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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 | 21 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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Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

| January 2, 2015 | 9 Comments

A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.

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Intro College Science Classes that Support Students Instead of Weeding Them Out

Intro College Science Classes that Support Students Instead of Weeding Them Out

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Colleges are beginning to experiment with the traditional lecture to rethink how science is taught, and retain overlooked students in the process.

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Why Understanding Obstacles is Essential to Achieving Goals

Why Understanding Obstacles is Essential to Achieving Goals

| December 26, 2014 | 16 Comments

Knowing what gets in the way of accomplishing goals can be more powerful than all the positive thinking in the world.

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Which Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life?

Which Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life?

| December 19, 2014 | 8 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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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 | 36 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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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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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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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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Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom

Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom

| November 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

Lack of time and administrative support are just some of the obstacles to using games in the classroom.

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