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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …

Why Children Still Need to Read (and Draw) Maps

In a GPS world, where synthesized voices tell us when to turn to get from point A to point B, do kids really need to learn how to read a …

Get a Crash Course in Writing from 20 Journalists

I only remember one practical writing lesson from my three years as an English major: Whenever you can, put the best bits at the end of the sentence. …

Creative Writing

A 13-year-old home school student just won $20,000 in a math competition on ESPN — see if you can answer the winning question

The competition aired live on ESPN3 on Monday, May 15, at 10 a.m. ET.<p>Robitaille, a seventh grade home school student from Euless, Texas, answered the following question correctly to win:<p>"In a barn, 100 chicks sit peacefully in a circle. Suddenly, each chick randomly pecks the chick immediately to …

Homeschooling

Minecraft in the Music Classroom | Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft is one way of learning general elementary music skills that meets kids where they are in everyday life. Concepts such as instrument …

The meaning of life in a world without work

As technology renders jobs obsolete, what will keep us busy? Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari examines ‘the useless class’ and a new quest for purpose<p>Most jobs that exist today might disappear within decades. As artificial intelligence outperforms humans in more and more tasks, it will replace …

Universal Basic Income

Why are my wife and I quitting teaching? Brutal cuts, bad policies and stressed kids

After 26 years as UK teachers, we are leaving the profession because of the government’s philistinism and complacency of staggering proportions<p>It was a strange and sad day last week when my wife and I called the staff into the music room to inform them that we had decided to resign from our posts …

Education

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Podcasts

I’ve become quite the podcast enthusiast over the last few years. I love to have something to listen to while I’m driving to the grocery store, …

Homeschooling

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p><b>If no one has ever encouraged, pushed, or insisted that you build more higher-order thinking into your students’</b> …

Teaching

Students of the Future - Creators, Makers, Investigators

On March 6th, a team of student journalists at a High School in Kansas began what they thought would be a routine biographical feature on their newly …

Redefining Failure

Teachers who are designing inquiry-based learning for their students take the essential feedback from failure and make sure there are multiple …

There's No Such Thing as a 'Learning Style'

When President Trump entered office in January, he made a request that his daily briefings be given to him using a lot of pictures and graphics …

What Are Your Teaching Essentials? Teachers Share What They Can't Teach Without

It takes coffee—and some other essentials—to run a classroom. On social media and through email, teachers told Education Week Teacher their five …

Why the essay is integral to teaching (essay)

Being an essayist is central to, if not inseparable from, being a teacher, argues Caitlin McGill.

Teaching

Concept Map Learning Objectives

<b>What is Concept Mapping and Why is it Important?</b><p>Objective: Students will identify relationships between ideas by dragging concepts to the correct …

7 Tips for Teaching Readers How to Recognize Bias

When students are learning about research topics and current events, they must also know how to recognize bias. Learning how to spot so-called “fake …

Teaching