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5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students

Barbara Oakley, co-creator of the most enrolled class on Coursera called "Learning How to Learn," shares five techniques to help students become better learners.

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Increased Hours Online Correlate With Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

It's not proof of cause and effect, but should be a warning, researchers say. Surveys showed teens — especially girls — who spent hours online daily were more likely than others to report depression.

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Spreading First Aid for Teens’ Mental Health by Training Adults to Help

A program is teaching educators and adults how to spot teens struggling with mental health and give them immediate aid. It's described as "CPR for the mind."

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Students Share The Downside Of Being Labeled ‘Gifted’

Many Stanford students were labeled as "gifted" when very young, often leading to special supports and programs. They reflect on what that designation meant for their learning.

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Making Media Literacy Central to Digital Citizenship

This emergence of video as a high-stakes media form requires a rethinking of what we mean by digital citizenship. 

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How to Build Self-Assessment Into Jampacked High School Classes

Three strategies to ensure students are thinking critically about their work and developing metacognitive skills that will serve them in the future.

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It’s Time For A Deeper Conversation About How Schools Use Technology

"Personalized learning" with technology has become ubiquitous, but it's time to take a tough look at whether all that money has bought anything very different.

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4 Tools to Help Kids Develop Empathy and Cultural Humility

Common Sense Education has reviews on four tools that can help students gain perspective on people and cultures different from themselves to help cultivate a sense of humility.

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How Making Art Helps Teens Better Understand Their Mental Health

Using art to help adolescents express how they feel is giving students the tools to better understand their own mental health.

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One Gut Check and Four Steps Students Can Apply to Fact-Check Information

A new approach seeks to equip university students with the tools of fact-checkers.

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When Coaching Teachers Has Curiosity As Its Primary Goal

Leaders at the British International School in Shanghai are using a coaching model to help teachers develop individual lines of inquiry into their own teaching practice.

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Three Ways Parents Can Make Digital Media a Positive for Young Kids

Screens have added an extra element of anxiety to family life as parents rightly try to balance the time kids spend on devices. But could fear of screen time be holding us back from seeing the...

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How Seeing and Using Gestures Make Ideas More Memorable

Whether it’s reading, math or science, we absorb ideas better when we apply some body language.

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Courage To Change: What It Takes to Shift to Restorative Discipline

The KIPP charter school network has made a name for itself preparing kids from low-income communities for college. Its early years were marked by strict and controversial discipline policies meant to hold students to a rigorous standard of behavior. But KIPP Bay Area Schools are leading the network away from this model in favor of restorative discipline practices that build a school culture of understanding, trust and respect.