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Can Self-Directed Learning Work for Underprivileged Children?

Author: Luba Vangelova
Posted: April 24, 2015, 12:47 pm
Student-centered learning has largely been the domain of middle class families. David Gribble found that less privileged children can thrive in these environments as well.

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Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Author: MindShift
Posted: April 22, 2015, 2:43 pm
Creativity can seem like an abstract concept, but having a definition can give a learner the power to practice it on a regular basis.

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Can Foreign Language Immersion Be Taught Effectively Online?

Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: April 21, 2015, 1:33 pm
Imagine learning how to speak a language by observing body language and trying to guess what's being said. An innovative online language course is rethinking how we learn.

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Can Games and Badges Motivate College Students to Learn?

Author: MindShift
Posted: April 20, 2015, 6:01 pm
K-12 educators are well versed in the use of games for learning, so why don't colleges embrace the same kind of fun?

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How Much Sleep is Just Right for Cognitive Function?

Author: MindShift
Posted: April 20, 2015, 12:17 am
We all know about the importance of sleep. But what's the difference between four, six and eight hours of sleep?

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What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

Author: MindShift
Posted: April 16, 2015, 6:12 pm
Technology and rapidly evolving student needs are influencing how schools can think about trust, autonomy and collaboration.

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The Math Question That Stumped the Internet

Author: MindShift
Posted: April 16, 2015, 1:46 pm
Singaporean students have earned some of the highest scores on international tests with a curriculum focused on logic.

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Teens Try Out “Real Life” With Internships For Academic Credit

Author: MindShift
Posted: April 15, 2015, 9:20 pm
When kids get a chance to explore careers in high school, they often find motivation and direction.

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Why a Sleeping Brain Isn’t Exactly Resting

Author: MindShift
Posted: April 15, 2015, 12:38 pm
No wonder the brain needs so much energy. The same coordinated activity that allows you to retrieve a specific memory, like what you had for breakfast, continues at rest and even during sleep.

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The Benefits of Helping Preschoolers Understand and Discuss Their Emotions

Author: MindShift
Posted: April 13, 2015, 1:38 pm
Emotional literacy at an early age can make a big difference in a person's life. Here are some steps for helping adults and young children understand a child's big emotions.

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How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn

Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: April 9, 2015, 4:01 pm
Technology enables students with nearly infinite information. But kids need help in learning how to learn in order to be creative and knowledgable.

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How Games Can Be Used To Teach College-Level Chinese Courses

Author: MindShift
Posted: April 7, 2015, 1:44 pm
Colleges are looking to engage their students too by applying game design and creating alternate realities for learning.

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What Students Gain From Being On the Same Track For College

Author: MindShift
Posted: April 6, 2015, 1:25 pm
Schools separate kids into tracks, like honors, based on abilities, but some argue this is a disadvantage to all learners.

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Internet Searches May Make You Think You’re Smarter Than You Are

Author: MindShift
Posted: April 3, 2015, 12:52 pm
Googling that fact can make insufferable know-it-alls even more sure of their superior abilities, a study finds. The mere act of searching seems to boost faith in one's knowledge.

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