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4 Digital Tools That Help Students Practice Integrity

Digital tools can help give students a platform to demonstrate their honesty, courage, and integrity in the classroom on a regular basis.

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Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School

At this big traditional high school teachers are taking the lead in the push for interdisciplinary, future-focused teaching practices.

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How Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day

American teacher Timothy Walker learned more effective ways to teach when he moved to Finland and pulled back from cramming too much into one day.

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How Empathy Is Important For Parents And Teens When Things Get Stressful

Helping teenagers develop cognitive empathy, the ability to understand another person's perspective, can allow them to cope with stress better. But whether they accept help can be all in the phrasing.

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Delay Kindergarten? Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway

Academic redshirting, the practice of holding kids back a year before enrolling them in kindergarten, has been debated for years. A new article attempts to clear up some of the confusion for parents.

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How Play Is At The Heart of Many World-Changing Inventions

Play isn't just good for social emotional development and regulation, throughout history it has been a powerful driver of invention.

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Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems

Feedback is a crucial part of learning, but only when it helps students target learning goals and comes at the right moment in the trajectory of a project.

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Why Having One Black Teacher Could Help Keep Black Students In School

According to a recent study, having a role model at school who looks like you can have large and long-lasting effects.

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All Students Can Find Power in Thinking Like Computer Scientists

As computers become integral parts of most learning and work, many argue programming and the thinking strategies behind well-written code are must-learn skills for all students.

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How a Sword and Sorcery Camp Uses Immersive Role Play to Teach STEAM

Role playing stories helps kids experience learning on a deeper level by tapping into their creativity, agency and sense of discovery.

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Five Ways To Shift Teaching Practice So Students Feel Less Math Anxious

A Stanford professor argues U.S. schools need to fundamentally shift math instruction away from procedural problems to turn the tide on math achievement.

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Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers

Learning to read doesn't stop after third grade. Students will continue to encounter difficult texts and having a growth mindset about struggle, paired with lots of strategies, will help them tackle...

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A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel In Science

It has to do with language learning, according to a new study from Duke University.

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A March Madness Bracket That’s Fun For Science Class

It's March Mammal Madness, a bracket with real animals facing off in fictional battles. Hundreds of science classes are playing in schools around the country.

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