Mind/Shift

How we will learn

How Schools Can Help Nurture Students’ Mental Health

Schools are taking a more proactive role in caring for students' mental health in counseling availability, sleep, tech and play.

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Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes

How can educators decide which tech to use in the classroom? There are specialists who can help with that.

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10 Solutions for Students Who Fidget in the Classroom

Stress ducks, Hokki Stools and other classroom strategies for students who need to move to learn.

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Could Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose Be the Keys to Motivating Students?

Author Dan Pink says the complex problem solving skills now required for most white collar jobs demand that students be intrinsically motivated, not lured by external rewards.

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Let Kids Fidget in Class: Why It Can Be Good For Those with ADHD

There's a correlation between physical movement and mental work, new research suggests. For kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, that may mean bouncing a knee helps sharpen their focus.

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Should Teachers Be Held Responsible for a Student’s Character?

Angela Duckworth worries that when it comes to measuring students' resilience, education policy may be getting ahead of science.

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Meaningful Stories: How Teens Connect with StoryCorps and Podcasts

StoryCorps and podcast tools are helping students know others and themselves better through personal stories.

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Field Trips: What Students Gain From Having Input Into School Budgets

For disadvantaged students, field trips provided a rare opportunity for enrichment at museums and cultural centers.

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Teaching: What Do Great College Professors Have in Common?

Ken Bain has been studying teaching and great college teachers for years. He says they need to tailor their lessons and their teaching to individual students.

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What the Future Economy Means for How Kids Learn Today

Amidst an uncertain jobs future, how can schooling complement, not compete with, students' informal learning?

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How to Create the Learning Community Vital to Project-Based Learning’s Success

An under-appreciated element of effective project-based learning is a community of learners who trust one another.

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Does The Grit Narrative Blame Students For School’s Shortcomings?

Educators are pushing back against the notion that kids need to develop perseverance to get through school they find boring. Part of the responsibility is on the school.

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Teaching Geopolitics: Fantasy Football as a Learning Game

A teacher finds motivation in using Fantasy Football as a way to teach geopolitics. The most popular country to the students? Djibouti. But that changed once they got serious.

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What Self-Directed Learning Can Look Like for Underprivileged Children in Asia

In Asia, two programs help children living in an orphanage and on the street direct their learning experience, a practice that is often the domain of private schools in the West.

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