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4 Tools to Inspire Perseverance in Student Writers

Ed Tech - 17 hours 4 min ago
Some helpful tools for students to excite them about writing.

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Being Popular: Why it Consumes Teens and Continues to Affect Adults

Ed Tech - September 19th, 2017 at 3:00:21 AM
The kinds of popularity adolescents and teens experience can affect the relationships they later have as adults, according to Mitch Prinstein.

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How A Stereotype Threat Intervention Can Help Students in STEM Fields

Ed Tech - September 18th, 2017 at 12:52:16 AM
One California university is trying a new strategy to help minority students perform better in STEM classes and develop the mental resilience to face future challenges.

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Why Preschool is the ‘Most Important Year’ In a Child’s Development

Ed Tech - September 15th, 2017 at 8:40:44 AM
A child's experience in preschool sets the foundation for her educational journey, but not all schools know how to deliver what's best, according to author Suzanne Bouffard.

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A Future-Forward Look At Higher Ed

Ed Tech - September 13th, 2017 at 7:58:35 AM
Cathy Davidson is a historian of technology who finds the seeds of necessary innovation in unexpected places, like her home institution, the City University of New York.

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Stepping Back from Overparenting: A Stanford Dean’s Perspective

Ed Tech - September 12th, 2017 at 7:15:33 AM
Parents are essential to a child’s development. But when parents get too involved in helping and directing a child’s every move, they can end up doing more harm than good.

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For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

Ed Tech - September 11th, 2017 at 9:19:12 AM
Irritation and gloom may seem like the default mode for teenagers, but parents can help them gain a more realistic and resilient way of thinking. A clinical psychologist explains how.

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In The Weeks Before Starting College, Money Worries Aplenty

Ed Tech - September 7th, 2017 at 8:02:04 AM
Students often struggle over the summer to make their bills balance out, and it's one of the main reasons that nearly a third of low-income students with college going plans don't show up in the fall.

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How the Google Suite Can Enhance Open-Ended Math Exploration

Ed Tech - September 5th, 2017 at 2:05:02 AM
Math educator Alice Keeler teams up with Stanford math education professor Jo Boaler to look at how open-ended math tasks can be enhanced with technology.

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4 Digital Tools to Help Students Increase Appreciation and Self-Worth in Any Classroom

Ed Tech - September 1st, 2017 at 12:25:02 PM
The ability to appreciate others can spread positive experiences to oneself and others. Common Sense Education reviewed four apps that can help students and teachers develop and express gratitude.

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How Ending Behavior Rewards Helped One School Focus on Student Motivation and Character

Ed Tech - August 30th, 2017 at 2:04:37 AM
A school transformed its culture by getting rid of rewards for good behavior and prioritizing character education.

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A Whole School Approach to Behavior Issues

Ed Tech - August 29th, 2017 at 8:12:40 AM
Classroom management is a fundamental element of a strong learning environment, but it has been a struggle at MLK Middle School. Principal Michael Essien is changing that story by emphasizing...

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Tips to Help Kids with Back-To-School Anxiety

Ed Tech - August 29th, 2017 at 7:28:04 AM
The start of the year can be a particularly hard time for kids — trying to navigate from the carefree summer to the routine of school. But, experts say, nerves and anxiety are normal.

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Having A Best Friend In Your Teenage Years Could Benefit You For Life

Ed Tech - August 28th, 2017 at 1:41:51 AM
Researchers have found that people with deep friendships in adolescence had less anxiety and a greater sense of self-worth in early adulthood. Close friends matter, their study found.

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A Preview of the MindShift Podcast

Ed Tech - August 25th, 2017 at 7:09:21 PM
Sample a preview of the latest season of the MindShift podcast.

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Really? Really. How Our Brains Figure Out What Words Mean Based On How They’re Said

Ed Tech - August 25th, 2017 at 7:22:59 AM
Scientists have identified the brain cells that detect pitch changes in speech, allowing us to understand whether someone is asking a question or making a statement.

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A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper?

Ed Tech - August 23rd, 2017 at 8:26:49 AM
Do we learn better from printed books than digital versions? The answer from researchers is a qualified yes.

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A Literacy-Based Strategy to Help Teachers Integrate Science Skills

Ed Tech - August 22nd, 2017 at 6:48:58 AM
Teachers using Novel Engineering find that students read more deeply and incorporate engineering concepts more easily when they identify problems in the stories they're reading.

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Normalize Setbacks By Asking Your Kids For Advice When You Struggle

Ed Tech - August 18th, 2017 at 12:52:41 PM
Make your own struggles known to kids so they see it's normal to face setbacks, strategize, and try anew.

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Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

Ed Tech - August 17th, 2017 at 3:03:47 AM
Debates over note taking tend to focus on whether devices are helpful or harmful, rather than on strategies students can use to make connections between ideas regardless of the format.

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