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How Teachers Can Motivate Students of Any Age

How Teachers Can Motivate Students of Any Age

| October 22, 2014 | 0 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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Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

| October 16, 2014 | 7 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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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

| October 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

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

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Learning the Alphabet Through Short Stories

Learning the Alphabet Through Short Stories

| October 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

“If words make up stories,” his hand-lettered text reads, “and letters make up words, then stories are made of letters. In this menagerie we have stories, made of words, made FOR all the letters.”

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How to Transform The Odyssey into an Epic Game in Alternate Reality

How to Transform The Odyssey into an Epic Game in Alternate Reality

| October 13, 2014 | 8 Comments

Teachers are discovering that through alternate reality games, students who were not typically motivated kicked into high gear, some laboring into the wee hours at home to untangle a conundrum.

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Q&A: Plumbing The Mysteries Of The Teenage Brain

Q&A: Plumbing The Mysteries Of The Teenage Brain

| October 8, 2014

In Age of Opportunity, psychologist Larry Steinberg applies neuroscience to risk-taking, peer influence, the boredom of high school and other adolescent conundrums.

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Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens’ Health

Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens’ Health

| October 7, 2014

The science is clear that teenagers need more than eight hours of sleep a night. The nation’s pediatricians say school districts need to buck up and change schedules to let kids sleep later.

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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

| October 6, 2014

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson’s new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

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8 Ways to Prioritize Learning When Using Technology in the Classroom

8 Ways to Prioritize Learning When Using Technology in the Classroom

| September 30, 2014 | 6 Comments

There’s no app for good teaching.

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Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

| September 29, 2014 | 20 Comments

Studies show learning another language helps people develop cognitive advantages that improve attention.

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