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"As researchers and teacher educators, we have found that a gift many effective educators give struggling students is a practical and optimistic mindset coupled with strategies that help them learn successfully." Check out the 5 strategies to foster growth mindset....
Educators can use various strategies to foster a growth mindset, authors Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers write in this blog post. They offer five strategies, such as using success files, to help educators get started.
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Finland is often looked to as an aspirational example for education systems around the world. Its teachers are selected from among the highest-performing university students and they are paid accordingly. Are these the ingredients to Finland's elementary school success?
William Doyle, a 2015-16 Fulbright Scholar and faculty member at the University of Eastern Finland, shares insights from “Master Teacher of Finland” Heikki Happonen.
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Creating positive opportunities: Principal uses 5 tenets to guide leadership
Nebraska elementary-school principal Jana Mason says she follows five tenets to guide faculty, staff and students, including being safe, responsible and caring. Mason says she has worked hard to get parents involved in the school and has implemented math and literacy nights to engage families.
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When schools try to innovate, they often take a traditional top-down approach: devise a strategy, roll it out to teachers and support a high-fidelity implementation. The end result is often one that lacks teacher support or genuine enthusiasm — initiatives putter along and change is sporadic or modest. How can school leaders support meaningful innovation?
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When student voice is an integral part of district planning, engagement and achievement can increase. So, how should you use student voice to improve engagement?
When it comes to strategic planning, school district leaders know they must involve all stakeholder groups from the beginning. Though they are arguably the most important stakeholder group, student…
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Schools closing the discipline gap: Suspension and expulsion give way to restorative justice and other equity initiatives in K12
In the wake of a divisive presidential election, hundreds of students from about a dozen high schools in Oakland, California, cut class last November to voice their discontent with President-elect Don
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Arts frequently get cut from school curricula due to money and time, but a pilot program around the country is trying to use music, performance and other arts in dozens of schools to motivate kids.
At ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, students put their multiplication tables to song, while eighth graders use the musical “Hamilton” to study debate. The public charter school’s curriculum is a product of a federal effort to use arts education to boost achievement in the nation’s lowest performing schools. Jeffrey Brown reports.
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Skipping grades used to be a common strategy to keep gifted or very bright children engaged in learning; it was a simple intervention that worked well when schools were smaller, more flexible and lacking enrichment programs. But today, according to a recent report by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, just 1 percent of students jumps a grade level.

Are kids missing out by NOT skipping a grade?
According to a Johns Hopkins report, two in seven students are ready for higher grade curriculum. This makes grade skipping a potential solution, but not all schools or parents are ready to move kids ahead.
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Personalizing education does not mean simply putting a laptop in the hands of every teacher and student; rather, it occurs as leaders empower teachers to go beyond the traditional role of a “content expert” and organically diagnose, analyze, guide, instruct, and coach students.

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Personalizing education does not mean simply putting a laptop in the hands of every teacher and student; rather, it occurs as leaders empower teachers to go beyond the traditional role of a “content expert” and organically diagnose, analyze, guide, instruct, and coach students. Personalization requi
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#K12 Schools Embrace Anytime, Anywhere Learning: Districts go beyond reconfiguring classrooms and prepare students to take their learning mobile.
Districts go beyond reconfiguring classrooms and prepare students to take their learning mobile.
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How can schools help students realize the difference between real and fake news?
The issue of fake news drew national attention during the 2016 presidential campaign, when fabricated stories were widely accepted as genuine. According to recent research, the problem extends to K12
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#SchoolDistricts Find That Education and Awareness Are Key to #Privacy Protection.
“You can have all the right policies in place, and one error can put your district in the national news — and, more important, put student and staff information at risk."
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