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Representation Matters

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A new study shows, once again, the significant role of teachers of color – and the significant gap in the presence of teachers of color – in American schools.

Fake News and Digital Literacy: Why Today’s Students Need Video Skills

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The term “fake news” has become a permanent part of our lexicon. As it becomes increasingly clear that Facebook and Twitter feeds can be easily manipulated, we’re facing new challenges in educating our citizens on how to tell what’s actually true. After Jordan Peele’s video edit this spring of Obama saying things he never actually said, it’s clear that it’s more important than ever that people better understand the use of video and what it’s capable of.

Building School Culture With Gratitude

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A school culture founded on healthy relationships is a prerequisite for the engagement, vulnerability, and risk-taking necessary for academic and personal growth but how do we communicate, develop, and monitor the behaviors essential to creating healthy school culture?

Helping Students and Teachers Embrace Engineering

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By: Reid Whitaker. Here are five ways to help students — and teachers — overcome a fear of failure and learn to love engineering design.

There’s a Reason Why Teachers Don’t Use the Software Provided by Their Districts

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By: Thomas Arnett. Why do 70% of districts’ software licenses never get used? Thomas Arnett breaks down what motivates teachers to change the way they teach and why their motivation helps us understand why software licenses go unused.

Why Schools Should Bridge the Generational Divide

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By: Julia Freeland Fisher. Julia reviews the lessons about bridging the generation gap in Marc Freeman's book, " How to Live Forever."

Preparing Today’s Learner’s for Tomorrow’s Challenges: 6 Key Factors of Personalized Learning

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By: Janet Pittock. We cannot predict the future for each of our students, we can predict that persistent, self-directed, life-long learners will be best positioned to prosper. Personalizing learning is essential to developing these skills in our learners.