What are we reading this week? Here are our favorite blog posts, stories, and news from the world of education:
- What changes are you planning for your classroom or teaching in the upcoming school year? Adam at The Schoenblog outlines five shifts for his classroom in 2016, including rethinking grades and involving more project-based learning.
- In Florida, beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, financial literacy education will be mandatory for graduation. Check out our new financial literacy micro-credentials, created in collaboration with the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center and Digital Promise, on topics like credit card responsibility, tax basics, and simple saving strategies.
- "Will a pedagogic approach to 'making' suck the joy and soul out of it?"NPREd examines 3 Challenges as Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools.
- Montana's 2016 Teacher of the Year shares why she's taking a one-year sabbatical to focus on being an instructional coach. If her story piques your interest, check out our collections on instructional coaching (from Capella University) and teacher self-care.