Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.
Some mental health researchers are claiming to have discovered a new type of attention disorder characterized by daydreaming and lethargy. But some parents and other researchers are pushing back, worried about over-medicating the nation’s children.
New research questions if US math scores would improve if students were exposed to more complicated math early in their school lives.
In her provocative article “Hey! Parents, Leave Those Kids Alone,” writer Hanna Rosin documents the arc of child-rearing from the 1970s to today, making the case that parents are far too overprotective of their kids, unintentionally robbing them of importance of things like risk taking. She asks: “How did these fears come to have such […]
A teacher’s perspective on how to reach teens in an increasingly networked and online world.
A Huffington Post article, 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned, from a couple of days ago has clearly hit a nerve. The link has spread far and wide, with hundreds of thousands of social media shares. The author links to studies from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Canadian Society of Pediatrics, Kaiser […]
Some educators are beginning to question the assumption that math is best taught in a linear sequence, focusing on patterns and structures instead of computations with elementary students.
Next stage in the student data and privacy debate — biometrics!