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The Most Popular Office on Campus

Demand for mental-health resources has increased, but that doesn’t mean today’s college students are less resilient.<p><i>This is the final story in a three-part series about the relationship between education and mental health. You can read the first piece about mental health in early education here and</i> …

Mental Health

The Failing First Line of Defense

Teachers are often the first adults students turn to when struggling with mental health, but educators are not adequately trained to address the crises.<p><i>This is the second story in a three-part series about the relationship between education and mental health. You can read the first installment</i> …

Mental Health

The New Focus on Children's Mental Health

Most teachers don’t feel equipped to meet their students’ emotional needs, but some programs are working to change that.<p><i>This is the first in a three-part series about the relationship between education and mental health.</i><p>Across the United States, up to one in five children suffers from a mental …

Mental Health

#Edtech: Mastering the device vs mastering the pedagogy

Can a school be over-reliant on devices to the point of ignoring their teaching instincts? LearnMaker’s Jay Ashcroft discusses the fine but crucial …

The Best New iOS 9 Feature for Schools!

Apple has released iOS 9 as a free update for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Before I reveal what I believe is iOS 9’s best new feature, here are some …

10 Tips For Smarter iPad Use In The Classroom

<b>Unlocking The Learning Potential Of The iPad</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>The iPad. Pop culture’s plaything and #edtech’s (somewhat dimming?) neon sign.It’s an app …

High-Stress High School

What’s the balance between preparing students for college and ensuring they aren’t killing themselves in the process?<p>Kids who go to elite private high schools enjoy lots of advantages. They have access to the most challenging academic classes at reputable institutions, with staffs that are …

Students

Homework: A New User's Guide

If you made it past the headline, you're likely a student, concerned parent, teacher or, like me, a nerd nostalgist who enjoys basking in the distant glow of Homework Triumphs Past (second-grade report on Custer's Last Stand, nailed it!).<p>Whoever you are, you're surely hoping for some clarity in the …

Teaching

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Most teachers care about their students’ results. If you are reading this article, you are undoubtedly one of them.<p>There is no doubt that teachers …

A New Kind of Social Anxiety in the Classroom

Kids who constantly use phones and computers tend to be more nervous in face-to-face conversations. What can teachers do to help?<p>Stress about a meeting that is still a week away, handwringing before talking to the cashier in the grocery line, worrying about seeing an acquaintance on the street—for …

Social Media

When Anxiety Hits at School

As the number of teens who suffer from anxiety disorders continues to grow, mental-health care is increasingly part of school nurses' job descriptions.<p>Salli-Ann Holloway could not breathe. Sitting in her Advanced Placement English class, she could not stop shaking. Her neck twitched relentlessly. …

Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do

New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor?<p>As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher …

10 Smart Study Tactics That Support How The Brain Actually Works

Here’s the problem with what I’m about to tell you: these tactics may may be news to you, but in psychology circles most of them have been around for …

11 Essentials for Excellent Digital Portfolios

According to Dr. Helen Barrett (PDF), portfolios fall into two categories: the positivist approach (using portfolios for learning), and the …

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

<b>50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014</b><p>by <b>Sara Briggs</b><p>The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues …

How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom

<b>How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>Like Apple and Microsoft, Google also wants a place in your …

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

<b>A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>When researching student motivation and gamification late last year, I came across the …

Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today’s …

Teachers 'give higher marks to girls'

<b>Teachers are more lenient in their marking of girls' schoolwork, according to an international study.</b><p>An OECD report on gender in education, across more than 60 countries, found that girls receive higher marks compared with boys of the same ability.<p>Researchers suggest girls are better behaved in …

Self-confidence

In the Digital Age, Good Teaching Still Matters the Most

"Technology changes everything – and nothing,” is the underlying message academics, technology experts, and online gaming company heads took home …

What Comes First: the Curriculum or the Technology?

It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when handing a student a calculator to work through algebraic equations caused many teachers and …

How to Fight Plagiarism in Your Classroom

In 2011, Edutopia published an article discussing how to combat plagiarism. Four years later, we are still looking for ways to fix this problem. In …

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

Inside your teenager’s scary brain

New research shows incredible cognitive potential—and vulnerability—during adolescence. For parents, the stakes couldn’t be higher.<p>As the head of a …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

Critically Examining What You Teach

by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Ph.D, Authentic Education<p>In my 100th blog post I complained about the course called ‘algebra’. Some commenters misunderstood the …

25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom

<b>25 Teaching Tools For The Digital Classroom: Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage What You Do</b><p>by <b>Mike Acedo</b><p>Over the years, many of us have personally …

Education Technology Integration – You’re Doing it Wrong

Knowing What NOT to do can be as Valuable as Knowing What TO do Do you want to really get the most out of using technology in your classroom and …

Exactly How A Learning Management System Can Improve Your Teaching

<b>Exactly How A Learning Management System Can Improve Your Teaching</b><p>by <b>Jill Margerison</b>, Ph.D<p>At term’s end, reporting season spells hours of tedium as …