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Megan Mead

Megan Mead is an education advocate and blog contributor at Getting Smart. Follow her on Twitter @MegMarMe.

Active Learning for the 21st Century

The formula for driving active learning comes from the synergy of blending three key elements; product design, instructional design and school design. If you are serious about active learning in a blended context than you need to think about it in these three ways.

Parents: Children’s First Math Teachers

By: Laura Overdeck. Schools need to educate parents on the math curriculum so that they can help bolster their children’s learning. Schools can introduce parents to fun and compelling informal content outside school, which can foster a love of math as an enjoyable pastime.

Getting Smart Podcast | Why Growth Mindset Matters

In this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, sponsored by iNACOL, we talk with Edurado Briceño, co-founder & CEO of Mindset Works, and personalized learning students from RB Stall High School from Charleston, SC about growth mindset.

Getting Smart Podcast | Progress and the Path Forward for Digital Learning

In this podcast, we talk with Mickey Revenaugh​, co-founder at Connections Education & Director of New Schools Models for Pearson and Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart about what that shift to digital learning has looked like and what we hope to see as it continues.

Quality Work + Project-Based Learning at Katherine Smith Elementary

Located in a low income neighborhood behind a strip center in the Evergreen School District in East San Jose, Katherine Smith is a great example of what happens when you have a dedication to community, a drive for excellence and an innovation mindset.

Radical Personalization + Knowledge in Action at d.Tech High

Design Tech High School, or “d.Tech” is using design principles to personalize the learning experience for high school students in San Mateo, California. The school, the only charter school in San Mateo Union High School District, is designed to help young people prepare for dramatic, fast, unpredictable change .

Math Cartoons in the Classroom: 5 Educators on How and Why

Forgetting to laugh or not allowing your students to laugh (even when it is at your expense) adds a lot of unnecessary pressure. So do it, make a cheesy joke, wear a costume, share a cartoon —surprise your students by making your math classroom one that is fun and inviting rather than intimidating and dreary.