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What Advantages Come With Breaking Up Strict Grade Levels in High School?

May 24th, 2017 at 1:50:52 AM
Some high schools are experimenting with breaking down the silos between high school grades to give students more flexibility to master the material.

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Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies

May 22nd, 2017 at 1:46:43 AM
There are brain-based techniques that work to help students remember core concepts beyond a test, but it's often up to teachers to make sure they are used in classrooms.

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Why Effective Practice Is Just As Important As the Hours of Practice

May 19th, 2017 at 8:53:30 AM
Students need to practice important skills, but it's equally important they know how to do so effectively.

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How Parents Can Help Kids Develop A Sense Of Purpose

May 18th, 2017 at 8:39:53 AM
Parents can play a powerful role in guiding kids to find a sense of purpose in their lives. Sometimes, that means standing back.

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To Engage Students and Teachers, Treat Core Subjects Like Extracurriculars

May 16th, 2017 at 2:11:48 AM
It's tough to deny the excitement students have about extracurricular activities. Harvard researchers explore ways to bring that excitement to more core subjects.

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4 Games to Spark Empathy-building in the Classroom

May 15th, 2017 at 9:00:26 AM
"Gone Home," "Brothers," "Journey" and "That Dragon, Cancer" are games that can help students empathize with others by experiencing others' struggles and emotions.

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School Bullying Is Down. Why Don’t Students Believe It?

May 11th, 2017 at 8:48:37 AM
A big new study shows half as many student reports of bullying — including physical bullying, threats and cyberbullying — compared with a decade earlier.

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How ‘One Story’ Can Excite Students About Reading And Connecting With Community

May 10th, 2017 at 9:03:26 AM
If students can have greater voice in what they read and see the story's relevance to their community, reading becomes a more engaging activity.

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Using Artificial Intelligence As a Teaching Assistant To Help With Questions Online

May 8th, 2017 at 9:25:42 AM
When this computer science professor became overwhelmed by the thousands of questions students were asking in an online course, he recruited artificial intelligence to help serve up some answers.

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How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps

May 5th, 2017 at 12:07:50 PM
Unconferences are helping teachers meet one another to connect around needs and interests often not covered by traditional professional development.

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What the Science Says About How Preschool Benefits Children

May 3rd, 2017 at 8:40:26 AM
What happens when a group of the nation's leading pre-K experts get together to lay out a blueprint for what parents, and educators, can learn from decades of research?

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How Schools Can Help Students Develop A Greater Sense Of Purpose

May 2nd, 2017 at 9:01:13 AM
Connecting with something greater than oneself can be a lifelong motivator and guiding force for making the world a better place.

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Projects, Passion, Peers and Play: Seymour Papert’s Vision For Learning

May 1st, 2017 at 3:06:40 AM
Mitch Resnick of MIT's Media Lab explains how Seymour Papert inspired much of his life's work with an emphasis on projects, passions, peers and play.

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Can Quality Pre-K and Career Training For Parents Break Cycle of Poverty?

April 28th, 2017 at 1:36:08 PM
A program in Tulsa, Okla., links quality Head Start services with job training and parental support. A study of the program shows it's improving the lives of both mothers and their children.

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The Essential Underpinnings Of Shifting to ‘Modern Learning’

April 26th, 2017 at 8:44:40 AM
A white paper by Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon identify key ingredients to successfully implement needed change in schools, such as leadership, culture, communication and technology.

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A Mindset Shift to Continue Supporting the Most Frustrating Kids

April 24th, 2017 at 8:42:57 AM
Some students can feel so difficult to work with that the challenge begins to strain a teacher's empathy. Alex Shevrin offers some tips for how she shifts her mindset when this happens and...

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His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn’t Go To College, Then He Did

April 24th, 2017 at 2:50:44 AM
African-American students with disabilities are disciplined far more and graduate far less than their counterparts, researchers say. What needs to change to help more succeed?

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4 Digital Tools That Help Students Practice Integrity

April 21st, 2017 at 9:10:14 AM
Digital tools can help give students a platform to demonstrate their honesty, courage, and integrity in the classroom on a regular basis.

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Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School

April 20th, 2017 at 2:48:27 AM
At this big traditional high school teachers are taking the lead in the push for interdisciplinary, future-focused teaching practices.

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How Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day

April 18th, 2017 at 3:01:18 AM
American teacher Timothy Walker learned more effective ways to teach when he moved to Finland and pulled back from cramming too much into one day.

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