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How curious are your students?

Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.netIn her recent article <i>The Case for Curiosity</i> (Educational Leadership, February 2013), <b>Susan Engel</b> asserts that …

Why "20% Time" Is Good for Schools

Enter 20% time.<p>What 20% time allows students to do is pick their own project and learning outcomes, while still hitting all the standards and skills …

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Is a School Awards Ceremony the BEST We Can Do? – The Wejr Board

<i>I was recently asked by educator Larry Ferlazzo to share my views on awards ceremonies as part of his article on Ideas for The Last Two Weeks of</i> …

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As educators we often talk about differentiating instruction for our students – we know for them to have the best chance at success we need to meet …

5 Guiding Principles for Effective School-Wide Discipline

freedigitalphotos.netSomething I have come to <i>know</i> is that effective schools take a thoughtful approach to student discipline. Admittedly, there are …

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I am fortunate to be finishing my second year at Giant’s Head Elementary – it’s an amazing school where teachers are passionate and work incredibly …

So You Hate Your Students ...

<i>Mr. Liggett: "Alright, Lightman. Maybe you could tell us who first suggested the idea of reproduction without sex."<br>David Lightman: "Umm ... Your</i> …

New Science Standards Designed for Wide Range of Learners

When the writers of the Next Generation Science Standards began sketching out a new vision for K-12 science education, they gave themselves a …

Build Environments That Encourage Youth Activity, Experts Say

<i>By guest blogger Gina Cairney</i><p>Where young people work, live, and play, otherwise known as the built environment, can have an impact on their overall …

What Works in Schools Is Real Work

<i>Today is the first day of Asia Society's Partnership for Global Learning Conference featuring a plenary presentation by Brandon Busteed, Executive</i> …