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High School Students’ Health Suffers From Too Much Stress

High School Students’ Health Suffers From Too Much Stress

| December 2, 2013

Teenagers say their parents often don’t realize how overwhelmed they feel about school. Psychologists say parents can help children manage their expectations and live a more balanced life, even if it means not racking up as high a GPA as their friends.

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What Compels Teachers to Quit – Or to Stay?

What Compels Teachers to Quit – Or to Stay?

| October 24, 2013 | 4 Comments

In addition to the many reasons listed as to why teachers quit their profession in this article, the author also identifies why they stay: “Those schools that do a far better job of managing and coping with and responding to student behavioral issues have far better teacher retention,” says [educator and researcher Richard Ingersoll]. And, […]

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Despite Benefits, Recess for Many Students Is Restricted

Despite Benefits, Recess for Many Students Is Restricted

| July 26, 2013 | 13 Comments

Aside from keeping obesity at bay and providing a way to blow off steam, daily physical exercise has benefits that go beyond getting out the wiggles. But despite this, and many other benefits, finding time for recess has been a big hurdle for many schools.

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What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School

What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School

| May 16, 2013 | 9 Comments

New Tech Network, which was founded 15 years ago, is taking its school-wide project-based model to national scale. The organization, which offers a paid program for schools to use its model, began with a flagship school in Napa and has grown to 120 schools in 18 states, most of which are public schools.

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Paint or Paint App? Value of Creating Digital Vs. Traditional Art

Paint or Paint App? Value of Creating Digital Vs. Traditional Art

| May 10, 2013 | 8 Comments

Teachers say there is value to learning to create using digital tools, especially when blended with more hands-on means of expression.

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How Do You Teach Empathy? Harvard Pilots Game Simulation

How Do You Teach Empathy? Harvard Pilots Game Simulation

| May 9, 2013 | 18 Comments

Disruptive students can be a big challenge for teachers in charge of a room full of 30 students. There isn’t always time to get to the bottom of student behavior and in a large class those students can derail learning for everyone. But what if there was a way to help kids stop acting out […]

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Sesame Street Meets the App Age: How to Nurture Creative Learning

Sesame Street Meets the App Age: How to Nurture Creative Learning

| May 6, 2013 | 4 Comments

By Björn Jeffery and Michael H. Levine All over the world—from East Asia to South Africa to the Caribbean Basin—ministers of government, captains of industry, and scholars are discussing the best ways to foment innovation. Many experts still regard the United States as a leader in promoting creative uses of capital, technology, and people, with unrivaled […]

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Parents May Devote More Teaching Time to Girls Than to Boys

Parents May Devote More Teaching Time to Girls Than to Boys

| May 6, 2013 | 14 Comments

By Shankar Vedantam For some years now, teachers and parents have noted something about boys and girls. Starting in elementary school, young girls often score better on reading and math tests than young boys do. The differences are uneven on different tests and do not describe the experience of every child, but empirical studies do […]

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How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn?

How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn?

Using tech tools that students are familiar with and already enjoy using is attractive to educators, but getting students focused on the project at hand might be more difficult because of it. Living rooms, dens, kitchens, even bedrooms: Investigators followed students into the spaces where homework gets done. Pens poised over their “study observation forms,” […]

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Report: Federal Rules Impede Competency-Based Learning

Report: Federal Rules Impede Competency-Based Learning

| April 29, 2013 | 5 Comments

Competency-based learning, which allows students to progress at their own pace after they’ve shown mastery of a subject, rather than by their age, is quickly gaining momentum. Already, a few states like New Hampshire, Maine, and Oregon are moving towards implementing competency-based learning models throughout the entire state. What’s more, 40 states have at least […]

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