SmartBlog on Education has launched a monthly education content award, recognizing 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 offer practical guidance for educators to help students learn from their mistakes and offer insight on how a popular online game supports a growth mindset.
March Editor’s Choice Content Award
- Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien for Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes, published by Edutopia (March 20)
- Matt Renwick for Passion-Based Learning Week 5: Can Minecraft Foster a Growth Mindset?, published by Powerful Learning Practice (March 20) Listen to an interview with Renwick on EduTalk Radio.
February Editor’s Choice Content Award
- Heather Wolpert-Gawron for Common Core in Action: The Power of a Checklist, published by Edutopia (Feb. 7)
- Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters for Taking the Struggle Out of Group Work, published by MiddleWeb (Feb. 15)
January Editor’s Choice Content Award
- Hilary Conklin for Middle School: Not So Bad, published by The Atlantic (Jan. 14)
- Bill Ferriter for What Role Do Hunches Play in Professional Learning Communities?, published by the Center for Teaching Quality (Jan. 10)