Holly Korbey

Holly Korbey writes about parenting and education for the The New York Times, The Nervous Breakdown, FearLess Revolution, Babble, and Brain,Child magazine. She lives in Nashville with her family. Follower her on Twitter: @HKorbey

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How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

| November 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Libraries are experimenting with some exciting ways to inspire and engage the community by creating meeting and maker spaces with old technology and new.

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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 | 22 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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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

| September 9, 2014 | 76 Comments

Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading?

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Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten

Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten

| July 23, 2014 | 28 Comments

At Swiss Waldkindergartens, or forest kindergartens, children spend all of their school days playing outdoors, no matter the weather. Instead of math or literacy requirements, they focus on the social interaction and emotional well-being found in free play.

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Surprising Insights: How Teachers Use Games in the Classroom

Surprising Insights: How Teachers Use Games in the Classroom

| June 9, 2014 | 4 Comments

More teachers are using digital games in the classroom, and they’re using them more frequently, according to a new teacher survey just released by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. But more surprisingly, the study reveals that teachers are finding that one of the most impactful use of games is for motivating and rewarding students, specifically those who are low-performing.

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Is Kindergarten Too Young to Test?

Is Kindergarten Too Young to Test?

| February 7, 2014 | 34 Comments

Childhood learning experts, parents, and teachers are voicing strong opposition against mandating standardized tests for kindergarteners.

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Two (Optimistic) Predictions for Learning in 2014

Two (Optimistic) Predictions for Learning in 2014

| January 2, 2014 | 4 Comments

The beginning of a new year always prompts list-making — resolutions, what went right last year, what can be done better in the next. How will 2013’s trends shape the year ahead? Looking into a crystal ball (and with input from experts), these are just two of many)movements we hope will take shape in classrooms across the country in 2014.

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Creative Ways to Bring Music to Students — Every Day!

Creative Ways to Bring Music to Students — Every Day!

| December 13, 2013 | 15 Comments

Many schools recognize music classes as a priority for a variety of social and academic benefits, but hurdles like time and money keep schools from offering even elementary school students dedicated music class more than two times per week. Here’s how some schools are finding creative was to make it happen.

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In the Rush to Buy New Tech for Common Core, What Happens to the Big Picture?

In the Rush to Buy New Tech for Common Core, What Happens to the Big Picture?

| December 3, 2013 | 10 Comments

As schools and districts prepare for the Common Core State Standards, the pressure to buy new technology overtakes the need to create a vision and a plan for smart long-term use.

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