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A Special Teacher Event: Big Blue Live

Events | August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Special Teacher Event: Big Blue Live

Calling all Bay Area Teachers: Kick off your school year with an exclusive educator event.  Join us on Monday, August 31st as we raise a glass to the miracle of Monterey Bay and learning at a special KQED Studios viewing party.  Celebrate the premier of the new PBS and BBC television series Big Blue Live with festive music, wine, tasty […]

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Is Positive Discipline More Effective Than Punishment?

Do Now | August 17, 2015 | 24 Comments

Is Positive Discipline More Effective Than Punishment?

The Federal government is setting new guidelines aimed to improve school climate by transforming discipline practices and policies. What does discipline looks like at your school? Are you more likely to change your behavior after receiving negative punishment or reinforcement and rewards for taking positive steps?

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Nine Resources for Building Research Skills with Data Collection and Observation

PBS LM Science | August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nine Resources for Building Research Skills with Data Collection and Observation

In collaboration with classroom teachers, teacher librarians can help students explore and improve their interaction with the natural world by teaching research skills. Explore ideas for integrating public media resources that build on data collection and analysis in ecology projects.

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Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?

6 -12 Science | August 11, 2015 | 46 Comments

Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?

More than 5,000 schools nationwide have transitioned from traditional learning methods to project-based learning (PBL). Should all schools move in this direction and implement PBL in their science classes?

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What NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Saw on Its 3 Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto

News & Civics | August 10, 2015

What NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Saw on Its 3 Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto

If you’re still looking for a good opportunity to dork out on New Horizons’ path past the outer limits of our solar system, look no more! Stuart Lynn’s visualization will guide you thorough the longest road-less trip ever.

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Science Spotlight: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Poop

Science | August 7, 2015

Science Spotlight: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Poop

Poop contains a lot of interesting stuff including tons of microbes, like bacteria. Depending on our own health, our poop can harbor both helpful and harmful microbes.

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How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

Do Now | August 7, 2015 | 229 Comments

How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

School lunchrooms are sometimes called the biggest restaurant chain in America, and in districts across the country, there’s a push for healthier, locally sourced ingredients. How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?

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Summer Learning Series: The Science of Cooking

PBS LearningMedia | August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Summer Learning Series: The Science of Cooking

From the science of making cheese to the chemistry of onions, connect food to science and showcase hands-on cooking activities that can be done at school, at summer camp or at home with these videos and activities found in PBS LearningMedia.  PBS LearningMedia has productivity tools for creating interactive learning experiences. Sign up for a free […]

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Back in the Day, Medicare Had Its Haters, Too (And We Never Did “Awake to Socialism”)

News & Civics | August 3, 2015

Back in the Day, Medicare Had Its Haters, Too (And We Never Did “Awake to Socialism”)

Fifty years ago — on July 30, 1965 — President Lyndon Johnson, as part of his War on Poverty, signed into law the bill that created the Medicare and Medicaid federal health insurance programs. Like Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the programs faced staunch opposition and lofty implementation challenges.

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Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

Arts | August 3, 2015 | 44 Comments

Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

In recent decades, American schools have been pressured to increase standardized test scores, causing them to make cuts to programs like visual art, music, dance and theater. Is arts education important to you?

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