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Developing Purposeful Peak Performers

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By: Tim Klein It was at mile 16 of the Boston Marathon that I “hit the wall.” My entire body was giving out on me and I wanted to quit. I had started the race strong, passing hundreds of other runners. Now, runners on both sides were effortlessly passing me. My legs were killing me…

Portrait of a Graduate: 5 Things to Keep in Mind

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By: Angela Duffy A truly student-centered school design process demands that educators form a deep understanding of the students and communities they plan to serve, including the goals and aspirations of students. In Springpoint’s work with school designers nationally, we ask partners to work with students to develop a joint vision of the experiences, assets, skills,…

Making the Most of Student Reflections

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By: Jamie Back. Jamie shares how she uses several online tools to gather and respond to student reflections about such things as their mindset, study strategies, and understanding of topics.

The Fundamentals of Formative Assessment: How to Build a Practice

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By: Abbey Gonzales and Erin Lester. When we originally recognized formative assessment as a complex practice that demands a combination of “soft” skills and content, we knew we had a challenging, but achievable path ahead of us. Here's what we learned through our practice.

Ella Baker Elementary Shines A Bright Light On Learning

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Michael Niehoff shares insights from his recent visit to Ella Baker Elementary, a K-5 school in its very first year in the Lake Washington Unified School District.

OECD Learning Compass 2030 Provides Teachers, Students, and Employers with Milestones for Workforce Success

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OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030 used inputs from policy makers, researchers, school leaders, teachers and students from around the world to create Learning Compass 2030, which aims to build a common understanding of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values students need in the 21st century. We analyze the report and provide guidance on how this will impact teaching and learning for the next decade.

The Path to Reading Requires Quality Curriculum

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High-quality, aligned instructional materials, particularly foundational skills curricula, are integral to addressing reading literacy challenges and ensuring all students have access to the skills they need for success in college and career.

How A Culture of Formative Assessment Impacts Mindsets

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By: Arlena Gaynor. Dallas ISD's integration of formative assessment into classrooms and schools has been a multi-year effort requiring reflection, depth of commitment, and student ownership.

Contribution: Programs Alive with Possibility

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Tom highlights 11 programs and community organizations that provide students with opportunities to identify and make their unique contributions to the future of everything.

RULER: A Comprehensive Approach to Emotional Intelligence

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Recognizing the importance of social-emotional intelligence and its relation to academic performance, Michael shares RULER's approach and its connection to increased student success.

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