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Janice is a Manager at Getting Smart. She advocates for and advises learning organizations focused on innovations in teaching and learning, and is known for her work in teacher leadership, global education, and STEM. You can connect with Janice on Twitter @JaniceWard09

8 Reasons Why Students Should Share Their Work

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In part three of a four-part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning. Janice Walton provides eight reasons why it is important for students to share their work.

Improving Organizational Culture: The What vs. The Why

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The start of a new year is a great time to take a personal, team, and organization pulse and set intentions which will help carry you throughout the year. One helpful exercise for all organizations to go through is to reexamine both the organization’s “why” and each team member’s personal “why”.
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How a Community Organization is Helping Students Find and Share Their Voice

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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."

Empowering Students Through Sharing

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This is part 1 of a 4 part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning. When students are...

Five Schools Sharing Student Learning to Increase Student Engagement

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Some of our favorite ways to engage students in sharing their learning are exhibitions and student-led conferences and during our recent school visits, we’ve seen great examples of both.

25 Reasons to Give Thanks for Teachers

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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: Teaching Compassion, Understanding and Tolerance

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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.

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