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How Harnessing the Positive Side of Stress Can Change Student Mindsets

Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindset and its power to help people view challenges as opportunities to improve has helped many students understand …

Students

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

The beginning of the school year is a time to set the tone for a student’s learning experience, including what teachers expect from students and …

Teaching

16 Massive Scientific Facilities at the Cutting Edge of Research

To detect some of the biggest mysteries, you need some of most colossal facilities on Earth.<p>To do big research, sometimes you need some massive machines. Here are 16 facilities that have done out-there work in the last decade, whether hunting for mysterious particles, looking for distant stellar …

Play

<b>RUBRICS</b><p>Teaching rubrics are a common tool in any classroom, but they can easily become a disguised checklist of tasks, instead of a living document …

15 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

So you’re feeling uninspired. You went to Instagram to look for style inspo, then Pinterest to plan your future dream home and now you’re here. We’re flattered, but we really do want you to start working on that project. If your to-do list is looking impossible or you’ve been postponing a …

Time Management

Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians

In recent years many schools have cut their art programs as non-essential subjects. At the same time, leaders are crying for more creative thinking …

Rethinking Data: How to Create a Holistic View of Students

<i>The excerpt below is from “Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes For Every School,” by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez. The following is from the</i> …

Teaching

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Want to Get More Girls Into STEM? Give Them Real-World Work

A screen grab from Burlington High School’s Help Desk video, “All the Techie Ladies,” produced by the female members of the team. From the left: …

High School

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The 21st Century Learning Initiative ~ The 99 Theses

The 99 Theses<p><i>The 99 Theses were composed in 2006, based on Luther’s manifesto that launched the Reformation and produced a paradigm shift in Western</i> …

Learning

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

“PLAY describes a mode of experimentation, of testing materials, trying out new solutions, exploring new horizons,” Jenkins said. It’s how kids …

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

This approach — a product of the Industrial Age, which relied on compliant factory workers and mass consumption — promotes weakness rather than …

problems of the month

Problem solving is the cornerstone of doing mathematics. George Polya, a famous mathematician from Stanford, once said, "A problem is not a problem …

What Does Math Look Like In Today's Classroom?

In our series Engaging Students with Productive Struggle, we showed you how math teachers use formative assessment to create classrooms that …

Standards: Why Realizing the Full Promise of Education Requires a Fresh Approach

Yong Zhao takes a critical eye to standards and the purposes they serve.<br>[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other …

Pedagogy

Finding the Most Creative Ways to Help Students Advance At Their Own Pace

In biology, Bernasconi has moved away from requiring all students to demonstrate their knowledge in the same way. Her students write essays, take …

Challenging Work Is Essential to Deep, Meaningful Learning

Pushing students to go beyond what they think they can do is at the core of good teaching. This Teaching Channel video follows students and educators …

How Should Learning Be Assessed?

By contrast, feedback that avoids needless comparisons among students can be very useful, and doesn’t require much time or money. When it’s clear …

Pedagogy

Parents Struggle to Balance Screen Time Rules With Digital Homework

As technology becomes a more common feature of classrooms and computer-based testing becomes the norm, even the youngest learners are being pushed to …

Teaching

Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children

Willingham wants his kids to love reading because, he says, "for me it's a family value. It's something that I love, something that I find important. …

Kids

What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning?

“Anybody growing up today without access to the internet and to this learning opportunity, I kind of equate it to growing up 40 years ago without a …

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

The New Psychology of Success (2000), Dweck developed a continuum upon which people can be placed, based upon their understandings about where …

7 Innovative #EdTech Practices You Can Implement at No Cost

The Americas Society and Council of the Americas invited me to discuss scalable innovative practices for education with experts and leaders dedicated …

Unshackled and Unschooled: Free-Range Learning Movement Grows

Jenkins and her husband, a high school English teacher, pulled Nyle out of school and began teaching him at home, first with a traditional, …

Cheating in School: Learning vs Mastery

To banish cheating in school, we must change the culture of school. To change the culture, we have to measure what matters.<p>Students don’t cheat when …

Drive Higher-Order Thinking with RSA Animation

RSA animation is essentially whiteboard animation. The artist draws pictures on a whiteboard to depict concepts using a combination of words and …

‘Big Disconnect’ Offers Guidance for Parents in a Tech-Crazed World

Did you hear the one about the 7-year-old boy who opened a Wii on Christmas morning and when his parents finally checked on him, he’d played for 18 …