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Wednesday Wisdom<p>May 27: <b>"A Circle to End the Year"</b><p>As the school year (and Wednesday Wisdom) comes to a close for the year, consider students' need for …

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Closing the school-to-prison pipeline

There are certain “points” that Kings Junior High School students don’t want to get.<p>Educators at the suburban Cincinnati school—part of the Kings …

Teaching Questioning Skills to Arm Students for Learning

In the earliest part of my career, I wrote full procedural lesson plans that spelled out to the letter the questions I would ask AND the answers I …

What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School | PROJECT BASED LEARNING | MindShift

Here are a few of the statistics New Tech has gathered from their schools: students graduate at a rate six percent higher than the national average …

Five Amazing Videos That Show Why Science is Awesome

Science teachers looking for fun videos to show how shockingly exciting science can be, look no further. Molly Michelson, who produces the Science in …

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

“On the other hand,” Patel says, “there’s now a growing body of work that suggests that actually learning to play a musical instrument does have …

The Five Habits of Creative Teachers

Complete Coverage<p>Ken Robinson’s renowned TED talk, “How Schools Kill Creativity,” has had 27 million views. To date, it is the most-watched TED talk …

Challenging Work Is Essential to Deep, Meaningful Learning

Pushing students to go beyond what they think they can do is at the core of good teaching. This Teaching Channel video follows students and educators …

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

Study participants then wrote short testimonials to other, future students describing how high school would help them become the kind of person they …

Age of Distraction: Why It's Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Perhaps the most well known study on concentration is a longitudinal study conducted with over 1,000 children in New Zealand by Terrie Moffitt and …

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

<b>2. FOSTER INQUIRY BY SCAFFOLDING CURIOSITY.</b><br>Teachers always come up to Laufenberg wanting to learn more about her progressive pedagogy -- and they …

Using Musical Notes to Teach Fractions

"What kinds of notes did you play?" Balogh asks. "Jasmine, what do you think?" Jasmine gets it right. "Eighth notes, very good."<p>These students are …

Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles?

This doesn’t mean, however, that teachers and parents should present material to be learned in just one fashion. All learners benefit when …

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Creativity Becomes an Academic DisciplineIT BOTHERS MATTHEW LAHUE and it surely bothers you: enter a public restroom and the stall lock is broken. …

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

In an interview, he highlighted three take-home messages from his book:<p><i>Forgetting isn't always bad.</i> Most of the time, it’s natural and essential to …

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

More recently, there's been a few games that up the ante of authentic code-based learning -- games that peel back the façade and allow players to …

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Educators are also teaching learning strategies, helping students find out the best ways to not just learn content, but <i>how</i> to learn. Ideas like …

'Grit' May Not Spur Creative Success, Scholars Say

Inventor Thomas A. Edison once famously said, "Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration." But that doesn't mean effort actually …

KQED

New Orleans public schools are now almost completely charter run, offering an example of what “universal school choice” looks like when applied to a …

Music Lessons Enhance Brain Function in Disadvantaged Kids

2<p>SHARES<p>There is much evidence that poverty, and the chronic stress it creates, hinders the development of young brains. However, new research finds …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Up in the Air

When online accommodations service AirBnB first launched, its primary mission was to find all you urban sophisticates an affordable crash pad in a cool city center. Now, with a $2.5 billion valuation and 200,000 active listings, AirBnB has seen property owners—“hosts”—push it into the realm of …

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias’ Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures | Colossal

<p>If you’ve visited any art or design blog over the last few years you’ve almost certainly run into the artwork of Anastassia Elias who made waves in …

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Earth's Oldest Living Trees

In a protected area high in the White Mountains in eastern California, 15 miles east of Bishop, you'll find the oldest living trees in the world. The gnarled beauties, called the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, are believed to be 1,000 to around 4,800 years old. Can you imagine the amount of history …

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