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5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students

November 20th, 2017 at 3:06:40 AM
Barbara Oakley, co-creator of the most enrolled class on Coursera called "Learning How to Learn," shares five techniques to help students become better learners.

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Increased Hours Online Correlate With Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

November 16th, 2017 at 2:36:09 PM
It's not proof of cause and effect, but should be a warning, researchers say. Surveys showed teens — especially girls — who spent hours online daily were more likely than others to report depression.

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Spreading First Aid for Teens’ Mental Health by Training Adults to Help

November 15th, 2017 at 9:39:02 AM
A program is teaching educators and adults how to spot teens struggling with mental health and give them immediate aid. It's described as "CPR for the mind."

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Students Share The Downside Of Being Labeled ‘Gifted’

November 13th, 2017 at 7:24:06 AM
Many Stanford students were labeled as "gifted" when very young, often leading to special supports and programs. They reflect on what that designation meant for their learning.

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Making Media Literacy Central to Digital Citizenship

November 9th, 2017 at 9:54:09 AM
This emergence of video as a high-stakes media form requires a rethinking of what we mean by digital citizenship. 

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How to Build Self-Assessment Into Jampacked High School Classes

November 7th, 2017 at 8:49:36 AM
Three strategies to ensure students are thinking critically about their work and developing metacognitive skills that will serve them in the future.

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It’s Time For A Deeper Conversation About How Schools Use Technology

November 6th, 2017 at 9:08:36 AM
"Personalized learning" with technology has become ubiquitous, but it's time to take a tough look at whether all that money has bought anything very different.

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4 Tools to Help Kids Develop Empathy and Cultural Humility

November 3rd, 2017 at 3:40:14 PM
Common Sense Education has reviews on four tools that can help students gain perspective on people and cultures different from themselves to help cultivate a sense of humility.

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How Making Art Helps Teens Better Understand Their Mental Health

November 2nd, 2017 at 2:48:49 AM
Using art to help adolescents express how they feel is giving students the tools to better understand their own mental health.

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One Gut Check and Four Steps Students Can Apply to Fact-Check Information

October 31st, 2017 at 9:45:44 AM
A new approach seeks to equip university students with the tools of fact-checkers.

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When Coaching Teachers Has Curiosity As Its Primary Goal

October 30th, 2017 at 3:17:44 AM
Leaders at the British International School in Shanghai are using a coaching model to help teachers develop individual lines of inquiry into their own teaching practice.

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Three Ways Parents Can Make Digital Media a Positive for Young Kids

October 27th, 2017 at 2:46:07 AM
Screens have added an extra element of anxiety to family life as parents rightly try to balance the time kids spend on devices. But could fear of screen time be holding us back from seeing the...

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How Seeing and Using Gestures Make Ideas More Memorable

October 25th, 2017 at 8:29:00 AM
Whether it’s reading, math or science, we absorb ideas better when we apply some body language.

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Courage To Change: What It Takes to Shift to Restorative Discipline

October 24th, 2017 at 2:00:27 AM
Many schools are transitioning to restorative discipline practices in recognition that suspensions don't help kids succeed academically. We take you inside two schools at different stages of the...

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How School Leaders Can Attend to the Emotional Side of Change

October 23rd, 2017 at 2:44:38 AM
When teachers, parents and students are asked to change how they have been doing things, it often involves an element of loss that doesn't get recognized in the push for "innovation."

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Anxiety Is Taking A Toll On Teens, Their Families And Schools

October 20th, 2017 at 9:15:31 AM
The anxiety kids feel about how to be successful in life has skyrocketed in the last decade. How can educators and parents help kids feel comfortable in their own skins?

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Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

October 19th, 2017 at 8:36:19 AM
A new national survey of parents suggests mobile device use by children under 8 has increased tenfold in the last 6 years.

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How To Handle Anxiety-Fueled Refusals To Go To School

October 17th, 2017 at 3:07:41 PM
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. It is often triggered by an underlying mental health issue.

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The Importance of Sleep and Strategies For Sleeping Better

October 16th, 2017 at 11:58:58 PM
"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," says sleep scientist Matthew Walker. His new book is Why We Sleep.

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Developing Students’ Ability to Give and Take Effective Feedback

October 16th, 2017 at 1:55:59 AM
Schools are using a modified version of the Six Thinking Hats technique to teach students how to give effective feedback to one another.

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