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Deeper learning demands deeper leading—and technology can help

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Being college- and career-ready is no simple task. It’s time for all American students to take part in deeper learning.

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The Next Evolution in Professional Development: Timeless Learning

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I want to be excellent and that doesn’t just take knowledge, it takes practice and community. Even champions have to train, and they often train with a team.

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This is Why I Teach: Watching Kids Learn

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Over the last few days in class, my students have been working on an activity designed to introduce them to the similarities and differences between elements, mixtures and compounds.  It's pretty dry stuff, to be honest -- and the chances are that no matter how successful you've been in your life, you probably couldn't tell me much about the concepts that my kids are expected to master before the end of our matter unit.

That's the worst part of teaching a subject like science.  

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Jessica Keigan

May 24, 2016

VLCs: How Connection and Collaboration Creates Healthy Vulnerability in Education

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This spring, CTQ bloggers are exploring the theme: How do VLC’s (virtual learning communities) impact our profession? We invite you to join us here in our own VLC, the Collaboratory, with your thoughts and comments, and share ideas using the hashtag #CTQCollab. If you like this post, check out more VLC wisdom here.

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Marcia Powell

May 17, 2016

Sorry, Not Sorry

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I received a great email a few weeks ago.  It called me out, questioned why I was doing something, and told me in no uncertain terms that my efforts were not appreciated.  The frustration was evident, because it was from a 12 year old who did not understand why a designation (gifted, in this case) of a student gave them 'special treatment.' I responded to him and addressed the frustration.  My mistake was in copying another adult.

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Jessica Cuthbertson

May 15, 2016

What About Authentic Appreciation All Year Long?

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What would it feel like to be part of a profession that is authentically appreciated not one week a year, but all year long? I imagine this space exists somewhere between free burritos and invitations to the White House. What if authentic appreciation permeated the culture of all schools and the communities they serve? What if it moved the students we teach today to join our profession, so that they might be a part of something universally respected and valued? 
 

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Brianna Crowley

May 11, 2016

Building VLCs? Start with the why.

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People aren’t convinced by what you do in a virtual space (i.e. moderate Twitter chats, participate in online discussion threads, write blogs); they are convinced by why you do it. The goal is not to build a virtual learning community with everybody who has something to offer you; the goal is to build a virtual learning community with people who believe what you believe.

How does this shift your paradigm about virtual learning communities?

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