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The posts in this category cover subjects teachers and professors involved in delivering 21st century education might find useful or at least interesting.

The 6 principles of mastery-based learning
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The 6 principles of mastery-based learning

Teachers

Mastery-based learning is an innovative approach to teaching focused on the learner and designed with the graduate profile in mind. This approach uses students’ interests to engage them in learning and the instruction demonstrates relevance to their lives.

Why self-compassion is important for teachers
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Why self-compassion is important for teachers

Teachers

It’s no secret that teachers are usually under a lot of stress. A part of the solution can be incorporating self-compassion into teaching. Self-compassion has three main components: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. Learning how to use them on a daily basis can enhance job satisfaction, but also has a rippling effect on student well-being.

Podcast pedagogy: Leveraging audio programs for learning
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Podcast pedagogy: Leveraging audio programs for learning

Teachers

Whether podcasts are a supplement to your curriculum, one of several options for a final product at the end of a unit, or an assessment that each student contributes to in their own way, there are many opportunities for choice, creativity, and reflection during the process. And, there are multiple tools that can be used already available in most classrooms.

Spring into creativity with these 5 digital tools!
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Spring into creativity with these 5 digital tools!

Teachers

As we embrace the challenges that may continue to come throughout the rest of this school year and prepare for the next, we must stay flexible and be willing to take more risks with new ideas and digital tools in our classrooms. Here are five tools that promote creativity and provide fun learning experiences for students and teachers, and even families!

6 Ways to build meaningful online teacher-student relationships
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6 Ways to build meaningful online teacher-student relationships

Teachers

Teaching remotely can be tricky since building relationships in a virtual classroom is a skill that comes with experience. Wherever you are in your online teaching journey, you can still make the best out of any situation. Here are a few tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way that can make building an online rapport much easier:

How to overcome digital fatigue as a teacher
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How to overcome digital fatigue as a teacher

Teachers

Being a teacher has always been a tough job that can drain the last ounce of energy out of you regularly. In the past year, “teacher-tired” has changed into “digitally fatigued,” moving towards a new exhaustion level. Here’s how to overcome digital fatigue as a teacher:

Practice vs. research in education
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Practice vs. research in education? Why teachers need to do both

Teachers

The gap between education research and practice is a big problem that education leaders and policymakers need to address. However, teachers can reap the benefits of educational research by tapping into valuable information to use in their daily practice. This information is widely available online, so why not give it a try?

Foster student agency with these online tools
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Foster student agency with these online tools

Teachers

Regardless of the tools we use as teachers, as long as we foster student agency, we give them the best lesson: anything in life requires complete dedication and engagement if we want it to be a success. They can only achieve this if they take responsibility for their actions, and what better way to start doing so than while learning?

4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces
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4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces

Teachers

Whether we are in virtual, hybrid, or in-person learning, it is important to have a variety of versatile tools that help us transition between these spaces and also expand the when and where learning happens. Here are four ideas to promote collaboration in digital spaces:

copyright rules for students and teachers
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5 Basic copyright rules for students and teachers

Teachers

When designing online learning content, teachers and students should not forget that not all images, videos, and texts that are available online can be used freely. So let’s explore five copyright rules that every student and teacher should know by heart:

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