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The Kindness Game | Edutopia

The Kindness Game

Inquiry projects can get students to examine the causes and consequences of bullying and encourage them to generate their own solutions for change.

The Coaching Model: "Personalized, individualized instruction has taken hold in many classrooms as a way to promote engagement, focus on competency-based learning, and reach a broad range of learners."

The Coaching Model

Schools can learn a lesson from sports coaches about the value of personalized instruction for identifying areas of growth and optimizing student performance.

Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom | Edutopia | Marilyn Price-Mitchell | How do children gain a deeper understanding of how they think, feel, and act so that they can improve their learning and develop meaningful relationships? Since antiquity, philosophers have been intrigued with how human beings develop self-awareness -- the ability to examine and understand who we are relative to the world around us.

Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

Founded by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, resources for parents, schools, and communities using The Compass Advantage model of positive youth development.

Preventing competition and friction between teachers is always ideal, but it's also possible to fix a difficult situation through professionality, generosity, and outside mediation.

When Teachers Compete, No One Wins

Preventing competition and friction between teachers is always ideal, but it's also possible to fix a difficult situation through professionality, generosity, and outside mediation.

10 Ready-to-Borrow Project Ideas | Edutopia

10 Ready-to-Borrow Project Ideas

Great idea -- not just for kids, but a natural fit for workplace learning experiences, too, right? "What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

Points, Champions, and Leveling Up: A Different Classroom "eXPerience" | Edutopia

Points, Champions, and Leveling Up: A Different Classroom "eXPerience"

The rules and rewards of gaming transform a middle school social studies class into a fun, competitive environment where learning equals winning.

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Formative Assessment Ideas: Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

Blogger Elena Aguilar shares an excerpt from her recently released book, The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation.

How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students

Teacher teams can take a big step toward effective communication by naming what they want to hear and see in group conversations and what they don't want to hear and see.

53 Ways to Check for Understanding | Edutopia This big, printable list of assessment strategies will help you identify new ways to check for understanding and verify what students have learned. Read more about these strategies in the associated post: "Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding."

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

iPad Classroom Visit Look-Fors | Edutopia

iPad Classroom Visit Look-Fors

When creating a plan for substitutes, include the expectations and routines of daily classroom life, as well as how to meet the special needs of diverse learners.

Substitutes and Diverse Learners: How to Prepare

Resources for developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships.

Effective schools and organizations have a mission and vision that motivates, unifies, and guides all stakeholders in their day-to-day operations.

Cultivating Healthy Teams in Schools

Teacher teams can take a big step toward effective communication by naming what they want to hear and see in group conversations and what they don't want to hear and see.

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