this post, we explore their relationship in greater detail.

Smart Review | The Flexible SEL Classroom

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SEL is a tricky subject to look for help on. You’re likely to either get a 30,000 foot approach focused mainly on classroom culture, or a strategy for working on a niche aspect of SEL that isn’t a targeted growth area for your students and classroom. This book is different.

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