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What Happens When We Do School Better?

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Doris Korda explains how students in the Columbus City Schools have the option to participate in Options for Success (OFS) to avoid missing out on valuable learning opportunities.

Understanding Why We Work Should Inform Education

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Regardless of the instructional approach, teachers are tasked with creating a pathway to work for their students. Michael Niehoff and countless other teachers are trying to unlock the magic of how we can maximize and optimize the internal desire to work.

Preparing All Learners for an Uncertain Future of Work

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By: Katherine Prince. It is unknown what the emerging future of work will look like, making it even more critical that we help young people and education and employment stakeholders plan for multiple possible futures. Take a look at KnowledgeWorks' new foundation for readiness.

Mapping 21st-Century Skills to SEL Competencies

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The relationship between Socio-Emotional Competencies and 21st-Century Skills has been uppermost on my mind lately because of a series of key events. In mid-January I spent the day working with 250 North Dakota school leaders, who came together in Mandan to learn how to better implement the state’s Choice Ready initiative. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)…

Bending the Arc of Human Potential

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It's time to build the arc of human potential. We live in a time where talent is equally distributed, however, opportunity is not. A recap of the recent GSV Leadership Summit and seven innovative organizations supporting preschoolers to adults by spreading access and supporting employability skills.  

Advancing Equity Through Innovation: 7 Noteworthy Approaches From Brooklyn LAB

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Brooklyn LAB is built on the premise that we need to prepare all students to one-day hold jobs that likely don’t exist yet. However, by mastering skills such as problem-solving and conflict resolution, students will be ready to tackle those new challenges, regardless of their career path. LAB embraces seven innovative approaches to educate scholars and advance equity.

Redefining Readiness: New Literacies

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Readiness has become a popular way to describe the mission. Are our students ready? Many like college and career ready. Others like Future Ready. In Part 1 of Redefining Readiness, Michael Niehoff focused on Pedagogy and Courses. For Part 2, he explores new literacies.

The Year of Thinking Forward

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By: Robin Lake. Thinking Forward imagines a future where school systems push those principles to a new level, creating more of the conditions for cities to realize students’ untapped potential and prepare them to solve the challenges of the future.

8 Reasons Why Students Should Share Their Work

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In part three of a four-part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning. Janice Walton provides eight reasons why it is important for students to share their work.

The Importance of Being a Mentor and Having a Mentor

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Mentoring is a very important part of what we “engage” in as educators. Whether we serve as a mentor to a colleague or a student, or perhaps we seek out a mentor to help us with challenges or simply to have a system of support in our personal and professional lives, it has a tremendous impact. Whether or not we even realize it at times, we are all serving as a mentor to someone.

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