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7 Ideas for Using Twitter in the Classroom

<i>This post assumes you already know the basics of how to use Twitter. You know what a hashtag is and what purpose an @mention serves. If you need a</i> …

The Secret Sauce of Replicating a Good Idea

- 1-1 computers (that is, one computer for every student)<p>- Project-based learning<p>- Team teaching<p>And the schools must be flexible in reconfiguring the …

Why Are Swedish Students Falling Behind?

The triennial study by the OECD, a think-tank, measures the reading, maths and science proficiency of 15-year-olds. In the first study, in 2000, Swedish pupils performed a lot better than those in most other countries. But even as the country's schools inspired imitators elsewhere, their results …

Harnessing Children’s Natural Ways of Learning

“The school totally violates our cultural beliefs about what children need to do to become educated,” he says. “They’re free to play and explore. Yet …

What Schools Can Do to Help Boys Succeed

Being a boy can be a serious liability in today’s classroom. As a group, boys are noisy, rowdy and hard to manage. Many are messy, disorganized and …

Gains in Teacher Quality

The quality of the teacher workforce in the United States is of considerable concern to education stakeholders and policymakers. Numerous studies …

How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

Interest is at once a cognitive state and an affective state, what Silvia calls a “knowledge emotion.” The feelings that characterize interest are …

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The Open Education movement has been a powerful way for teachers to take content into their own hands, compiling and repackaging lessons that suit …

Early Childhood Development Handbook launched ahead of UK All Party Parliamentary Group meeting

Push to include ECD in post-2015 development agenda<p><b>LONDON, 7 November 2013</b> – UNICEF, in coordination with the University of Northampton (UK), today …