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Our Virtual Journey – Lessons Learned

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By Rita Mortenson Like many school districts across the nation, the decision to open our doors virtually for students in grades 3-12 was heartbreaking.

3 Steps Colleges and Universities Can Take to Improve Campus Conditions Amid a Pandemic

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Guest article by Brian Miller College enrollment was down this fall due to fears of COVID-19. To their credit, many schools did adopt innovative measures to promote safety. Purdue University, for example, put testing protocols in place and installed Plexiglas barriers in classrooms.

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Print Versus Digital: We Need Both

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By Cinnamon Scheufele The Covid-19 pandemic and rapid shift to remote learning have brought forward discussions that have been occurring on the periphery or in the background, at least, for several years. Is there still a role for print materials in an online world?

Why Schools Must Explore New Opportunities To Draw Students Into Cybersecurity

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Guest article by Thomas Russell By 2021, experts predict the world will face a shortage of 3.5 million cybersecurity professionals. In the U.S. alone, the cybersecurity shortage is expected to exceed 300,000 professionals. What does that mean for the country? And what does it mean for the world?

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SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Be Kind (to Yourself), Unwind!

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By Tamara Fyke For the past decade, I have been advocating for the integration of social-emotional learning and screens in schools. I never imagined that we would be living in 2020 when families are forced to make the choice between face-to-face and online classes due to a pandemic.

Giving Thanks

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By Charles Sosnik Every year, I publish a column somewhere in the education press around the time of the Thanksgiving holiday with a “What are You Thankful For” theme.

By Definition: Real K12 Leadership Now

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By LeiLani Cauthen Really good leaders have uncanny abilities to do true estimates of what it takes to win. That is what defines a consistent winner and therefore great leader.

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Podcast: Recovery from a Lost Year of Reading Achievement

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Tens of thousands of school leaders are realizing they may have lost a year of progress with students.

A Glimpse of the Front Lines of the First Wave of a Journey to the Barest Hint of Normalcy

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D A recent plea on social media the other day caught my eye. A teacher was pouring her heart out.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

FSI Global Online School Is Hiring Innovate Educators Now

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Finnish Schools International, A Global Online School is calling for innovative teachers to co-design, co-teach, and co-own their new online school. FSI GO is a Global Online School that provides world-class education to children around the world at an affordable price.

Learning How to Educate

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Comprehensive Integrated Cognitive Training: Sculpting Cognitive Processes

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 in a five-part series. In the first article in this series, we discussed the concept that the greatest matter of equity our nation’s students face is their cognitive capacity.

Make Learning Engaging and Meaningful in this COVID World

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By Tamara Fyke All three of my children, ages 22, 17 and (almost) 15, have had their learning interrupted this year because of the pandemic. My oldest son has had the least difficulty transitioning since many of his courses have been offered online throughout his college career.

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Podcast: America’s Top Young Scientist

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In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Edujedi Report Podcast, you’ll meet America’s Top Young Scientist. Listen, as your host LeiLani Cauthen introduces you to a young woman that is so impressive, she has to be heard to be believed.

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K-12 End-of-Year Tests Were Eliminated in 2020-21, but Will They Ever Come Back?

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By Craig Jones In higher education, it has become increasingly clear that colleges and universities are on a path to remove all ACT and SAT requirements.

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Looking Beyond the Pandemic: We Need a Change in Attitude

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By Christy Stephens Martin, Ed.D Our nation is suffering from a labor shortage. Most especially, in the area of trades and unskilled labor. As a nation, we have encouraged our youth to go to college and seek the higher echelons of medicine, law, business, engineering, and architecture. We have encouraged them to seek a career that will ring of success and discouraged those fields that require labor, dirt and skilled knowledge.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

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Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

Amplifying Student Voice: The Key to Improving Wellbeing

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By Ian Fagan and Julian Fagan We used to believe that the good student is the quiet and conscientious student. In a classroom of 20 students, it is not hard to see why this was once encouraged.

Putting Barriers in the Rear View

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By LeiLani Cauthen Editor’s Note: This is part three in a three-part series. As you read part one and part two in this series, you no doubt found a number of barriers you had already faced.

Technology Review: Classroom 2.0 Tutorial for Teaching Online

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Since America began teaching remotely in March, no one has come up with a how-to professional development series that is comprehensive, easy to understand and easily prepares teachers to teach online. No one until now, that is.

Skodel Raising Funds and Student Voice

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Skodel, the Australian company pioneering student wellbeing check-ins, has raised $1.8 million to help fund its mission to give every student a voice that is heard and acted on.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

Beyond the Pandemic: Where We Are as a Reflection of What We Need

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By Christy Martin, Ed.D. Editor’s Note: This is part two in a three-part series Statistics and other information on the present condition of jobs in the United States in the areas of trades and skilled labor are alarming.

First Impressions: In East Tennessee, School has Started

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Amid the fear and the virus, school has begun. The opening of Alcoa, Maryville, and Blount County Schools in East Tennessee preceded many districts in the state and country and will be an example for all to follow.

Looking Beyond the Pandemic at Our Focus in Schools

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By Christy Martin, Ed.D. Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part series A little appreciated area of education continues to make a significant contribution to your everyday life.

Podcast: Now is the Future of Learning

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The EduJedi Report Podcast In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s EduJedi Report, Host LeiLani Cauthen discusses with Marty Reed of RANDA Solutions, the mass attrition of teachers during this historic perfect storm of Covid-19.

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K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.

Changing the Dialogue Can Make a Big Difference in Student Wellbeing

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By Ian Fagan and Julian Fagan Editor’s Note: This is part one of a three-part series on student wellbeing. Much has been made of the state of student wellbeing during the pandemic.

Expanding the Future of History

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By Christy Martin, Ed.D. Recent politics has brought the teaching of United States History to the forefront. Politicians on one side advocate the teaching of patriotism and the greatness of those involved in shaping our nation.

Opinion: It is Time for Real Change – and That Change is Long Overdue

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Our school calendar, based on factors that are long gone, is one of the most antiquated things that still exists in schools.

Asynchronous Learning: The Key to Equity

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By Kevin McFarland In this time of the Coronavirus pandemic and an all too sudden shift to virtual learning, equity of access has become perhaps the single largest obstacle to educating our children.

Inspiring K12 : Creating the Joy of Reading and Self-Directed Learning in the Digital Era

Personalized teaching of reading at the K-12 level can help imbue pleasure and interest in reading and the development of a reading habit, even among digital natives. A personalized approach works better than the systematic teaching of the entire class.