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Smart Teachers is for celebrating the work of powerful educators working to innovate classrooms and provide high-quality learning experiences.

Future of Learning

Save The Planet–Starting Today

If we have a list of the issues that will shape the future--an earth owner’s manual--when and how should we introduce them to young people? What does it mean to be really ready and why should we be encouraging young people to engage with the world’s most important issue? Tom Vander Ark answers these questions and more.


New Partnership Empowers Educators to Excel

A new partnership between K12 Inc. and Southern New Hampshire University will create a new masters degree aimed at educators teaching in online or blended settings and promises to advance excellence in K-12 online teaching.

Smart Teachers

Review | Digital Citizenship in Action

With passion and investment in exploration of the topic, this can be a “handbook” for any educators who have a responsibility or desire to develop digital citizenship within their students, classrooms, libraries, schools or any other learning opportunity.

Project-Based Learning

Making Project-Based Learning Authentic

By: Sheldon Soper. Students who participate in high-quality project-based learning develop skills, processes and products that are an ideal match for the demands of the 21st-century, but creating authentic projects is key for engaging them.

SEL & Mindset

Are SEL Skills Actually Teachable?

Is it possible for today's children to learn the social and emotional learning skills they'll need to succeed in the world? The most challenging part of teaching these crucial SEL skills starts in the classroom.


World Teachers’ Day 2017

In honor of World Teachers' Day, our team took a moment to reflect on the educators we were lucky enough to have who taught us the skills we needed for success in the future and ignited our passion for the education field.


Smart Review | Coding in a Snap

By: Sean Russell. Computer science and coding can help students develop the logical thinking and problem-solving skills they'll need to be successful in the future, and I found Sphero and CodeSnaps helped me implement this in my classroom.