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Are You a Curator or a Dumper?

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by Peergrade and Pear Deck<p><b>Suppose you know a lot about a certain topic.</b> For the sake of argument, let’s …

6 Signs Of An Emotionally Intelligent Team

There are few things that hold a team back more than catabolic team members, or what I like to refer to as “social hand grenades.” These are the people who you would send to a party if you wanted the party to end.<p>While decades of research highlights emotional intelligence as a critical ingredient …

Leadership

Implementing Personalized Learning Over A Three-Year Period

Chris Moretti<p>Chris Moretti is the principal of Hawley Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. While he has worked in education for 20 years, he also has …

Learning to Self Manage

Harvard

Learner Profile Self Assessment

Monthly Documentation Name ____________________________________________<p>I think I have shown the following traits.<p>Specific Evidence of completion - …

Why A School’s Master Schedule Is A Powerful Enabler of Change

When Jerry Smith became a principal six years ago he had been teaching for 22 years, so his administrative style is firmly rooted in the belief that …

Pedagogy

Teachers often ask youngsters to learn in ways that exceed even adult-sized attention spans

A large-scale study of more than 50 elementary school classrooms found that decorations, such as these in a 2014 kindergarten room, are a frequent …

Pedagogy

How a School Ditched Awards and Assemblies to Refocus on Kids and Learning

When Paula Gosal took over as principal of the Chilliwack Middle School, she walked smack into the middle of a long-standing debate among the staff …

Teaching

Hierarchy of Needs for Innovation & Divergent Thinking

Awhile back, I began trying to delineate what needed to be in place for a teacher to really have the best chance of being innovative in their …

Five Things to Know about Design Thinking

The Case(s) Against Personalized Learning

Critics say personalized learning isn't supported by evidence, leads to bad teaching, and depends on data-mining students. What do educators and …

Pedagogy
Teaching
Education

6 Key Insights: RAND Corp. Researchers Talk Personalized Learning

Complete Coverage<p>No one has studied personalized learning more closely than the RAND Corporation. The group's researchers are in the midst of two big …

Taking a Hard Look at a Movement

Complete Coverage<p>To dig deeper into the challenges of making personalized learning work in schools, I took off my editor's cap for a few days, …

Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’

column | Community<p>Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Feb 23, 2017<p>Flickr<p>…

Without the Right Curriculum, Personalized Learning Is Just Another Fad

More school leaders than ever before are seeking to harness digital tools to personalize learning and to prepare students for life after school, when …

Pedagogy

Are You a Historian, Reporter, or Futurist?

One of the books I recently finished reading was <i>No Limits: Blow the CAP off your capacity</i> by John Maxwell. Maxwell shares the perspective of his …

Please Stop the Morning Work

<b>Today was a crappy day.</b><p>As educators, no matter what is going on in our personal lives, or with our health, we have to muster up everything we’ve got …

Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor

Calculating Cognitive Depth<p>For classroom teachers, the more important question is one of practice: how do we create rich environments where all …

KQED

<b>By Maanvi Singh, NPR</b><p>How does a sunset work? We love to look at them, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her 8th graders to really think about them, to …