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To Break the Mold, Is Competency Learning the Key?

To Break the Mold, Is Competency Learning the Key?

| April 17, 2013 | 10 Comments

Ask an educator about what it’s like teaching a room full of students, and you’ll likely hear a similar refrain: No two kids learn the same way or grasp concepts at the exact same time.As a result, educators often say they resort to “teaching to the middle.” More schools are starting to question whether traditional […]

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Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education

Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education

| November 22, 2011 | 14 Comments

Getty In the book Teaching 2030 by Barnett Berry and 12 classroom experts, the authors pinpoint specific skills educators will need to teach in the schools of tomorrow. They say teachers must be prepared to find and adapt new technologies to engage the digital generation, as well as work across traditional subject areas using project […]

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Five Progressive Schools of Education

Five Progressive Schools of Education

| June 29, 2011 | 7 Comments

If the way we teach and learn is changing, the way that teachers learn should be changing, too. What are schools of education doing to keep ahead? The following is a handful of examples of teacher education schools and programs whose progressive, tech-infused approach toward 21st century teaching is helping educators enter the classroom well-prepared. […]

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Teachers Get Trained with the iPad

Teachers Get Trained with the iPad

| March 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

One of the many obstacles for educators when it comes to using technology in the classroom is training them on how exactly to do it. We know by now that simply handing out gadgets to teachers is not enough — they need to know how to maximize the potential and what best to use the […]

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Can Anyone Be a Teacher?

Can Anyone Be a Teacher?

| December 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

“After years of rote learning, a lot of teachers have spent their entire lives in a school system that missed the engagement revolution,” said Jennifer Anastasoff, president and founding CEO of Encorps, which draws professionals in the fields of math, science, and engineering into the teaching world. But not every scientist or engineer should be […]

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