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7 Science-Backed Ways Reading Makes You Healthy [Infographic] - Global English Editing

“So often, in the past too, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me and reminded me that there are good things in the world.” – Vincent van Gogh<p>Books …

The Brain

How To Ease Students Into Independent Inquiry Projects | MindShift

Chris was a shy, introverted student in my senior-level English class. Throughout the course I saw Chris raise his hand during a class discussion …

The brain-changing benefits of exercise

What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym …

Digital literacy: what is it and how important is it in the future of work?

Ten years ago the iPhone was just a speck of dust in Apple’s eye. Today there’s an entire industry dedicated developing apps, with over 1,000 ideas …

Education Technology

A Path to Better Learning in the Age of Digital Distraction

Digital distraction is a term only those living in our Information Age might know. Being distracted by technology isn’t a new thing, but today’s tech …

The Future of Education is Unstructured Learning, and Here's Why

Imagine coming into class one day after discovering the lesson plan you worked on all week has vanished. Your instincts, your experiences, your very …

5 Ways to Help Students Manage Digital Distractions and Stay on Track

It’s no secret that students today face the ultimate paradox: The same devices that help students complete their work are also their biggest …

Characteristics of Effective Learning Feedback

The importance of feedback is known to all.Read more...

Teaching

Developing Students’ Ability to Give and Take Effective Feedback

When Emerie Lukas was hired to develop and teach a STEM Foundations course to middle school students at the Dayton Regional STEM School, she was …

Teaching

Australian parents want schools to teach more social skills, survey finds

Study shows almost half of those surveyed want their children taught ‘how to behave in public’<p>The line between what children learn at home and in the classroom is being blurred as Australian parents increasingly ask schools to help socialise their children, new research has found.<p>A joint study …

Education

The T in STEM: Creating Play-Based Experiences That Support Children’s Learning of Coding and Higher Order Thinking

By: Tamara KaldorFrom Google Creative Labs announcing their new Project Bloks research project, to tangible technology toys aimed at parents, it can …

Education Technology

Is personalized learning the future? This high school thinks so.

Vista High School near San Diego will use a $10 million grant from XQ: The Super School Project to make high school more personal.

Pedagogy

Learning How to Learn Could Be a Student's Most Valuable Skill

The best way to equip students for tomorrow's fast-changing workplace may simply be to teach them to learn how to learn, some experts say.

Learning

10 Tools for Your Students’ Creativity Toolbox

It’s a mistake to believe that creativity is an inherent ability that some people have in plenty while others have little. Those are the thoughts of …

Dispelling Educational Myths - Science of Learning Research Centre

SLRC Chief Investigator John Hattie, Professor of Education and Director at the Melbourne Educational Research Institute at the University of …

7 Strategies for Getting Your Learners to Start Thinking Independently

Many people believe getting our learners to begin thinking independently is the main goal of education. “Teach students so that they don’t need the …

20 Questions that Promote Inquiry-Based Learning

Professional Learning<p><i>By Kristin Daniel and Bonnie Lathram</i><p>Why do good questions matter? How can educators use inquiry to foster deeper …

You’re a Teacher, Not a Video Producer

Technology's expanding role in the classroom has transformed the way instructors teach and the way students learn. As online courses and blended …

Flipped Classroom

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

<b>63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>ed note: this has been updated from a previous post</i><p>It could be argued—and probably …

7 Unexpected Storage Solutions for Small Bedrooms

(Image credit: Design*Sponge)<p>We get it. Your bedroom is tiny, and you've probably already thought of storing things in boxes under the bed. So what …

San Francisco

This is exactly how society kills our creativity – in a breathtaking short film

There’s an aching difference between an adult and the child the adult once was.<p>When I was a small child I wanted to be a broadcaster. I didn’t know …

The Five Biggest Mistakes Teachers Should Never, Ever Make

Everybody makes mistakes; it’s a fact of life. It happens in professional, personal, and social situations of every definition. Making mistakes is …

5 Keys to Understanding and Enabling Learners Who Struggle in Class

What can teachers in the case of enabling learners that struggle on a daily basis? We can’t ever put labels and preconceived notions upon such …

Pedagogy

How Media Literacy Can Help Students Discern Fake News

7:35<p>How can teachers help students tell fact from media fiction? Educators and media literacy advocates in Washington state are working together with …

Teaching

22 Ways of Instantly Improving Communication Skills [Infographic]

Improving communication skills is a constant pursuit that can serve us well in the classroom and beyond. The quality and harmony of our relationships …

6 Digital Tools To Engage Students

<b>6 Digital Tools To Engage Students</b><p>by <b>Rachelle</b> <b>Poth</b><p>Are you looking for some new ways to keep students engaged through the end of the school year?<p>Here …

Education Technology

6 ways parents can foster good technology habits

The hit Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” based on the Jay Asher novel of the same name has captivated teens. While the subject is about teen suicide, a …

7 Actively Engaging Ways of Developing Critical Thinking Skills

We talk to many educators in our travels. Everywhere we go, we ask what they feel are the most important skills for modern learners. Teachers, school …

10 Imaginative Science Videos for Your Curious STEM Learners

If you’re looking for some science videos to flip your STEM classroom with, there’s a whole world of them on the Web. You don’t want just any old …