Jolene Elfstrum

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7 Things You'll Notice the Happiest People Always Doing

Here are seven habits of the happiest people, which will make the rest of us perpetually jealous if we don't hop on the wagon and join them.<p>So much has been written about the burgeoning happiness movement within the ever-expanding field of positive psychology, it's hard to keep up.<p>What scientists …

Happiness

The Five Biggest Fears that Kept Me from Empowering Students

I recently wrote about my journey toward empowering students through ownership. It began with a “throw away” week during state-wide testing when I …

Pedagogy

Apple Wants to Teach You How to Make Apps

The full-year curriculum, available as a free download in Apple's iBooks Store, promises to teach students how to 'code and design fully functional apps,' Apple said.<p>2 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Interested in learning how to code and develop apps? Apple on Wednesday released a …

Apps

Finding Inspiration and Liberation through Inquiry Based Education: Brad Chumrau at TEDxMCPSTeachers

Inquiry in kindergarten: Amanda Baldwin at TEDxRockyViewSchoolsED

6 Questions Students Can Use To Guide Their Inquiry-Based Learning

<b>6 Questions Students Can Use To Guide Their Inquiry-Based Learning</b><p>by <b>Ashley McCann</b><p>Learning through inquiry is one of the most ‘natural’ and organic …

Pedagogy

5 Ways to Get Back to Solid Teaching and Learning by @jmattmiller

Get Back to Teaching and Learning Guest Blog Post by Matt Miller After working with tons of schools and teachers around the United States and beyond, …

Education Technology

A New Understanding of the Childhood Brain

CORRECTION: This video was animated by Amanda Bonaiuto, not Daniela Sherer, who is listed in the video credits.<p>Over the past decade, new research has revealed the link between early trauma and lifelong mental health issues. These discoveries have since revolutionized social work, healthcare, and …

What Would a School for 3-Year-Olds Even Look Like?

Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasioannounced that New York City will soon offer free full-day preschool for all 3-year-olds. The program, slated to roll …

Stop Chasing Students And Lead Them Instead

<b>Stop Chasing Students And Lead Them Instead</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Teachers are used to hearing about new ideas in education—changes in instruction, technology, …

Pedagogy

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

<b>The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Differentiation is a simple idea that’s less simple to …

Pedagogy

Formal learning starts too young, say early years teachers

Children would benefit if the play-based style of learning they get used to in Reception was continued into Year 1, according to early years teachers …