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Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change

Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change

Awesome science videos to spark students’ interests in everything from wildlife protection to ocean acidification.

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Teaching Strategies

What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning

What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning

There’s a lot of skepticism about whether or not MOOCs are “disrupting” higher education, but can they offer important learning opportunities for the institutions themselves?

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Students Tell All: What It’s Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning

Students Tell All: What It’s Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning

| October 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

High school students at Science Leadership Academy explain what they value in their education.

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The Thrill of Converting Math-Haters Into Appreciators Through Inquiry

The Thrill of Converting Math-Haters Into Appreciators Through Inquiry

| October 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Teaching math as intellectual discipline and a creative endeavor could help a generation of students learn to love numbers.

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How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick

How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick

| October 28, 2014 | 3 Comments

Researchers say ‘drill and kill’ approach isn’t just boring — it also stunts student learning.

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

| October 27, 2014

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.

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A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators

A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators

| October 24, 2014 | 10 Comments

A simple game can bring educators together to talk about pain points and observations, and ultimately, find a solution.

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Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom

Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

A survey reports that most teachers are finding digital games in the classroom through informal means and could benefit from improved training and exposure to resources.

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How Teachers Can Motivate Students of Any Age

How Teachers Can Motivate Students of Any Age

| October 22, 2014 | 10 Comments

How can teachers promote the intrinsic benefits of learning in school systems that depend on grades as a way to measure progress?

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How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom

| October 21, 2014 | 18 Comments

Some educators are finding that standing desks are a simple way help fidgety kids settle down and get to work.

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How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions?

How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions?

| October 17, 2014 | 6 Comments

Administrators, educators and students are discovering ways to include students in the programs that affect them most. Some programs help students speak directly to the people in charge.

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Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

| October 16, 2014 | 8 Comments

Neuroscientists have known for a long time that regular quizzing on information helps make it stick, but students and teachers don’t always know how to apply that research to classroom practice or study habits.

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