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Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

March 24th, 2017 at 2:24:47 AM
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.

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Students See A New World With More Accurate Maps

March 22nd, 2017 at 9:29:04 AM
In a bid to "decolonize the curriculum," Boston Public Schools has swapped into some classrooms the Peters projection — a map meant to more accurately portray continent sizes.

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4 Tools To Help Kids Understand Conflict and Self-Control

March 21st, 2017 at 2:48:04 AM
Conflict in school is bound to arise among kids. Some tools can help kids become better at making arguments and hearing one another out or just take guided breaths to calm down.

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Why Even Great Teaching Strategies Can Backfire And What To Do About It

March 20th, 2017 at 12:12:27 AM
Teaching isn't always about knowing the best strategies. Sometimes it's more about when to use which strategy with an eye to any unintended consequences.

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How Socioeconomic Diversity In Schools Helps All Students

March 16th, 2017 at 9:41:11 AM
Richard Kahlenberg of The Century Foundation argues that it's time to take a closer look at integration.

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10 Ways To Help Kids With Learning Differences That Could Benefit All Students

March 15th, 2017 at 12:56:50 PM
Strategies developed at a school that specializes in learning differences may be helpful to all schools in order to help the variety of learners everywhere.

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Growing An Educator Pipeline Starts By Sparking Student Passion For Teaching

March 13th, 2017 at 3:01:02 AM
Could Teacher Academies in high school be a way to build a pipeline of passionate, diverse future teachers?

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How Maker Mindsets Can Be An Easy Fit For Rural Schools

March 8th, 2017 at 9:59:43 AM
Maker spaces are helping students in rural communities apply technology in a way that's relevant to their local needs.

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Three Fun Riddles Filled With Math Problem Solving

March 7th, 2017 at 12:45:13 PM
TED-Ed has produced some fun riddle videos that could be great ways to pique kids' interest in more complicated topics like loops, graph theory, and multiple variable equations.

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How Schools Can Face The ‘Bad Habits’ That Inhibit Meaningful Changes

March 6th, 2017 at 3:28:53 AM
Sometimes the obstacle to change in schools isn't teacher motivation or a guiding vision, it's the habitual behaviors that are hard to break and reinforce the status quo.

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Using Timely Text Messages To Curb Missed Assignments and Class

March 3rd, 2017 at 9:14:07 AM
In a study, automated text messages to parents reduced absences and the number of F's earned by high school students.

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Emotional Agility as a Tool to Help Teens Manage Their Feelings

February 28th, 2017 at 8:36:05 AM
Teens who who are able to identify and manage emotions may be better equipped to navigate life situations.

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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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