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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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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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