Amy Schneider

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7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

Social Change Through Jiu Jitsu: The Tererê Kids Project

Fightland Blog<p>Photos by Hywel Teague<p>Nico Ball recently left her life as a teacher to train mixed martial arts full-time in Brazil. Originally from Pennsylvania, she attended George Mason University in Virginia and got her Masters degree studying the impact of martial arts-based social projects. …

Women Entrepreneurs Fuel Social Change and Economic Growth

For years, women have had to adapt to the male way of doing things, even when starting our businesses. But things are changing! The number of women growing their businesses beyond $1 million has reached a tipping point. An impressive 24% of all businesses have more than 50% ownership by women, …

Games For Change Combines A Coding Curriculum With Social Issues

Education levels up<p>Learning to code is increasingly becoming an important part of education in the 21st century. Knowing the basics of code is nearly as important in the world of the web as knowing one’s ABC's. But in the world we live in, new apps and games release constantly—there’s almost no …

New York City

Change The World In 5 Minutes - Everyday at School

Make a Difference!

How To Change The World (a work in progress) | Kid President

Kids Can Make a Difference

10 Kids That Changed The World

Animal Rescue Corps: Bringing an End to Puppy Mills

With Entrepreneurship, Mentoring Makes All the Difference

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Who springs to mind when you think about successful young entrepreneurs? How about 13-year-old Moziah Bridges, the budding bow-tie manufacturer and youngest CEO ever to compete on the popular TV show “Shark Tank.” Despite the fact that …

Making a Difference One Bike at a Time

Enjoying the fruits of my labor before handing the bikes off to the kids. (Photo credit Linas Dauska)<p>“Do a good turn daily.”<p>I was in the 6th grade when I first confidently recited the Scout Slogan in front of my troop. My uniform swallowed the frame of my entire body, but the words left my mouth …

Cisco Systems

PRINCIP energy - Energy efficient pre school

Endeavour Middle School - Energy Efficient Building

Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

For Educators<p>TechMatrix: Search a database of over 400 assistive and educational technology tools and resources. The products are searchable by …

Psychological Assessment and Testing Resources

AAMR <br>American Association of Mental Retardation <br>ASA <br>Autism Society of America<p>Association for Science in Autism Treatment <br>CCBS<br>Cambridge Center for …

Special Education Accommodations (Infograph)

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The real meaning of special education: Heartwarming video shows the tender bond between one teacher and his class of children with learning difficulties

This heartwarming video shows the unique relationship one teacher has with his special needs class of children.<p>Filmed at Mainspring Academy in …

Guess What — Girls Are Actually Good At Math

<i>This post is sponsored by IBM.</i><p>Look around the ranks of the tech industry and you'll see a lot of smart, creative, ambitious people. Another thing you may notice: Most of them are men.<p>It's not a secret that women tend to be underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math. To address …

The Origins of Math Anxiety

Fear of addition, subtraction, and the numerical world starts young—especially for girls.<p>Fear of math is a real thing. I thought I was the only neurotic freak who struggled with fractions in third grade, avoided taking calculus in high school, and dropped out of physics for non-science majors in …

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

The fear of all sums: how teachers can help students with maths anxiety

Around two million schoolchildren feel apprehension about mathematics. Tutor Prathap Chandran looks for the signs and solutions<p>Does the thought of solving a maths problem make you feel uneasy? Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone and there might be a reason for your apprehension: maths …

Mathematics

Vision to Reality: How the Galloway School Transformed Their Library

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> <b>Vision to Reality: How the Galloway School Transformed Their Library</b><p><i>on</i> 11/17/2015 • ( 0 )<p>On my quest to feature school libraries …

Libraries

Parents Aiming Too High Can Harm Child's Academic Performance

Aspiration can help academic achievement only if it is realistic, study says

The Real Rationale for Common Core, and Why It is Failing

When Arne Duncan was made Secretary of Education, he brought in a group of advisors, largely from the Gates Foundation and the Broad Foundation, to …

Differentiation

I remember being told in education classes that it was important to differentiate. I’ve forgotten most of the details of that class, but I’ve seen …

Summer Readings on Differentiation: 150+ Seedlings for Growing Stronger Learners

The time between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next is a season for reflection and renewal. It's important to celebrate student …