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Difference Making

Our challenges and opportunities are shared and it’s never been easier, or more important to make a difference.From hundreds of school visits and thousands of conversations with students, parents, preachers, policy-makers and the like -- making a difference has emerged as the most important way for us to transform learning experiences for young people and build a better future for all. We look forward to continuing to share these experiences with you through our blog and an upcoming book.

Difference Making

Home Series Difference Making
Our challenges and opportunities are shared and it’s never been easier, or more important to make a difference.From hundreds of school visits and thousands of conversations with students, parents, preachers, policy-makers and the like -- making a difference has emerged as the most important way for us to transform learning experiences for young people and build a better future for all. We look forward to continuing to share these experiences with you through our blog and an upcoming book.

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A Unique Thanksgiving Season: Even More Reasons to Be Grateful for Our Teachers

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By: Erin Gohl & Kristen Thorson. As we approach Thanksgiving, those of us who surround and depend on teachers—from parents of students to school administrators—must note, acknowledge, and convey thanks for all our teachers have done and continue to do for our children, families, and communities.

David Price on the Power of Us

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom sits down with David Price OBE to discuss his new book, The Power of Us.

Tom Vander Ark on Difference Making and Schools Alive With Possibility

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Rebecca Midles sits down with Tom to discuss his new book Difference Making at the Heart of Learning.

Portrait of a School Wide Project Launch

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Charter Elementary school launches universal school wide project as a means to engage all students and staff in a relevant, personalized, and public purpose.

Difference Making: What Needs to Be At the Heart of Learning

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Difference Making at the Heart of Learning, the new book by Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag is out now!

Living in Beta: New Advisory Program Helps Teens Learn With Purpose

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What if high school helped you pursue your passions and live and learn with purpose and intention? A new program, Living in Beta, is working to make this a reality.

Getting Smart Endorses Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

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Getting Smart has never endorsed a presidential candidate. This year is different. For our team, this election is about so much more than politics, it's about humanity.

It Just Got Really Complicated: It’s Time to Turbocharge Difference Making

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These complex times require a new sense of mutuality and, for our youth, serve as an invitation to difference making.

Rebellion As An Act of Community and Self-Love

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Albert Camus’ prescient 1950 essay on how the act of rebellion serves as a good for your community and yourself rings true today.

Nichole Berg & Kimberly Howard on Educating on Climate Change

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The Getting Smart team is bringing you an interesting podcast episode on educating on climate change with Nichole Berg and Kimberly Howard.

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