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Weekly News Round-Up for October 6th
posted by: Melissa | October 06, 2017, 01:01 pm   

Each week, NWPE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week saw educators fall victim in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history and Kansas faces a new ruling on school funding.

 
What’s the Deal with Grit?
posted by: Melissa | October 04, 2017, 01:40 pm   

If you’ve been in education circles the last year or so, you’ve doubtless heard of “grit.” Grit as a named concept first started making waves when psychologist Angela Duckworth gave a TED talk on the topic, and later published her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. In both, she explains that success is not dependent on talent alone, but is highly influenced by a person’s grit, which she defines as a measure of their passion for a project along with their tendency to stick with a project even when it’s difficult.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for September 29th
posted by: Melissa | September 29, 2017, 01:25 pm   

Each week, NWPE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, a potential Supreme Court turning point and national anthem protests grip the country’s schools.

 
Five Tips & Tricks for Grant Applications
posted by: Melissa | September 28, 2017, 12:47 pm   

Maybe it’s an idea for that classroom project that is sure to inspire your students, the newest bit of education tech that your school hasn’t worked into their budget yet, or a field trip for which there isn’t enough funds for. Whatever the cause, most teachers will reach a spot in their career where they need to look outside their schools and districts for classroom funds.

 
2017’s Top Teacher Podcasts
posted by: Melissa | September 26, 2017, 01:04 pm   

I freely admit that I’m a podcast addict. I jumped onto the podcast train when they were just starting out and I was a young teacher in downtown DC. Facing a 45-minute ride on Metro and busses, podcasts were a way to use that time to unwind and keep my knowledge of the world fresh. Now, years later, podcasts accompany me when I have a long drive, do housework, or work out.

 
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