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How you can be good at math, and other surprising facts about learning | Jo Boaler | TEDxStanford

Student-Led Meetings: Empowering Student Voice

Overview<p>University Park Campus School (UPCS) empowers students to take ownership of their own learning and lives. A critical part of this practice is …

iTunes

Strategies to Ensure Introverted Students Feel Valued at School

When Susan Cain wrote <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking</i> in 2012, it was a big success. The book made the cover of <i>Time</i> …

Northern California

KQED

Students’ behavior is a form of communication and when it’s negative it almost always stems from an underlying cause. There are many reasons kids …

Students

Move Over Helicopter Parents, The Drones Have Arrived - Independent Ideas Blog

<i>​“'I always give my son a wakeup call,' the mother explained, 'but he’s not answering.' The provost told this concerned mother</i> <i>she cannot inform</i> …

Helicopter Parent

What We’re Watching: Personalized Learning Event at Harvard

On Thursday, March 5 at 5:30, the Harvard Graduate School of Education will host an event about a new online personalized learning platform that is …

Personalized Learning

Is Our Grading System Fair?

<b>Is Our Grading System Fair?</b><i>“A zero has an undeserved and devastating influence, so much so that no matter what the student does, the grade distorts</i> …

Kids

Three Ways to Think About ‘Is It Worth It?’

In life, there are certain nonnegotiables we simply must have. Think food, water and shelter for starters. Nobody will ask, “Is it worth it to eat?” It’s just something you do to stay alive.<p>But deciding what to eat? That’s a different question.<p>Will I eat the bologna or prosciutto? Drink tap water …

Style (Canada)

Study: Focus on Empathy, Not Punishment, Improves Discipline

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons)Suspending a child from school may be more harmful than helpful — when a child is sent home as a punishment for …

Discipline

To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions

Before she became a neuroscientist, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang was a seventh-grade science teacher at a school outside Boston. One year, during a period of significant racial and ethnic tension at the school, she struggled to engage her students in a unit on human evolution. After days of apathy and …

Emotions

Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset'

Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.

Carol Dweck

Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today. Typing your notes is faster — which comes in handy when there's a lot of information to take down. But it turns out there are still …

Note-Taking

We Have Student-Led Conferences. Why Not Teacher-Led Evaluations?

Photo credit: Savannah River Site via flickr (CC BY 2.0)Andrea HernandezTeacher DevelopmentModeled on student-led conferences, teacher-led …

Education

What If Teachers Took Computation Out of Math Class?

Math proficiency is a subject of a lot of anxiety for school leaders, parents and even national leaders. Employers and educators alike know that math …

Teaching

The Science of Smart Hiring

Finding great new workers is hard. A little bit of empiricism can help.<p>In the summer of 2006, Todd Carlisle, a Google analyst with a doctorate in organizational psychology, designed a 300-question survey for every Google employee to fill out, The New York Times later reported.<p>Some questions were …

Scientific Research

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

<b>Like most 25-year-olds,</b> Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit. Or …

Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Hunter Maats and Katie O'BrienTeaching StrategiesStudents learn better when their "thinking" includes thinking about the material plus how to dig in, …

Teaching

The Power of Empathy in Leadership and Governance - Independent Ideas Blog

​When I was a young leader, I prided myself on being able to build strong teams. I understood the principles of a strong team mission and vision, …

Using Blended Learning to Design Schools that Motivate Students by Michael B. Horn

twenty20.com/@ljbs <i>In the book</i> Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools, <i>Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker offer a practical guide to</i> …

Learning

Why You Should Try That Crazy Virtual Reality Headset

You’re going to own a virtual reality headset one day.<p>Yes, you’re going to put those funny-looking goggles on your face and your eyes won’t be rolling at me like they are right now.<p>I’ve been there. My interest in gaming stops at Monopoly. The promise of virtual reality meant little more to me than …

Virtual Reality

Panel: Ditch Grades Now, Focus on Student Learning

Teach without grades. Teach without tests. Teach without homework. That's the message from a growing number of educators who are not only advocating …

Learning

What does a culturally competent classroom look like? | NBPTS

The Saturday [March 12] morning plenary session at the National Board's Teaching and Learning Conference offered a powerful conversation about race …

Mindset 20/20:Getting Up to Speed with "Speed PD"

The result? They loved it! Participants willingly engaged in activities that modeled interesting ways students could gain 21st century skills using …

Small Changes in Teaching: The Last 5 Minutes of Class

I remember sitting in a movie theater with my children in December of 2003, watching the final minutes of the third film in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> …

Real Fixes for Workplace Bias

Corporations, not-for-profit groups and governments spend billions of dollars every year on diversity training—without knowing whether the programs work. A review of almost 1,000 studies on interventions aimed at reducing prejudice found that most programs weren’t tested. For the few that were, …

Human Resources

Why Education Needs More Healthy Skeptics and Diehard Optimists Like Larry Cuban

Interested in hearing the full interview? <br>Check it out on the EdSurge podcast.Stanford professor and edu-scholar Larry Cuban doesn’t hate …

Personalized Learning

Why teacher-powered schools are picking up momentum

In teacher-powered schools, students are at the center of every decision. Teachers secure autonomy to make the big choices about a wide array of …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

We Need A Decolonized, Not A "Diverse", Education

Black History Month has passed; the pushback of white supremacy through critical education resumes its daily, hourly, minute-to-minute work.<p>In <i>A Case</i> …

What Makes a Great Independent School Teacher - Independent Ideas Blog

​<i>Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part research series on teacher quality in independent schools. This blog focuses on how educators define</i> …

Dolphins will give predictive quiz to prospects at NFL combine

While the age-old combine tests are back yet again this year, the Miami Dolphins -- for a second straight NFL combine -- are armed with a custom test …

Quizzes