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When School Becomes a Game

Adam Avery<p>How can educators get students to be more engaged? Some experts say it's a matter of gamifying the learning experience.<p>Every year, the American Psychological Society talks to Americans about their mental state. In 2013, the topic was stress—and the group found that, of the teenagers who …

How to Explain Something Complicated, in Under Three Minutes, So That Everyone Can Understand It

High school student Hillary Diane Andales won the Breakthrough Junior Challenge with this video<p>What's the hardest part about design? I suppose it …

Problem-solving

Teaching Introverted Students: How a 'Quiet Revolution' Is Changing Classroom Practice

Inspired by Susan Cain's 2012 book, <i>Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking</i>, teachers in New York City and elsewhere are …

Parents in STEM careers guide girls to ‘hard science’

Having a parent or guardian who works in a STEM field makes it more likely for girls to perform better in math and enroll in a “hard sciences” …

University of Arkansas

Education Sector- The Year Gone by and Positive Outlook for 2018

In the coming years, education industry should look at structuring itself in such a way that it prepares the next generation with the skills they’ll …

State leaders took a hard look at the teacher shortage in 2017

The problem of teacher shortages has plagued some Colorado school districts for years, but it reached a tipping point of sorts in 2017.<p>With a growing …

A School Asked For 50 Men to Come to a "Breakfast With Dad" Event — 600 Showed Up

When school administrators at Dade Middle School in Dallas, TX, decided to organize a "Breakfast With Dad" event for their male students, they were nervous not enough fathers would actually show up. So to bolster the attendance rate, they put out a call for help on Facebook, asking for 50 men to …

Middle School

What we’ve learned: 5 lessons from education research to take into 2018

Education research comes out faster than most of us can keep up with — and staying up to date gets even harder when advocates on every side claim …

Students

The Minimalist's Strength Workout

Like most athletes who would rather be outdoors running, riding, swimming, or hiking, I don’t set aside much time for the gym. Yet I fully realize the importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to support my outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. I’d like …