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Welcome to SmartBrief Education’s original content series about the unique stories of teacherpreneurs. These are the innovative individuals confronting challenges, creating solutions and challenging the traditional definition of “educator.”

Those advocating for teacher leadership roles often face daunting obstacles: lack of funding or trust, resistance to power-sharing or change and the inability of others to see beyond what currently exists.[…] Continue Reading »

This month, SmartBlog on Education is exploring classroom design and management — just in time for the new school year. In this blog post, Andrew Cohen, a former educator and current CEO of web and mobile-education platform Brainscape, suggests ways to “prevent random ‘rules’ from just sounding like ‘noise.’”

Nearly every activity in life — from playing Candy Land, to studying for law school, to learning computer programming — requires us to learn a series of interconnecting rules that comprise a system.[…] Continue Reading »

This month, SmartBlog on Education is exploring classroom design and management — just in time for the new school year. In this blog post, executive coach and consultant Naphtali Hoff discusses the benefits of a positive approach to student behavior.

Do either of these situations look familiar?

1) A lunchroom monitor marches two third-grade boys into the principal’s office just as the latter was about to meet with prospective parents.[…] Continue Reading »

This month, SmartBlog on Education is exploring classroom design and management — just in time for the new school year. In the first of a three-part blog series, Lucien Vattel, founder and co-director of the PlayMaker School and CEO of nonprofit GameDesk, explores learning spaces that cultivate the student, the child, the learner.

The spaces we inhabit have a profound effect on how we inhabit them.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBlog on Education’s monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers to engage, innovate and discuss.

SmartBrief Education 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’ve asked our team to nominate their favorite content each month from which we’ll choose two winners for the Editor’s Choice Content Award.[…] Continue Reading »