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Smart Review | Science Popularity Picks Up Steam with littleBits STEAM Student Set

This Smart Review features the littleBits STEAM Student Set, tested by our expert fourth and fifth grade students to see if it was a user-friendly way to have fun while encouraging learning through invention and creation.

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‘Reading Reconsidered’ Celebrates the Connection Between Reading and Writing

In 'Reading Reconsidered' Lemov, Driggs, and Woolway tackle the spiny topic of Common Core in a way that will leave anxious teachers not only at ease, but ready to tackle the four major shifts that have occurred due to the implementation of the Standards.

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Teachers Should Have the Option of Working in Teacher-Led Schools

Ted Kolderie told me about teacher-led schools 2000. He convinced me to visit Minnesota New Country School (MNCS) where teachers had created an innovative project-based and fully individualized school -- and they were in charge.

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Getting Smart Podcast | Reclaiming the Classroom with America’s Teachers

The most important work in education occurs in schools and, more specifically, in classrooms. In his new book 'Reclaiming the Classroom: How America’s Teachers Lost Control of Education and How They Can Get It Back; Trenton Goble connects with readers through sharing candid and powerful stories of his own time teachi...

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Honest Self-Help for Students, Teachers and Learning Professionals

Dr. Cary J Green’s Leadership and Soft Skills for Students: Empowered to Succeed in High School, College, and Beyond took me a bit by surprise because I was reading it not to help myself (or so I thought!), but to help my students.

3 months ago by

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Beyond Measure: What Counts can’t be Counted

By: Christine Traxler. 'Beyond Measure: What Counts can’t be Counted' is new education documentary that makes it clear that we need students who are innovators rather than followers, creative problem-solvers rather than imitators. Instead of passive workers, we need students who can adapt to rapidly changing and tech...

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The Battle For Room 314: Walking the Walk

Lots of people have ideas about education reform, but too often they are not walking the walk like Boland does in The Battle for Room 314. In this educator’s opinion, I’m willing to accept his experienced outsider status and listen to what he suggests.

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