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Women's History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
Matt Davis highlights free and easy-to-implement classroom resources to celebrate Women's History Month in March.
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How Teams Can Transform Schools

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
In order to lead your school toward the change you want to manifest, you need to first understand the essential nature of team building. 
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Design Thinking in Education: Empathy, Challenge, Discovery, and Sharing

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
As a model for reframing methods and outcomes, design thinking reconnects educators to their creativity and aspirations for helping students develop as deep thinkers and doers.  
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Weekly Update: Educational Webinars, Unconferences, and Conferences

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
Get a roundup of educational webinars, conferences, and edcamps aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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The Connective Power of Project-Based Clinical Experiences

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
A project-based clinical approach develops learning opportunities for both students and teacher candidates, relying on authentic collaborations that involve university faculty and classroom teachers.
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Student Innovators Take Local Action on Global Climate Challenge

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
See what happens when a group of high school students pitch energy-saving proposals to a panel of entrepreneurs, professors, and sustainability experts.
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Conversing, Consulting, and Creating

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
Through quick, deep, frequent conversations, teachers can understand students' ideas and support their challenges, act as a guide, and help identify models and sources of inspiration.
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20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
Explore a wealth of tips and links for mobile learning apps that work across multiple platforms, an essential feature for running a BYOD classroom.
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Improving Schools Through Design Thinking

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
Along with teaching students how to master design thinking, this five-step model of empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test can also be used in running the school itself.
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Helping Your Students Cope With a Violent World

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
Strategies for helping children make sense of a violent world include historical perspective, risk assessment of their daily lives, writing to leaders, and reaching out to victims.
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Young Storytellers: The Tale Begins

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
Engaging children in the storytelling arts can easily enhance curriculum and social-emotional learning while building confidence and strengthening the school community.
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Help! I Need the School Nurse!

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
A paramedic and teacher describes the symptoms of and first responses to anaphylaxis, seizures, and diabetic episodes when they occur in the classroom.
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Lights, Cameras, Teach! Movie Making as a Lesson Planning Strategy

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
Check out these seven ideas for bringing the creative juices of movie making into your teaching practice.
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Full STEAM Ahead: Why Arts Are Essential in a STEM Education

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
Educators can bring creative people into STEM fields by showing students the creativity in what they're doing and how it lets them explore their own creative interests.
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Mindful Facilitation: Don’t Do Something, Just Stand There

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
To help students find their own way in PBL, use mindfulness techniques like tuning into your own body, nonjudgmental observation, and embracing the "don't know" mind.
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Unlocking the Code for Robotics in the Classroom

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
Teaching robotics to elementary students can enhance sensory learning, improve socialization, provide opportunities for hands-on innovation, and raise the level of rigor.
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3 Videos on the Importance of Empathy

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
These three videos on the importance of empathy will help inspire a conversation in the classroom and beyond. 
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Cultivating a New Leadership Archetype

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
Transformative school leaders embrace creativity and play, reimagine meetings, promote a culture of celebration through their daily interactions, and maintain their own health and spirit.
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5 Ways ESSA Impacts Standardized Testing

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:07
One of the biggest complaints about NCLB was the test-and-punish nature of the law. Read about how ESSA could change that. 
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