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4 Ways to Boost Service Learning in Schools

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By: Wayne D’Orio. Two veteran New York state educators offer advice on how to organize community service programs that best benefit students, are relatively easy to manage, and simplify reporting needed for graduation and college applications.

Building a Collaborative Culture: From Inspiration to Application

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By: Mary Ryerse and Bob Rosenfeld. Creating a collaborative culture takes time and remains a continual process. This post explores how formative assessment can help.

Service Learning: Think Global, Act Local

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Many educators are trying to do more inquiry and project-based approaches, connect more to their communities, allow students to experience relevant and engaging academic work, collaborate with diverse partners and have students address real-world problems or challenges. As Michael Niehoff explains, this is where service learning, like all good pedagogies, can be all-encompassing.

3 Ways to Help Students Become Better Digital Citizens–Today

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By: David Siminoff. Today's students didn't just grow up in the digital world, they were born into it. We have the chance to develop digital citizens.

Ten Education Organizations to Consider for Giving Tuesday

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While we know many love black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, our favorite “shopping day” of the year has to be today, #GivingTuesday.

Making Connections: Beginning to Measure New Skills That Matter

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Deep and sustained engagement in connection-making and critical practices are foundational to developing not only global competence in our students, but developing engaged, informed citizens.

Using Engineering Activities to Support SEL in Early Childhood Education

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By: Nia Keith. It’s never too early for young children to start engineering. Nia shares four key ways engineering activities can help maximize SEL growth:

Developing the Whole Child One Collaboration at a Time

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By: Lindsay Portnoy. Often the most difficult part of learning is understanding something well enough to teach it to others, however, by modeling continued growth through collaboration and communication, educators Rebecca Henderson and Mark Davis have created a culture of persistence and problem-solving in their classrooms.

New Guide Helps Parents Support Students in LEADing in Their Learning

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Following the success of both the "Learning Differences MOOC-Ed" for educators and the "Students LEAD" course, The Friday Institute launched "Letting Students LEAD," a parent-directed companion resource to further support maximizing student learning.

Developing Stronger Teacher-Student Connections

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By: Tara Brown. Connecting with kids takes on many forms but all can have a huge impact on a child’s feeling of emotional safety, level of engagement and, ultimately, academic achievement.