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Transforming our schools through empathy
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Transforming our schools through empathy

School Management

Empathy makes the world go round, or at least helps schools become the loving and caring environment that students need to succeed, no matter their background. Implementing a more empathic approach in schools helps support wellbeing for everyone involved, having a ripple effect on entire communities.

Teacher PD training
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Teacher PD training: Should self-care be part of it?

School Management

When it comes to effective self-care for real teachers, the general trend of recommendations centres around finding a community of teachers with whom you share the unique dynamic of stress. The best place to do that is within the ambit of Professional Development courses.

edtech conferences
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6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

School Management

For many teachers, edtech conferences are a major highlight of the school year and a great opportunity to connect with fellow educators. So besides packing their bags, laptops, agendas and passports, teachers can do a little extra something: their pre conference homework. In order to get the most out of your time, here are some steps to help you navigate the exhibition area like a pro.

3D printing in schools
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3D printing in schools: Is it worth it?

School Management

A general concern with the notion of 3D printing in the classroom is that it seems a rather expensive way to stimulate student interest. And while that is not particularly false, using a 3D printer in instruction can also provide a new context for learning, and allow students to practice not only interdisciplinary skills, but also a fair amount of problem solving and critical thinking.

Leveraging big data
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Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

School Management

Data has been used as a tool to evaluate metrics that demonstrate why students should choose one learning center over another: enrollment rates, higher graduation rates, and better test scores. But these do not directly correlate to better student outcomes. To ensure that, you should leverage the power of Big Data. We recommend 4 considerations for doing so.

Instructional Technology Coaching
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12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching [INFOGRAPHIC]

School Management

Instructional Technology Coaching (ITC) is a prevalent method of deploying on-going professional development for teachers, with a specific focus on the integration of technology into both the curriculum, as well as the method of instruction. So herewith 12 rules I have developed, using the resources you will find at the end of the blog, to keep your coaching relevant, interesting and even fun.

tracking academic performance can nip (cyber)bullying in the bud
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How tracking academic performance can nip (cyber)bullying in the bud

School Management

Around 17% of American students experience bullying two to three times a month and according to the US Department of Health & Human Services, 50 percent of children aged 4 through 12 are bullied. Aside from children reporting instances of bullying and cyberbullying to their parents and teachers, experts note that the public school system has other options to help students. Tracking a student’s performance is one of those ways.

education by the numbers
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Education: by the numbers

School Management

I prefer narrative studies in this blog, digging for real-world examples of teachers and schools that are making a difference. But data can also tell an interesting story, and I thought to share with you some interesting facts and figures that, when viewed at a distance, show us how far we have come as a national body of educators, and how far we have left to go in terms of challenges ranging from poverty gaps, staff equity and school infrastructure.

reasons why 1:1 programs fail
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Top 4 reasons why 1:1 programs fail

School Management

There is among K-12 schools a veritable on-rush to put a device in the hands of every student; a laudable and necessary ambition. However, while there are certainly successes, very many teachers and superintendents report that 1:1 programs are not correctly integrated, that the necessary training is not available, and that the focus is very much more on the “device” than what the device can do in terms of enhanced learning opportunities and outcomes.

Micro-credentials for teacher PD
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Micro-credentials for teacher PD: Why? What? How?

School Management

Despite the advantages, PD is a challenge for many teachers. Not only do they not necessarily have the time to complete the required PD hours, but in many instances PD courses do not necessarily fit with their particular professional interests or are not nuanced enough to address specific professional goals. Fortunately technology, specifically in the form of micro-credentials, makes everything easier.

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