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Cameron Paterson is a Getting Smart Staff Writer, and is the Head of Learning and Teaching at Shore School in Australia. Follow him on Twitter: @cpaterso

The Importance of Teacher Voice

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Only 59% of teachers surveyed are confident voicing their honest opinions and concerns, but as Cameron Paterson explains, the rich experience and expertise of teachers mean that their opinions should be sought, listened to, and highly valued.

Organizational Learning and Collaborative Structures

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Many problems identified specifically with ineffective teaching practices are attributed to teacher isolation. When teachers collaborate, they share experiences and knowledge that can promote learning for instructional improvement.

Democracy and Education

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Democracy is facing a performance crisis. Cameron Paterson breaks down how education can make a difference and what we can do moving forward.

Reggio Emilia: An Inspiring Approach to Early Learning

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In Reggio Emilia, an early childhood approach that has evolved over the past 50 years, schooling is based on the pedagogies of listening and relationships. A great deal of children’s work is done in small groups, grounded in meaningful projects. Learn more here.

Meeting Students on Their Own Cultural Turf

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Every student has different realities from their teacher, but this is especially the case if the teacher is from another ethnic, racial, cultural or socioeconomic background. This uniqueness of each student’s experience is a fundamental, and often overlooked, piece of the teaching and learning puzzle.

Shadow a Student: Reinventing the School Experience

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The Shadow a Student Challenge is a journey that starts with seeing school through a student's eyes in order to identify opportunities to improve the school experience. It's not too late to sign up for the 2018 challenge--learn more here!

The Future of Work Is the Future of Lifelong Learning

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In order to engrain the habits of metacognition and continuous improvement into both ourselves and those we serve, we need actionable behaviors that we can personally model before we will be able to develop structures and cultures that will encourage those skills.

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