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What Motivates Teachers?

What Motivates Teachers?

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Teachers overwhelmingly report that they love their jobs, but hate their workplaces. Teachers weigh in on why they love the classroom and how things could change to make their lives easier.

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Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience

Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience

| July 28, 2014 | 10 Comments

A Canadian college is following the K-12 education trend towards more student-centered, hands-on, and interdisciplinary teaching.

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Could the Same Genes Shape Math Skills As Reading Ability?

Could the Same Genes Shape Math Skills As Reading Ability?

| July 25, 2014

About half the genetic contribution to a child’s reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there’s still no telling exactly which genes are involved.

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Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten

Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten

| July 23, 2014 | 11 Comments

At Swiss Waldkindergartens, or forest kindergartens, children spend all of their school days playing outdoors, no matter the weather. Instead of math or literacy requirements, they focus on the social interaction and emotional well-being found in free play.

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Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

| July 22, 2014 | 7 Comments

Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.

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Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School

Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School

| July 21, 2014 | 15 Comments

Teachers at a Norwegian school use video games to teach everything from language and literature, to ethics, art, and science.

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How One Designer Bridged the Gap Between Play and Learning

How One Designer Bridged the Gap Between Play and Learning

| July 20, 2014

An exhibit designer at the Boston Children’s Museum says kids are ‘natural scientists,’ and she wants to create experiences that cater to them.

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A Land Where Kids Roam Free

A Land Where Kids Roam Free

| July 18, 2014 | 5 Comments

A playground that seems dangerous to many adults provides a brand of freedom for kids to take risks through play that is gradually going extinct.

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New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

| July 16, 2014 | 18 Comments

New research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.

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This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

| July 14, 2014 | 59 Comments

The Independent Project is a result of a high school student’s mission to create a school where students would feel fully engaged, have an opportunity to develop expertise in something, and learn how to learn.

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