Katrina Schwartz

Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. She's worked at KPCC public radio in LA and has reported, produced and blogged on health, climate change and local news for KQED in San Francisco.

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Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners

Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners

| November 4, 2014 | 13 Comments

Without trust, students don’t have the space to build the skills they’ll need to learn on their own.

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The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video

The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video

| November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

The best student video tutorial creators are sometimes made the kids who’ve struggled the most to understand.

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Students Tell All: What It’s Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning

Students Tell All: What It’s Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning

| October 29, 2014 | 3 Comments

High school students at Science Leadership Academy explain what they value in their education.

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Why Daydreaming is Critical to Effective Learning

Why Daydreaming is Critical to Effective Learning

| October 6, 2014 | 12 Comments

Daydreaming and playing are crucial to develop the kind of creativity many say should be a focal point of a modern education system.

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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

| October 3, 2014 | 11 Comments

The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.

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How Dream Coordinators at Schools Help Students Reach Goals

How Dream Coordinators at Schools Help Students Reach Goals

| October 1, 2014 | 9 Comments

Investing in just one staff person to help students identify their aspirations and pave the way for them to reach those goals can have a big effect on a high school.

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Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education

Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education

| September 22, 2014 | 8 Comments

Despite the focus on specialization, there’s still an argument to be made for liberal arts education.

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How Looking at Student Work Keeps Teachers and Kids on Track

How Looking at Student Work Keeps Teachers and Kids on Track

| September 19, 2014 | 7 Comments

Regularly looking at student work throughout the creation process gives teachers insight into how the project is hitting home and gives students important feedback.

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How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

| September 17, 2014 | 7 Comments

Games played on mobile devices allow teachers to leverage all the information on the internet along with the lived experiences of people in real life.

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Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

| September 10, 2014 | 13 Comments

Dissatisfied with existing frameworks used to judge the effectiveness of classroom tech a group of instructional coaches are trying to build their own tool with help from other educators.

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