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What Teachers Must Consider When Moving to Flexible Seating

— Ms Melis (@MelisBrand) October 26, 2017<p>“For the most part my classroom is a lot more positive,” Fox said. “My students are learning to interact …

Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School

Great ideas and extraordinary teaching happen in public school classrooms all over the country, but these pockets of innovation often don’t get the …

Teaching

Classroom Eye Candy 3: The Funky Science Lab

<b>It’s back!!</b> After many, many months, I am ready to show you the third classroom in our Classroom Eye Candy series. All images will open up nice and …

The 50 Best Children’s Books of the Last 10 Years

Modern classics that help kids laugh, learn, think, imagine, dream, see, and embrace the world around them in new ways.<p>The best children’s books have …

Books

Student Absenteeism Solution

Since states allocate money to school districts based on their average daily attendance, high absentee rates mean fewer funds for other resources …

Apple investors call for action over iPhone 'addiction' in children

Two of the largest investors in Apple are urging the iPhone maker to take action against smartphone addiction among children over growing concerns about the effects of technology and social media on the youth.<p>In an open letter to Apple on Monday, New York-based Jana Partners and the California …

Social Media

What Types of Sound Experiences Enable Children to Learn Best?

Nina Kraus, a biologist at Northwestern University, has spent the better part of her professional career researching how sound affects the brain. …

Northwestern University

What Teachers Must Consider When Moving to Flexible Seating

Flexible seating in classrooms has become popular over the past few years as educators try to make school feel like a welcoming place with different …

Teaching

What Works For Getting Kids to Enjoy Reading?

<i>Excerpted from “The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads” by Daniel T. Willingham.</i><i></i> G<b>etting</b> <b>K</b><b>ids to</b> <b>R</b><b>e</b>a<b>d</b> I said at the …

Sesame Street

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

Textbooks

Which Reading Skills are Critical to Learn in the Ninth Grade?

Many freshmen coming into one of Nashville’s top public high schools are competent and fluent readers, but have a hard time reading deeply, making …

Teaching

The Connections Between Computer Use and Learning Outcomes in Students

A group of recent studies on technology in education, across a wide range of real-world settings, have come up far short of a ringing endorsement.The …

4 Games to Spark Empathy-building in the Classroom

Can technology help kids develop empathy? Due to the rise of virtual reality experiences, there’s been some buzz lately about the impact technology …

Teaching

Study: When Tenure Is Taken Away, Teachers Leave

After Louisiana made changes that weakened its tenure system, teachers left the profession in droves, a study finds.

Education

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

Harvard education specialist Tony Wagner has been advocating that we reinvent the education system to promote innovation for years. He’s clear that …

Teaching

Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library

Excitement about school makerspaces has been in the air, but many educators eager to create hands-on learning spaces in their schools still aren’t …

Makerspaces

The world’s required reading list: The books that students read in 28 countries

This compilation of reading assigned to students everywhere will expand your horizons — and your bookshelves.<p>In the US, most students are required to …

Literature

What High Tech Urban Farms Can Teach Kids About Tinkering

BOSTON – On the cramped urban campus of Boston Latin School, high-school students grow an acre’s worth of vegetables in an old shipping container …

High School

What Kind of Group Work Encourages the Most Original Thinking?

When I first read <i>Originals</i> I couldn’t help but take notes. What I jotted down was essentially a to-do list for how I could be more creative, how I …

Watch this Star Wars fan film shot using drones

Even with George Lucas no longer at the helm, Star Wars seems to be left in capable hands with Disney calling the shots at Lucasfilm.<p>But for those of us fans who grow impatient waiting for "Rogue One" to be released, it's up to us to make our own movie magic. So what better way to make an R2-D2 …

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Mike Wadhera Contributor<p>Mike Wadhera is the founder of Teleport.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The future of mobile video is virtual reality<p>Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, …

Lessons From Finland: What Educators Can Learn About Leadership

Similarly, principals are expected to care about all children in their municipality. What is more, principals and teachers are expected to work …

More Playtime! How Kids Succeed with Recess Four Times a Day at School

Recess at Eagle Mountain Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas, looks much like recess anyplace else. Some kids run and squeal, others swing, while …

Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

Schools face relentless pressure to up their offerings in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Few are making the case for philosophy.<p>Maybe they should.<p>Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participated in a philosophy class once a week over the course of a year …

Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

Tom Woodward/FlickrThe promise of using technology in school technology has been to give students more control over their learning, while helping …

Play

Some teachers say there has never been a more exciting time to teach Thoreau’s ideas of solitude, time in nature, and deliberate living, because …

If You Build Affordable Housing For Teachers, Will They Come?

If you pull into Hertford County High School in northeastern North Carolina, pass the bus circle and the soccer fields, and continue to a patch of woods, you find three, cheerful, two-story apartment buildings. Knock on any door here and you'll find the home of a teacher or employee of the local …

Create graphs and complex math equations directly from the Google Docs sidebar with g(Math)

If you're looking for the easiest method of inserting math equations and graphs into your Google Docs, here is the solution for you.<p>There are times …

How to Bring Playfulness to High School Students

Play is often the domain of young children, but as those kids become teens, learning playfully maintains its importance, especially as academics and …

Teens