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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 | 3 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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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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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 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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Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners

Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners

| November 4, 2014 | 13 Comments

Without trust, students don’t have the space to build the skills they’ll need to learn on their own.

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A Look Inside New Orleans Schools, Run Almost Entirely By Charter Companies

A Look Inside New Orleans Schools, Run Almost Entirely By Charter Companies

| September 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

What would a school district run entirely by charter companies look like? Keep an eye on New Orleans for the answer.

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Does Reliance on Specific Textbooks Stack the Deck Against Poor Districts?

Does Reliance on Specific Textbooks Stack the Deck Against Poor Districts?

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Philadelphia mother and journalist digs into why improving state test scores in poor districts can be so challenging.

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Sending Mixed Message: Do Parents Value Kids’ Achievement Over Empathy?

Sending Mixed Message: Do Parents Value Kids’ Achievement Over Empathy?

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parents and educators tell kids to care for one another, but their actions often send the message that high achievement and personal happiness are actually more important.

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Why the School-As-Factory Metaphor Still Pervades

Why the School-As-Factory Metaphor Still Pervades

| May 14, 2014 | 6 Comments

Why has the factory system remained such a strong metaphor for education for so long?

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