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Strategy Share: Slow Down, Connect, and Flip Your Perspective

Shifting perspective, slowing down, and connecting to the greater world begins with us— educators who are also explorers. Remember: exploring includes finding ways to create classroom space for others to find magic as well. What are you waiting for, fellow #EducatorExplorers? Continue reading Strategy Share: Slow Down, Connect, and Flip Your Perspective

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … good grades and a great work ethic only get you so far. Read of the week! How does our learning framework support lifelong learning?   … how self-compassion, not self-esteem, supports academic motivation. Learn how an archaeological site in Georgia hints at the evolution of compassion.   … why the U.S. Census starts in the most remote villages in … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

When Innovation Meets Education: Free Quality Education to One Million Children

This post was written by Koen Timmers. Learn more about Koen and his work here. Technology and innovation in our schools come with benefits and drawbacks. Augmented reality, 3D printers, blockchain, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and a plethora of other unforeseen technological advances will be everyday realities in our students’ lives as they enter the workforce. New jobs will require skills like complex problem solving, … Continue reading When Innovation Meets Education: Free Quality Education to One Million Children

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … “The science says to us that, in fact, the way the brain functions and grows, it needs safety, it needs warmth, it actually even needs hugs. We actually learn in a state of positive emotion much more effectively than we can learn in a state of negative emotion. That has huge implications for what we do in schools.” Learn … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week