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Kris Astle

Written by: Kris Astle

Kris Astle is a Global Education Strategist with SMART Technologies. Kris is passionate about the trends, needs, and the facilitation of change through EdTech to support teachers globally. Follow her ideas @krisastle


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Join me for these upcoming EdShift LIVE webinar events. This ongoing series is designed to dive into topics that matter to teachers right now. I regularly share research behind educational trends and pedagogy PLUS translate the big trending concepts into usable lesson examples so that teachers can experience the findings and see the ideas delivered from a student perspective.

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Thursday March 18, 2021 @ 3:30pm EST

Developing Student Self-Efficacy through Effective Feedback

Social and emotional learning provides the foundation for student success, in school, in careers, and in life holistically. Even in a blended or remote learning environment, social and emotional skill development can be built into everyday content delivery. This session will explore CASEL’s 5 core competencies and showcase how their development can be embedded into instruction across content areas in both remote and face-to-face instruction.

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Thursday April 8, 2021 @ 3:30pm EST

Cultivating Classroom Discussion to Drive Critical Thinking 


Discussion is a powerful active learning tool that drives students learning by encouraging students to learn from each other and talk about concepts in their own words. These practices promote the development of critical thinking skills as well as global competencies. Join us to explore the best practices around classroom discussion and its benefit for learners in all environments.

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