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No more zeros in K12 education

Standing In The Shadows: 10 Of The Best Female Motown Stars You’ve Never Heard Of

Motown’s story is often told by the superstars who helped define the company’s sound, particularly the leading female Motown stars you hear about the …

27 Best Holiday Decorating Ideas For Small Spaces

Think you don't have room for holiday decorating? Think again, you savvy space-saver.<p>You may live in a small city dwelling or have limited square-footage to call your own, but that doesn't mean you can't go big with seasonal cheer. We've got you covered this Christmas with 20+ tiny space decorating …

Thanksgiving Make-Ahead Hors d'Oeuvres

Alleviate some holiday stress by prepping your Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres ahead of time. By the time your guests arrive for dinner, all you'll have …

Two Years After A Violent Altercation At A S.C. High School, Has Anything Changed?

By Niya Kenny's standards, Oct. 26, 2015, began as a normal morning. She walked into her school, Spring Valley High, a little late. But it was a Monday.<p>A few hours later, she'd be escorted out in handcuffs.<p>Her day began with algebra class. She parked herself at a desk near an electrical outlet up …

Education

Parents sue school district over 12-year-old daughter's suicide

The parents of a 12-year-old girl who died of an apparent suicide have filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey school district they say did nothing to …

12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation

Three days a week, parents can take their misbehaving kids to A-1 Kutz in Snellville and ask for the "Benjamin Button Special," which Russell …

7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

Our students <i>know</i> how we feel about them. If we don't like them -- or if we see them as a behavior problem -- they know it. Even if we don't say it, …

What Teachers Should Know About ADHD & ASD

Select ADHD Symptoms<p>Hyperactivity<br>• Impulsivity<br>• Constantly "on the go"<br>• Difficulty with sustained focus<br>• Fidgety<br>• Difficulty staying seated<br>• Talks …

Are Four-Day School Weeks the Answer to Budget Woes?

A school week that only last four days sounds pretty awesome if you’re a kid and a growing number of school children are getting just that. School …

Edmonton high school principal apologizes for removal of Pride Week decorations

The rainbow flag is once again flying at an Edmonton high school where students protested the removal of Pride Week decorations.<p>Simon Pryma, the …

Andrew Peacock travels 280 miles on the Colorado River, descending through the Grand Canyon.

Below the rim<p>16 days in the Grand Canyon<p><b>“There is nothing quite like it… a deeply entrenched water corridor… through a desert wilderness of</b> …

Hiking

Texas Teacher Who Gave Student ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ Award Is Out of a Job

A teacher at a Texas middle school is out of a job after she gave mock awards to students that included designations like “most likely to become a terrorist” and “most likely to blend in with white people,” the school district and local media reports said.<p>“We have concluded our investigation, and …

Education

Improving education by focusing on teacher health and well-being

We pay football coaches millions and praise them for building successful programs because the best coaches can take any group and turn them into …

Schooltalk: Rethinking What We Say About—and to—Students Every Day

This is an adapted excerpt from the introduction to <i>Schooltalk: Rethinking What We Say About—and to—Students Every Day</i> published by The New Press.<p>What …

Busy brain not letting you sleep? 8 experts offer tips

Some nights, it's like you can't get your brain to shut up long enough for you to fall asleep.<p>You're mentally reviewing the day you just completed while also previewing the day ahead; sometimes, your mind may even reach way back into the archives and pull up something embarrassing you did back in …

University of Oxford

One way to boost test scores? Make sure students get morning sunshine, new research shows

When teens complain that school starts too early, they’re not wrong, according to new research.<p>This comes as school districts across the country — …

Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies

For teachers, the carefully controlled conditions of education research can seem ridiculous when the reality of the classroom involves regular …

Pedagogy

Mass Incarceration and the Achievement Gap

The impact of imprisoned parents on children shows how criminal justice policy is education policy.<p><i>This article appears in the Spring 2017 issue of</i> …

'13 Reasons Why' is affecting America's classrooms. Teachers tell us their stories

On Sunday, Netflix announced plans to make a second season of “13 Reasons Why,” the new and popular television series about a 17-year-old girl who commits suicide and leaves behind 13 audio tapes explaining what — and who — led her to do it.<p>For fans, many of whom read the Jay Asher novel on which …

Mental Health

Stressed-Out High Schoolers Advised To Try A Nap Pod

When 18-year-old Hannah Vanderkooy feels extremely tired or anxious, she heads to a spacelike capsule for a nap — during school. Like many teens struggling to get good grades and maybe even a college scholarship, Vanderkooy doesn't get enough sleep.<p>And she's not alone. Various studies indicate that …

Sleep

Fidget Spinners: is it really what your child needs?

MultiBrief: The importance of self-regulation

An important skill that helps our students with disabilities become successful independent and expert learners is the ability of self-regulation. …

A Mindset Shift to Continue Supporting the Most Frustrating Kids

On my best day as a teacher, I will talk passionately about progressive pedagogy, empathy as the core of a classroom and diverse student needs. I …

Teaching

MultiBrief: 6 simple steps for de-escalating students

De-escalating students is one of the most important things a counselor does. It is a skill to be learned and honed.<p>Students who need de-escalating …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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