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Guide to the Best Homeschooling and Unschooling Resources

Guide to the Best Homeschooling and Unschooling Resources

| June 17, 2014 | 18 Comments

Learning resources can include not only online materials — courses, worksheets, videos, podcasts and the like — but also things like your local library or museum, or even your backyard. Here’s an overview of some of the types of resources to consider.

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Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Help Close the Achievement Gap?

Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Help Close the Achievement Gap?

| June 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Aerobic exercise could help narrow the achievement gap between low-income college students and their higher income peers.

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The Payoffs and Pitfalls of Flagging ‘At-Risk’ Kids in Early Grades

The Payoffs and Pitfalls of Flagging ‘At-Risk’ Kids in Early Grades

| June 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

To help kids graduate from high school, educators may need to start looking data as early as middle school.

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Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

| June 5, 2014 | 8 Comments

Learning to write by hand has learning benefits that could be neglected if too much focus is put on keyboarding.

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Could Minecraft Be the Hook to Get Girls Interested in Coding?

Could Minecraft Be the Hook to Get Girls Interested in Coding?

| June 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

Girls love to play Minecraft as much as boys, a fact educators would like to use to interest them in coding more generally.

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What Can Educators Learn From the One Room Schoolhouse Model?

What Can Educators Learn From the One Room Schoolhouse Model?

| June 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

The old one room schoolhouse model offers good lessons on valuing each learner and true personalization.

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How Students Make Progress in Learning

How Students Make Progress in Learning

| June 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

When we think and talk about learning, the metaphors we use matter. The language we employ when we describe how learning works can illuminate the process, allowing us to make accurate judgments and predictions—or it can lead us astray, setting up false expectations and giving us a misleading impression of what’s going on.

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Schools Fight to Skip Standardized Tests, But Keep Learning Standards High

Schools Fight to Skip Standardized Tests, But Keep Learning Standards High

| June 2, 2014

How one district is moving past standardized tests in an effort to show deeper learning.

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Is All This Student Data Changing the Way Teachers Teach?

Is All This Student Data Changing the Way Teachers Teach?

| June 2, 2014 | 9 Comments

With so much access to student data these days, teachers are experimenting with different tactics, and figuring out what’s working and what’s not. As with most scenarios using education technology, it’s a mixed bag. How it’s used depends on a variety of factors in each school and in each teacher’s classroom. Some teachers are embracing student data to inform their teaching, while others believe there’s a risk of an over-reliance on hard numbers that doesn’t take into account the human factor.

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Redesigning School to Graduate Capable, Confident Learners

Redesigning School to Graduate Capable, Confident Learners

| May 29, 2014 | 4 Comments

Educators at schools that focus on deeper learning are nurturing confident, self-sufficient learners who are ready for the rigors of college regardless of their backgrounds.

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