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Five Ways to Help Children with ADHD Develop Their Strengths

Dr. Sharon Saline focuses on self-Control, Compassion, Collaboration, Consistency and Celebration as a roadmap for reducing family stress and equipping children with ADHD with the skills they need to...

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How Assessments Can Support, Not Just Measure, Student Learning

Designed properly, tests can build student skills and offer the feedback they need. The Assessment for Learning Project is trying to help with a better understanding of assessments that work.

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Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says

In his new book, The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro argues that we're not spending enough screen time with our kids.

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Why Competency-Based Education Is Exciting And Where It May Stumble

Advocates of competency-based education see it as a way to free students from age-based cohorts and seat-time. But there may be drawbacks to this innovative approach, too.

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How Self-Compassion Supports Academic Motivation and Emotional Wellness

Being kind to oneself by practicing self-compassion can help people develop a healthy source of self-worth, feel less alone and calm some of the negative voices in one's head.

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To Get To College, It Helps Black Students To Have A Black Teacher Early On

New research shows that black teachers have a much stronger effect on black students than previously thought.

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Virginia Study Finds Increased School Bullying In Areas That Voted For Trump

Researchers found higher rates of bullying and certain teasing in areas where voters favored Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

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Time Is an Essential Teacher Resource, So How Can Schools Be More Creative With It?

Time is one of the most valuable resources educators have, so how can administrators create master schedules that reflect strategic priorities and efficiently use instructional time?

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Coaching Teachers To Become Powerful Users of Classroom Tech

Many schools now have access to technology, but teachers are still unsure how to integrate it into their teaching in powerful ways. A technology coach could be a powerful way to help them make the...

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Five Ways to Nurture Compassion in Kids

Knowing how to have concern for others is helped by adults who can demonstrate compassionate behavior. Professor Shauna Tominey offers some tips in how to raise compassionate kids.

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How Better Teaching Can Help Kids Who Can’t Read

The instruction many students get is not based on the overwhelming scientific evidence about how kids turn spoken sounds into letters and words on a page.

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How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years

In the 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was released in the U.S., educators of all levels have used J.K. Rowling's series to bring magic to their own classrooms.

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In ‘Never Too Late,’ Finally, A Guide For Adults Going To College

There are hundreds of books about picking the best college. But let's face it: Most of them are written for high schoolers. A new book offers a roadmap for older students.

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How Writing Down What You’re Thankful For Can Be Good For Mental and Physical Health

A growing body of research shows keeping a log of what you are thankful for can lower stress, help you sleep better, and may even reduce the risk of heart disease. But it's not for everyone.

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