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Tyler Nakatsu is a communication manager at Jobs for the Future. Follow Tyler on Twitter: @post_west

Getting Smart Podcast | Student Voice: A Catalyst for Personalized Learning

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At its core, the purpose of the personalized learning framework is to open student pathways and to encourage student voice in their education. As we shift to next-gen education models, ones that place students at the center and in control of learning, student voice can serve as a catalyst for this change.

It Really is Okay to Leave School

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There is a whole culture, a whole possibility of living without school - and people who do it not only were fine, they are better than fine. There is no downside to not going to school. 'Just quit school and have a better life' who would possibly think that is true?

How Storytelling Works in the Brain and Why We Need Stories

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Stories--with their intentional character development, plot formation, inflection points, and communicated core beliefs progress far beyond the basic language areas of the brain. They are crucial in

Getting Smart Podcast | The Future of Blended Learning

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In this episode we look to the future of blended learning, from the current issue of its multiple definitions to schools leading in next-gen models, from the importance of blended and personalized learning for educators to the growing importance of having a guiding vision for implementation.

Friday Institute Project Designs MOOCs for Educators

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Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College of Education announce the offering of "MOOC-Eds" - Massive, open, online courses for educators.

EdTech 10: Don’t Call it a Comeback

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Fresh with optimism for what lies ahead in 2016, this week was big for news in education and EdTech

Getting Smart’s Top Stories of 2015

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2015 was HUGE for GettingSmart.com. In this blog we look back at Getting Smart's most viewed and beloved blogs of 2015.

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