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Forget Replication, Transforming Learning is About Remixing

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Education “reform” has earned a reputation as something that is faddish, top-down, and short term. What would happen if we fell out of love with buzzwords and invested in connecting educators to learn, imagine, and create together? With the Transforming Learning Collaborative, we’re going to find out.

Getting Students to Take Control

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Getting students to “buy-in” and take control of their learning starts with seeing them as individuals and understanding each of them has different motives, beliefs and goals. Here are a few ideas to consider to help them start.

How a Community Organization is Helping Students Find and Share Their Voice

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In part two of a four part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning, we take a look at how Story Works Alaska is helping "youth develop skills, resilience, and engagement as they explore and share their own stories."

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".

Good Enough? Helping Young People Develop a Picture of Good Work

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High expectations are an important part of a school model, culture and community. Here are several examples of schools and programs that are helping students learn to deliver on professional grade expectations.

The 5th C May Be the Most Important of All

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In this post, David Ross explains how the 4Cs were not sufficient to meet Chinese educational needs. They wanted to add a fifth C, which they call “cultural competence.” According to the Chinese, the fifth C trumps them all: “Cultural competency is the fundamental value of every Chinese and provides guidance for the other four aspects (skills).”

Building School Culture With Gratitude

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A school culture founded on healthy relationships is a prerequisite for the engagement, vulnerability, and risk-taking necessary for academic and personal growth but how do we communicate, develop, and monitor the behaviors essential to creating healthy school culture?

Are Cultural Competence and Global Competence the Same Thing?

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David Ross explores the semantics of cultural and global competence to help us understand if they are in fact the same thing or not.

Why Schools Should Bridge the Generational Divide

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By: Julia Freeland Fisher. Julia reviews the lessons about bridging the generation gap in Marc Freeman's book, " How to Live Forever."

The Best Academic Schools in Tennessee Feature the Best Character Program in the Country

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Valor Collegiate Academies has been in the top 5 percent of Tennessee schools on growth and achievement every year since it started in 2014. But we visited Valor (seven miles south of the Country Music Hall of Fame in suburban southeast Nashville) because of the well-regarded Valor Compass, a holistic human-development program.