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SmartBrief Education’s Path to Workforce content series brings you original content and events on the topic. Path to Workforce is our vision of college and career readiness, encompassing K-12, adult learners, career changers, non-traditional students and those who forgo a traditional four-year college experience.

Full and fair implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice could help close the achievement gap between students in schools with high poverty rates and their peers in wealthier districts, according Michigan State University statistics and education professor William Schmidt.[…] Continue Reading »

This post is adapted from the book “Creative Strategy Generation” by Bob Caporale (McGraw-Hill, 2015). Caporale is the president of Sequent Learning Networks. His goal is to help business practitioners infuse more passion and creativity into their jobs. You can learn more about his work by visiting BobCaporale.com or following him on Twitter @bobcaporale.

If you enjoy this article, join SmartBrief’s e-mail list for our daily newsletter on being a better, smarter leader.[…] Continue Reading »

October is Connected Educator Month. Stay tuned throughout the month for advice from your peers about connected teaching and learning. In this blog post, executive coach and consultant Naphtali Hoff, goes back to basics and challenges educators to deepen their connections with students “so that you can maximize your influence on the life of the young men and women that have been entrusted to you.”

This blog post is the first in a two-part series.[…] Continue Reading »

The first thing you need to do to get an irrational person to behave rationally is to calm yourself down so that you don’t escalate the situation with your own irrational and emotional reaction.

If you’re viewing a person as irrational, it means they’ve already succeeded in getting you upset enough to take something they’re doing or saying too personally when you shouldn’t.[…] Continue Reading »

Connecting educators to each other has a huge impact on the learning environment. As educators build relationships, they can then share knowledge and learn from each other. And when this happens, learning improves for all students.

How can you get started? The key is to start small. Here are some ideas:

  1. Create a Pinterest account. Search for educational topics.
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