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Podcast: Jean Eddy on Starting Early with Career Education

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In today’s episode, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Jean Eddy, the CEO of American Student Assistance (ASA) and Annabel Cellini, the Chief Strategy Officer at ASA.

Podcast: Giving the Gift of Place (Repost)

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Today, the Getting Smart team is bringing you another throwback episode from the Getting Smart Podcast vault! And given that it’s the holiday season, it only makes sense to share an episode that’s all about giving the gift of place.

Venture University: A Trade School for the Innovation Economy

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A look at Venture University, a new MBA alternative, that lets students learn venture investing on the job and even earn back their tuition.

How We Increased Teachers’ Data Use Without Data Overload

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By: Debbie Clark and Stephanie Williamson. The problem is not that schools aren’t collecting enough information about student performance. It’s that teachers have too much data. It’s overwhelming for them. They don’t know what data points to focus on—and they don’t have time to be combing through massive amounts of data to figure out what students need.

Building the Cognitive Muscles to Thrive in the Automation Age

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The Information Age was a four decade long global sprint to incorporate information technology; the World Economic Forum calls it the Third Industrial Revolution. It changed how we live, work, play, and, just in the last few years, how we learn. We’ve entered a new era with new learning priorities and opportunities. We’re only a…

Hit Refresh: How a Growth Mindset Culture Tripled Microsoft’s Value

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A look at the culture and strategy refresh at Microsoft and the writing process with Hit Refresh co-authors Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols.

Practical Ways to bring SEL into the Classroom

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Toward the end of the past school year, I noticed some changes in student behavior. There was a decrease in student engagement, and especially while I responded to the question of a student seated close to me, students around the room became distracted or stopped listening.

Easy Ideas for Pleasant Holiday PD

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Some educators find the thought of professional development during holidays anathema, while others enjoy finding a quiet meditative moment to explore new ideas. Creativity tends to strike when we are in the shower or on a quiet walk, and holidays can provide this brain space.

Why Students Should Learn to Code and How to Get Started

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Coding is not just about learning to write a program, it's about connecting with the learning and building relationships in the process. It can create engaging ways for students to work on their collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Global STEM Alliance Engages Youth and Mentors In Grand Challenges

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There's a global STEM learning opportunity gap. Here's what the New York Academy of Sciences is doing to try and close it.

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