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Students See A New World With More Accurate Maps

In a bid to "decolonize the curriculum," Boston Public Schools has swapped into some classrooms the Peters projection — a map meant to more accurately portray continent sizes.

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4 Tools To Help Kids Understand Conflict and Self-Control

Conflict in school is bound to arise among kids. Some tools can help kids become better at making arguments and hearing one another out or just take guided breaths to calm down.

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Why Even Great Teaching Strategies Can Backfire And What To Do About It

Teaching isn't always about knowing the best strategies. Sometimes it's more about when to use which strategy with an eye to any unintended consequences.

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How Socioeconomic Diversity In Schools Helps All Students

Richard Kahlenberg of The Century Foundation argues that it's time to take a closer look at integration.

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10 Ways To Help Kids With Learning Differences That Could Benefit All Students

Strategies developed at a school that specializes in learning differences may be helpful to all schools in order to help the variety of learners everywhere.

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Growing An Educator Pipeline Starts By Sparking Student Passion For Teaching

Could Teacher Academies in high school be a way to build a pipeline of passionate, diverse future teachers?

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How Maker Mindsets Can Be An Easy Fit For Rural Schools

Maker spaces are helping students in rural communities apply technology in a way that's relevant to their local needs.

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Three Fun Riddles Filled With Math Problem Solving

TED-Ed has produced some fun riddle videos that could be great ways to pique kids' interest in more complicated topics like loops, graph theory, and multiple variable equations.

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How Schools Can Face The ‘Bad Habits’ That Inhibit Meaningful Changes

Sometimes the obstacle to change in schools isn't teacher motivation or a guiding vision, it's the habitual behaviors that are hard to break and reinforce the status quo.

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Using Timely Text Messages To Curb Missed Assignments and Class

In a study, automated text messages to parents reduced absences and the number of F's earned by high school students.

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Emotional Agility as a Tool to Help Teens Manage Their Feelings

Teens who who are able to identify and manage emotions may be better equipped to navigate life situations.

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To Keep Teens Safe Online, They Need To Learn To Manage Risk

Teens should be included in efforts to mitigate their online risks, researchers say, but apps focus more on parents controlling access by monitoring and blocking sites.

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Five Guidelines to Make School Innovation Successful

Lessons learned from over 10 years of sustaining a school model that goes against the grain of traditional education.

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Why Group Work Could Be the Key to English Learner Success

English learners are often portrayed as a struggling group, but at San Francisco International High School educators see the language diversity in their classrooms as an asset.

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