Brigid Ryan

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Former Stanford Dean Says Overparenting Leads To Kids Being Unprepared For College

Around the country, students are moving into college dorms for the first time. As former dean of freshmen at Stanford University, <b>Julie Lythcott-Haims</b> …

What Should We Be Teaching Young Children?

Early-childhood and elementary school programs reflect a diverse set of commitments about what children ought to learn, and about how they ought to do so.<p>Some focus on academic preparation and advancement, with extra attention to reading and mathematics. Some emphasize social-emotional development …

12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment

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In the ‘homework wars,’ both sides are wrong

The homework wars have started up again.<p>Last month, the superintendent of the Marion County Public Schools in Florida announced a “no homework” …

The Best Fall Reads: 35 Books To Curl Up With This Season

There’s a lot to look forward to in this season’s crop of titles: The runner-up in last year’s presidential race weighs in on what went wrong with …

15 Of The Best Places To Find Free Books Online

Want to get your eyes on MILLIONS of free books online?<p>I got you.<p>If you’ve been following along, you already know that you can find free audiobooks …


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27 of the Best Books to Read This Fall

Featuring new books from Hillary Clinton, Esther Perel, Jennifer Egan, and Celeste Ng.<p>Fall weather is reading weather. Everyone thinks so, including literary heavyweights like Jeffrey Eugenides, Salman Rushdie, and Isabel Allende, who have new books coming this season. Whether you're searching for …

Best coding toys and games for kids

Improve your child's STEM skills with these fun games and toys that help them learn how to code<p>1 Osmo Coding<p>Osmo combines an iPad app and interactive …


Social Studies is Complicated | Using Comics in the Classroom

I saw a Twitter post today that had been reTweeted more than 18,000 times and liked more than 17,000 times, with more than 400 comments. The post was …

2017 Best Back to School Apps for Every Grade

Back to school season is in full swing. While new backpacks, pens, and notebooks are perennial staples on every shopping list, tech is the new …

The Top 12 Blogs of 2017

What are the most-read blogs throughout the past 12 months? We’ve been digging through the archives behind the scenes at


Who Is the Ideal Teaching Candidate?

Where do good teachers come from? How do we pick promising candidates out of the crowd? What is the secret to putting the right people in the …


Seven magic mental health questions every teacher should know

Listening. It seems like such a simple concept. Yet during a period of unprecedented teacher workload, making the requisite time to be there for your …

'What Is Math For? Why Do I Have to Learn This?' Teachers Share Their Answers

What is math for? How can teachers make it relevant for students? <i>Education Week</i> asked teachers to share their responses to these common questions.


Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – 10 Good Digital Portfolio Tools – A PDF Handout

Over the course of the school year our students create some fantastic digital products. Building a digital portfolio is a great way for students to …

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