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Whether reading about resources for teaching financial literacy or debating the validity of using grades in the classroom, SmartBlog on Education readers have been showing us what’s important to them by sharing and commenting on their favorite posts. Take a look at April’s most-tweeted education posts.
Few topics seem to strike a chord with educators like grading practices and, specifically, the practice of not giving grades. That was true this week as educators posed provocative questions to middle-school history teacher Hadley Ferguson after reading her blog post “Ungraded students.” Here’s a brief question-and-answer session based on that conversation, covering topics including parent buy-in and the relationship between grades and competition.[…] Continue Reading »
During a time in education when teacher retention is an ongoing challenge, Maya Angelou encouraged attendees at the ASCD 68th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show to “continue to be rainbows in the clouds.”
“You have no idea the power you have,” she said. “Well, you do have some idea because of how many thousands of you have come to make connections and see old friends and make new friends and encourage each other to continue.”
“I am here to tell you to continue,” she added.[…] Continue Reading »
A strong undercurrent running through the sessions at the SXSWedu Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas is the idea of educators becoming facilitators in personalized learning environments.
Here are just a few ideas that speakers shared supporting this change in education.