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When Kids are Bullied, What Can Parents Do?

Knowing how to help bullied kids can be tough for parents, especially during middle school when kids are developing their identities.

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When Celebrating Learning Differences Is At the Heart of School Culture

Some schools are trying to use ideas common to special education teachers in order to better tailor learning to the unique needs of each child.

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Four Tools to Help Students Uncover Hidden Histories

Digital tools have made history easier to uncover. These four sites help educators learn some of those histories from major figures to ones students can explore within their own lives.

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How A Chess Grandmaster Uses The Game To Teach Life Skills

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley travels across the U.S. to teach students to play chess and apply its tactics and strategies to their lives. A former student reflects on the lifelong lessons he taught her.

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Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

In order to help learners make the most of MOOCs, librarians at Chicago Public Library partnered with Peer 2 Peer University to make online learning social in person.

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10 Realities About Bullying at School and Online

By understanding the research behind what causes bullying, schools can develop policies and programs to create a climate for growth.

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20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students

Interventions and strategic behaviors can help teachers manage students who are acting out or missing out on learning because of behavioral issues.

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How ‘Productive Failure’ In Math Class Helps Make Lessons Stick

Building struggle into lessons can help students learn better than using direct instruction, according to research, and Singapore's education system is investing in 'productive failure' to help its...

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Getting Inside Students’ Minds: Why Misconceptions Are So Powerful

Successful science learning starts with understanding student misconceptions, argues a Harvard professor.

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What Teachers Can Gain When Students Design the Lessons

Educator Chris Emdin suggests teachers break down cultural barriers between themselves and their students by treating students as experts of their own experiences and learning from them.

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How Giving Students Choice During the Day Can Create Unstoppable Learning

Teacher Marciela Montoy-Wilson explains how when she gave her second and third grade students space to explore their passions they learned more deeply in every part of the day.

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How to Get Past Negativity Bias in Order to Hardwire Positive Experiences

Educators can help students take even the smallest positive experiences and hardwire them into the brain, creating resiliency against future challenges.

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Why Kids Should Keep Using Their Fingers to do Math

As they get older, kids are often discouraged from using their fingers to do math. However, research is showing that doing math with fingers is helping the brain.

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How Can Schools Better Identify Gifted English Language Learners?

More than 3 million U.S. schoolchildren are classified as gifted. Thousands of others, however, are never identified as gifted and remain underserved because they start school not speaking English.

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