Posts by Janice Walton
By: Erik Ray and Janice Walton. In the last blog of the Share Your Learning series, Erik Ray and Janice Walton discuss how student engagement increases when students share their learning.
In part two of a four part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning, we take a look at how Story Works Alaska is helping "youth develop skills, resilience, and engagement as they explore and share their own stories."
This is part 1 of a 4 part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning. When students are provided an opportunity to publicly share their knowledge about something they have learned, they are given more opportunity to take ownership of their work, which demonstrates that…
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.
Global Dignity Day is a day dedicated to teaching learners how to “tap into values of kindness, understanding, tolerance, and compassion.” Learn how you can participate.
As the world becomes more and more interconnected, there are increased opportunities to interact across boundaries and borders. We see almost daily instances where those interactions can be uplifting and positive, but far too often we hear of instances of ugliness in the world. So what can we be done?
We live in an increasingly interconnected time where we can seamlessly communicate with individuals from around the world. But while communication is being sped up through technology, language is still one of the fundamental common threads that connect us.
Are there social justice issues going on within your community, and how do you address them within the context of your school? In our new #SmartPlanet series, we're seeking and sharing the voices of schools and educators striving for equity and social justice.
By: Janice Walton and Mary Ryerse. Across the country, there is a growing movement to transition away from seat-time and move towards a flexible structure that allows students to progress in their learning after they have demonstrated mastery. Learn more here.