Brandi Odom Lucas

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Teacher's Inspiring Mantra For Students Will Reaffirm Your Hope For The Future

"What if it's too hard?"<p>As countless acts of hate and discrimination impact communities across the nation, one Pennsylvania teacher is showing her young students how to rise above and persevere through adversity.<p>On the day after the presidential election, third grade teacher Jasmyn Wright issued a …

Dogs Prefer Praise to Treats

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Neuroscience

Text parents about homework to boost exam results – study

Researchers found efforts such as joining Scouts or exposure to classical music led to little or no impact on attainment<p>Texting parents about their children’s homework proved to be cheaper and more effective in improving exam results than a series of other efforts, including joining the Scouts, …

Music May Help Close Achievement Gap: Study

A new study suggests music could help under-served children excel in school.<p>Researchers at Northwestern University said turning under-served kids …

#WhitePrivilegeMeans defines the chilling reality that blackness comes with a price

The aftermath of #AltonSterling, #PhilandoCastile and #AlvaBraziel has left the black community in distress. Many have been left feeling fearful, …

Why aren't there more African-American boys in gifted classes?

Teachers noticed in elementary school that Darius Brown was a precocious student.<p>He preferred to read even when other tasks were at hand and enjoyed …

College and (the Real) You

<i>Part one of a three-part series on changes to the college admissions process. Read part two, about how high schools and colleges are changing their</i> …

7 Essential Things to Do the Summer Between High School and College

<i>You did it! You are going to college, congrats! As you finish off high school and enjoy end-of-year celebrations, you'll want to start looking toward your summer. Here are my top tips on what you'll need to accomplish before leaving for college, culled from my new book, Moving to College: What to</i> …

Updated: Here Are The Sites I’m Using For My Summer School “Virtual Classroom”

<b>NOTE: I have added ReadWorks to both Work History and U.S. History – see “ReadWorks Digital” Came Online Today & It Looks Great!</b><p>I’ve written a lot …

Teaching

Introducing STEAM: changing the gene pool of education

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What is STEAM Education?

Traditional Education VS. STEAM

STEAM Education Program Overview

LittleBits’ latest creation focuses on robotic kits and STEAM education

It has been a while since we’ve heard from LittleBits. Last time, the DIY brand introduced the Gizmos and Gadgets kit with eyes on building a variety of projects like a mega blaster and wireless doorbells. Today, it’s launching a new collection built around on STEAM education values. You’ve likely …

Arts education in all schools needs to be a priority and better funded, advocates say

Getting school districts on track to offer state-mandated arts programs could require incentives, legislation and enforcement, arts advocates said at a hearing Friday in Beverly Hills.<p>Arts programs across California have waned in the wake of budget cuts and a sharpened focus on academic subjects …

Calif. arts-education deficit emboldens advocates to turn STEM into STEAM

Arts educators in California are joining forces to demand that schools recognize arts classes as not just optional but integral to STEM (science, …

High Schoolers Are Doing Some Incredible Stuff To Shoes In The Name Of Art Education

If there’s one thing Vans is known for, it’s their crazy designs. A quick peek at the California-based footwear’s online store reveals that you can buy their classic slip-ons printed with everything from cartoon hamburgers to pictures of puppies. (And how cool is their Disney collaboration …

Shoes

Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education

Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talked to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday and emphasized the importance of a well-rounded education for every student in America. More, he acknowledged the vital role of the arts in rethinking education.<p>Under the new law, he …

Music education is out of tune with how young people learn

By focusing on exams, and undervaluing informal approaches to music, we are preventing young people reaching their full musical potential<p>What’s the best way to learn music? For many, progression is best measured by the formal exam journey – from the treasured early prize of grade 1 through to the …

Wilton Public Schools Named One of 476 Best Communities for Music Education

Wilton is one of 476 districts across the country to receive the prestigious award in 2016.<p>WILTON, CT — Wilton Public Schools has been named one of …

What a Well-rounded Music Education Should Mean for All Students

President Barack Obama passed a law in December that explicitly names music as a subject to be included in K-12 schools under the rubric of a well-rounded education. This designation will not only give music and arts educators leverage to prevent cutting these subjects from school budgets, but also …

'We should recognise that good teachers don’t all teach in the same way'

In my first term as a NQT, I was observed with a Year 9 class teaching about the dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The children …

Tackling Will Gaps: When a Coachee Doesn't Want to Change

One of the key transformational coaching tools is the concept I've termed, "Mind the Gap." This idea (which I didn't create) suggests that in order …

5 Ways a Flipboard Magazine Can Help Boost Your School’s Clubs

Straight A’s aren’t enough these days. Extracurricular activities, community service and even work experiences are all important considerations for college and scholarship reviewers. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, extracurricular “activities offer opportunities for …

Students - Academics - Academic Success Workshops

Academic success workshops are designed to provide students with an interactive experience that will enhance their academic learning. Workshops are …

Study Skills

Study Skills

This powerpoint and lesson plan go with the Study Skills Programme already listed. This is Week 4 of the programme. I can email you the whole …

Study Skills

Secrets of Successful and Effective Studying Infographic

<b>Secrets of Successful and Effective Studying Infographic</b>Probably everyone knows examples of famous people who didn’t graduate from the university but …

Studying effectively to ensure exam success, 4 ways how

Exam season is well and truly upon us, and most of us have probably been there with the late nights cramming in as much information as possible - …