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From PLN to Practice: Tips from 5 Educators on Personalizing Your Professional Learning

What is a PLN, and why should you start one? Our panel of teachers and PLN experts weigh in.
Traditional professional development for teachers, while important, doesn't usually address every teacher's unique needs when it comes to professional learning. Top-down PD solutions tend to ignore what we want most: More opportunities for choice and topics that are timely and actually relevant to our unique classrooms. It's no wonder, then, that online PLNs -- professional (or sometimes "personal") learning networks -- have become so popular in recent years. ... Read more
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Scavenger Hunts = Engagement + Fun!

Sharpen students' informational literacy skills by sending them on a wild Goose Chase!
Tell a group of middle school students that you're about to teach a lesson on information literacy, and you can almost hear the collective inward groan -- you can definitely hear the outward one. However, ... Read more
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Create a Passion for Kindness

How one school is using Genius Hour to create a kind community.
When was the last time you worked on a project of your own choosing? One of the current trending topics in education is Genius Hour, a project-based mindset sparked by programs offered to business employees ... Read more
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