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By Laura Varlas
Education update 59 (2), 2017, p. 2, 6 (article).

Looks at ways that some US schools are re-designing sex education with a particular focus on the area of consent and decision making. Shows how, by altering complexity, language, and instructional methods, consent can be taught in any setting, including with young students and in religious schools.

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By Guy Claxton, Arthur L. Costa & Bena Kallick
Educational leadership 73 (6), 2016, p. 60-64 (article).

Discusses the significance of nurturing soft skills among students. Provides suggestions on developing an attitude of curiosity or self-evaluation, training students to improve their thinking skills, and teaching dispositions.

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By Michael J. Wasta
Phi delta kappan 98 (5), 2017, p. 67-71 (article).

Discusses how teachers in professional learning communities (PLCs) can use evidence of student learning to improve instruction.

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