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Student Voice, Gender Equality, Betsy DeVos & more

Busy week? We're here to help. Here's our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Consider this collection of ideas from EduTopia as you work hard to fuel your students' curiosity. EdSurge tells us how to democratise education through student voice and hip hop. After Betsy DeVos' Senate confirmation hearing, we know a little more about [...]

By |January 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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Engaging ESL/ELL Parents with FreshGrade

How do you engage ESL/ELL parents? This is something I struggle with each year as I learn about my students and their families. I work in a community that is diverse. My students speak at least two languages, and most are first-generation Canadians. My classroom is full of many languages, cultural traditions, and religious backgrounds. [...]

By |January 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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The Transcendent Nature of Sir Ken Robinson in Global Education

You make sense of your life, retrospectively, when you come to write your resume… being alive is a creative process. –Sir Ken Robinson FreshGrade is excited to be a sponsor of Sir Ken Robinson's visit to speak to educators and business leaders in British Columbia on January 13th, 2017. This post by Rod Berger was [...]

By |January 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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Energize Your Culture, Create Personalized Pro-D for Teachers, and More…

New year, new beginnings. If one of your resolutions is to do more reading, we're here to help. Here's our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: With many of us returning from the holiday break feeling reinvigorated and ready to start something new, cultural initiatives are top of mind. Jillian Darwish from [...]

By |January 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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Cultivating Emotional Resilience, Ground Rules for Genius Hour, and More…

It's the most wonderful time of the year — the time you get to catch up with your reading! Here's our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Want to cultivate your emotional resilience? Take time to pause, turn inward, and connect deeply with others. How can you change an entire school [...]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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Strategies For Building a Student Growth Mindset

Matt Renwick, Principal and notable writer on literacy, leadership, and technology answered Rod Berger's questions on modeling for success in schools. Renwick shares his experiences as an administrator and educator in creating an environment of trust inside schools, reinforced by a positive community culture. Renwick adds detail to his learner vision in his recent article, [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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How to Unlock the Potential of Schools & Students

Busy week? Catch up on your reading with our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days. Brains, brains, brains. nprEd shares 6 potential brain benefits of bilingual education. As the information landscape changes, school librarians take on new roles, teaching students how to navigate and consume information online. Getting ready for the [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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Portfolios and Assessment for 21st Century Learning [PANEL]

Experts in assessment, curriculum, and educational leadership will be gathering to tell stories, reveal learnings, and share lessons on portfolios and assessment for 21st-century learning on Thursday, December 8th at 11am PST / 2pm EST. Don't worry if you can't make it simply register to receive a recording of the event. Meet the Panelists! Damian Cooper [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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Media Literacy Week Resources

October 31 - November 4 is Media Literacy Week in Canada and the United States. This movement aims to highlight the importance of teaching students digital and media literacy skills to ensure their online interactions are positive. This year's theme is Makers and Creators, inspiring students to be creative by embracing media production, the maker movement, and [...]

By |October 31st, 2016|Fresh Ideas, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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World Teacher Day Winners

We think that teachers are the hardest working people on the planet. They make a vital contribution to education and development, inspiring and shaping the future generation. The dedication they put into their work is remarkable, and we want to thank and celebrate each and every one. As a token of our appreciation for all teachers [...]

By |October 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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