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Leadership

Thrive to Survive: Arianna Huffington’s Case to Redefine Success

Thrive is a calculated declaration of defiance against our plugged-in, tuned-in, burnout culture. This culture, Arianna suggests, is leading to the erosion of our human capital.

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It’s Time to Trash the Terms “Non-Cogs” and “Soft Skills”

By: Andy Calkins. In this blog Andy suggests a deliberate adoption of language that lives up to the central importance of persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence in students’ genuine readiness for everything they encounter during their PreK-12 experience.

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70 Difference Makers at SXSWedu

The most exciting element of SXSWedu is the chance to meet, learn, and collaborate with other educators, EdLeaders and edupreneurs. Here’s 70 impact players, conversation leaders, and solution builders -- the difference makers we met in Austin.

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Helping Chief Academic Officers Make The Shift From Managed Instruction To Personalized Learning

School district CAOs know how to build and run managed instruction regimes.Now they're trying to pivot to blended learning and they're getting a lot of pressure from their boss and teachers to consider updates. We explore the difference between managed instruction and next generation learning, and share 10 elements of ...

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Facilitating Systems Change

By: Lydia Dobyns. How do school networks lead through systems change? Lydia writes about her experience as the leader at New Tech Network and what they've learned about large systems change to create better public schools for all students.

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The Learning Accelerator

The Learning Accelerator is a non-profit whose mission is to accelerate the implementation of high-quality blended learning in school districts across America.

Leadership

Take A Judo Lesson, Leverage Trends To Make An Impact

Against the backdrop of black swan events, broken politics, and the increasing priority of initiative, here is a recap of relevant trends and judo instructions for impact investors and "edupreneurs" interested in leveraging some of those trends.

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Growing Leaders, Growing Capacity: Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps

By: Karen Beerer. This digital transformation represents a tremendous paradigm shift for school systems. In many cases, school administrators are seeking to build the capacity of teacher-leaders to support this innovative change movement. In response to this growing need Discovery Education created the Digital Leader ...

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