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Helping Your Child Overcome Educational Hurdles

There may be some children who glide through their academic careers exhibiting a joy in the learning process with minimal difficulties, but I have yet to meet them. Children will find subjects they aren't interested in or don't like, teachers with incompatible personalities, and social …

When Celebrating Learning Differences Is At the Heart of School Culture

Teachers and parents have long known that every child learns differently, excelling in some areas and struggling in others. And yet many schools …

Moving video about the difference nurturing teachers make goes viral

SINGAPORE - A moving video about a man and the challenges he faced, and how he was nurtured by his teachers - depicted through a series of cinematic …

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

<b>(KatarinaGondova via iStock)</b><p>Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good one<p>Heather Shumaker<p>March 5, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.”<p>This statement, by homework research guru Harris …

Why Finland has the best schools

The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, "Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States."<p>Following his recommendation, I enrolled my 7-year-old son in a primary school in …

"Homework in primary school has an effect of zero" (J. Hattie)

“Homework in primary school has an effect of around zero”, says Professor John Hattie. But what does really work in education, schools and classrooms …

Research Finds Effects Of Homework On Elementary Students

Children, just like adults, can be depressed. Sometimes seemingly normal children with no major life issues can become depressed. It is the result of …

Mental Health

19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

Big Strategies: Fundamental Principles of Classroom Management<p><i>1. Follow the first step of hypnosis.</i><p>A hypnotist's first induction technique often …

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

The Brain

Towards Impeccable Behaviour: Phase 2.

It’s now exactly a year since we launched our original Behaviour for Learning System. I described the principles and the details of the system in …

21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary

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10 Healthy Grilled Cheese Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

These gooey, melty, cheesy sandwiches need no introduction, so we'll just say, make 'em. All of them. They're good for you!<p>Today is National Grilled …

15 Crazy Delicious Cauliflower Hacks to Help You Lose Weight

We-can’t-believe-it’s-cauliflower recipes ahead.<p>If we could hand out superlatives to our favorite veggies, cauliflower would win “most creative” by a landslide. With the help of a food processor and some smart seasonings, it’s the ultimate shape-shifter. While we're at it, we'd also give this pale …

Healthy Eating

20 Vegetarian Dinners With 5 (or Fewer) Ingredients

How many times have you spotted a mouthwatering meatless recipe only to flee in panic after one glance at the seemingly endless ingredient …

Future of math education part noisy, part fun | The Star

It’s noisy in this Grade 3 class at Brampton’s Eldorado Public School. Students are on the floor, talking in pairs about how many bowls a pet store …

Teaching

Teacher of the "Sasha Bun" Classroom Speaks Out After Her Story Goes Viral

Many women of color face discrimination simply because of their hair's natural texture, sometimes being told that the way their strands grow out of their scalps is "unprofessional." Unfortunately, this prejudice can start far too young, affecting elementary school students as well as adults. So …

Teaching

Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future

The Classroom of the Future<p>The Physical Space<p>The days of classrooms where a teacher desk sits at the front of the classroom and students’ desks are …

“With Math I Can” – Changing Our Mindsets About Math

<i>By Rohit Agarwal</i><p>A student comes home from school, dumps a backpack on the kitchen floor, looks at a parent and in a defeated voice declares, “I’m not …

Would you let this test into your classroom?

By Professor Robert Coe, 27 February 2014<p>In England, the government has announced the end of using levels for assessment. If that means an end to …

Teaching

17 Important Life Lessons I Wish My Daughters Knew Earlier

As a mother of two girls, there are many things that keep me awake at night. Our world is becoming smaller and increasingly artificial, reducing the …

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How to Write a Better College Essay

Admissions personnel from Cornell and Bucknell share their advice.<p>Writing the college admissions essay does not have to be hard. Admissions personnel …

High School Student Accepted to Five Ivy Leagues After Writing Essay About Her Love for Costco

It’s that deep.<p>One 18-year-old college student used her love for Costco to score acceptance letters from five Ivy Leagues and one other top …

How to Fall in Love With Writing Again

Suffering from writer's block? Feeling uninspired? Check out these five tips for moving past the drudgery to enjoy writing again.