SEL & Mindset

Why Students Need Practical Skills and How to Teach Them

If practical skills are so important, why are they hardly present in today’s curriculum? Many schools are doing their best, but with today’s emphasis on high stakes testing, practical skills do not receive the time and attention they deserve. This post explores some inspirational ideas.

Difference Making

11 Rights All Students (Should) Have

There are about 55 million K-12 students in this country, and about 20 million in degree-granting colleges. If students are treated as allies rather than subjects, imagine what could be achieved.

Personalized Learning

Project-Based Learning and the Middle School Mind

Middle school students need project-based learning environments to compete with the multitude of issues they face in their changing lives. There is nothing quite like the air of excitement when students are learning with their full attention and when they have a purpose for learning.

EdTech

20+ Free Online Libraries

It’s a shame more people are not aware of the wide array of free online libraries. Databases, books, videos, audio recordings and e-books are available, just waiting to be viewed and used. This guide will help avid readers, serious researchers and casual surfers alike get the most out of free web libraries.