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May 04, 2021

Teachers: Thank you for inspiring students in their learning

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and I’d like to start by expressing my personal thanks and gratitude for everything teachers do.

March 16, 2021

Navigating disruption: Spotlight on social-emotional learning

Just over a year ago, COVID-19 disrupted the educational journeys of 1.6 billion students around the globe and changed how we live, work, socialize, and learn. Today the world continues to navigate the economic, public health, and humanitarian challenges the pandemic caused.

January 19, 2021

BettFest 2021: Engaging every learner, anytime and anywhere

The past year has been a time of unprecedented change, complexity, and ambiguity, and educators, students, and parents have had to embrace new ways of teaching and learning. Through it all, it’s been inspiring to see the incredible work the education community has done to keep students engaged.

December 15, 2020

The acceleration of hybrid learning for higher-ed students and faculty

Before COVID-19 disrupted the education journeys of more than 1.5 billion students around the world, higher education institutions were already exploring ways to grow enrollment, reach more students, and better engage the “digital natives” of Generation Z. Though the need to move online created challenges, it also inspired solutions that will have long-lasting effects on higher education. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), educators believe the pandemic has accelerated the evolution of virtual education by ten years. “We’ve been entering a new paradigm for the last decade and COVID-19 has just expedited this progress. It provided gasoline to trends that were already underway,” said Michael Horn, co-founder of Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation.

November 12, 2020

What is real kindness? Ask a teacher!

“Kindness comes in many different forms, including patience, forgiveness, and through simple acts that lead to positive connections.” — Christine McKee, Emerging Technology Consultant, Edmonton Catholic Schools, Alberta, Canada

June 15, 2020

What educators have learned from remote learning prepares them for the new school year

As I write this, class may be in session—most likely online—for many schools and universities around the world. Over the past several months, how we teach and how we learn has been flipped upside down. Many teachers and faculty have been incorporating new tools into their lessons, often for the first time. And students are experiencing new methods of learning, which will have an important, lasting impact. With this transition, it has become clear that with the required physical distance between teachers and students, it’s more important than ever to help educators find ways to connect with students and keep them engaged, motivated, and safe in a digital world.

April 30, 2020

Celebrating 2020 Graduates

Humans love to celebrate. We learn at an early age that every milestone is a good reason to gather, share our excitement with friends and family, feel pride in our accomplishments, and enjoy the warmth of connection.

March 20, 2019

Happy International Day of Happiness: New Research Suggests Happy Students Achieve More

Seven years ago, the United Nations declared March 20th the International Day of Happiness to encourage countries around the globe to take concrete steps to cultivate happiness and well-being in people’s lives.

May 24, 2018

Technology empower class of 2030

Our world is changing faster than ever. What skills will today’s kindergarteners need to be life-ready by the time they graduate as the class of 2030? How can technology support their educational journey?

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