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How SNHU Succeeded by Understanding What Students Really Want—and Changing Everything

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By: Michael B. Horn and Paul LeBlanc. Horn and LeBlanc discuss how SNHU made internal changes and succeeded in designing better sets of experiences to help students make progress and be successful in their lives.

Using Design Thinking with Districts to Improve Formative Assessment Practice

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By: Kate Sullivan Frades & Brinnie Ramsey. Improving formative assessment practices through design thinking can prove to be a productive challenge in school districts with well-established policies.

Pulling It All Together: Examples of Integrating the 5 Elements of Mastery Learning

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By: Scott Ellis. MasteryTrack has been implemented in a wide range of subjects. These mini case studies show the 5 elements of mastery learning in action.

10 Strategies for Schools to Improve Parent Engagement

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By: Jennifer Larson. The key to productive and positive parent engagement is a consistent and simplified flow of communication between school, home and all other stakeholders. Schools can take advantage of best practices to give parents more visibility into their child’s day-to-day.
The Key to Enabling Data-Driven Instruction in the Classroom_ Getting Teachers the Right Data

The Key to Enabling Data Driven Instruction in the Classroom: Getting Teachers the Right...

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By Scott Ellis. Enabling teachers to analyze data to improve student learning is a priority in competency-based learning. Instead of spending the majority of their time gathering, editing, and re-formatting data, teachers have much more time to analyze the data and use their skills to create better forecasts.

4 Holistic Classroom Ideas Inspired by Maslow’s Humanist Approach

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By: Chris Drew. Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs remains incredibly relevant to educators. Here’s how schools and teachers can adapt Maslow’s motivational theory to nurture students and provide them with a safe and fulfilling learning environment.

How to Develop a Mastery Dashboard That Works

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By: Scott Ellis. A sound mastery dashboard is a key element of mastery learning. These five dashboard design tips can help you display and organize your data.

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