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Winter-Worthy Reads for Teachers

"I came to see the streets and the schools as arms of the same beast. One enjoyed the official power of the state while the other enjoyed its …

The Long Game: 4 Essentials for a Successful Mindfulness Program

1. Have a Vision<p>Mindfulness is not a magic elixir, and its power does not come overnight. When schools implement mindfulness as a quick fix, it loses …

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage …

The Seven Wonders of the Solar System

People like to make lists of things, especially lists of superlatives: the best, fastest, oldest, largest, heaviest and so on. There are lists of the …

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic …

George Lucas

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

To a teacher, this should be incredibly frustrating. You spend a huge part of your life grading tests, commenting on essays, and providing thoughtful …

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

There are also the children about whom we research and debate by statistically measuring their challenges and opportunities. These are the rural, …

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

To change that is easier said than done. Working within an answers-based education system, and in a culture where questioning may be seen as a sign …

Math Project Ideas: Examples of Project-Based Learning

Math Project Ideas: Examples of Project-Based Learning<p>Updated on June 9, 2015<p>Engaging Math Projects for All Grade Levels<p>If you've developed your own …

Getting Into the PBL Groove

Critique and Revision Practice<p>We all know the challenges of having students give and receive a constructive critique. While you can teach these …

The Top Ten Ways to Fake an Authentic Classroom - Laur Educational Consulting

The word authenticity is used frequently in today’s 21st century eduspeak with self-proclaimed gurus, ninjas, and experts. Thus, we must be careful …

7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year

• What do you see as your child's greatest strengths or skills? Tell me about a time when you saw your child demonstrating these skills.<br>• Next June, what …

Teaching

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Summary Poem Activity<p>List ten key words from an assigned text.<br>• Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.<br>• Write a summary of the reading …

Grit Happens in PBL

Much of the sudden prominence of grit is due to the work of Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania who even has a "Get Your Grit Score" …

Boeing and NASA Sign $2.8 Billion Deal for SLS Rocket Core

Space<p>The Boeing Co. says it has finalized a $2.8 billion contract with NASA to develop the core stage of the heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket, which is destined to send humans beyond the moon's orbit for the first time. The agreement, announced Wednesday, comes as NASA and Boeing complete a …

Space Exploration

The best way for your kids to spend the summer is just playing

Most schools across the nation have marked the end of another academic year, and it’s time for summer. Time for kids to bolt for the schoolhouse doors for two long months of play, to explore their neighborhoods and discover the mysteries, treasures, and dramas they have to offer. This childhood …

Designing Learning Experiences: Start with the Student and Co-Create

2. Decision by Debate<p>Have students switch to a new partner to engage in a debate about which topics the class should study. Give students three …

From Modern Farm to Sustainable Table: Teaching STEM and Humanities with Authenticity

Our project would require students to work in teams:<p>Designing high-density garden systems<br>• Constructing the garden systems<br>• Participating in culinary …