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How To: DIY Ink Crosshatch Art

I really love simple art and I have been looking for something I could DIY for my guest bedroom. I am drawn to the movement of ink crosshatch. …

How To: Make a Maidenhair Fern Mobile

Photo: Corrie Beth HoggCorrie Beth's maidenhair fern mobile takes me to a place of tranquility. It's so light and delicate and dreamy, don't you …

honeycomb wall art...

We've all seen (and probably used) those fun paper honeycombs that come in a ton of colors to decorate for parties. They add such life to a space …

The Benefits and Challenges of Student-Designed Learning

Science Leadership Academy (SLA)English Language Arts teacher Joshua Block decided to take the independence he and his colleagues have been …

How Can Schools Prioritize For The Best Ways Kids Learn?

The education world is full of incremental change — the slow process of individuals learning about new strategies and approaches, trying them out, …

Don't forget, the science of memory is key to helping students learn

Neuroscientist Catharine Young explains how memories are formed and suggests strategies teachers can use to make sure students remember information<p>Since the dawn of time, learning and memory have gone together like bread and butter, up and down, spaghetti and meatballs. These two phenomena are so …

The Brain

7 Essential Moon Landing Stories From the TIME Archives

<i>In the more than four decades since a human first walked on the moon on July 20, 1969, hundreds of stories have been written about the lead up to the</i> …

Space Science

How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement

Parents who are uneasy about their own math skills often worry about how best to teach the subject to their kids.Well … there’s an app for that. Tons …

How Awareness of Cultural Differences Can Help Underachieving Students

<i>Excerpted from Memory at Work in the Classroom: Strategies to Help Underachieving Students, by Francis Bailey and Ken Pransky. Bailey is the Director</i> …

7 Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools

There’s a growing consensus among students, parents, teachers and education leaders that the current education system isn’t appropriately preparing …

ISTE 2016: Michio Kaku Says Education Needs a Revolution

By Jena PassutThe theoretical physicist says a fourth wave of technology is about to begin, and educators must prepare students to thrive in the new …

How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

Scavenged casters. (Courtesy of Earthworm)<b>By Peter Pfau, FAIA</b>One of the most exciting models of learning is “design thinking.” It combines hands on …

How One Teacher Changed for the Good of Her Students

I don’t blame the students. The system of school has taught them to feel this way. How dare I say this? Because I was that system. I think about math …

What do Students Lose by Being Perfect? Valuable Failure

In the first pages of <i>Being Wrong</i>, Kathryn Schulz writes, “In our collective imagination, error is associated not just with shame and stupidity but …

Play

Educators are also teaching learning strategies, helping students find out the best ways to not just learn content, but <i>how</i> to learn. Ideas like …

What Do Beginning Teachers Really Need?

Complete Coverage<p>I remember vividly the day I dropped off my first application to teach. The school district’s secretary barely looked up as she …

Teachers Still Struggling to Use Tech to Transform Instruction, Survey Finds

Many teachers see themselves as risk takers or early adopters in using tech, a new Education Week Research Center survey shows.<p>A majority of K-12 …

Education Technology

5 Ways Gifted Students Learn Differently

What distinguishes gifted children from other children? This question has been under debate for some time. However, as educators, understanding how …

How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn?

Take a look at this question: How do modern novels represent the characteristics of humanity?If you were tasked with answering it, what would your …

Schools should be more teacher-centred.

The idea that schools should be more teacher centred has been gathering momentum in my thinking. In fact, the whole education system should be more …

Harvard EdCast: Helping Children Succeed

400x200-paul-tough.jpg Paul Tough's best-selling book, <i>How Children Succeed</i>, shined a light on how noncognitive factors like curiosity, …

teachers toolkit

15 Colorful Scandinavian Decor Ideas for a Minimalist Spring Vibe

It’s no secret that Scandinavian decor is trending in the interior design world. From its minimalist vibes to the clean lines and uber-modern look, everything about it is simply stylish. If you’ve been meaning to add a touch of Scandinavian style to your home, this spring is the perfect time to …

17 Creative Dishes to Make With Cauliflower

You'll never look at this curious white vegetable the same way again.<p>You'll never look at this curious white vegetable the same way again.

Cooking

In the Kitchen With: Edd Kimber’s Chocolate and Amaretto Pudding Pie

On December 1, one of my favorite photographers, Matt Armendariz, launched his 31 Days of Pie series. It was a feast for the eyes. Even though the …

Dessert

Paper Mobile DIY

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to do this refresh of one of my favorite projects. Originally, I made these Colorful Vellum Mobiles for Project …

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques | Colossal

<p>Feast your eyes on this phenomenal geometric paper sculpting from Estudio Guardabosques, a multidisciplinary design studio out of Buenos Aires, …