Tag: Teaching & Learning

  • 5 Ways to Support Student Healing

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    5 Ways to Support Student Healing

    In light of traumatic events, how can we help our students? Here are 5 resources to support student healing.

  • 5 Ways to Bring Art + Activism to the Classroom

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    5 Ways to Bring Art + Activism to the Classroom

    Since art is so important—how can we empower students through art? Here are 5 resources for you to use to empower your students.

  • How This STEM Teacher Keeps Her Students Engaged with Project and Place-Based Learning

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    How This STEM Teacher Keeps Her Students Engaged with Project and Place-Based Learning

    Remote school has challenged how we create meaningful learning experiences for our students. XQ schools are using place-based and project-based learning to increase student engagement in meaningful ways.

  • 5 Ways to Teach Black History Year-Round

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    5 Ways to Teach Black History Year-Round

    How do we include Black history in our curriculum year-round? Here are 5 resources for you to use in your classroom.

  • 5 Ways to Build Equity at School

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    5 Ways to Build Equity at School

    America’s classrooms are more diverse than ever. Here's 5 resources for you to ensure you're building culturally sustaining school communities.

  • 5 Ways to Inclusively Teach Black History

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    5 Ways to Inclusively Teach Black History

    Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the impact Black history has had in shaping the world we live in. Here are 5 resources for you to bring it to life in your classroom.

  • Educational Equity Mindset in Practice

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    Educational Equity Mindset in Practice

  • The Importance of Arts Education and Why the Arts Matter in the Age of COVID-19

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    The Importance of Arts Education and Why the Arts Matter in the Age of COVID-19

    In remote learning, arts education has never been more fragile. Here's how these educators are sparking creativity in their students and learn how you can too.

  • Making Connections With Students Through Community-Based Projects

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    Making Connections With Students Through Community-Based Projects

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  • 10 Social Emotional Learning Tips for Educators in Distance Learning

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    10 Social Emotional Learning Tips for Educators in Distance Learning

    Remote learning presents many social emotional challenges for students, but teachers are facing similar challenges. Here's how we can support the wellbeing of our teachers.

  • 5 Resources To Rethink High School

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    5 Resources To Rethink High School

    We've been creating new resources to help educators, students, and communities #ReThinkHighSchool. Here are 5 of our favorites to jumpstart your week of teaching.

  • Yo Yo Ma

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    Yo-Yo Ma

  • Soledad O'Brien

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    Soledad O'Brien

  • Paul Freiling

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    Paul Freiling

  • Margarita Bianco

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    Margarita Bianco

  • Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell

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    Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell

  • Geoffrey Canada

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    Geoffrey Canada

  • Darren Chapman

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    Darren Chapman

  • Common

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    Common

  • Bill Robertson

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    Bill Robertson

  • teacher shares learnings from covid-19

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    Teacher Strategies: Learning and Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Building Equitable Practices in Schools in the Midst of COVID-19

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    Building Equitable Practices in Schools in the Midst of COVID-19

    Equity in a school building doesn’t just happen, it is purposefully cultivated. Here's how educators across the country are doing just that.

  • 5 Resources for Creating the Future After COVID-19

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    5 Resources for Creating the Future After COVID-19

    High School after COVID-19 will never look the same. Here's how we can build back better for all students.

  • student learning VR

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    What is STEAM Education?

    STEAM education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math as pathways to guide student inquiry, discussions, and critical thinking.

  • This High School Is Sharing How to Make Remote Learning Work for Every Student

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    This High School Is Sharing How to Make Remote Learning Work for Every Student

    These school leaders created a model for students to adapt and thrive even during a pandemic. Here’s how.

  • What is Project-Based Learning?

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    What is Project-Based Learning?

    Project-based learning allows students to learn by doing. Here's everything you need to know and how to get started in your classroom.

  • How to Support Teachers’ Needs During Remote Learning

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    How to Support Teachers’ Needs During Remote Learning

    Remote learning is challenging for more than just students. Here’s how we can support our teachers across the country.

  • A Guide for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning

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    A Guide for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning

    Interdisciplinary learning empowers students to explore different perspectives and views. Here's how you can get started.

  • Father helping daughter studying using laptop at home

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    10 Tips from Parents to Support Your Teen’s Remote Learning

    Remote learning is challenging for many students. Here are tips from parents across the country on how to best support students.

  • A Teacher’s Journey Toward Culturally Relevant Teaching Practices

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    A Teacher’s Journey Toward Culturally Relevant Teaching Practices

    This educator shares her journey, experience, and tips on how you can incorporate culturally responsive teaching in your school.

  • How to Build Strong Relationships with Students Using Culturally Responsive Teaching

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    How to Build Strong Relationships with Students Using Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Educators across the country are building relationships and empathy with their students, and meeting them where they are. Here’s how.

  • What Is Inquiry-Based Learning? (IBL)

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    What Is Inquiry-Based Learning? (IBL)

    Inquiry-based Learning combines student curiosity and the scientific method to increase engagement and critical thinking. Here's how you can get started in your classroom.

  • Showing What Students Know in a Competency-Based Classroom

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    Showing What Students Know in a Competency-Based Classroom

    Competency-based education lets student progress through a curriculum at their own pace. Here are some tips from two CBE educators for you to get started.

  • Building Caring, Trusting Relationships in a Remote Learning World (Pt. II)

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    Building Caring, Trusting Relationships in a Remote Learning World (Pt. II)

    Building relationships with students is critical—especially during remote learning. Here’s how schools across the country are doing just that.

  • How to Stay Connected in our Classrooms during School Closures

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    How to Stay Connected in our Classrooms during School Closures

    In a remote learning world, staying connected with students sounds like an impossible task. Here's one educator's tips on how to continue to build relationships from a distance.

  • Helping Students Learn Independently from Home

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    Helping Students Learn Independently from Home

    Educators have said that moving to a more student-directed learning environment will be challenging in remote settings. Here are some tips to help you transition.

  • 8 Tips From School Leaders to School Leaders on Remote Learning

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    8 Tips From School Leaders to School Leaders on Remote Learning

    School leaders across the country had to adapt to remote learning in major ways due to COVID-19. Here’s a few tips our leaders have learned so far.

  • Building Caring, Trusting Relationships in a Remote Learning World (Pt. 1)

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    Building Caring, Trusting Relationships in a Remote Learning World (Pt. 1)

    Building relationships with students through screens is as challenging as it sounds. Here's what we've learned so far from our schools across the country.

  • How one high school teacher is staying connected with students

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    How one high school teacher is staying connected with students

    Remote learning has given teachers challenges in building relationships and staying connected with students. Here's how one XQ teacher is continuing to build community from a distance.

  • 5 Resources for Building Relationships During School Closures

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    5 Resources for Building Relationships During School Closures

    During COVID-19, students need strong relationships. Here are resources on how to build them.

  • Early Remote Learning Lessons and the Future of Education

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    Early Remote Learning Lessons and the Future of Education

    The transition to remote learning has pushed educators to rethink the ways we teach. Here’s what we’ve learned so far from the transition.

  • Expert Advice on Student Trauma To Help You Help Students

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    Expert Advice on Student Trauma To Help You Help Students

    COVID-19 has added stress for everyone, but affects students with trauma even more. Learn how you can support your students during these unprecedented times.

  • Teaching for Remote Learning: Lessons We’ve Learned So Far

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    Teaching for Remote Learning: Lessons We’ve Learned So Far

    Transitioning to remote learning taught us a lot about rethinking high school. Here are a few things we’ve learned from schools across the country.

  • Remote Learning Ideas: How to Start a Podcast

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    Remote Learning Ideas: How to Start a Podcast

    The shift to remote learning has teachers rethinking everything, from curriculum, to labs, to projects. Here's one place to start when looking for remote learning project ideas.

  • School Closure Resources for High School Educators

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    School Closure Resources for High School Educators

    School closures have changed what high school looks like across the country. Here are 5 resources to help you navigate these uncharted waters.

  • Ditch the Duct Tape: Making Data-Driven Instruction Sustainable

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    Ditch the Duct Tape: Making Data-Driven Instruction Sustainable

    This education leader wants you to try something different when measuring student mastery. Find out what he did differently.

  • 5 Resources for Fostering Meaningful, Engaged Learning

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    5 Resources for Fostering Meaningful, Engaged Learning

    We gathered five awesome resources that explore innovative approaches on how educators like you create opportunities that engage students in meaningful ways.

  • What Is a Makerspace? A Guide for Teachers

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    What Is a Makerspace? A Guide for Teachers

    Makerspaces help students gain creativity and problem solving skills. Here's where to start if you want to bring one to your school.

  • Ways to Celebrate Black History Month: Activities for High School

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    Ways to Celebrate Black History Month: Activities for High School

    You can't understand American history without understanding Black history. Here are a few resources for teaching Black history this month and every month

  • 3 Common Elements of Meaningful Learning Environments

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    3 Common Elements of Meaningful Learning Environments

    Creating a meaningful learning environment for students can make a huge difference in student success. Here's how you can get started.

  • Need help navigating the shift to student-centered learning? This compass can help.

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    Need help navigating the shift to student-centered learning? This compass can help.

    Teachers everywhere agree education isn't one-size fits all, but switching to student-centered learning is often harder than it looks. Here's one strategy for you to start with.

  • XQ’s High School Reading List for Black History Month (And Every Month)

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    XQ’s High School Reading List for Black History Month (And Every Month)

    There are big representation gaps in the book publishing industry, and the power to close them is in the hands of educators. Here are a few titles to use in your classroom during Black History Month and every month.

  • Think Outside the Box and Read Between the Lines

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    Think Outside the Box and Read Between the Lines

    A Twitter chat about required reading, a podcast rec, and some things to add to your calendar. Here are 5 resources you need to start the week of teaching.

  • Now That’s Student Voice

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    Now That’s Student Voice

    A powerful way to connect students, a buzzword vocabulary lesson, and a look at the future of learning. Here's 5 stories to start your week of teaching.

  • Give Me Five Top 5: Start Next School Year With 2020 Vision

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    Give Me Five Top 5: Start Next School Year With 2020 Vision

    That's a wrap on 2019! Let's look back on our 5 favorite resources of the year.

  • The Transformative Magic of “Doing” Learning, Instead of “Receiving” Learning

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    The Transformative Magic of “Doing” Learning, Instead of “Receiving” Learning

    This Indiana educator shares how hands-on, student driven learning has changed everything at her school.

  • How To Create Interdisciplinary Projects

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    How To Create Interdisciplinary Projects

    School disciplines are connected, and interdisciplinary teaching helps students connect the dots. Here's how to create meaningful projects from your students.

  • Cure Some of Your EdTech Woes & Save $$$ On Your Tech Budget

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    Cure Some of Your EdTech Woes & Save $$$ On Your Tech Budget

    Marie Condo, a library of resources, and our love for CBE. 5 resources to help jumpstart your week of teaching.

  • Viral Videos, #Selfcare, and Limitless Potential.

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    Viral Videos, #Selfcare, and Limitless Potential.

    A podcast challenge, encouraging students to vote, and treating yourself. 5 resources to help start your week of teaching.

  • Effective Teacher Resources & Strategies for ADHD

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    Effective Teacher Resources & Strategies for ADHD

    Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often struggle to succeed at school. Here's how we can support them.

  • Advice for school leaders on how to serve English learners and special ed students

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    Advice for school leaders on how to serve English learners and special ed students

    Tips from school leaders to meet the needs of students who are English language learners and students with special needs.

  • Grab your cape! Your powers can perform miracles…

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    Grab your cape! Your powers can perform miracles…

    Five resources for you to transform the way you teach. Isn't that super?

  • Easy steps to seamless teacher collaboration

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    Easy steps to seamless teacher collaboration

    Collaborating with teachers makes your classroom more efficient and interdisciplinary. Here are some tips from educators on how to start collaborating with your colleagues.

  • Podcasts and poems and projects, oh my!

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    Podcasts and poems and projects, oh my!

    From helping students who have experienced trauma, to a poetry project, to a podcast rec. Here are 5 resources to start your week of teaching.

  • What does mastery really mean?

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    What does mastery really mean?

    Graphic novels, competency based education, and personalizing learning. 5 resources to start your week of teaching.

  • The keys to teacher success at innovative schools

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    The keys to teacher success at innovative schools

    This educator at an innovative high school shares her keys to success. (Hint: it starts with student voice)

  • Kids These Days

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    Kids These Days

    This school empowers students to impact their community through real projects. Here’s what one teacher thinks about the next generation of students.

  • Young people, adult issues

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    Young people, adult issues

    Tech-enabeled projects, teaching hard history, and helping students cope. 5 resources to help you start the week in your classroom.

  • Never Teach Alone

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    Never Teach Alone

    This high school in Memphis is trying a lot of things differently. Including co-teaching. Hear from two teachers on why it matters.

  • 8 Inspiring Student Projects to Jumpstart Your School Year

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    8 Inspiring Student Projects to Jumpstart Your School Year

    Need a few ideas for projects this school year? Here are 8 projects your students will love.

  • Shining the Spotlight on Educator Voice

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    Shining the Spotlight on Educator Voice

    One student's story, cutting college costs, and a chance for educators to share their stories. 5 resources to help you jumpstart the week in your classroom.

  • 10 Reasons Why Teachers Should Tell Their Stories

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    10 Reasons Why Teachers Should Tell Their Stories

    Stories have the power to connect us, move us, and challenge us. Here are 10 reasons why educators should change hearts and minds through the power of storytelling.

  • Tips to teach and celebrate 54 years of the Voting Rights Act

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    Tips to teach and celebrate 54 years of the Voting Rights Act

    The Voting Rights Act is a great gateway to introducing civics to your classroom. Here are a few tips to get you started.

  • Why High School?

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    Why High School?

    Learning how to learn, powerful partnerships, and tips for parents. Here are 5 resources to jumpstart your week of teaching.

  • Stay humble and keep learning

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    Stay humble and keep learning

    This school leader shares advice for teachers — and everyone else — who wants to make education a lifelong endeavor.

  • Competency, Student Voice, and Old Friends

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    Competency, Student Voice, and Old Friends

    This school leader visited an education conference, and saw that student voice was at the center. Here's what they saw, and what they'll do next.

  • ‘The gift of complex learners’

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    ‘The gift of complex learners’

    Educators serving students with dyslexia, autism, and other special needs can learn from this school. See how this XQ school is taking special education seriously.

  • Summer Reading: Research, Explore, and Reflect

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    Summer Reading: Research, Explore, and Reflect

    Neuroscience, brain hacks, ally ship, and listening. Here are 5 resources to become a better advocate for student voice.

  • What do young people need to learn today to be prepared for tomorrow?

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    What do young people need to learn today to be prepared for tomorrow?

    We cannot anticipate the challenges today’s children will confront as grownups, nor can we conceive of the solutions they will devise. How can we ensure they're prepared for the future?

  • The true meaning of ‘Lord of the Flies’? Ask these 10th graders

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    The true meaning of ‘Lord of the Flies’? Ask these 10th graders

    This San Diego teacher is sharing Lord of the Flies with his class in a very different way. Find out what he's doing instead.

  • Cultivating your community lead classroom

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    Cultivating your community lead classroom

    Want to build community in your classroom? Here are 5 resources to strengthen relationships in your school.

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    A reading list, a portrait of a graduate, and the big questions. It's our first summer reading issue of Give Me Five!

  • Changing the world, one computer at a time

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    Changing the world, one computer at a time

    At D.C. high school, computer science is more than coding. It’s about logic, language, creativity, entrepreneurship, and equity. Find out what that means and how you can teach computer science differently.

  • Fact or Fiction

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    Fact or Fiction

    Myth busting, lessons from the field, and project-based learning in action. 5 resources to help you jumpstart the week of teaching.

  • iNACOL and the Present of Education

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    iNACOL and the Present of Education

    This educator from Tennessee shares how what he learned at an education conference connects back to his school at home, and has a direct impact on his students

  • Rethinking What’s “Already Good”

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    Rethinking What’s “Already Good”

    These Tennessee educators attended a conference full of education thought leaders. The insights they learned will change their classrooms forever.

  • Beyond MLK Day and Black History Month: Making social justice a part of school all year round

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    Beyond MLK Day and Black History Month: Making social justice a part of school all year round

    This LA high school features Martin Luther King Jr. in curriculum for more than one day – or one month – a year. Learn how this school is using his teachings in a different way.

  • Advancing Equity and Education at INACOL18

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    Advancing Equity and Education at INACOL18

    The XQ community visited Nashville for the iNACOL conference. Here's what they learned that can inspire you to rethink high school.

  • Inspo In Your Inbox

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    Inspo In Your Inbox

    Authentic student voice inspiration, a high school redesign reading list, teen brain hacks, a PBL primer, and teacher impact research. 5 tips for you to try in your classroom.

  • Give Me Five Newsletter: Put Your Party Pants On

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    Give Me Five Newsletter: Put Your Party Pants On

    High school beyond walls, equity in admissions, and a new “American Dream.” 5 reads to jump start your week of teaching.

  • Connect Learning to the World Today

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    Connect Learning to the World Today

    Teen writing contests, school aerodynamics advice, support for first-generation students, data transparency, and career-connected learning. Here are 5 resources to help you #ReThinkHighSchool.

  • Fresh ideas for Black History Month

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    Fresh ideas for Black History Month

    Transforming spaces, exploring the teenage brain, and innovative grants. Here are five ideas to help transform your classroom.

  • Putting Relationships First

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    Putting Relationships First

    From focusing on relationships, to helping students find their future. Here are 5 resources for you to use in your classroom this week.

  • One last gift to unwrap

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    One last gift to unwrap

    What the future of learners should look like, a free online class, and a call for change. Here are 5 resources from XQ to inspire you.

  • Welcome to Give Me Five

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    Welcome to Give Me Five

    5 resources. Every two weeks. For Educators, by educators. Let's rethink high school and transform our classrooms together.

  • XQ Super Schools Are STEAMing Ahead to the Future of Work

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    XQ Super Schools Are STEAMing Ahead to the Future of Work

    These schools are leading the way in STEAM. See examples on how they are encouraging young people to explore and identify their interests and passions for STEAM.

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