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Student Engagement Strategies That Just Don't Work

<i>In the books Battling Boredom and</i> <i>Battling Boredom, Part 2</i> <i>(see our</i> <i>review</i><i>), Bryan Harris and Lisa Bradshaw offer practical strategies to “spark student</i> …

Teaching

'Robin Hood effects' on motivation in math

Students from families with little interest in math benefit more from a school intervention program that aims at increasing math motivation than do …

What is STEM Education?

<!doctype html> STEM education focuses on how to implement the best practices for teaching science, technology, engineering and math.What is STEM …

Education

Gesturing can boost children's creative thinking

Encouraging children to use gestures as they think can help them come up with more creative ideas, according to new research.

Technology won't replace collaboration among students: Today's 'classroom' is bigger and better than it ever was, for all the right reasons

Today's 'classroom' is bigger and better than it ever was, for all the right reasons<p>Students heading back to school can always count on one thing: …

Teenagers and mutant tomatoes

Biology professors and students use tomatoes from campus garden to teach high schools students about genetic diversity. Students learn about dominant …

Scholars challenge colleges to reform STEM learning

America's colleges and universities need to transform not only how but what they teach in introductory science courses, a group of scholars argue.

Empathetic teachers enhance children's motivation for learning

Empathetic teachers enhance children's motivation and academic skills, such as reading, writing and arithmetic skills. A positive atmosphere created …

Study focuses on use of instructional videos to aid problem solving

New research aims to help educators quantify how the best students perform problem solving with the aid of instructional videos, a step toward …

Hands-on science courses shown to boost graduation rates, STEM retention

Courses that engage college students in conducting scientific research early on can dramatically increase students' odds of completing a science, …

Persistence makes the difference in minority participation in science, researchers say

The problem of persistence has long troubled undergraduate programs hoping to guide promising students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups …

Learning from model experiments

What students in school learn from a model experiment depends on how similar the model substances look to the originals, a new study has found.

Positive school climates can narrow achievement gaps, comprehensive research review confirms

Positive school climates contribute to academic achievement and can improve outcomes for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, according to a …

When fish come to school, kids get hooked on science

A program that brings live fish into K-12 classrooms to teach the fundamentals of biology not only helps students learn, but improves their attitudes …

Researchers create new tool that measures active learning in classrooms: Analyzing classroom noise may help teachers improve teaching methods

Analyzing classroom noise may help teachers improve teaching methods<p>A new tool that uses classroom sounds may solve the biggest outstanding question …

Expand Your Computer Science Knowledge With This Set of Courses

This course is an investment in skills to help you get ahead.<p>There's no arguing that having a solid understanding of computer science can take you …

Tech Industry

Schools need to encourage broader participation in science learning outside of the classroom

Schools are failing to offer sufficient opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to engage in science-based learning outside of the …

Changing students' attitudes to mathematics improves test scores: Study shows for first time that a free, online course can change students' mindsets towards their mathematical abilities, leading to increased academic achievement

Study shows for first time that a free, online course can change students' mindsets towards their mathematical abilities, leading to increased …

New theory debunks consensus that math abilities are innate

A new theory regarding how the brain first learns basic math could alter approaches to identifying and teaching students with math learning …

Positive attitude toward math predicts math achievement in kids

For the first time, scientists have identified the brain pathway that links a positive attitude toward math to achievement in the subject. In a study …

Web-based teaching can improve science understanding for struggling pupils

Web-based learning tools can help deepen science knowledge among all middle school students, and ease the science literacy gap for underachieving …

Want to help your child succeed in school? Add language to the math, reading mix

A new study finds that a child's language skills in kindergarten can predict his or her future proficiency in other subjects.

18 Free Image Sites and Tools for Schools

A picture is worth a thousand words, but it might also be worth a thousand dollars if your school gets hit with a copyright violation claim. This …

Changing the Grade: A Step-by-Step Guide to Grading for Student Growth

Changing the Grade: A Step-by-Step Guide to Grading for Student Growth <b>Availability:</b> In Stock<p>Jonathan Cornue<p>Usually Ships: 4-10 days<p>ISBN-13: …

Free, Personalized AP Prep for Teachers

A "personalized assistant" for your classroom is how David Coleman, president of the College Board, described a new partnership with the nonprofit …

'Britain's strictest teacher' is a Kiwi and she has some advice for our schools

She’s been labelled by UK media as ‘Britain’s strictest teacher’ – but this famously outspoken New Zealand-born head teacher is making waves in …

This Is How to Create Flipped Videos by Adding Interactive Elements and Annotations to YouTube Clips

January 27, 2015<br>In an earlier post covering the best YouTube resources for teachers I argued that the educational potential of YouTube resides in it …

Yellow Box Methodology

How can teachers reduce the day-to-day marking burden? One of the most useful strategies I’ve been championing for the pastThe post Yellow Box …

New guidance report published: how to develop pupils’ metacognitive skills

The EEF has published its latest guidance report, designed to support teachers in changing their classroom practice to improve their pupils’ …

What is Germany’s dual education system — and why do other countries want it?

The German economy is powered by products sold the world over. The strength of Europe's powerhouse depends on outbound shipments. We take a look at …