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Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language

June 2nd, 2017 at 1:17:12 AM
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are studying how music and rhythm activities could help children who struggle with grammar and language development.

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When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

June 1st, 2017 at 8:27:54 AM
Children in New Orleans suffer from trauma at high rates. Now, several schools there are focused on catching and helping students whose behavior may be a response to their suffering.

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Hall Passes, Buses, Lunch Duty: What If The Principal Could Focus On Achievement?

May 31st, 2017 at 8:27:06 AM
Can principals be better leaders if they have more time to focus on instruction? The Washington, D.C., schools are adding managers to handle operations and logistics.

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Why Female Engineering Students Benefit From Women Mentors

May 30th, 2017 at 4:05:46 AM
According to a study, female engineering college students were more likely to stay in the field when they had female mentors.

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How A Gene Editing Tool Went From Labs To A Middle-School Classroom

May 27th, 2017 at 11:27:09 AM
Some compare the democratization of personal computing in the 1970s to the current changes in access to genetic engineering tools, in part thanks to the CRISPR gene editing tool.

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Why Executive Function Skills Take So Long To Fully Develop

May 26th, 2017 at 3:10:40 AM
Sometime between grade school and grad school, the brain's information highways get remapped in a way that dramatically reins in impulsive behavior.

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Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students

May 24th, 2017 at 7:43:55 AM
By 2020 more than half of children in the U.S. will be part of an ethnic or racial minority. Colleges and universities are figuring out how to prepare for them.

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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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