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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...

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...

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...

How and why educators can teach the whole child through social-emotional...

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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...

Manchester schools highlight innovations in learning to national commission of state...

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The National Conference of State Legislatures' Student-Centered Learning Commission visited several Manchester schools to observe innovations in learning first hand, like competency-based education, online...

Are we designing learning experiences that are aligned with how the...

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When we think of school, many of us picture a classroom with desks, a blackboard, and a teacher at the front of the room....

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

New Hampshire has recommended that schools make 21st century skills like communication, collaboration, creativity and self-direction part of the regular curriculum. Educators call them "work study practices" and many schools have woven them into their curricula. EdSurge looks closely at how the Sanborn Regional School District has done it.

RHNH Exec. Dir., Evelyn Aissa, speaks on skills that matter at...

Reaching Higher NH’s Executive Director, Evelyn Aissa, spoke at the seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival last Thursday. The Festival, attended by over 25,000...

Work Study Practices help prepare students for the future

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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...

What do our students need to succeed in the world of...

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