What teachers think about ESSA

Our teachers will be most heavily impacted by the new education law so, what do teachers think about ESSA?

With the passing of ESSA, all of us in education expect changes big and small when the new law goes into effect for the 2017-18 school year.

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When Educators Become Students

What happens when educators become students?

In one of our recent blog posts, we compared learning in the classroom to a visit to the doctor's office (Prescription for Learning) recognizing that we all come to either place with our own needs that are unique to each of us. Continuing that train of thought, I would like to discuss what it might look like if schools became more personalized. I hope by sharing ideas, a conversation might evolve that helps us all move forward on this personalized learning journey.

Let's begin with the learning environment and the antiquated practice of seat time to determine school funding and student grade progression. By now, I would venture to say that most educators know that seat time has nothing to do with learning and is an outdated practice considering the technology and resources available to us today.

Acknowledging this issue is not where the problem lies.

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Key differences between the new ESSA act and No Child Left Behind

 

We’re big fans of the new ESSA act.

And unless you’ve been on Mars for the past few months you’re likely aware of the new education law that replaced No Child Left Behind.

But what are the differences between the two laws?

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Are you an educator? Read these education blogs now.

Blogs. Education Blogs. Because, now, you’ve got (some) free time.

Earlier this week we gave you a short list of our favorite education focused podcasts.

We’ll assume you’ve devoured those already and are looking for something else to satiate your desire for more information.

Fear not! We’ve got our favorite education blogs that you should start reading now.

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A Look Back: Week in review

 

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5 facts about Gen Z learners that educators need to know

Meet Generation Z students where they are, not where you think they should be

If we, as educators, are not adapting our curriculum and instruction to be in step with what our students expect, then we are performing a gross disservice to them.

In this post we'll look at 5 facts about Generation Z students and what they mean for teachers, administrators and other educational leaders.

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