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Secret Service Agent Learning A Lot From Malia’s ‘18th Century European History’ Seminar

TALLAHASSEE, FL—Calling it a vigorous exercise without equal, a report released Wednesday by Florida State University found that thinking about the …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

When Schools Forgo Grades: An Experiment In Internal Motivation

Lots of factors affect whether and what students learn in school, but most often that conversation gets boiled down into a single letter grade, a …

Teaching

Helping Teachers Thrive

Here’s the most important question for a school leader to ask as a new year starts: “How can I cultivate emotional resilience in teachers?” …

Emotional Intelligence

I Was a Racist Teacher and I Didn't Even Know It

I was a racist teacher and I didn’t recognize it.<p>At the time that I taught, I would have argued that I was the opposite. I was a progressive, a …

Racism

Educational Leadership:In Sync with Families:Building Bridges Across the Autism Spectrum

It's not supporting communication or sensation or socialization. It's not differentiating academics. It's not even managing behavior.<p>It's me.<p>It's …

Parenting

Math is amazing and we have to start treating it that way

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b> Why is it that people have no qualms about confessing, I’m terrible at math, yet you rarely hear anyone saying, I’m awful at …

An Interview with Grant Wiggins: The Power of Backwards Design

When Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe wrote <i>Understanding by Design</i> (<i>UbD</i>) they did what no other educator had ever accomplished. They unequivocally cast …

A College Without Classes

Forget credit hours—in a quest to cut costs, universities are simply asking students to prove their mastery of a subject.<p>MANCHESTER, Mich.—Had Daniella Kippnick followed in the footsteps of the hundreds of millions of students who have earned university degrees in the past millennium, she might be …

Higher Education

What Would Happen If Students Assigned Their Own Math Homework?

Is homework worthwhile? Does doing it make a difference in learning? These questions are the source of much debate nowadays. Some may say homework is …

Battling Against Traditional Perceptions of Teaching and Learning

My goal with blended learning has always been to shift the focus from me to my students. I want to place <i>them</i> at the center of learning. I want <i>them</i> to …

Pedagogy

Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

Did you know that a significant percentage of the achievement gap between students of color and white students is caused by punitive discipline? …

Education

Wanted: real curriculum leaders, not just managers

What is leadership in curriculum?<p>Whatever the answer, the question should not be confused with a related but far different query: What is management …

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

Parenting

On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Last year, during fall orientation at Smith College, and then again recently at final-exam time, students who wandered into the campus hub were faced with an unfamiliar situation: the worst failures of their peers projected onto a large screen.<p>“I failed my first college writing …

Education

Hall Passes, Buses, Lunch Duty: What If The Principal Could Focus On Achievement?

Pankaj Rayamajhi hears something. Senioritis?<p>The director of school logistics and operations has a kind of sixth sense about that unique Spring affliction as he roams the hallways of Columbia Heights Education Campus, a public middle and high school in Washington, D.C.<p>Rayamajhi quickens his pace, …

Education

Tips for Tackling Timed Tests and Math Anxiety

Recently we posted a brief research finding from Stanford math professor Jo Boaler: “Timed math tests can discourage students, leading to math …

Why Grades Are Not Paramount to Achievement

The intrinsic love of learning supplants the drive for high marks in the long run.<p>At the beginning of this school year, my colleagues and I decided to avoid giving the sophomores in our English classes any grades for six weeks. Research shows that providing students with a number or letter in …

Education

7 Practical Ways to Reduce Bias in Your Hiring Process

A vast body of research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. Unconscious racism, ageism, and sexism play a big role in whom we hire. But there are steps you can take to recognize and reduce these biases. So where should you start? And how can you help others on your team do the</b> …

Employment

Promises and pitfalls of online education

By Eric Bettinger, Susanna LoebExecutive SummaryOnline courses have expanded rapidly and have the potential to extend further the educational …

Education

How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea

Untangling education research can often feel overwhelming, which may be why many research-based practices take a long time to show up in real …

Pedagogy

A Climb Out of Depression, Doubt and Academic Failure

<i>Varsha Srivastava, 20, appeared to have the perfect college experience at Boston University. She was in the College of Communication, worked on a campus podcast, was a swim instructor and played club water polo. But emotionally, she was falling apart. Her story has been edited and condensed.</i><p>I grew …

Boston University

Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care

Experts say that teachers must develop their own social-emotional competencies, including the ability to manage stress, before they can effectively …

Teaching

TC's Peter Bergman and Eric W. Chan on NPR About Their Research on Text Messaging Parents

Peter Bergman and Eric W. Chan, an Assistant Professor and doctoral student, respectively, in Economics and Education, spoke with NPR about their …

When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

If you know anything about New Orleans public schools, you probably know this: Hurricane Katrina wiped them out and almost all the schools became privately run charters.<p>Many of those schools subscribed to the <i>no excuses</i> discipline model — the idea that if you crack down on slight misbehavior, you …

Education

Innovating Their Way To and From the Top

To enable and sustain such a culture of creativity and innovation, our schools unquestionably need key resources such as time, money, space, and …

5-Minute Film Festival: Freedom to Fail Forward

This ad was launched during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, and you can see why it was a crowd-pleaser -- it's a moving reminder of how many …

Film Festivals

Cracking the teacher recruitment and retention code

I teach in a school that is 99% poverty yet has virtually 0% turnover. See if you can figure out which of the following are responsible for so many …

Education

Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

How do you teach the same concepts and skills to students with diverse abilities and interests? Different learning profiles? And how do you do that …

Teaching

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

However talented, no one is a natural-born teacher. Honing the craft takes significant care and effort, not just by the individual, but also by the …

These 5 Big Tech Trends Are Changing the Way We Learn

Our current education system is not fit for purpose. Student mental health is at an all-time low, and student debt is at an all-time high. Dominated …