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Erin Gohl is a Getting Smart columnist, and an independent writer focusing on issues of equity, engagement, and technology in educational policy and practice. Connect with her on Twitter: @eringohl

Thinking Outside of the Gift Box

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By: Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson. Giving an experience-based gift can provide many layers of enjoyment and connection and help to build a rich family culture.

Let us Give Thanks for the All-Too-Often Thankless Jobs

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By: Kristen Thorson and Erin Gohl. Every school has a community of staff working to create a nurturing, safe, and joyful environment. Expressing thanks to all those who contribute is the first step to inspiring a culture of gratitude.

Empowering Students Through Choice, Voice and Action

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By: Kristen Thorson and Erin Gohl. Children should have the choice to contribute their voice to our social and civic dialogue. Here’s how teachers and parents can create a space for kids to develop their thoughts, share their opinions, and take action.

Small Talk, Big Benefits: Adding Conversations to Reading and Everyday Moments

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By: Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson. Reading with children has a plethora of developmental benefits. Recent research suggests dialogic, or conversation-based, reading can even further broaden and deepen the benefits of the reading experience.

3Dux|Design: Out-of-the-Box Thinking, Right Out of the Box

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3Dux|Design emphasizes process over product, promoting design thinking by creating pathways for innovative learning.

Is My Child Ready? Broadening Conceptions of Back to School Readiness

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By: Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson Most parents awaken to the dawn of summer with the best intentions of continuing their children’s...
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Beyond Report Cards: Louisville Students Use Portfolios to Curate and Defend Their Personal Learning...

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The close of the school year brings the joy of graduation and promotion ceremonies across the country. Students, teachers, and parents...

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