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How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects

August 16th, 2017 at 2:53:50 AM
Librarians are developing maker activities for children's books that enhance the reading experience for kids.

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Children Learn Best From Storybooks When Characters Are Realistic

August 15th, 2017 at 7:00:09 PM
Young children have an easier time exporting what they learn from a fictional storybook to the real world when the storybook is realistic, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.

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How Ethnic Studies Connects Learning With Students’ Identities

August 15th, 2017 at 1:53:54 AM
After Arizona banned a Mexican-American studies curriculum in Tucson, Ariz., ethnic studies courses have taken root in districts across the country.

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What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Social And Emotional Skills’?

August 14th, 2017 at 6:43:05 PM
Social-emotional learning. Grit. Resilience. Agency. Empathy. Executive function. Education experts agree these are all crucial for student success, but the agreement stops there.

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When Schools Forgo Grades: An Experiment In Internal Motivation

August 13th, 2017 at 9:26:27 PM
When teachers don't give grades they find it completely changes the focus of learning in their classrooms.

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Language and Communication Skills That Make all the Difference for Kindergarten

August 11th, 2017 at 2:11:56 AM
Kids learn oral communication skills by practicing with one another and adults. Based on the work of Audrey Prince, kindergarten teacher Devin Walsh offers several steps that have worked in her...

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What Can Japan’s Education System Teach The U.S. About Equity?

August 10th, 2017 at 2:48:26 AM
Japanese leaders intentionally funnel more resources and better teachers to communities that need them the most.

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Discovering Better Ways to Learn as an Adult

August 9th, 2017 at 10:53:34 AM
It's easy to revert to old habits to learn something new, but author Ulrich Boser applied what he learned from research and tried some techniques with his young daughters to great success.

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Can Minecraft Camp Help Open Up The Tech World To Low-Income Kids?

August 8th, 2017 at 3:06:37 PM
Minecraft is touted for its educational possibilities. But is that potential really accessible to all?

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How a School Ditched Awards and Assemblies to Refocus on Kids and Learning

August 8th, 2017 at 2:45:58 AM
When a school got rid of "student-of-the-month" assemblies and prizes for the best-performing students, individuals were able to see for themselves the accomplishments that gave them pride.

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For Teachers Who Dread Math, Finding a Better Way

August 7th, 2017 at 1:49:06 AM
After noticing teachers' anxiety around teaching math, educator Tracey Johnston Zager traveled around the country to observe effective math teachers for her book, "Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish...

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What’s The Middle Ground Between Grammar And Voice When Teaching Writing?

August 4th, 2017 at 2:41:52 AM
Teachers often aren't taught how to teach effective writing skills, which has led to two very different approaches in classrooms and a debate over how much focus should be given to writing solid...

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Autism Symptoms are Less Obvious in Girls and May Lead to Underdiagnosis

August 3rd, 2017 at 12:27:45 AM
Girls are much less likely to be diagnosed with autism, but that may be because the signs of the disorder are different than in boys. And girls may be missing out on help as a result.

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Guess What? We’re All Born With Mathematical Abilities

August 1st, 2017 at 8:51:37 AM
Kids who start school behind in math tend to stay behind. But could early predictors in preschool help educators put them on a path to success?

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AP Computer Science Principles Attract Diverse Students With Real-World Problems

July 31st, 2017 at 3:09:44 PM
The Advanced Placement program has scored a win for diversity with the help of Silicon Valley.

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What Works For Getting Kids to Enjoy Reading?

July 31st, 2017 at 3:00:14 AM
Reading becomes more enjoyable the more it's practiced, but getting to that point can be a challenge. Parents and teachers compete with screens; rewards are tempting but can backfire.

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From Skyhook To STEM: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Brings The Science

July 27th, 2017 at 8:31:32 AM
The NBA's all-time leading scorer talks about the importance of STEM and his education foundation, and its support for a science camp for public school children in Los Angeles.

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How Making Mistakes Primes Kids To Learn Better

July 26th, 2017 at 6:00:54 AM
American educators love to emphasize correct procedure, but cognitive science says that students learn better when you focus on their mistakes.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?

July 24th, 2017 at 3:04:27 PM
In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don't always appreciate the message.

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Does Algebra Do More Harm Than Good? Community Colleges Rethink Requirements

July 20th, 2017 at 9:11:37 AM
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, the chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, wants to kick loose the requirement of algebra for non-STEM majors.

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