How to create student-led classrooms | Students learn real-world math of manufacturing | How to use tech to develop a growth mindset
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June 20, 2017
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How to create student-led classrooms
How to create student-led classrooms
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Educators at two schools reflect on how project-based learning works in their classroom and how "organized chaos" balances learning with fun. Project-based learning allows students control over lessons and moves teachers to supporting roles.
eSchool News (free registration) (6/19) 
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Students learn real-world math of manufacturing
Students enrolled in the algebra, manufacturing, process, entrepreneurship and design -- or AMPED -- class at one Washington high school spent the year running a T-shirt printing business to learn how math applies to manufacturing jobs. The students made a $500 profit that will be used for future classes.
Skagit Valley Herald (Mt. Vernon, Wash.) (6/18) 
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SmartReport on STEM: Empowering Imagination
SmartBrief's annual SmartReport on STEM highlights individuals who are readying students for working in a STEM-driven society; what it means to STEM like a woman; the progress from STEM to STEAM; the latest STEM tools and products; and more. Download it now.
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Teachers' Toolbox
How to use tech to develop a growth mindset
Technology can help to promote growth mindset among students, writes Gene Tognetti of Agile Educational Technology Consulting. In this blog post, he offers several tech tools for educators to consider.
SmartBrief/Education (6/13) 
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College-Career Connection
N.J. students focused on future careers
Students in New Jersey are getting a leg up on their future careers while they are still in high school by enrolling in career and technical education courses, completing internships and earning certifications. One high-school student who attended the police academy while in high school was hired by the local department for the summer.
The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (tiered subscription model) (6/16) 
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Ohio event showcases medical careers
Premier Health recently invited high-school juniors and seniors in Ohio to an event showcasing potential careers. The MedQuest event this month is expected to include activities related to surgery, emergency services, rehabilitation, respiratory care, imaging and nursing.
WDTN-TV (Dayton, Ohio) (6/14) 
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My Future
Training helps principals learn to address race
Principals in a North Carolina school district recently participated in a two-day "Beyond Diversity" training to learn how to promote racial equity and improve the climate of their campuses in the wake of several racial incidents. School leaders are expected to take what they learned back to their schools to have conversations on race with teachers and students.
The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (6/16) 
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Envision Faculty Lounge
The 13 best lines from graduation speeches
Whether or not your graduation speaker delivered inspiration and words to live by, we think you'll enjoy this wildly diverse grouping of our favorite graduation speech lines. Read on.
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Inspiring our kids to unplug
Could your children -- or your class -- go without their cell phones for a week? How about a day? Would the benefits of a "screen-free" existence outweigh the pain and anguish? Here are some good reasons to take a break from tech, and some tips to help your children -- or your students -- accomplish it. Learn more.
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