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Finland has been hailed for exemplifying the ideal model of a thriving, innovative education system that prioritizes the most important stakeholders: …

20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning

What makes a teacher successful?<p>Having an expertise in reading, writing, math or science is necessary, but the ability to transfer that knowledge …

10 Things Teachers Should Know To Do With Google Docs

Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, …

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Free and easy ways to connect with your staff & parents!

There are a variety of ways that teachers and administrators can communicate with their class, staff, and parents. Effective communication is vital …

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Cell Phones in Schools: Lessons from the Front Line

New York City’s Department of Education officially bans students from bringing cell phones to school, but at one high school in Brooklyn the faculty has surrendered to the reality that their students have their phones and will sneak them out at any chance.<p>West Brooklyn Community High School allows …

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Most public schools are traditionally run by principals and administrators, who defer to policies dictated by the state. But a group of 60 schools …

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Nearly seven years after first opening its doors, the Science Leadership Academy public magnet high school* in Philadelphia and its inquiry-based …

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Flirck:WoodleyWonderworks<p>Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students’ love of learning. Because the criteria are …

5 Tools For Teachers To Create And Publish Apps Of Their Own http://www.teachthought.com/technology/5-tools-teachers-create-publish-apps/ #edtech #teaching

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In her provocative article “Hey! Parents, Leave Those Kids Alone,” writer Hanna Rosin documents the arc of child-rearing from the 1970s to today, …

Four Reasons Why Argument is Priority #1

You probably don’t need me to tell you that argument writing is a hot topic in education — it has a special place in the Common Core State Standards …

States Want Kids To Learn A Lot — Maybe Too Much

Jean Leising admits she's no expert on brain development, but she still hopes to do something about the way kids learn.<p>Leising serves in the Indiana state Senate. Last month, she convinced her Senate colleagues to pass a bill that would restore instruction of cursive writing to the state's …

Field trips foster social skills, lifelong learning

SAN ANTONIO — A remarkable thing often happens when classes take trips to the San Antonio Museum of Art.<p>“I can't tell you how many times teachers …

Teaching

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Transparency is not a word often associated with education. For many parents, the time between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. can feel like a mysterious part of …

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Do you remember the scene in the movie <i>Rainman</i> in which Dustin Hoffman, playing Ray, an autistic savant, instantaneously counts the number of …

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It started as an effort to shine a spotlight on creative schools and teaching practices all over the country and became the inspiration for a new …

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<b>By Tanner Higgin, Graphite</b><p>Chances are, if you have a smartphone or tablet, you’ve played <i>Angry Birds</i>. While <i>Candy Crush Saga</i> might currently top the …

Districts Weigh Blended Costs, Savings

Complete Coverage<p>One of the earliest hopes for blended learning—along with the promise that it would nurture students' technology skills and foster …

Extra Zzz's in Morning May Help Teens Stay Alert in Class

MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying the morning school bell might help teens avoid sleep deprivation, according to a new study. Later …

It's All Story: Games, Coding and Student Writing

<b>by Mark Gerl</b><p>During this year’s Computer Science Education Week (specifically on Dec 11th), I saw the other side of “The Hour of Code” campaign. Many …

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Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management

<i>Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. Brain-Based Teaching degree</i> …

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<i>When it comes to high achievement, grit may be as essential as intelligence.</i><p>By Emily Hanford, American RadioWorks<p>Before she was a psychology …

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Jackie Gerstein<p>From Jackie Gerstein’s resource-rich site comes this sweet infographic depicting the skills we’d like to instill in our students. The …

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One amazing example of how to train teachers on technology

One school district changed the standard in Professional Development; and they did it with a ‘Technology Academy.’<p>Imagine you need to learn how to …

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Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain

College students experienced heightened connectivity in their left temporal cortexes after reading fiction.<p>Scientists have proven in the past that reading stimulates many different parts of the brain. In a 2006 study, for example, research subjects read the words “perfume” and “coffee,” and the …

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Fourteen year-old Adora Svitak wishes that Facebook came up with a popup window that read, “Are you going to regret this later?” before allowing …

Introducing kids to coding, one hour at a time

Hour of Code, which starts Monday, is a weeklong effort to help students engage in the basics of computer science.<p>Thousands of schools worldwide will participate next week in Hour of Code, an initiative from nonprofit group Code.org to introduce computer programming to K-12 students.<p>The effort, …