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The Benefits Of Competency-Based Assessment contributed by David Garrick, Dean of Graduate School of Education, UCDS College for School Culture The general idea behind a competency-based assessment is that it provides students and families with specific feedback about student performance that can...
30 Of The Best Digital Collaboration Tools For Students contributed by Nicholas Martino & TeachThought Staff We are living in a digital age where students shuffle between smartphones, iPads, and MacBooks on the daily. We can now communicate with anyone, anywhere, anytime through the simple...
Every time Jennifer Tidd’s son was secluded or restrained at school, she received a letter from his teachers. Her son has autism and behavioral issues, and over three years — from 2013 to 2016 — Tidd got 437 of those letters. “I see this pile of documents that’s 5 inches tall that...
It was 10:30 a.m. on a Monday in April. Nine counselors, psychologists, and therapists sat around a table in a conference room at Cañon City High School in southern Colorado. In classrooms around the building, the school’s ninth-graders whizzed through an online mental health survey that would soon...
4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning contributed by Jennifer Rita Nichols The term “21st century” has become an integral part of educational thinking and planning for the future. Educators and administrators are actively searching for ways to prepare students for the future, and the...

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