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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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How Much Performance Pizzazz Does a Teacher Need to be Effective?

How Much Performance Pizzazz Does a Teacher Need to be Effective?

| November 19, 2014

Does does a teacher’s performance distract, or does it inspire?

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Curiosity in Young Learners Is the Foundation of Academic Success

Curiosity in Young Learners Is the Foundation of Academic Success

| November 14, 2014 | 8 Comments

Early childhood education is important for nurturing academic growth later in a students’ life.

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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

| November 12, 2014 | 7 Comments

One student speaks up about his experience of video games in the classroom.

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How to Build a Better MOOC

How to Build a Better MOOC

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Massive open online courses have not lived up to the hype. There are, however, 50-year-old techniques to improve the experience and reach those who need education the most.

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How One Teacher Changed for the Good of Her Students

How One Teacher Changed for the Good of Her Students

| November 6, 2014 | 6 Comments

Author and educator Pernille Ripp shares the steps she took to help her students regain a love of learning.

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What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning

What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning

| October 30, 2014 | 6 Comments

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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The Thrill of Converting Math-Haters Into Appreciators Through Inquiry

The Thrill of Converting Math-Haters Into Appreciators Through Inquiry

| October 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

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

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