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Can Personalized Learning Flourish Within A Traditional System?

January 25th, 2017 at 1:02:38 PM
The rigidity of the current standards-based system could present a problem as personalized learning tries to grow – although some hope advocates on both sides will find compromise that strengthen...

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Are Kids Missing Out By Not Skipping A Grade?

January 23rd, 2017 at 3:25:00 AM
According to a Johns Hopkins report, two in seven students are ready for higher grade curriculum. This makes grade skipping a potential solution, but not all schools or parents are ready to move...

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Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children

January 20th, 2017 at 4:06:27 AM
Research spanning several cognitive science disciplines shows a strong connection between early spatial reasoning training and future academic success.

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Creative Ways To Manage Paperwork Load For Special Education Teachers

January 17th, 2017 at 3:28:19 PM
Ask any special ed teacher and they will probably tell you that paperwork is the bane of their jobs. These three teachers at Renaissance Academy in Utah have figured out how to keep it under control.

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How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By ‘Individual Choices’

January 17th, 2017 at 7:48:57 AM
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children."

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Books Teachers Share: Maria del Mar Patron Vazquez and ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’

January 13th, 2017 at 9:33:29 AM
Reading "One Hundred Years of Solitude" inspired educator Maria del Mar Patron Vazquez to major in literature and became a turning point in her life.

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How Students Critiquing One Another’s Work Raises The Quality Bar

January 11th, 2017 at 2:50:50 AM
When students practice giving kind, specific and helpful feedback on each other's work, they learn the value of revision and define for themselves what quality work looks like.

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What Kids Can Learn When Blocks Get A Tech Boost

January 10th, 2017 at 4:02:00 AM
A program at Carnegie Mellon is using technology to enhance the block-building experience for kids.

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Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation

January 9th, 2017 at 1:43:10 AM
Justin Reich outlines ways school leaders can identify, apply and nurture changes that are needed to make sure education is keeping up with students' needs.

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Books Teachers Share: Lillie Marshall and ‘A Long Walk to Water’

January 6th, 2017 at 3:49:03 AM
Teacher Lillie Marshall found a deeper understanding into students' perspectives by reading and teaching the book "A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park.

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Why Design Thinking In Schools Loses Power When It’s Reduced To A Checklist

January 5th, 2017 at 4:37:44 AM
Design thinking, which is more of a process than a lesson plan, is in danger of the same misinterpretation and poor implementation as grit and growth mindset before it.

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They Still Need You: How Adults Help Young Kids Learn With Technology

January 4th, 2017 at 2:48:37 PM
New research reinforces the role of a human -- such as a parent or older child -- when young kids learn from technology.

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How One Teacher Let Go of Control To Focus On Student-Centered Approaches

January 3rd, 2017 at 8:57:16 AM
Kristine Riley took the step towards student-centered learning by letting go of some of the controls she set in her classroom.

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Alicia Hunker and ‘Scary Close’: A Vulnerable Path To Confident Teaching

December 30th, 2016 at 9:23:37 AM
Reading Donald Miller's "Scary Close" helped sixth grade math teacher Alicia Hunker find her more authentic self and become a better person and educator.

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What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active?

December 29th, 2016 at 3:24:24 AM
Conjuring images one has never seen before is a complex mental process for which the foundation is likely laid in childhood.

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Top Issues Capturing the Minds of Educators and Parents This Year

December 27th, 2016 at 9:04:27 AM
Student motivation, self-regulation and trauma are just a few of the topics that MindShift readers were especially interested in during 2016. Teachers also wanted to know how to improve the depth of...

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Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive

December 22nd, 2016 at 3:01:51 AM
A constructivist approach to learning science could be the key to igniting students natural curiosity and desire to solve real problems.

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Five Culturally Relevant Books To Inspire English Language Learners

December 20th, 2016 at 2:10:37 AM
Way too many students who are English language learners are reading below grade level. Here are five culturally relevant books that might spark their curiosity.

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What Can We Learn From Countries That Effectively Teach Math?

December 19th, 2016 at 2:03:44 AM
Math instruction that asks students to primarily memorize algorithms, and doesn't provide enough time to grapple with deeper concepts, emerges as the least effective way to teach.

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Carol Dweck Explains The ‘False’ Growth Mindset That Worries Her

December 16th, 2016 at 3:07:12 PM
The woman behind growth mindset wants to set the record straight on what her research is really asking parents and educators to do.

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