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Smart Review | The Power of Keeping it Simple

By: Adam Kulaas. In his book "The Power of Simple," author Kyle Wagner delivers a roadmap addressing a myriad of program design tasks directly associated with creating a learning experience driven by student voice and individualized learning.

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Giving Teachers The Freedom To Fail

By: Julie Keane. If teachers are expected to design and build innovative learning cultures for their students, it is critical that they are able to learn in trusted spaces that allow them opportunities to experiment and fail.

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Hours of Details=90 Seconds of Glory

By asking my students to bring literature to life in these 90-second videos, they learn teamwork and attention to detail in addition to the lessons of the actual story.

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Getting Smart Podcast | Back to School: A Time to Thrive

In this podcast, we chat with Dr. Nicole Assisi, Thrive founder, and Jaclyn Vasko, teacher leader, about how back-to-school time looks a little bit different for teachers at Thrive Public Schools than in other districts.

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Can Vision Planning Ward Off the Politics of Education?

I have been involved with the “Vision Committee” in my district for almost a year now, and this committee has served as an excellent template for creating meaning for its members, instead of just more work.

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International Educators Encourage Collaborative Teaching

Tim Stuart and a dozen other international education leaders collaborated on his latest book, Global Perspectives: Professional Learning Communities at Work in International Schools, which centers on the concept of Professional Learning Communities.

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Promoting Technology Careers through Local Business Partnerships

By: Jeff Bushman. K-12 districts must find creative ways to prepare students for the college and careers of the future. Here is how my district developed a comprehensive computer science curriculum by partnering with a local business.

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