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Design as Learning

After working with hundreds of impact organizations we've learned three important lessons: design as learning, process as advocacy, and innovation as value creation.

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Your Planning Process Signals What’s Important to You

Designing a retreat? Building a budget? Making a plan? Think about what the process will signal to your community. We suggest a process that is simple, transparent, and inclusive. Remember, how may be as important as what you decide.

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Smart Parents are Involved, Informed, Intentional, and Inspirational

From this year long investigation into parenting for powerful learning, particularly the stories contributed by 60 parents, we concluded that Smart Parents are involved, informed, intentional, and inspirational.

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Modeling Good Work

Howard Gardner suggests that children need to see their parents modeling good work; here are 7 tips.

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10 Tips for Better Speaking Engagements

Learning to speak well, engage your audience and stay relevant is an on-going process. Based on lots of lessons and some good coaching, we’ve compiled 10 tips to be an all-star public speaker in every type of engagement.

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Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC)

Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States.

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8 Tips to Stop Micromanaging & Start Leading

Learning to manage well, and never micromanage will improve your team members’ job satisfaction, performance and attitude. The post features 8 tips to ensure successful management not micromanagement.

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The Path Forward: Broader Aims, Better Measures, Supported Educators

Over the last 90 days we’ve considered many of the big issues facing US K-12 in these 30 posts.

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