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How to Teach the Standards Without Becoming Standardized

How to Teach the Standards Without Becoming Standardized

| March 12, 2014 | 7 Comments

Teaching standards doesn’t necessitate a standardized approach to teaching. Teachers share ideas for providing a standards-based, but authentic learning experience for all students.

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Can University Professors Benefit from K-12 Progressive Teaching Tactics?

Can University Professors Benefit from K-12 Progressive Teaching Tactics?

| March 10, 2014 | 5 Comments

Some university teaching practices are held sacred, but perhaps college professors can learn from progressive teaching tactics of K-12 classrooms.

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What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School?

What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School?

| February 21, 2014 | 31 Comments

Setting aside the two predominant narratives of education, there’s a third vision taking shape that’s yet to be defined. What would a reimagined education system value and teach?

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How Opening Up Classroom Doors Can Push Education Forward

How Opening Up Classroom Doors Can Push Education Forward

| February 18, 2014 | 11 Comments

What if teachers embraced the idea of transparency as a form of activism, a way of shining light on what works in the classroom?

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Tips for Sharing Great Open Educational Content

Tips for Sharing Great Open Educational Content

| February 5, 2013 | 9 Comments

While the open content movement in education continues to gain steam, more teachers are starting to learn about free content they can use and adapt to their own needs for their classrooms. But educators are focusing too heavily on acquiring content, rather than contributing and improving to it, according to a company that helps teachers […]

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In Teaching Math, What’s the Right Mix of Content and Context?

In Teaching Math, What’s the Right Mix of Content and Context?

| January 31, 2013 | 3 Comments

Getty “Polynomial functions!” “Trig identities!” “How about the properties? Commutative, associative, distributive.” So unfolded a laundry list of what a group of math teachers considered the more painful and less necessary concepts covered in the average high school math curriculum. The laments, aired at EduCon 2.5 in Philadelphia at Science Leadership Academy last weekend, were […]

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Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble

Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble

| January 29, 2013 | 15 Comments

Nearly seven years after first opening its doors, the Science Leadership Academy public magnet high school* in Philadelphia and its inquiry-based approach to learning have become a national model for the kinds of reforms educators strive towards. But in a talk this past weekend at EduCon 2.5, the school’s sixth-annual conference devoted to sharing its […]

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