Education Trends

Middle School Maker Journey: Assessment in an Ungraded Classroom

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In part seven of his year-long series, Kevin Jarrett examines the role of student reflection and the challenges of assessment in his (ungraded) middle school makerspace.

What the Heck Is All the Whoop-Dee-Do With 3D Printing?

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3D printing can attract a variety of students, those interested in robotics and those who are interested in industrial tech, making learning more meaningful because they can design with a tangible purpose.

Brain Development and Adolescent Growth Spurts

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As tweens enter a period of rapid prefrontal cortex development, familiarize them with their growing executive function skills by teaching time management and organizing information.

Tell Your Story on Digital Learning Day 2016

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The fifth annual Digital Learning Day will be on February 17, 2016. Find resources to help you celebrate, tell your story, and support digital learners all year long.

How High Is the Wall?

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Children's concerns about comfort, safety, or self-esteem might seem trivial, but your compassionate listening can help resolve small issues or shed light on larger ones.

Good News for Teachers: Exercise Builds Brain Power, Too

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Strength training, regular exercise, better rest, and enjoying all of this activity makes you fit, alert, and positive for the physically demanding job of teaching.  

Women's History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

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Matt Davis highlights free and easy-to-implement classroom resources to celebrate Women's History Month in March.

How Teams Can Transform Schools

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In order to lead your school toward the change you want to manifest, you need to first understand the essential nature of team building. 

Design Thinking in Education: Empathy, Challenge, Discovery, and Sharing

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As a model for reframing methods and outcomes, design thinking reconnects educators to their creativity and aspirations for helping students develop as deep thinkers and doers.  

Weekly Update: Educational Webinars, Unconferences, and Conferences

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Get a roundup of educational webinars, conferences, and edcamps aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

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Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

The Connective Power of Project-Based Clinical Experiences

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A project-based clinical approach develops learning opportunities for both students and teacher candidates, relying on authentic collaborations that involve university faculty and classroom teachers.

Student Innovators Take Local Action on Global Climate Challenge

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See what happens when a group of high school students pitch energy-saving proposals to a panel of entrepreneurs, professors, and sustainability experts.

Conversing, Consulting, and Creating

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Through quick, deep, frequent conversations, teachers can understand students' ideas and support their challenges, act as a guide, and help identify models and sources of inspiration.

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

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Explore a wealth of tips and links for mobile learning apps that work across multiple platforms, an essential feature for running a BYOD classroom.

Improving Schools Through Design Thinking

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Along with teaching students how to master design thinking, this five-step model of empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test can also be used in running the school itself.

Helping Your Students Cope With a Violent World

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Strategies for helping children make sense of a violent world include historical perspective, risk assessment of their daily lives, writing to leaders, and reaching out to victims.

Young Storytellers: The Tale Begins

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Engaging children in the storytelling arts can easily enhance curriculum and social-emotional learning while building confidence and strengthening the school community.

Help! I Need the School Nurse!

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A paramedic and teacher describes the symptoms of and first responses to anaphylaxis, seizures, and diabetic episodes when they occur in the classroom.

Lights, Cameras, Teach! Movie Making as a Lesson Planning Strategy

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Check out these seven ideas for bringing the creative juices of movie making into your teaching practice.

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