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How to Grab and Hold Readers’ Attention In Academic Writing

December 15th, 2016 at 8:37:02 AM
The introduction to an analytical essay can be the hardest thing to write and the first place students get stuck. Try skipping it to start.

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Why Executive Function Is A Vital Stepping-Stone For Kids’ Ability to Learn

December 14th, 2016 at 2:34:41 AM
Training teachers how identify executive functioning issues in kids is helping to create opportunities for teaching kids skills that lead to better lives.

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Which Qualities of Early Childcare Programs Help Parents and Kids Succeed?

December 12th, 2016 at 8:38:08 AM
A new study on high-quality early learning programs show a robust long-term return on investment. The most potent ingredients? Parental engagement and empathy.

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How To Ensure Students Are Actively Engaged and Not Just Compliant

December 9th, 2016 at 3:49:32 AM
When teachers employ three characteristics of engagement in lessons students are much more likely to retain their learning.

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How Do Parents Honor the Benefits of Digital Devices While Limiting Kids’ Use?

December 6th, 2016 at 1:08:09 PM
How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore?

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How to Integrate Growth Mindset Messages Into Every Part of Math Class

December 5th, 2016 at 3:20:52 AM
Concrete ideas for math teachers looking to incorporate growth mindset into their classrooms.

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Learning Styles: Is Visual Learning Really A Thing?

December 1st, 2016 at 2:33:27 AM
Many students confuse a learning preference with inherent trait when really most learners benefit when new information is presented in multiple ways.

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain of a Bilingual Child?

November 30th, 2016 at 3:00:57 AM
Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.

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Taking Small Steps Towards Change At A Big, Traditional High School

November 29th, 2016 at 8:36:37 AM
West Seattle High School is developing a program within the school to help struggling students develop the relationships and skills they need to thrive. The Focus program applied ideas from Big...

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What Types of Sound Experiences Enable Children to Learn Best?

November 28th, 2016 at 3:04:29 AM
Certain types of sound can help a child develop her ability to learn. What's not so great? An excess of meaningless sound, like white noise and noise pollution.

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How One School Changed Culture From Within So Students Could Succeed

November 22nd, 2016 at 1:36:47 AM
Of all the innovative things happening in education, teachers at PS 89 focused in on building strong relationships with students and are seeing good results.

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What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick

November 21st, 2016 at 8:18:31 AM
Students need a deep conceptual understanding of fractions to succeed in high school algebra. Maximizing learning with attention to brain science can help all students get there.

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Building A Tinkering Mindset In Young Students Through Making

November 18th, 2016 at 3:57:25 AM
Making with early elementary students is not only possible, but incredibly rewarding. Alice Baggett describes how the maker mindset has helped her students to own a growth mindset while having fun...

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Steps Teachers Can Take to Keep Girls and Minorities in Computer Science Education

November 17th, 2016 at 1:06:35 PM
An outline of practical steps has helped teachers keep students from under represented minority groups in computer science class. Part of the guideline means addressing bias in classwork and helping...

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A Lesson For Preschools: When It’s Done Right, The Benefits Last

November 17th, 2016 at 8:55:48 AM
The positive effects of high-quality early education in North Carolina stayed with kids into fifth grade, according to new research published in Child Development.

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Why Empathy Holds the Key to Transforming 21st Century Learning

November 16th, 2016 at 8:30:40 AM
Empathy -- the ability to understand another person's experiences and emotions -- can be a powerful learning tool for students and an important outcome of meaningful work.

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How to Develop Mindsets for Compassion and Caring in Students

November 14th, 2016 at 2:47:04 PM
How adults perceive children either as working from deficits or strengths can make a big difference in kids' resilience and motivation to learn.

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Three Things Top Performing Students Know That Their Peers Miss

November 11th, 2016 at 2:01:20 PM
Often the students earning the best grades in class aren't smarter, they're just working more efficiently.

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How Cross-Cultural Dialogue Builds Critical Thinking and Empathy

November 10th, 2016 at 8:00:21 AM
Generation Global helps students build empathy for those in different cultures by engaging in dialogue about their experiences. The goal is to make the exotic familiar.

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Three Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

November 7th, 2016 at 2:26:02 AM
Teaching students how to make inferences and see positive sides of even terrible ideas can help them develop critical thinking skills.

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