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We Can Only Guarantee Success If We Have Low Expectations. Anything Else Demands Risking Failure: Interview with David Didau from the Learning Spy

David Didau is the man behind The Learning spy, a blog dedicated to all things learning, from practical tips and advice for teachers to insightful posts on topics like literacy and student motivation. He is also a teacher, speaker, author and soon-to-be Associate Principal. Didau is passionate about the English…

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Jul
29

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45 Design Thinking Resources for Educators

Imagine a world where digital learning platforms help adult learners succeed through college completion; where a network of schools offers international-quality education, affordable tuition, and serves hundreds of thousands of children in economically disadvantaged countries; where we engage parents in understanding national trends and topics in education; where a comprehensive…

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Jul
22

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Teacher Preparation: Who’s Doing it Right, and What Can We Learn from Them?

Illustration by Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch “Teaching is the only profession where a first-time practitioner is expected to have the same skill set as a 10-year veteran.” –April Stout, New Teacher Center mentor, Oakland, CA In March, the New South Wales Government released what Minister of Education Adrian Piccoli calls “the most…

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Jul
18

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Classroom Startups To Create and Learn: 50 Ideas To Bring Entrepreneurship Into The Classroom

Tell anyone, let alone a student, to imagine being the owner of a business and that person sits up a little straighter, a knowing smile embarking on a journey to their own special world of ideas. Everyone travels there sometimes, that point in time where we own our own business,…

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Jul
16

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10 Emerging Educational Technologies and How They Are Being Used Across the Globe

For over a decade, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale. The NMC’s advisory board includes 750 technology experts and faculty members from colleges and universities in 40 countries, and is supported by the…

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Jul
10

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What Makes a Gifted Student?

Parents and grandparents often look for signs that their children and grandchildren are gifted. After all, who doesn’t like to brag about their children? When moving to our new two story home when my twins were 19 months old, I was extremely worried about the stairs.  I was frightened out…

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Jul
8

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20 Ways to Better Organize Your Classroom

“I know it has to be around here somewhere”, you mumble while desperately rummaging through your desk, the filing cabinet, the book case, the storage compartments, and the twenty other places you stash things in the classroom. The teacher who asked for the papers is waiting, her foot begins tapping,…

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Jul
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The Effects of Mandatory Retention and Its Use Across the Globe

“In the case of grade retention, the central challenge facing researchers is to distinguish the effect of being retained from the effects of those factors that triggered the retention decision in the first place.”  - Martin R. West Recent policies enacted by states and school districts across the United States…

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Virtual Assistants, Quantified Self Among NMC Horizon Trends for 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The NMC Horizon Report’s 2014 Higher Education Preview is out, and there are a few surprises in the forecast. The preview highlights important developments in educational technology for higher education, providing a handy “time-to-adoption” estimate for each trend. This year, the report features the usual suspects such as flipped learning,…

See Why This English Teacher Says Digital Citizenship Must Begin With Pen and Paper

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Blogs offer students the opportunity to create an online portfolio that documents success, progress, and achievement. More significantly, they provide students with an authentic audience, which is a great motivator in terms of language use, length, and quality of work produced. Holly Fairbrother, an English teacher at the Nexus International…

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