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Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Educational Technology
Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Educational Technology

In education, the goal is not only to supply students with skills and knowledge, but also to foster the ability to problem-solve and take on challenges, so that students are prepared to tackle issues they face outside of school. Decades of research have demonstrated that a student’s mindset is a critical factor that impacts how comfortable and motivated they are when posed with a new or difficult problem to solve.

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Understanding Academic Language and its Connection to School Success
Understanding Academic Language and its Connection to School Success

In order to gain knowledge through independent reading and participate in meaningful discussions in the classroom, students must master the complex words and phrases that characterize the language of school. Proficiency in these skills, otherwise known as academic language, is critical for reading comprehension and overall academic success.

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Empowering Teacher Effectiveness: Four Key Factors for Success
Empowering Teacher Effectiveness: How to Effectively Connect Student Data to Instructional Strategies and Resources

At the heart of teacher effectiveness is the teacher’s ability to understand the individual profiles of every student in the classroom. Although data-driven instruction has long been a focus of districts across the country, the complex challenge of connecting student data to instructional strategies remains  an obstacle to teacher effectiveness.

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