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When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

| March 3, 2015 | 2 Comments

Distributed leadership is not about delegating tasks, but giving individuals ownership over outcomes and creating a culture of innovation.

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How Latino Families Use Educational Content and What That Means for Communities

How Latino Families Use Educational Content and What That Means for Communities

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Learning more about how Hispanic-Latino families use educational content can help inform the development of content, policy and tools.

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Why The Teacher’s Pet Resembles The Teacher

Why The Teacher’s Pet Resembles The Teacher

| February 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

Students who are viewed as having a lot in common with their teachers can have an advantage in the classroom.

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How Neighbors Can Grow a Community-Centered School to Teach Kids and Adults

How Neighbors Can Grow a Community-Centered School to Teach Kids and Adults

| February 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

A school in a low-income neighborhood in Tampa is tapping into community members to be a part of the learning experience for the children and the adults.

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Why More African American Families Are Choosing Homeschool

Why More African American Families Are Choosing Homeschool

| February 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

A survey of African American homeschooling families found that most left traditional school to avoid racism.

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Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement

Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement

| February 17, 2015 | 8 Comments

Inserting longer pauses throughout classroom instruction time can help students and educators open up to greater possibilities.

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Techniques for Unleashing Student Work from Learning Management Systems

Techniques for Unleashing Student Work from Learning Management Systems

| February 13, 2015 | 10 Comments

Learning management systems, like Blackboard and Moodle, have helped educators manage assignments. However, the LMS can be an obstacle to letting students take their work with them while connecting to the greater world.

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Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain

Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain

| February 12, 2015 | 10 Comments

Studies with wooden blocks show “that children who play with blocks learn language better and have better cognition.”

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Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education ‘Story’

Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education ‘Story’

| February 11, 2015 | 6 Comments

Thom Markham sees an opportunity for teachers to tell stories about themselves and their profession to give more voice to what’s important to them.

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Playing With Math: How Math Circles Bring Learners Together For Fun

Playing With Math: How Math Circles Bring Learners Together For Fun

| February 6, 2015 | 10 Comments

Math circles are an Eastern European and Russian tradition that spread across the U.S. in the last two decades thanks to math lovers who yearn for more.

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