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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

| August 21, 2014 | 61 Comments

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.

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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

| March 20, 2012 | 9 Comments

Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students — or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who haven’t been taught the skills to conduct good research will invariably come up short. That’s part of the argument made by Wheaton College Professor Alan Jacobs in The Atlantic, who […]

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How Should We Use Technology in Schools? Ask Students

How Should We Use Technology in Schools? Ask Students

| December 15, 2010 | 7 Comments

By Sara Bernard Last summer, 15 students from Chicago’s public school system were charged with answering this question: “How can 21st century technology enhance rigor, relevance, and relationships in high school?” To answer the question, they interviewed teachers and community members, researched best practices, held panel discussions, and conducted a survey of 380 of their […]

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