Helping Students Develop Discernment, Agency, and Empathy
By: Sherre Vernon, Shelli Kurth and Joe Acker. The Thrive Guarantee is our way of promising to the students we serve that we will help them develop discernment, agency, and empathy. Here, we explore what that promise means, and how we go about fulfilling it.
Focusing on Literacy for 21st-Century Skill Building
By: Dr. Joseph C. Barrow, Jr. In 2015, Georgia’s Department of Education replaced end-of-year assessments with a new test to incorporate more rigorous writing and literacy standards. Here's how our district strategically addressed this challenge.
Smart Review | The Flexible ELA Classroom
Amber Chandler's new book can inform a range of disciplines, serve the needs of public or private schools, and help anyone who deals in discipline-specific vocabulary, reading, presentations or projects.
6 Reasons Why Google Classroom is a Great Tool for Teachers
By: Kara Masterson. Here are six ways that teachers can use Google Classroom with their students to save time and energy while improving education outcomes.
3 Small Steps Toward Creating a Flexible Classroom
For those teachers who want to dabble with Differentiation, but might not want to completely revamp their already effective classroom, here are three small steps toward creating a Flexible Classroom.
Review: JFF’s Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age
“Historically, most classrooms have been “curriculum centered” rather than “student centered.” David Rose, a Harvard developmental neuropsychologist, and Jenna Gravel, a doctoral student, open their recent paper Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age. If you’ve been working with adpative technologies, you won’t find any new information here. If you teach in a traditional environment, this would be a good paper to discuss in a professional development session, but pair it with The Rise of Blended Learning.
Michael Horn Talks Disruptive Technology at WA Ed Innovation Forum
This week, Michael Horn, the co-founder and Executive Director of Innosight Institute, discussed the growth and development of disruptive technologies like online learning in education at the Washington Education Innovation Forum, hosted by Robin Lake, in Seattle, Wash.
Lisa Nielsen offers an alternative to differentiated instruction: great idea, hard to practice–at least the way most schools and classrooms are organized.