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Scientific research has provided us with a number of ways to get the learning juices flowing, none of which involve paying money for good grades. And …

Teacher: What I don’t have time to do anymore — and what I’d do if I had it

Teachers need a lot of things: more respect, higher salaries, etc. But one teacher says there’s something they need more than anything. Time. This was written by Jake Miller, who teaches seventh-grade U.S. history in Pennsylvania and who has taught several subjects in all grades from sixth through …

Watch Out TED Talks: Here Comes A New Generation

Jennifer Scheffer, a teacher and instructional technology specialist at Burlington High School in Massachusetts, ran a small club of five juniors and …

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

That's the premise of the Right Question Institute and a new book by its co-directors Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana. The book, <i>Make Just One Change:</i> …

TRICK in Education = Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness

In my thirty years as a teacher, one thing I learned is that everyone -- policymakers, administrators, parents, philanthropists -- are looking for the magic key to improving education. In the 1990s, Bill Gates thought that small schools were that magic key. As you may know, the Small Schools …

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Is School Enough? Documentary Film Delves In

“At first when he brought it up I didn’t know what to do because we’re teens and he basically wanted us to act like adults, to speak up like adults,” …

Can Technology Help Students Find the "Sweet Spot" for Learning?

"There is a sense of satisfaction, of fulfillment, in successful thinking," writes Willingham.<p>But it's not fun to try to learn something that's too …

For the record, Obama on Syria: 'We cannot and must not turn a blind eye'

<i>U.S. President Barack Obama said today that he will seek the approval of Congress to take military action against Syria of “limited duration and</i> …

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Dose of Reality: Beware of Clinics Touting Stem Cell Panaceas

Pursue Passion: Demand Google 20% Time at School

Ever wonder why students struggle with picking a major in college? When was the last time students were asked what they'd like to study in school and given the time to pursue their own interests?<p>Ask a kid what they want for their birthday, and they'll tell you 10 things. Ask them what they want to …

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Caine's Arcade

9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. The entire summer …

20% Time In My Classroom #edchat

I'm really excited to get started with my 20 Time set up in my classroom. I've talked to teachers in my department and many of them said they are …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

Stand Up for Flat Abs

Challenge your core with this fast belly-tightening routine you can do on your feet<p>When you want to sculpt lean, sexy abs, doing crunches is highly overrated. Why? On-your-back moves target just one part of your midsection and leave out the deep-lying muscles that cinch in your waist. This upright …

KQED

PBS Idea Channel smarty Mike Rugnetta attempts to deconstruct the definition of knowledge, and how the internet fits into our notion of it. “Having …

Don't Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn

"I'm going to put it to short-term memory," she says. Once she takes the exam, Dainton expectsshe'll forget a lot of what she learned.<p>One of the …

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Schools that focus on rigorous arts instruction are discovering that the arts teach some core skills that lead to success in school and life.

How to Fuel the Innovation Engine in Learning

This approach is fundamental to Seelig’s work as a professor at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. The Institute (or “d.school”), …

Dishes to Wow Your Book Club

Remember: it's book club, not gourmet club. Serve the group a simple and delicious meal, let the wine flow—and they'll want to have every meeting at …

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Taking Charge of Our Own Profession - Part 2: A New Model

courtesy of Academic Impressions<p>Highly skilled educators who have been in the field for many years are now publicly resigning with harsh words for …

Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human …

Building Classroom Community Amongst the Machines

In my observations both inside and outside the classroom, I've noticed the relationship with the device to be the most prevalent. This is not to say …