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Which Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life?

Which Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life?

| December 19, 2014 | 3 Comments

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child’s temperament matters too.

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What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

| December 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Connecting with people through sincere positive beliefs can influence the brain and open it up for learning possibilities.

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Alternative to School Suspension Explored Through Restorative Justice

Alternative to School Suspension Explored Through Restorative Justice

| December 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Having stakeholders talk out incidents that would otherwise lead to school suspension is part of the effort to rethink school discipline.

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Getting Excited About Engineering with Super-Awesome Sylvia

Getting Excited About Engineering with Super-Awesome Sylvia

| December 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The girl who made making things fun on her web shows has a book explaining engineering and coding projects.

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Are Schools Taking the Right Approach to Field Trips?

Are Schools Taking the Right Approach to Field Trips?

| December 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

A study finds that culturally enriching field trips enhance learning but many schools see field trips as too expensive or not directly related to learning.

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Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

| December 9, 2014 | 8 Comments

A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers, one of who describes it as “a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term.”

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Being Conscientious About the Buzz Around STEM Education

Being Conscientious About the Buzz Around STEM Education

| December 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

STEM, though sometimes misunderstood, has become a popular acronym to rally around, and that kind of publicity has been helpful to educators.

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What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

| December 3, 2014 | 4 Comments

Reflecting on one’s work can be instrumental to growth and improvement, but it’s an activity that’s often under utilized.

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The Benefits of Teaching Lessons Learned in Preschool to Older Kids

The Benefits of Teaching Lessons Learned in Preschool to Older Kids

| December 1, 2014

A new report argues that non-academic “skills for success” can and should be cultivated and assessed in older students.

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How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

| November 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

Break-out spaces and furniture on wheels can do wonders to enhance a person’s learning experience. Here are six low-cost ideas for creating those environments in the classroom.

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