SmartBlog on Education’s monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers to engage, innovate and discuss.
SmartBrief Education editors and writers sift through thousands of sources each day, reading a variety of content, including blogs and commentaries written by you and your peers.
In an effort to recognize some of the innovative voices in the field — quick disclaimer: there is so much wonderful content out there that I’m sure we’ll miss some — we’ve asked our team to nominate their favorite content each month from which we’ll choose two winners for the Editor’s Choice Content Award.
This month’s winners inspired us with stories from inside the school halls, including an insider’s view of technology and how it has affected students’ conversational competency and a thoughtful piece on educational leadership.
April Editor’s Choice Content Award
- Paul Barnwell for My Students Don’t Know How to Have a Conversation, The Atlantic (April 22) Listen to an interview with Paul on EduTalk Radio.
Listen to an interview with Paul on EduTalk Radio.
- Jennifer Barnett for It Had to Be Me, Center for Teaching Quality (April 21)
Listen to an interview with Jennifer on EduTalk Radio.
Learn more about our previous winners.
March Editor’s Choice Content Award
- Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien for Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes, Edutopia (March 20)
- Matt Renwick for Passion-Based Learning Week 5: Can Minecraft Foster a Growth Mindset?, Powerful Learning Practice (March 20)
February Editor’s Choice Content Award
- Heather Wolpert-Gawron for Common Core in Action: The Power of a Checklist, Edutopia (Feb. 7)
- Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters for Taking the Struggle Out of Group Work, MiddleWeb (Feb. 15)
January Editor’s Choice Content Award
- Hilary Conklin for Middle School: Not So Bad, The Atlantic (Jan. 14)
- Bill Ferriter for What Role Do Hunches Play in Professional Learning Communities?, Center for Teaching Quality (Jan. 10)