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June 22, 2016
4 Tips to Success Small Group Learning
4 Tips to Success Small Group Learning

by Carolyn Hollowell

When I was visiting Darcie, a middle school teacher from Alberta, last month.  She found herself dealing with a particular student who struggled with discipline problems all through the year. While we she was working with her small group, she heard the very same student perform very well during a group activity. Seizing the moment, she encouraged her for her brilliance. I noticed the impact that encouragement made on the student.  It was almost as big as the grin on her face. With Darcie's support, she seemed more confident in herself and more productive that day.

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June 9, 2016
Using Classroom Audio to Reach Students with ADD/ADHD
Using Classroom Audio to Reach Students with ADD/ADHD

by Carolyn Hollowell

Millions of students around the world struggle to pay attention in classrooms. These children and their teachers often feel frustrated by the end of the school day. Why? Research suggests that 5 to 11 percent of children, ages of 4 to 17, have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The students diagnosed with ADD or ADHD tend to fall behind in class or act out due to their inability to focus on activities in the classroom. They generally can’t focus on tasks as long as their peers, and this inability to focus can lead to stigmatizing students as discipline problems.

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March 11, 2016
The Collaborative Classroom Has Arrived
The Collaborative Classroom Has Arrived

The Collaborative Classroom Has Arrived. Here’s Why You Should Take Advantage

By Dennis Pierce


Over the last several years, a sea change has been occurring in K-12 education. In a growing number of classrooms, teachers are abandoning outdated, lecture-driven models of instruction in favor of more active approaches that put students in charge of their own learning.

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March 1, 2016
The Collaborative Classroom Goes Mobile
The Collaborative Classroom Goes Mobile


By Brianna Henneke Hodges

We’ve all seen this view of our students: just the top of the head, the eyes intent on the screen.

Many believe that our technology-focused society has greatly diminished the opportunity for conversation. Moreover, the push to incorporate the 4 Cs of 21st-century learning into an increasingly device-rich classroom brings about a unique set of challenges as teachers strive to merge content with creation.

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December 15, 2015
Top Talent at Santa Ana Share Ideas About Collaborative Learning
Top Talent at Santa Ana Share Ideas About Collaborative Learning

Lightspeed Santa Ana Learning Academy

by Shaun Fagan

On Friday, December 4, 63 educators from 10 different districts gathered at the offices of Santa Ana Unified School District for Lightspeed Learning Academy: Santa Ana, a daylong professional development event focused on creating collaborative learning spaces for today’s students

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