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From Guilt to Google: Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback


How Making A Mess Can Silence Your Inner Critic

Your inner critic doesn’t leave you alone. It tells you all kind of things:
You’re not good enough…You’ll never match up…You’re a failure…
And its …


Google HR Boss: We Don't Care Where You Went To College

Companies pay too much attention to where job applicants went to college, what their name sounds like and how well they answer brain teasers, Google’s top human resources executive Laszlo Bock told a packed room of business leaders, academics and public servants at the Forbes Reinventing America …



This fall the NPR Ed team is celebrating great teachers and examining what makes great teaching.

When Amanda Siepiola steps …

Great Platforms to Find Open Educational Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Go here for videos, sites, interactives, questions, slides, textbooks, handouts, lessons, and exams. Filter by CCSS, subject, and grade.

Go here for …


Project Sandbox: A Case Study in Primary/Elementary PBL

‘Make the call,’ the stage 2 class chanted during the final part of our project as students rang a supplier to order and pay for a truckload of sand …


Student-Driven Differentiated Instruction With "I Choose"

How it's done:


I Choose is a 30-minute block of time during the day that allows fourth, fifth and sixth grade students to rotate through …

Differentiated Instruction

Texas District Pilots Desmos as Alternative to Graphing Calculators


For many US teachers, the classroom is a lonely place

One of the best ways to find out how teachers can improve their teaching is to ask them. The massive Teaching and Learning International Survey

Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

How do children gain a deeper understanding of how they think, feel, and act so that they can improve their learning and develop meaningful …


Educational Leadership:Health and Learning:When Students Track Their Progress

In the studies, students recorded their scores on a chart after taking each assessment. Figure 1 shows how a student tracked her progress on the …

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

My approach to staff development (and teaching) borrows from the thinking of Donald Finkel who believed that teaching should be thought of as …

Creating a Culture of Student Reflection: Self-Assessment Yields Positive Results

Credit: Clyde Yoshida

The seventh and eighth graders in my math class at O'Farrell Community School in San Diego work in groups of five or six. One …

Educators Innovating Learning From the Inside Out

Editor's note: Laura White, a preschool autism teacher and former manager of Ashoka's Changemaker Schools Network, is the co-author of this …


Using the Power of Twitter to Learn and Lead | CTQ

Posted by Samantha Hulsman on Monday, 03/23/2015

Time. That ever-elusive entity of which we think we never have enough. As a teacher, it seems like …


Based on a recent spate of articles on homework, it’s clear that the homework wars — how much? how often? — are still topic of big interest to both …


Why haven’t education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century …

PARCC Overview For Teachers and Parents

What is the need to introduce a fresh set of high-stake assessments- tests that are difficult, and time-consuming?
As the testing season progresses, …

The Future of Personalized Learning is Now

Jean Fleming

Call it personalized, differentiated or customized—teachers have long dreamed of an education system that lets them deliver the exact …


Infographic: Competency-Based Teacher Prep & PD - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - Assessment, blended learning, Competency-based learning, edreform, K12, PDchat, personalized learning, teachers, Teaching

Schools and districts across the country are redefining the goals of K-12 education and reimagining the very nature of teaching and learning. This …


Performance-Based Assessment in Action - Getting Smart by Carri Schneider - Danville, EdTech, Innovation, NGLC, schools

Close your eyes and imagine an innovative school, a next-generation school that excels at preparing students to thrive in college and career. Picture …


The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

What is qualitative formative assessment? Some call it anecdotal or informal assessment. However, such designations imply passivity -- as if certain …


Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 21 - 24, 2015

The testing resistance continues to expand rapidly across the U.S. with assessment reform news updates from two dozen states in just the past four …

This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

The Independent Project/ image from Charles Tsai’s movieWhen Sam Levin was a junior at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, …


HOPS teaches gifted students real life skills

Infighting accomplishes nothing, except cause more dissension, according to Matthew Roth.

Life Skills

Jessica Rikard on Twitter

This is so true! #teachertweet #EDchat

Teachers and Students using eduCanon

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes. In very emotional language, he describes some costly …