The new kids on the block

As you’re going through lesson plans this summer and prepping for the upcoming school year, you might be surprised to know that some of the most advanced educational tools for developing creativity … are right in your kids’ toy bin. Read more »

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Is c®e@tivity in the classroom really that important?

In a global study conducted by Adobe, 2/3 of people feel that creativity is valuable to society, and 80% feel that unlocking creativity is critical to economic growth. Yet only 1 in 4 people believe they are living up to their creative potential. Read more »

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Secrets for summer school success

Is summer school part of your district’s plan to help struggling students catch up with their peers? If so, you’ll want to know about some new research from the RAND Corporation. Their 117-page report on summer learning programs identifies key best practices that help low-performing students achieve high learning gains.

Don’t have time to read all 100+ pages? Here’s what you need to know:

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Summer reading for teachers: 25 books for your reading list

There’s no doubt that summer reading is good for students—there’s evidence of the importance of summer reading everywhere, including some recent findings from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. But picking up a good book isn’t only for kids. Stop your own summer slide by checking out this summer reading list made especially for teachers (and other grown-ups too).

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