Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days:
“Teachers are charged with preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist. What we know is that these jobs will heavily involve coding, artificial intelligence and iterating on user experiences.” Claire Cummings shares how a local tech meetup helped her turn her classroom into a startup.
Larry Ferlazzo compiles all of his 2017 “Best” lists for teacher resources.
Some schools and districts are changing their grading systems as educators take a critical look at letter grades.
“Students inspired to pursue a long-term goal that will allow them to contribute to the world in a personally meaningful way are grittier, more resilient, and likely to feel a greater sense of control over their lives and schoolwork.” EdCircuit talks about how to foster purpose in order to boost student motivation.
Education Week has 15 predictions for learning in the new year.
Dr. Rod Berger and Dr. John Booth discuss how community-based accountability develops the whole child, as well as relationships between the school and the parent, the school and the child, and the school and the community.
Steve Clark seeks to clarify the complex, widespread and confusing puzzle of parent engagement in communities.