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Smart Teachers is for celebrating the work of powerful educators working to innovate classrooms and provide high-quality learning experiences.

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Smart Teachers is for celebrating the work of powerful educators working to innovate classrooms and provide high-quality learning experiences.

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How to Find the Right Space to Create and Engage

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Meet the needs of your students, their families and yourself. Consider and explore these learning space options available to educators today.

4 Ways to Get Teachers More Comfortable with Classroom Technology

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By: C. Glembocki. Get your teachers onboard with and comfortable using technology in their classrooms with these strategies.

The Argument for Automation & Classroom Creativity

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By: D. Smith. Automation and creativity may seem like odd bedfellows, but automation may help stressed-out and overloaded educators be more creative.

Getting Clearer: Educator Movements

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This part of the #GettingClearer blog series shares educator movements. These nation-wide communities empower innovative education work. 

Curating Content for Classrooms, Families and Students

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Digital tools that offer more than one purpose can help to streamline the workflow for teachers but also offer multiple options for students to do more with the content. Learn how to use Wakelet to go beyond content curation.

Transforming Professional Learning With Micro-credentials

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By Brenda A. Pearson. As a lifelong educator, my professional learning experiences have run the gamut from self-study to week-long intensive institutes. These experiences have increased my knowledge, but few bridged the gap by impacting my instructional practice. The distinction between an impact on knowledge and practice is at the crux of professional learning reform discussions.…

Even More Ways for Ed Leaders to Make Teachers Feel as Important as They Are

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Michael continues to share the importance of creating a culture of appreciation and offers a few additional ideas for educational leaders to show continued support for teachers so that they can become their personal and professional best.

A Pedagogy of Possibilities: Social Justice Delivered Through Literature and Writing

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Developing a framework for a socially just school through literature and writing goes beyond the classroom to lessen apathy, enhance relationships and solidify student ownership.

Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning

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Inspired by the growing popularity of AI in pop culture and media, as well as more adaptive learning programs being released, Michelle Zimmerman realized change was coming for both what and how young people should learn and set out to write "Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning".

Design Thinking, or What an English Teacher Learned From Working With Web Developers

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Amanda Winkelsas explains that she has learned that the design thinking approach is just as useful for building the technology tools for lesson planning and curriculum mapping as it is for doing the lesson planning and curriculum mapping itself.

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