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What do our students need to succeed in the world of work?

How can we prepare our children for life after graduation? What skills are the most important, and how can we foster them in students?...

Family, school, and community engagement can foster social-emotional skills in students

Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students' ability to succeed in school, career, and life. SEL has been shown to increase academic achievement scores...
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How and why educators can teach the whole child through social-emotional skill building

We need to educate the whole child, by teaching skills for an effective life, according to educator Trish Shaffer. Social-emotional skills, like awareness of self...

Capturing student learning and growth through competency and portfolio grading

As learning environments become more focused on group work to nurture high-demand skills--like collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving, one of the top concerns is how...
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Are we designing learning experiences that are aligned with how the brain is wired...

When we think of school, many of us picture a classroom with desks, a blackboard, and a teacher at the front of the room....
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Emotional intelligence among top skills employers are seeking

Companies are frequently citing emotional intelligence as one of the top characteristics they are looking for in prospective employees. In fact, a 2011 survey...
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Work Study Practices help prepare students for the future

Non-academic skills, like critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication are being cited by employers as some of the most important skills that students need to...

Deeper Learning: What We Know So Far

What is deeper learning? How can it help students become engaged in their own learning and development? Getting Smart featured an overview, including research...

Active self-reflection promotes meaningful learning

What is active self-reflection? Self-reflection is the process of examining, linking, and developing meaning from our experiences to gain understanding of ourselves and the world around...

Commitment to 21st century skills at Sanborn Regional School District makes national news

EdSurge has published a piece called How State Reform in New Hampshire Led to Teacher Autonomy that features the work being done in the Sanborn Regional...

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