Place Based Education

Growing an Army of Green Schools for Good

Going Green in education is a popular choice for schools around the globe for many reasons. Here are ten trends that are driving the green schools movement, as well as examples of great schools embracing these trends today.

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Leadership

18 Tips for Making Blended Learning More Student-Centered

Here are 18 tips from leading schools and providers boosting motivation, engagement, agency and collaboration by adding student-centered learning strategies to their blended learning plan.

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Project-Based Learning

Six Must-Have School Spaces for Project-Based Learning

By: Danish Kurani. These six spaces facilitate learning that goes beyond the realm of the traditional classroom and can be created in almost any type of building. Whether you’re planning a new building or updating the one you’re in, these are possible for you.

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Competency-Based Education

Getting Smart Podcast | Andy Calkins on Effective Learning Competencies

In this episode, Tom speaks with Andy Calkins, director of Next Generation Learning Challenges to learn more about their new student success framework--MyWays, and their recently released comprehensive resource set to help more communities develop graduate profiles.

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Leadership

25 Reasons to Give Thanks for Teachers

Here are 25 teacher behaviors that we are grateful for and that might jog your memory of personal stories about a teacher in your life. Take time during the next few days to let them know how they positively impact our world and #thankateacher.

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Equity & Access

Cultural Responsiveness Starts in the Principal’s Office

If school leaders are not attuned to the students walking the halls and sitting in the classrooms, students will never have truly personalized education. And if they are not attuned to the needs of students, teachers will not receive the supports needed to effectively personalize learning.

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Project-Based Learning

Napa Junction: Deeper Learning for All

South of the vineyards in Napa is a school that serves a diverse body of K-5 learners. They are a prime example of how a committed staff and effective leaders can work with like-minded schools to create powerful learning for all students.

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Smart Teachers

25 Reasons to Give Thanks for Teachers

As we approach the holiday season, now is a great opportunity to give thanks for the many things teachers do every day to enrich the lives of students. Here are 25 reasons we're thankful for all that teachers do.

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Future of Learning

5 New Teaching Methods Improving Education

For those just getting started in the world of education innovation and improvement, we’ve created this overview of what we feel are five of the most important new teaching methods making a positive impact on students’ learning.

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