About the author: Melissa Greenwood | SmartBlogs

Melissa Greenwood Melissa Greenwood is SmartBrief’s senior education editor, with responsibility for the content in a variety of SmartBrief’s education e-news briefs. She also manages content for SmartBlog on Education and related social media channels. Prior to joining SmartBrief, Melissa held a variety of positions in the education field, including classroom teacher and education editor and writer..


SmartBrief Education’s monthly Editor’s Choice Content Award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers to engage, innovate and discuss.

Our editors and writers sift through thousands of sources each day, reading a variety of content, including blogs and commentaries written by you and your peers.

In an effort to recognize some of the innovative voices in the field, we ask our team to nominate their favorite content pieces each month from which we choose two winners.[…] Continue Reading »


SmartBrief recently published an interactive, in-depth digital magazine about building inclusive pathways to STEM careers. The report featured the following article. Access SmartReport on STEM for tips from students, educators and other experts. Stay tuned to SmartBlogs for more articles from the report in the coming weeks.

One moment can change everything.

“A large percentage of girls who chose a STEM career did so because of just one thing, one person or one event,” Nepris CEO Sabari Raja said during a SmartBrief Equity in STEM event.[…] Continue Reading »


SmartBrief recently published an interactive, in-depth digital magazine about building inclusive pathways to STEM careers. The following article was featured in the report. Access SmartReport on STEM for tips from students, educators and other experts. Stay tuned to SmartBlogs, where we’ll highlight articles from the report in the coming weeks.

The future is bright for careers in science, technology, engineering and math.[…] Continue Reading »


SmartBrief Education’s monthly Editor’s Choice Content Award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers to engage, innovate and discuss.

Our editors and writers sift through thousands of sources each day, reading a variety of content, including blogs and commentaries written by you and your peers.

In an effort to recognize some of the innovative voices in the field, we ask our team to nominate their favorite content pieces each month from which we choose two winners.[…] Continue Reading »


SmartBrief Education’s monthly Editor’s Choice Content Award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers to engage, innovate and discuss. January 2016 marks the beginning of the third year of this monthly award.

Our editors and writers sift through thousands of sources each day, reading a variety of content, including blogs and commentaries written by you and your peers.[…] Continue Reading »