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Creating systemic change and solving problems BEFORE they happen – Education Article

My guest in this episode is Dan Heath, a New York Times bestselling author of five books, the most recent being “Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen.” This book is a MUST read for anyone who’s curious about how to create systemic change or how to improve our daily lives through pro-active problem-solving. Dan explains why we spend more time and resources fixing problems than preventing them. He gives concrete examples of people and organizations that have…

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Some parts of teaching are BETTER with remote learning. Here’s how to leverage that. – Education Article

I asked teachers on my Facebook page recently to share some of the positive outcomes they’ve seen with teaching remotely in crisis. I wanted to know: Is there any aspect of your work with students that you’re liking better now? Any approaches that are working better for some kids than the usual ways of doing face-to-face instruction?  The replies were fascinating, and I’m going to share some overarching themes here with you. But I want to start with a response…

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8 simple ways to move toward a zero-waste classroom – Education Article

Want to shift your mindset and daily practices toward a greener teaching practice. In this interview with Heidi  Rose, you’ll learn small actionable steps you can take to raise students’ consciousness about their consumption and reduce the amount of trash generated in your classroom. The term “zero-waste” can seem daunting. And the truth is that there’s really no such thing as zero-waste and the term only exists to remind us that we’re working toward a circular system, not that we…

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Using inquiry to help kids develop critical consciousness – Education Article

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: A timely conversation with Jess Lifshitz about developing critical consciousness in children by way of creating inquiry experiences. How can you design learning experiences that help kids understand themselves and their place in the world? A 5th-grade teacher named Jess Lifshitz shares how she creates inquiry experiences that help kids develop critical consciousness: understandings about personal identity, bias, moving beyond a single story, and seeing what isn’t there (critically studying history). Jess…

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