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7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

July 10th, 2017 at 3:03:42 AM
Education consultant and speaker Alan November says if we want to move education forward, school leaders must start hiring teachers who are globally connected, embrace messy problems and aren't...

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Physics for Babies? Books That Expand Science Understanding

July 7th, 2017 at 6:08:59 PM
Chris Ferrie's board books introduce subjects like rocket science, quantum physics and general relativity to toddlers and babies. What can parents do to make the concepts resonate?

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7 Books That Teach Kids About Social Justice and Activism

July 7th, 2017 at 12:22:18 AM
Looking for books to feed your child's curiosity and ignite the social activist inside of them? Here's our list of children's books to keep your child occupied all summer long.

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How Online Camps Help Kids Stay Connected to STEM Skills and Mentors Year-Round

July 6th, 2017 at 8:55:20 AM
Online camps where kids can play Minecraft and learn coding skills are helping youths stay connected to a community of learners.

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Want To Teach Your Kids Self-Control? Learn From A Cameroonian Farmer

July 5th, 2017 at 2:27:12 AM
The "marshmallow test" is a famous experiment for studying kids' self-control. For the first time, a psychologist gave the test to kids outside Western culture. And they crushed it.

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How to Design a School That Prioritizes Kindness and Caring

June 30th, 2017 at 3:55:39 AM
About 70 schools around the country are making a concerted effort to make caring central to school culture through the Making Caring Common project. When teachers give students the lead, spreading a...

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How The Way We Talk to Boys May Be Stunting Them

June 28th, 2017 at 8:11:16 AM
When adults reinforce stereotypes by communicating differently to boys, the child's emotional health and sense of resilience can suffer.

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Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’

June 27th, 2017 at 8:14:33 AM
More districts are letting students take computers home for the summer. Officials hope the devices help fill in learning gaps, but experts say parents must play a role to make the lending effective.

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How Extra Year of High School Can Set Students Up for College Success

June 26th, 2017 at 3:46:29 AM
Many first generation college students struggle to adjust to life and academics away from home. Da Vinci Schools offers a 13th year to help students make the transition successfully.

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Could The Best Memory System Be One That Forgets?

June 23rd, 2017 at 2:24:21 PM
Forget thinking about forgetting as failure. Researchers now say that ridding our brains of irrelevant details and outdated information helps us better navigate our ever-changing world.

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Why ‘Unlearning’ Old Habits Is An Essential Step For Innovation

June 23rd, 2017 at 8:52:17 AM
Educators at a school near Boston is making the effort to unlearn old habits and perspectives that get in the way of more effective solutions.

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How Constraints Can Stimulate Creative Solutions

June 21st, 2017 at 8:21:35 AM
Many of the world's most important inventions were discovered when trying to solve a problem with a particular set of contraints.

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How Teens Can Develop And Share Meaningful Stories With ‘The Moth’

June 19th, 2017 at 4:12:58 AM
Learning how to develop a personal story to tell and share it on stage from memory is helping students develop their sense of voice and confidence.

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4 Tools For Kids To Help Develop Compassion and Social Change

June 15th, 2017 at 9:16:18 AM
Tools that can help kids develop perspective and see the outcomes of their actions can help develop their sense of empathy and compassion.

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How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea

June 14th, 2017 at 3:40:40 AM
John Hattie proposes a theory to help educators understand why various teaching strategies work at different stages of learning.

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How Schools Use Brain Science To Help Traumatized Kids Heal and Learn

June 12th, 2017 at 8:10:07 AM
A nonprofit called Turnaround for Children helps schools meet the needs of children facing poverty and adversity.

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Empowering Principals As Designers Capable of Retooling School

June 8th, 2017 at 8:08:54 AM
Principals feel a lot of pressure to come up with big solutions for problems in their schools, but small, quick ideas that can be done without money or time might move the ball faster.

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Light a Fuse: How One State’s Teachers Are Sparking Digital Innovation 

June 7th, 2017 at 8:30:46 AM
A program in Rhode Island is empowering innovative teachers to mentor teachers outside of their own school districts and provide guidance to administrators.

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How Making Kindness a Priority Benefits Students

June 6th, 2017 at 8:25:57 AM
Achievement is considered a higher priority than caring for others, according to kids surveyed. But having a school and family culture that values kindness can reap bigger rewards.

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The Role Of Yoga In Healing Trauma

June 5th, 2017 at 3:15:12 AM
So-called 'trauma-aware yoga' has mind and body benefits, says Georgetown research.

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