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For Poor Students, Why College Should Be More Than A Path to Upward Mobility

For Poor Students, Why College Should Be More Than A Path to Upward Mobility

| January 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

Educators often try to motivate students to work hard in school by emphasizing that college is the best path towards economic and social mobility. But getting a college education isn’t just about earning money in the future, it’s also about intellectual passion.

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Why Students Need More Sleep Than We Think

Why Students Need More Sleep Than We Think

| January 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

You kids probably aren’t getting enough sleep. “Ninety percent of parents say they believe their children are getting sufficient sleep, and yet when asked, 60 percent of teenagers report extreme daytime sleepiness.

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Questioning the Implications of the Famous Marshmallow Study

Questioning the Implications of the Famous Marshmallow Study

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Questions arise about the conclusions drawn from the famous Marshmallow Study.

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Students Who Talk Themselves Out of Boredom Are Actually Less Bored

Students Who Talk Themselves Out of Boredom Are Actually Less Bored

| December 24, 2013 | 4 Comments

A lot of students are bored in class, but giving in to distractions can actually exacerbate that boredom.

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A Cure for Cheating: Learning For Learning’s Sake

A Cure for Cheating: Learning For Learning’s Sake

| December 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

Students are more likely to cheat when they are under a lot of pressure to succeed. What can teachers do to change the learning environment and curb cheating?

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Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013

Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013

| December 12, 2013 | 13 Comments

Check out YouTube’s top trending educational videos in 2013.

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Literary Treats For All Ages: 13 Best Illustrated Children’s Books

Literary Treats For All Ages: 13 Best Illustrated Children’s Books

| December 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

The pictures in children’s books often delight adult readers as much as children. Check out 13 especially beautiful children’s picture books.

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Teachers Walk in Student Shoes For a Day

Teachers Walk in Student Shoes For a Day

| December 6, 2013 | 7 Comments

At Burr and Burton Academy, an independent high school in Vermont, five teachers agreed to go through the school day as students in order to help them understand school from a student point of view.

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What It Takes to Draw Low-Income Students to Afterschool Art Programs

What It Takes to Draw Low-Income Students to Afterschool Art Programs

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tweens want hands-on learning taught by professional artists and they want public spaces to perform or show their work. Interestingly, many of the preferences expressed by students aligned with what experts say makes a good arts program.

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Guide to Free Education Resources

Guide to Free Education Resources

| November 6, 2013 | 4 Comments

The Open Education movement has been a powerful way for teachers to take content into their own hands, compiling and repackaging lessons that suit their individual classrooms and learning goals.

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