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Guaranteed pre-K

Boston families whose children turn 4 by September will enter into a stressful ritual in the coming months. Checking the mail, making phone calls, …

Why governments should pay attention to early childhood education

While governments and international organizations focus on peace building and alleviating poverty around the globe, a small but influential group of …

20 Conversation Starting Early Childhood Conferences 2016

20 Conversation Starting Early Childhood Conferences of 2016<p>Each year, its important to take time to step out of the classroom and join forces with …

Singing, dancing and reading, a White House staffer makes the case for early childhood education

David Johns, the executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, worked his way through a brightly lit preschool in southeast D.C., dancing and singing along to a gleeful “good morning” song, crouching down to tie a young boy’s shoe and delivering a …

Education

Teaching Math Every Day

I spend a lot of time here talking about teaching excellence, encouraging reading and early childhood education and to be clear: I firmly believe in a well-rounded education. That's why I wanted to share some tips on how we can create a love of math in younger people. My colleagues who work in …

Democrats love universal pre-K -- and don't seem to care that it may not work

As campaign issues go, promoting preschool for poor kids is about as close to a no-brainer as it gets among progressives.<p>Indeed, when Hillary Clinton officially launched her campaign last summer with a call for expanded access to prekindergarten, the New York Times reported, “Of all the issues Mrs. …

Education

Children are better at maths if they don't go to preschool: study

Using data from 1300 children participating in the study, University of Melbourne researchers compared the maths and language skills of children who …

Education

Which school model works best? | The RiotACT

With the kids heading back to school, I found myself wondering about the history of schooling in Australia and how we ended up with our current …

Many parents hated Common Core math at first, before figuring it out

I am at that stage in life when I have more time to watch television and yet loathe nearly every bit of entertainment I see in prime time. Instead, I am watching the presidential debates, hoping for some lively exchanges on education.<p>That hasn’t happened. The Republicans dismiss the Common Core …

Mathematics

Guiding Math: A Workshop Model for Teaching

I love student-centered, problem-based learning so when Deedee and I sat down to design our Guiding Kinders and Guiding Firstie Math units, I knew …

Teaching

Amazon, Ed. Organizations Launch Blitz for “Growth Mindset” in Math

The belief that students benefit academically from having a “growth mindset” has spread quickly from the research arena to classrooms, and now …

Pedagogy

Finding the Math in Storybooks for Young Children

<b>By Herbert P. Ginsburg</b>Reading is an opportunity for you to learn about your child’s world. Young children (roughly ages 2–6) are often described as …

Mathematics

Math Workshop Organization...a few hints to help you out!

As we pass the halfway point in our school year, one thing that is often a year-long issue is keeping all the math "stuff" organized! If you are …

Teaching

Why some people find learning a language harder than others

Speed and extent of learning determined by innate differences in how the various parts of the brain "talk" to one another<p>People who struggle to learn foreign languages may simply have brains that are not wired to retain linguistic skills, a new study suggests.<p>Learning a second language is far …

Bristol, UK

Who should write the curriculum?

Should the national curriculum be taken out of the hands of the government and constant political tinkering?

Curriculum Development

Flatline demonstrates why culturally relevant science education like #HipHopEd is imperative

Earlier this week B.o.B was spitting "mad knowledge" on how the earth was flat. It kicked off a Twitter spat between B.o.B and Neild deGrasse Tyson.<p>I …

Flat Earth

Could Turning Marie Curie Into a Superhero Get Kids Hooked on Science?

It doesn’t take a viewing of the infamous “Anyone? Anyone?” scene from <i>Ferris Bueller Day’s Off</i> to know that teachers who lecture tend to put students …

Computer Science Education Groups Looking for Feedback on Draft Framework

Several of the big computer science education groups have put out a draft "framework" for how to teach the subject, and they're now looking for …

Computer Science

Kids don't like physics and maths: study finds out why

Britain will face a shortage of engineers, scientists and mathematicians within the next few years unless more pupils are encouraged to take up the subjects at school<p>Young people are dropping technical subjects such as maths and physics at A-Level because of outdated career advice and pressure to …

26 Tweets About Elementary School We're Gonna Need You To Read By The End Of The Day

These tweets have some growing up to do, but that’s OK.<p>when i was 7 i had a crush on a girl in my class & didnt know how to deal w it so I wrote her …

Arlington elementary school poised to be the first grade school to send a satellite into orbit

St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington is poised to become the first grade school to send a satellite into orbit, according to NASA. The pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students built the shoebox-sized satellite using a kit called CubeSat. It was launched on a rocket from the Kennedy …

Space Exploration

Teachers partly to blame for decline in Stem subjects, research claims

Teachers are partly to blame for students turning their backs on maths and science as they progress through secondary school, a new report …

Elementary school makes the most adorable Panthers hype video for the Super Bowl

Polo Ridge Elementary school in Charlotte just dropped the most adorable hype video ahead of the Super Bowl. Scores of tiny kids gathered to cheer on the Panthers and show their support for individual players.<p>It's here we really need to give special props to this kid:<p>It would have been easy to …

NFL

The problem with schools requiring students to wear fitness trackers

Oral Roberts University, a Christian school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced in early January that all its first-year students must wear Fitbits, a …

What if Schools Taught Kindness?

<b>Laura Pinger</b> and <b>Lisa Flook</b> of the Center for Healthy Minds share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.<p>Walking to class one day, one of us (Laura) saw a young student crying and waiting for his mother to arrive--he had split his chin while playing. When Laura got to …

Mindfulness

These Tactile Picture Books Help Blind Kids Learn to Read

When most kids read for the first time, they often do so from the colorful pages of a picture book. However, children who are blind or …

I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan

As regular readers know, I’m a big believer in teaching and implementing strategies to promote a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping …