Jodi Stevens

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Will Letter Grades Survive?

Under pressure from an unprecedented constellation of forces—from state lawmakers to prestigious private schools and college admissions offices—the …

The significant learning benefits of getting rid of grades (essay)

Formal education has led to a lack of learning in a number of ways, argues Susan D. Blum, and the one change that can make a big difference is …

Teaching

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.<p><i>The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.</i><p>Sergey Ivanov/Flickr<p>Everyone agrees the United States needs to improve its education system …

4 Tools to Help Kids Develop Empathy and Cultural Humility

Humility is not necessarily about modesty or pretending to be less than you are. In fact, people who are humble often have a high sense of …

Big History

Student Success Vs. Teaching Effectiveness

How Much of a Students Success Comes From their Teachers?<p>Student successfulness is one of the most important metrics to measure the overall …

Reason, Emotion, Thinking, and Writing in School

<i>by Peter Smagorinsky, The University of Georgia</i><p>Writers Who Care….The name of this blog suggests an assumption that emotions are foundational to …

Education

Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School

Great ideas and extraordinary teaching happen in public school classrooms all over the country, but these pockets of innovation often don’t get the …

Teaching

7 Strategies to Make Content Stick

<i>Note from Dave:</i> <i>Erica Beaton teaches tenth grade English, US history, and humanities just down the hall from me. In addition to this full-time work,</i> …

Teaching

Learning By Thinking: How Reflection Improves Performance

Overview — Knowledge plays an important role in the productivity and prosperity of economies, organizations, and individuals. Even so, research on …

Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children are nearing starvation

CAIRO — Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children languishing in refugee camps and remote villages are nearing starvation. Families who fled airstrikes are being forced to return to war-shattered homes, risking their lives again.<p>The United Nations and other humanitarian groups are describing …

Middle East