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Why learning should be “noisy” and other ways to inspire students.Teachers at a recent professional-development event in Texas shared their ideas and learned that the key to inspiring students is to engage them in the learning process. “A teacher’s main role should be inspiring students to become lifelong learners,” said Arvin Ross, director of professional development for the iSchool Initiative. High-school English teacher Nick Provenzano, who spoke at the conference, advised teachers to let learning get “noisy,” while others spoke about the ability of technology to personalize education. Read more.

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