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Ideas to Inspire Educators in 2018
Teaching resources for mixing up your classroom routine, boosting parent engagement, mastering a new technology, and more! (New Classrooms Blog)
Data, Trust, and Time Are Keys to True Student Performance
A school leader calls for a recalibration of how we fundamentally measure student performance and school effectiveness. (The 74)
State Ed Policies to Support Student-Centered Learning
Three big questions for policymakers to consider as states prepare to implement newly-approved plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). (iNACOL)
In Schools, Classroom Proximity Breeds Teacher Collaboration
New studies suggest that school administrators can boost teacher collaboration and build on formal teacher training by paying more attention to how teachers are assigned to classrooms within the building. (Education Week)
Podcast Pick: 6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2018
Jennifer Gonzalez shines a spotlight on six of the ed tech tools she added to her annual teacher's guide to technology. (Cult of Pedagogy)