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14 Books That Connect Students with Valuable Scientists’ Struggles

A study found that students who read about famous scientists' personal and intellectual struggles do better in their science classes. Librarians helped us put together a list of books that detail...

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Lesson Study: When Teachers Team Up to Improve Teaching

Teachers in San Francisco are embracing lesson study as a way to improve teaching practices and embrace the professionalism of their teachers.

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How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’

Math teachers in San Francisco are using Complex Instruction to see the brilliance in all their students and help them to see it too.

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When Schools Help Students Transcend Chronic Stress to Tap Motivation

Traditional schools are not designed to help students living in chronic stress succeed academically. Author Paul Tough explores what schools can do to help students learn.

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When Students Have Cash Rewards For Tests, What Gets Left Out?

A research finding may have implications for attaching stakes to standardized tests. It also brings up questions about motivation — for tomorrow's test and for the rest of the students' education.

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Why the Language We Use About Learning Determines Inclusivity

The practice of deeper learning can draw suspicion from parents who aren't familiar with how it works. The Expeditionary Learning model has helped bridge some of those gaps.

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Navigating the ‘Wild West’ of Digital Collections in Schools

Navigating licensing and pricing for ebooks can be tricky, but increasingly necessary, as more students look for school content on their devices.

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How Educating Students About Dishonesty Can Help Curb Cheating

In order to prevent cheating, schools are teaching kids why people are dishonest and applying restorative justice models to infractions.

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Three Brain Teasers to Spur Logical Thinking and Collaboration

Help students develop their inductive reasoning skills with three fun and visual riddles.

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Digital Promise Puts Education Research All In One Place

A new tool lets educators and ed-tech developers easily find peer-reviewed research articles relevant to their work.

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How Teens Benefit From Reading About the Struggles of Scientists

Students who read stories about great scientists' personal and intellectual struggles performed better in science courses, according to a study.

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Talking About Failure: What Parents Can Do to Motivate Kids in School

When children view their abilities as something they can change over time, they're more apt to deal well with challenges, researchers say. And what parents say can help or hurt.

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4 Tools for Arts Integration in the Content Classroom

Tools for understanding and creating art help teachers bring lessons to life. Here are a few selected by Common Sense Education.

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When Character, Flexibility and Laughter Are at the Center of Kindergarten

Teaching 5-year-olds how to read and count, while molding them into kind, confident students isn't easy. In kindergarten, every day is a surprise, says teacher Marissa McGee.

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