Katrina Schwartz

Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. She's worked at KPCC public radio in LA and has reported, produced and blogged on health, climate change and local news for KQED in San Francisco.

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Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

| January 22, 2015 | 30 Comments

Unschooling, greater independence for the student and teacher, and getting in touch with our social and emotional selves are just some of the topics that have inspired educators and life-long learners.

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How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

| January 19, 2015 | 6 Comments

Librarians may be a teacher’s best resource when it comes to implementing inquiry-based teaching strategies.

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How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

| January 13, 2015 | 49 Comments

Several schools, including ones in high-poverty areas, are making art critical to the learning of more academic subjects. They’re seeing remarkable student improvement as a result of arts integration.

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What Students Can Learn From Taking Financial Risks in Class

What Students Can Learn From Taking Financial Risks in Class

| January 9, 2015 | 4 Comments

Despite the uncertain financial standing of a cooking and gardening program, students are encouraged to take risks, even costly ones, all for the sake of learning.

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Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers are looking into how well “stealth assessments” embedded in video games could help measure less tangible qualities like creativity and persistence.

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How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

| December 15, 2014 | 37 Comments

Student know how to play school like it’s a game, but if teachers change the rules, they just might appreciate it.

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How Dissecting a Pencil Can Ignite Curiosity and Wonderment

How Dissecting a Pencil Can Ignite Curiosity and Wonderment

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers are studying how engaging in design thinking and tinkering can help kids feel they have agency over the lives and surroundings.

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How Rural Schools Paid for Students’ Home Internet to Transform Learning

How Rural Schools Paid for Students’ Home Internet to Transform Learning

| December 2, 2014 | 3 Comments

A rural Alabama school district made a significant investment in universal Internet access for students and breathed new life into a dying community.

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Take a Listen: How Mindfulness Could Benefit Your Teaching Practice

Take a Listen: How Mindfulness Could Benefit Your Teaching Practice

| November 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

Dig in a little deeper to how teachers and students are using mindfulness to stay focused and calm at school.

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Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each student is unique and learns in different ways. There are many ways to use this diversity as a classroom strength.

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