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To Keep Teens Safe Online, They Need To Learn To Manage Risk

February 27th, 2017 at 3:32:23 PM
Teens should be included in efforts to mitigate their online risks, researchers say, but apps focus more on parents controlling access by monitoring and blocking sites.

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Five Guidelines to Make School Innovation Successful

February 27th, 2017 at 2:05:11 AM
Lessons learned from over 10 years of sustaining a school model that goes against the grain of traditional education.

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Why Group Work Could Be the Key to English Learner Success

February 23rd, 2017 at 3:12:08 AM
English learners are often portrayed as a struggling group, but at San Francisco International High School educators see the language diversity in their classrooms as an asset.

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What Writing Wikipedia Entries Can Teach Students About Digital Literacy

February 22nd, 2017 at 3:33:46 PM
Creating Wikipedia entries is helping college students understand digital content and what goes into creating factual information.

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How Social Bias Can Transfer From One Generation To The Next

February 22nd, 2017 at 2:23:32 AM
When it comes to bias, preschoolers are influenced by nonverbal cues that indicate how adults might feel about one another. Exposure to different kinds of people may help buffer those preconceived...

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Is It Time To Go Back To Basics With Writing Instruction?

February 21st, 2017 at 2:01:35 AM
A writing program that many high school teachers thought would be far too easy has proven crucial to develop students' critical thinking and written expression skills.

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Media Literacy: Five Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

February 16th, 2017 at 9:28:50 AM
In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction.

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Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

February 15th, 2017 at 9:10:42 AM
Districts around the country are experimenting with micro-credentials as a way to allow teachers to personalize their professional learning so they can focus on growing skills they really need.

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Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love

February 14th, 2017 at 9:12:03 AM
One school counselor's take on how to help teens get past the pop culture myths.

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Why Depression Strikes Today’s Teen Girls Especially Hard

February 13th, 2017 at 2:29:54 PM
A study tracking depression rates among U.S. teens from 2005 to 2014 finds an increase — especially among girls. A steady diet of harsh judgments from social media may play a role, researchers say.

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How Reading Aloud to Therapy Dogs Can Help Struggling Kids

February 13th, 2017 at 3:03:21 AM
Therapy dogs that are trained to listen to kids read books are helping reluctant readers develop confidence and social and emotional skills.

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How Access to Nature During The School Year Can Help Students Thrive

February 9th, 2017 at 12:35:21 PM
Getting kids out in nature on a regular basis helps kids' development. Some schools have partnerships with local parks but students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District have a district-owned...

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Empathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons

February 8th, 2017 at 2:26:45 PM
Every person in a child's life can help him or her develop empathy, an important quality for personal and professional success.

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How Playing With Math Helps Teachers Better Empathize With Students

February 6th, 2017 at 3:00:20 AM
Math Teachers' Circles give educators a chance to remember why they love math and puts them in the learners' seat again.

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Two Puzzles to Stretch Students’ Logical Thinking

February 3rd, 2017 at 12:28:08 PM
Logical thinking and staying calm under pressure are two great skills for academics and life. Riddles can be a great way to get students involved in fun problem solving to develop these abilities.

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How Small Steps Can Create Outdoors Experiences In Schools

February 2nd, 2017 at 8:13:24 AM
Teachers are finding creative ways to make nature a more meaningful part of learning by bringing outdoor elements to school or making better use of educational programs at nearby parks.

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Designing School Recess That Helps Kids Learn, Play And Eat Healthy Food

February 1st, 2017 at 7:53:27 AM
Research-based guidelines can help schools give kids a better recess experience, which can have positive effects in the classroom and on students' health.

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Why Spatial Reasoning Is Crucial For Early Math Education

January 30th, 2017 at 2:39:45 AM
Activities focused on spatial reasoning skills like mental rotation and visualization help create a foundation for future math and science learning, but are often neglected in classrooms.

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At Age 6, Girls Are Less Likely to Identify Females As ‘Really, Really Smart’

January 27th, 2017 at 2:18:28 AM
Girls are less likely to identify their own gender as brilliant than boys are according to a new study.

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The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

January 25th, 2017 at 1:03:10 PM
Technology has made creating lessons that are custom-fit to each child easier, but that doesn't mean kids' learning needs are always met.

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