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How Educators Are Starting To Embrace The Concept Of 'Good Screen Time'

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Video games have a bad reputation among many parents and teachers, who worry that too much screen time is bad for children.

There's no doubt that some kids go overboard -- and those who do can face troubling health risks. But a body of research suggests that playing …


The Myth About the Special Education Gap: Charter enrollments driven by parental choices, not discriminatory policies

As public schools, charter schools are legally required to educate all students regardless of the difficulties they bring with them into the …


Privacy Push Must Not Prevent Personalized Learning By Michael B. Horn

We can all remember getting tests back with a big grade at the top and”‘x’s” marked next to the problems we got wrong. If we were lucky, a teacher, …

Personalized Learning


Could e-books actually get in the way of reading?

That was the question explored in research presented last week by Heather Ruetschlin Schugar, an …



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My Student Questionnaire for Beginning of Year

My old student questionnaire

Since I will be traveling quite a bit in August, I am getting my papers in order for the beginning of the year and …

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …


How to Help Students Overcome Social Anxiety in the Classroom

Sure, we all get nervous, but what happens when that nervousness becomes serious, even debilitating? This is the case for people with social anxiety, …


8 Reasons Why Students Should Still Write Research Papers

8 Reasons Why Students Should Still Write Research Papersby Dorothy Mikuska There are plenty of reasons why the research paper is not assigned. They …


How Technology Changed My Social Studies Classroom

How Technology Changed My Social Studies Classroomby Thomas StanleyOne of the greatest experiences I have had in teaching World History is to create a …

Social Studies

How To Make Learning Visible: A Spectrum

How To Make Learning Visible: A Spectrumby Terry Heick What students say and do and create are products of thought processes that, more or less, are …

Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics

Drafting Board

Ever wish you had help teaching students to write a solid argumentative essay? Drafting Board is your answer! This online tool walks …


25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

Critical thinking is the engine of learning.

Within this complex process or so many other relevant themes that contribute to learning: creativity, …

Critical Thinking



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Kids in Hong Kong can solve this logic puzzle in 20 seconds, but it completely stumps adults

First-grade students in Hong Kong breezed through this puzzle in 20 seconds, but it has us stumped. Or at least it did before we looked up the answer!

Although the puzzle was invented two decades ago, it recently appeared on an elementary-school entrance exam in Hong Kong and has since gone …

Hong Kong

Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Understanding How Brains Learn

Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain, by Amy Erin Borovoy (2014)

As new findings in neuroscience imply …


A Step-by-step Guide on How to Create Custom Courses for Your Class Using iTunes U

June, 2015 Today we want to draw your attention to one of the features of iTunes U that is often overlooked by many teachers. It is the ability to …


Updated Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart Version 3

Personalization v Differentiation v Individualization (PDI) Chart (Version 3)

The PDI chart was created for a reason: to clarify the differences in …

Differentiated Instruction

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I am a Teacher, Not a Hero

Learning to Work and Think Like an Artist

The artists and staff at ArtsConnection have engaged in inquiries for well over a decade into the nature of teaching and learning in the arts and …


What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Inquiry

Continuing to follow up the post 10 Signs of a 21st Century Classroom…

Incorporating inquiry into courses is one of the areas that I personally …

21st Century


By Matthew Farber

Thanks in part to STEM education initiatives and the tech boom, coding in the classroom has become more ubiquitous. Computer …




This fall the NPR Ed team is celebrating great teachers and examining what makes great teaching.

When Amanda Siepiola steps …


Why Technology Alone Won't Fix Schools

To wonder what ails American education is to open a Pandora’s box of wicked problems … but the problem is definitely not a lack of computers.

For about a month in the spring of 2013, I spent my mornings at Lakeside School, a private school in Seattle whose students are the scions of the Pacific …



Competency-based education is in vogue — even though most people have never heard of it, and those who have can’t always agree on what it is.

A report …