Ping Wu

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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany<p>Anton Oberländer is a persuasive speaker. Last year, when he and a group of friends were short of cash for a camping trip to Cornwall, he managed to talk Germany’s national rail …

Teaching

Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.<p>But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — …

The Brain

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

The Power of Sleep

Health<p>Search<p>North KoreaU.S. Has Plan to Dismantle North Korea's Nuclear Program in a Year, John Bolton Says<p>John McCain'I’m Never Going to Forgive …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

RTI Video and Podcasts | RTI Action Network

What is a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)?<p><b>Colleen Riley, State Director of Early Childhood Special Education and Title Services</b><p>RTI in the Era of …

Phonics/Word Study/Decoding

Hot Topics in Adolescent Literacy<p>For some struggling readers, the difficulties start as they try to sound out words. Older readers with weak phonics …

Classroom Strategies | Resources for educators of kids in grades 4-12

Prewriting

Introduction<p>Have you ever settled down to write something and found yourself grappling with the writing process? For some — and especially for …

Word Analysis to Expand Vocabulary Development

Introduction<p>When students engage in "word analysis" or "word study," they break words down into their smallest units of meaning — morphemes. Each …

Science and Math Integrating Literacy in Early Childhood

Explore how early childhood educators and parents can encourage science and math literacy through real world and classroom activities. Experts …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Teacher's kind concern leaves impression for a lifetime (With video)

Only modesty and the childhood shyness he’s never completely lost prevented Michael Lehti from enjoying the last laugh over the nickname he was …