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Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning

Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning

| January 12, 2015 | 6 Comments

When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.

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How Educators in Rural New York got Creative with Common Core

How Educators in Rural New York got Creative with Common Core

| January 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

A small school district in Upstate New York tossed out state-developed Common Core teaching materials and let teachers create their own tools.

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What Students Can Learn From Taking Financial Risks in Class

What Students Can Learn From Taking Financial Risks in Class

| January 9, 2015 | 4 Comments

Despite the uncertain financial standing of a cooking and gardening program, students are encouraged to take risks, even costly ones, all for the sake of learning.

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Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently?

Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently?

| January 7, 2015 | 13 Comments

In order to develop creative individuals, children need environments that nurture their interests. Between standards and testing, how much of that are they getting at school?

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Beyond Standardized Tests: Existing Tools For Measuring Student Progress

Beyond Standardized Tests: Existing Tools For Measuring Student Progress

| January 6, 2015 | 10 Comments

There are multiple ways to assess a student’s progress besides standardized tests. Here are some alternatives to the existing system, including emotional skills surveys, sampling and government inspections.

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Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

| January 2, 2015 | 9 Comments

A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.

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Appreciating Slang’s Creative Contributions to Language

Appreciating Slang’s Creative Contributions to Language

| December 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

Slang may seem like it has no place in the dictionary, but dictionary editors are listening very closely to the words people use in real life.

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Intro College Science Classes that Support Students Instead of Weeding Them Out

Intro College Science Classes that Support Students Instead of Weeding Them Out

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Colleges are beginning to experiment with the traditional lecture to rethink how science is taught, and retain overlooked students in the process.

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Why Understanding Obstacles is Essential to Achieving Goals

Why Understanding Obstacles is Essential to Achieving Goals

| December 26, 2014 | 16 Comments

Knowing what gets in the way of accomplishing goals can be more powerful than all the positive thinking in the world.

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School Buses add WiFi to Bring Internet to Homes of Poor Students

School Buses add WiFi to Bring Internet to Homes of Poor Students

| December 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Rural school districts find creative ways to bring Internet access to students at their homes in poor areas. One school district parks Wi-Fi enabled buses at a trailer park.

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