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Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do

New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor?<p>As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher …

Ed tech promoters need to realize we’re not all autodidacts.

When Bill Gates was still a teenager, he would sneak out of his family’s house before dawn and ride his bike to a building on the campus of the …

For Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Students, a Free High-Tech Solution

“My life changed as I entered the world of accessible literature,” Elizabeth wrote on Bookshare's blog.<p>For Elizabeth and the millions of students who …

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But they often dislike their bosses, the policies they must abide by, the tests that govern their lives and the low pay and lack of respect often …

Is Technology Widening Opportunity Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids?

Many hours of observation and analysis later, Neuman and Celanano were forced to acknowledge a radically different outcome: “The very tool designed …

Teaching in the New (Abundant) Economy of Information

But far from devaluing the role of the modern teacher, the new economy of information has freed teachers from their role as “font of knowledge” and …

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

In fact, the business world has a lot to learn from educators: what motivates people, how to inspire people to perform well. But educators can also …

The Common Core Is Tough on Kids With Special Needs

The standards don't allow enough flexibility for students who learn differently.<p>In a recent discussion board thread on reading comprehension challenges in autism, a special-education teacher commented that her students can’t understand the assigned reading passages. “When I complained, I was told …

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What's Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

The new landscape presents a significant upheaval. Inventors and researchers are increasingly working independently outside academia, finding …

Plagiarism vs. Collaboration on Education's Digital Frontier

<b>by Jennifer Carey</b><p>It’s an open secret in the education community. As we go about integrating technology into our schools, we are increasing the risk …

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> …

Creating Great Students

We all try to be this teacher and fall uncomfortably short in the attempt. Even worse, hardly a dent has been made in turning around low reading …

Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning

This time around, I wanted to be better about giving students more resources to help them integrate their quotations. In the spirit of backward …

Science, Math, and Fan Fiction: What's Worth Learning?

<i>Q. What trends are you seeing in cyberlearning world?</i><p>A. It’s been the big challenge in the cyberlearning debate I think is that there’s a whole group …

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 …

5 Fun Physics Games for Students

One of my former colleagues always seemed to have his physics students in the hallway, in the stairwells, or outside for various physics …

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This research is critical to understanding how inquiry-based teachers will need to engage students. In the coming system, attitude trumps rote …

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

<b>16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post.</i>In the age of blogging and …

How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

The downside of such immersion in technological devices, he said, is that they’re not having conversations, looking people in the eye, or noticing …

Why Academic Teaching Doesn't Help Kids Excel In Life

Too often the lectures they listen to are boring and irrelevant to their lives. And from my experience, most of this content is simply memorized, …

The Stereotypes That Distort How Americans Teach and Learn Math

Speed doesn't matter, and there's no such thing as a "math person." How the Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.<p>Mathematics education in the United States is broken. Open any newspaper and stories of math failure shout from the pages: low international …

Can We See Reading Comprehension in the Brain?

Brain researchers have long studied how students hear and read individual words, but it has proven difficult to parse out what happens when a reader …

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In 2009, Henstrand took advantage of this freedom to develop and teach a physics class that challenged some fundamental assumptions – specifically, …

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