Lindsey Wilcox

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Helping Diverse Learners Succeed

The attempted assaults weren't fun, but I classified them as aberrations and moved on. What really unhinged me was that students didn't like me. And …

Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

What's Plan B?<p>When you're integrating technology and designing a classroom management strategy, it's always best to think about the kind of scene …

30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

<b>Embrace creativity as part of learning.</b> Create a classroom that recognizes creativity. You may want to design awards or bulletin boards to showcase …

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 …

Teaching

The marshmallow test: Stanford University experiment that claims to predict a child's future successes

Harry Wallop attempts to find out whether a four-year-old and a six-year-old can pass Professor Walter Mischel's notorious test, and resist the temptation of the marshmallow<p>In the 1960s, Stanford University Professor Walter Mischel gave young children a simple proposition. They sat with a …

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

• <b>Author:</b> James Patterson and Others<p>Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries …

The 25 Most Educated Cities In America

The social finance site analyzed 150 of America's largest cities, looking at two major categories: "education level" and "quality of education," They broke those categories into nine metrics such as the higher educational degrees of the adult population, number of doctors per capita, and the …

Educating the Whole Child

This month marks the public television premiere of a very important film, <b>Race to Nowhere</b>. Vicki Abeles' provocative documentary tells the story of children, parents and teachers who are increasingly frustrated by an educational system pushing our kids to breaking point. As a pediatrician and a …

Q&A: The Mis-Education Of African-American Girls

We've known for a long time that inequality and systemic educational barriers are holding back many young African-Americans. President Obama has led an initiative to help close the opportunity gap for young black men.<p>But what about the girls?<p>For young women of color, progress has been painfully …

The Global Search for Education: China -- To Follow or Not to Follow?

<i>"Schooling and the economy are less intimately connected than people realize. A nation's education system grows out of its larger culture; graft a foreign system onto a different culture and the plant will never flourish." -- Gene Glass</i><p>The Western legacy of educational virtue has been called into …

Teaching