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By: Jessica Bobo. A language-rich approach allows students to understand math concepts much more deeply—and applying these six strategies can ensure that all students learn in the early math classroom, regardless of their initial understanding of English.

The post Six Strategies to Help Academic Language Learners (ALL) Succeed in Early Math appeared first on Getting Smart.

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If students work tirelessly on academics in high school and college, they may experience shock when they try to find their way in the working world. We can make this transition easier by fostering these work skills outside of the classroom as early as possible.

The post The Future of Education Includes Learning Outside of the Classroom appeared first on Getting Smart.

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A conundrum often cited in the current debate on the future of work is the contention that ‘not every displaced coal miner will be able to become a software engineer.” Essentially, this rhetorically charged argument asks: how do you get someone from point A to point B?

The post How Big Data Can Inform the Future of Re-Skilling appeared first on Getting Smart.

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By: Dusty Moore. As both the economy and our classrooms continue adapting to a technology-rich world, they are becoming more skills-driven than ever before. CTE is uniquely positioned to aid our schools in this shift.

The post How CTE Can Prepare High School Students for a Skills-Driven Economy appeared first on Getting Smart.

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By: Julia Freeland Fisher and Ace Parsi. Innovation is a process, and how we approach that process will inevitably influence our outcomes. If innovation efforts are not anchored in equity and inclusion at the forefront of their work, personalized models will replicate the results of the traditional system.

The post Why True Equity in Learning Depends on Proactive, not Reactive, Design appeared first on Getting Smart.

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George Saunders might be the most critically acclaimed contemporary American author. He has inspired thousands of young writers with his writing and teaching. Tom recently caught up with him to learn more about his approach to teaching and writing.

The post George Saunders On Learning to Write–and Writing to Learn appeared first on Getting Smart.

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Emily recently traveled to Detroit Prep Academy and wanted to share the school's story with our podcast listeners. Join her and Head of School Jen McMillan to hear more about the current education climate in Detroit, what’s working well at Detroit Prep, and key lessons learned in leading a school.

The post Learning from Leadership at Detroit Prep Academy appeared first on Getting Smart.

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Today’s education changemakers are pursuing a wide array of reforms and innovations. This abundant landscape holds much promise, yet excellent approaches continue to have difficulty spreading as quickly or as far as we might hope. Here, we look at how that could change.

The post A Unique Moment in Education Changemaking appeared first on Getting Smart.

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By: Caroline Vander Ark. It’s my mission to ensure that all students have access to high quality personalized learning options. Technology can help us get there faster and bridge the divide that too many students still face. The innovative use of technology allows educators to reconfigure the traditional K-12 classroom and redesign schools to create personalized learning solutions that better serve all students.

The post Designing the Classroom of the Future: Technology as a Force Multiplier appeared first on Getting Smart.

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By Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag. Collaboration is key to successful teams and projects. It is sometimes thought of as a “soft skill” but in high-performance organizations, collaboration is the result of the intentional design of culture, structure, and tools, and the cultivation of individual mindsets and skill sets.

The post Collaboration: Key to Successful Teams and Projects appeared first on Getting Smart.

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