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by Julie Keane, on 1/10/18 1:55 PM

" I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” — Albert Einstein Learning is a complex, continuous process influenced by socioeconomic factors, …

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by Brad Spirrison, on 11/15/17 1:58 PM

After graduating college twenty years ago, a mentor advised me that “continual and perpetual education is the key to success.” I interpreted that advice as the following: work a few …

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Topics:Professional developmentMicro-credentials

by Participate, on 9/26/17 1:57 PM

Ongoing, embedded professional development is critical to developing and supporting classrooms. For teachers, it is clear that the one-size-fits-all model does not work, is expensive and struggles to support teachers' …

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by Claudio Zavala Jr., on 3/14/17 2:04 PM

Navigating the world of Twitter can be a challenge, but it doesn't have to be! Here are some tips to maneuver your way through Twitter and make learning meaningful and …

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by Participate, on 2/26/17 2:09 PM

In a report published in 2016, Learning First conducted an in-depth analysis of the most effective educational systems around the world based on PISA scores (see below). They found significant …

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by Julie Keane, on 12/2/16 1:53 PM

"Professional development affects student achievement through three steps. First, professional development enhances teacher knowledge and skills. Second, better knowledge and skills improve classroom teaching. Third, improved teaching raises student achievement …

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