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The world just took another huge step forward on fighting climate change

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Last week, we learned that the Paris climate agreement will go into effect in November after the European Union formally joined the accord, tipping it past the threshold needed to become a reality.<p>Now this week brings another major foray in international climate …


Assessment in Making

After watching a room of students working and learning via a maker project, one can't help but be awed by the level of engagement. There's a low hum …

How much money teachers earn around the world

How much do educators get paid for their work? We asked 16 public school teachers in communities around the world — from Kildare to Kathmandu, …

Half of primary school pupils to follow Chinese style of learning maths with focus on whole-class teaching

Thousands of primary schools in England will copy the south Asian style of teaching maths, the Department for Education has said.<p>A £41 million boost will help more than 8,000 schools - half of the total number in England - receive support to adopt the approach, which is used by leading maths …


What Every Teacher Needs to Succeed

<i>By T.D. Flenaugh</i><p>Even good teachers fail sometimes. I have been an educator for sixteen years, and each year, my job has required that I continue learning by teaching new standards, integrating improved technology, or implementing research-proven techniques. I am learning anew, and sometimes failing …

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …


The Life Of A Project: Emotions And Project-Based Learning


EdTech Hidden Gems of 2015

Over the course of a year, we at Common Sense Education look at a dizzying number of edtech tools. In the constantly changing and ever-expanding …

Education Technology

`7 Tips For Getting Started With Mindfulness In The Classroom


70 Practical Things Every Teacher Should Know

<b>Dear David: Here Are 70 Practical Things Every Teacher Should Know</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Recently I found out that my best friend is in school to become a …


How Do We Measure Social and Emotional Learning?

We all know that whatever gets measured usually gets attention and focus. Right now, there is no widespread, practical way for all schools to assess …