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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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How Empathy Is Important For Parents And Teens When Things Get Stressful

April 17th, 2017 at 2:49:26 AM
Helping teenagers develop cognitive empathy, the ability to understand another person's perspective, can allow them to cope with stress better. But whether they accept help can be all in the phrasing.

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Delay Kindergarten? Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway

April 14th, 2017 at 9:06:16 AM
Academic redshirting, the practice of holding kids back a year before enrolling them in kindergarten, has been debated for years. A new article attempts to clear up some of the confusion for parents.

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How Play Is At The Heart of Many World-Changing Inventions

April 13th, 2017 at 8:56:34 AM
Play isn't just good for social emotional development and regulation, throughout history it has been a powerful driver of invention.

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Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems

April 12th, 2017 at 9:09:51 AM
Feedback is a crucial part of learning, but only when it helps students target learning goals and comes at the right moment in the trajectory of a project.

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Why Having One Black Teacher Could Help Keep Black Students In School

April 10th, 2017 at 5:57:24 PM
According to a recent study, having a role model at school who looks like you can have large and long-lasting effects.

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