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Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change

Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change

Awesome science videos to spark students’ interests in everything from wildlife protection to ocean acidification.

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Teaching Strategies

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Neuroscientists have known for a long time that regular quizzing on information helps make it stick, but students and teachers don’t always know how to apply that research to classroom practice or study habits.

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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

| October 6, 2014

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson’s new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

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Why Daydreaming is Critical to Effective Learning

Why Daydreaming is Critical to Effective Learning

| October 6, 2014 | 10 Comments

Daydreaming and playing are crucial to develop the kind of creativity many say should be a focal point of a modern education system.

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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

| October 3, 2014 | 10 Comments

The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.

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How Dream Coordinators at Schools Help Students Reach Goals

How Dream Coordinators at Schools Help Students Reach Goals

| October 1, 2014 | 9 Comments

Investing in just one staff person to help students identify their aspirations and pave the way for them to reach those goals can have a big effect on a high school.

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8 Ways to Prioritize Learning When Using Technology in the Classroom

8 Ways to Prioritize Learning When Using Technology in the Classroom

| September 30, 2014 | 6 Comments

There’s no app for good teaching.

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Hello, MindShift Readers!

Hello, MindShift Readers!

| September 29, 2014 | 3 Comments

Dear MindShift fans, It’s an honor and a privilege to be the new editor of MindShift. I’ve been a fan since the site’s inception and I’m humbled to be entrusted with this community by Tina Barseghian. I’ve spent most of my life serving public radio’s mission in broadcast and digital. I was a digital news […]

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Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

| September 29, 2014 | 22 Comments

Studies show learning another language helps people develop cognitive advantages that improve attention.

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Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

| September 26, 2014 | 36 Comments

An encouraging new report describes preliminary, first-year outcomes from a study of 3,000 middle school students that shows kids can, in fact, learn more in science classrooms that adopt a well-designed, project-focused curriculum.

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Four Activities to Jump-Start Teamwork Among Teachers and School Leaders

Four Activities to Jump-Start Teamwork Among Teachers and School Leaders

| September 25, 2014 | 6 Comments

Now, more than ever before, teachers could use creative, innovative teamwork to help them ensure success.

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How Repetition in Music Affects Your Thinking

How Repetition in Music Affects Your Thinking

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Repetition in music is surprisingly seductive.

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