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Transforming Physicists, Engineers into Teachers at New MIT Program

January 18th, 2018 at 2:02:31 PM
High-tech effort would also speed up teacher education by giving credit for existing skills

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Setting School Culture With Social And Emotional Learning Routines

January 17th, 2018 at 2:26:08 AM
Building students' social and emotional skills with daily routines or regular classes is an important part of setting school culture.

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4 Tools to Help Empower Kids to Stand Up for What’s Right

January 12th, 2018 at 1:01:26 PM
These apps and digital tools selected by Common Sense Education can enable students to help lonely kids during lunchtime or find social causes they care about.

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Using Board Games to Help Fight and Understand Bias

January 9th, 2018 at 5:38:08 PM
Buffalo is the sort of game you'd pull out at dinner parties when the conversation lulls. But the game's creators says it's good for something else — subliminally reducing prejudice.

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What’s The Difference Between Children’s Books In China And The U.S.?

January 7th, 2018 at 1:21:10 AM
How much can you tell about a country from its children's books? Some psychology researchers decided to find out.

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5 Things To Know About Kids and Their Screen Time

January 4th, 2018 at 2:28:36 AM
The latest research on kids and screens has bright spots and dark spots.

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The Benefits of Helping Teens Identify Their Purpose in Life

January 3rd, 2018 at 8:04:11 AM
A new movement in schools makes room for students to explore life’s big questions.

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In Our Connected World, What If Empathy Is Learning?

January 2nd, 2018 at 8:08:01 AM
Now that we have access to so much information, it's time to recognize empathy as core to how students learn and make the most of all the resources around them, including one another.

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How Educators Can Model Democratic Decision Making In Schools

December 29th, 2017 at 4:31:47 AM
Deborah Meier highlights the need to create cultural norms within school that values the opinions and experiences of students, families and educators.

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How Parents Can Help Kids Navigate the Pressures of Their Digital Lives

December 28th, 2017 at 4:03:53 AM
In the same way that different teenagers need different types of social support from their parents, they need different types of digital support, as well. If your teen seems irritable or overwhelmed...

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Critical Thinking Skills to Help Students Better Evaluate Scientific Claims

December 21st, 2017 at 1:37:17 PM
Helping students better understand research -- based in science and otherwise -- can help develop their information literacy skills and ultimate, their health.

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Why Teens Find Stories About The End Of The World So Appealing

December 19th, 2017 at 1:55:32 AM
Dystopian novels are all about consequences, choices and grey areas. And psychologists say that plays right into the sweet spot of the developing teenage brain.

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Dalai Lama Inspires Emphasis on Kindness in Schools

December 18th, 2017 at 3:23:59 AM
Focusing on kindness is an approachable way to get kids in touch with their feelings and growing social intelligence.

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How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America’s Classrooms

December 13th, 2017 at 11:48:48 PM
Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual travel, watching videos. Educators say it opens their classrooms to the world. The removal of net neutrality could change all that.

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Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Program Demonstrates Success

December 12th, 2017 at 9:31:19 AM
Tulsa, Okla., has been the focus of much debate over the long-term benefits of preschool. The most recent findings by Georgetown University researchers are another strong endorsement for early ed.

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Tools Harvard Computer Science Students Use to Collaborate, Stay Organized

December 11th, 2017 at 2:53:39 AM
Educators and students of CS50, a widely popular computer science class at Harvard that's also available in a high school AP version, use a variety of tools to help with the collaborative part of...

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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of A Bad Plan

December 8th, 2017 at 9:42:55 AM
Researchers say it takes a lot of brainpower to stop an action, once it's underway. A study found that when people have to change a planned movement, 11 different brain areas have to get involved.

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Exaggerated Thoughts That Can Cause Adolescents to Misperceive Reality

December 7th, 2017 at 8:20:38 AM
Better understanding the complex interplay between thoughts, feelings and behaviors can help adolescents see the possible realities of a situation. 

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How Schools Can Help Students Manage and Mitigate Anxiety

December 5th, 2017 at 1:58:45 AM
By focusing on coping strategies and schoolwide supports, school counselors are helping students manage and mitigate their anxiety.

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Tips And Tricks To Keep Kids On Track During Genius Hour Projects

December 4th, 2017 at 3:15:31 AM
By giving students a chance to come up with their own passion projects, Genius Hour can help them develop skills they might not otherwise have an opportunity for in the classroom.

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