In children’s books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color. Here are 25 books with minority characters and authors to help diversify summer reading.
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If our students look at the work we’re asking them to do today and say “It doesn’t matter,” we’re missing a huge opportunity to help them become the learners they now need to be.
School districts have been quick to cut music and art programs when budgets get tight, focusing instead on “employable” skills like math and science. But there’s a strong body of research indicating that neglecting the arts in school puts students at a cognitive disadvantage throughout life.
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.
Possession of facts is not learning. What is an important skill is the ability to sift through abundant information, identify what is valid and meaningful, then use it to create meaning and express it. This is why student creation is so important in the new economy of information.
Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.
Some mental health researchers are claiming to have discovered a new type of attention disorder characterized by daydreaming and lethargy. But some parents and other researchers are pushing back, worried about over-medicating the nation’s children.
A recent Gallup poll indicates that students’ emotional engagement and well-being at school is powerfully tied to academic achievement.
Every day, teachers are responsible for maintaining numerous logins, passwords, data, and other private information about their students. With so many tools, security and privacy are often an afterthought despite the increasing number of websites that fall victim to data breaches and security vulnerabilities each day. In the wake of the Heartbleed data security flaw discovered last week, here are measures teachers can take to secure school data.
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features.