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An Ice Breaker Activity Students Love

A new school year means another opportunity to get to know a new group of students. Start the school year off right ...

Five Activities to Start the School Year Off Right

Those first few days of a new school year or semester can be filled with mixed emotions for educators and students alike. ...

Break the Ice in the New School Year with This Activity!

What’s your favorite form of potato? What’s a hobby you’ve picked up in the last few months? What song describes your life ...

What 21st-Century Life Skills Do Hiring Managers Wish they Had Before Graduation?

What 21st-Century Life Skills Should Students Have Before Entering the Workforce? During the first season of the Competentencies without a Classroom podcast, ...

21 Books Teachers Wish They Had Read Before They Were 18

We all have a book that changed our life for the better, opening our mind to new concepts, ideas, and competencies. For ...

21 Books to Learn 21st-Century Skills

We all have that one book that we can't recommend enough. For some, it's a childhood story that they couldn't put down. ...

The Battle Between Standardized Tests and 21st-Century Skills

If you spend some time looking around the internet, you’ll quickly find that there are a lot of opinions floating around on ...

21st-Century Skills Students Need to Display Before Graduating

Throughout the first two seasons of our podcast, Competencies without a Classroom, we promoted each of our guests to Superintendent of a ...

3 Ways to Target 21st-Century Skill Development in the Classroom

What 21st-Century Skills are Educators Focusing on with their Students? We recently interviewed a group of educators across all different subject areas ...

Why No One Wants to Work with the Brilliant Jerk

“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care” -Theodore Rosevelt Throughout the first two seasons of ...

21st-Century Skills Students Need to Have on their Resumes

What 21st-Century Skills Will Students Need to Display on their Resumes? In Season One of our Competencies without a Classroom podcast, we ...

21st-Century Life Skills that Schools Should Teach Students

What 21st-Century Life Skills should Students have Before Leaving High School? During the second season of the Competentencies without a Classroom podcast, ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 22 [BONUS] Recap

We’re back with a bonus #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom! In this episode, we chat with Amber Harper, author of ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 21 Recap

In our 21st and final #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom season two, we sit down and chat with Lizanne Foster, ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 20 Recap

In our 20th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we sit down with Ronald Hae, a grade 11/12 accounting teacher in ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 19 Recap

In our 19th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we interview the host of the EdTechBites Podcast - Gabriel Carillo. Gabriel ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 18 Recap

In our 18th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we had the pleasure of chatting with the host of The #EduDuctTape ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 17 Recap

In our 17th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we speak with the educator behind the podcast, blog, and youtube channel ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 16 Recap

In our 16th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we speak with Johanna Brown, a chemistry and computer science teacher in ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 15 Recap

If you go after what makes you joyful and happy, it will bring more joy to your life and to everyone else’s. ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 14 Recap

Where there is collaboration and conversation, there is great opportunity.   In our 14th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom we ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 13 Recap

In our 13th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom we sit down with the incredible Jonathan So, a K-8 Teacher for ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 12 Recap

"When you’re ready to learn your lesson, your teacher appears” In our 12th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom we interview ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 11 Recap

In our 11th #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom we sat down for our first dual interview of the season with ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 10 Recap

In our tenth #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom we interview Vickie Morgado, who has spent 21 years working in education ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 9 Recap

“Sometimes we don’t give our kids credit, but if we get out of their way, it’s pretty cool what they can do.” ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 8 Recap

“people have a tendency to avoid things that are uncomfortable - do them, it'll make you better in the long run.” In ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 7 Recap

In the seventh #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we chat with the incredible Laura Heyes. She is a fifth-grade teacher ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 6 Recap

In the sixth #21for21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom, we meet Rachelle Dene Poth, a teacher who does it all. Not ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 5 Recap

" We want to have students be able to be comfortable with being uncertain. " In the fifth #21For21 episode of Competencies ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 4 Recap

" ...the world is not standardized." In the fourth #21For21 episode of Competencies without a Classroom podcast, we interview Matt Rhoads, a ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 3 Recap

" I always say we have to open the window to the adult world for kids and actually have conversations about what's ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 2 Recap

" I focus a lot on helping students to understand that all communication is persuasive" In the second #21For21 episode of Competencies ...

21st Century Skills - Competencies without a Classroom Podcast - Episode 1 Recap

No matter what students end up doing in their lives, they're going to be either consuming or creating content. In the first ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 21 - Recap

The world around you is constantly changing. Whether it be through a pandemic or the emergence of technology, you have proven yourself ...

3 Experienced Educators Share Inspiring Journeys of Teaching Without Grades

“Where’s the vocab test?” Bonnie Nieves, a high school biology teacher in Massachusetts, often hears this from her students on the first ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 20 - Recap

Could toys be the new textbooks? As our world becomes increasingly digitized and robots take away job positions, complex problem-solvers will thrive. ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 19 - Recap

This week’s guest is well on his way to becoming a future prime minister. While the rest of us were catching up ...

Why now is the time for schools to give up grades

In his book The Audacity of Hope, former American President Barack Obama said public education was, “stuck between those who want to ...

Redefining Resilience for Educators in 2021

It’s no secret that the past year has presented numerous challenges for you and your students.  Change, fear, loss, anxiety, whatever it ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 18 - Recap

Public speaking is something we all have to do in some capacity. It’s a skill that requires practice, but the more you ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 17 - Recap

This week’s guest teaches us to lead our lives by being curious. Meet Zoe Share - a former kindergarten teacher turned CEO ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 16 - Recap

There are so many pathways to success. It could be a four-year degree, a 2-year degree, an apprenticeship, or like this week's ...

Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 15 - Recap

Black people account for 3.5% of the Canadian population and only 2.5% of the tech workforce. This week’s guest works to inspire ...