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June 10, 2014

Reducing Math Anxiety: What Can Teachers Do?

Psychology professors Sian Beilock and Daniel Willingham offer suggestions for how teachers can help decrease the effects of math anxiety.

May 22, 2014

Arts and Special Education: Reflections on a Photo

A photo of an arts education program for students with special needs illustrates the kinds of social and communication gains students can make.

May 09, 2014

Dancing, Small-Group Instruction, Help Keep Children On Task, Study Finds

Elementary students spend nearly a third of their time off task, with distractions more likely to happen when they are working on their own or receiving whole-group instruction.

April 21, 2014

Reactions to the 'Common Core' Math Problem That Went Viral

A few weeks ago, a father posted a page from his son's supposed common-core math assignment on Facebook, claiming that despite his own degree in engineering, he could not solve the problem.

April 11, 2014

Students With Special Needs and Common-Core Math: No More 'Key Words'

A mother-daughter team described the importance of starting students with special needs with concepts rather than math facts and memorization, even if the process is painstakingly slow.

March 10, 2014

Elementary Math Teachers Rethink Pedagogy Under Common Core

Most math teachers are now being asked to instruct students in a way they were neither taught during pre-service training nor learned themselves in the early grades.

January 29, 2014

How Do You Learn Best? Hands-On Style Tops Survey Results

Younger adults and men, in particular, favor a hands-on style of learning, according to a survey done for Everest College.

October 30, 2013

Math Lesson Turns Into World Record

Students at a North Carolina middle school used math to set a world record.

October 10, 2013

Help Needed on Strategies for Teaching Common Core, Study Says

By guest blogger Sarah D. Sparks. Cross-posted from Inside School Research. The Common Core State Standards require considerable writing across many subjects, but the standards themselves won't be enough to guide teachers to best practices in writing instruction, according to a new analysis. In a st...

October 07, 2013

District Honors Teacher Profiled In EdWeek Series

Dowan McNair-Lee, the teacher Education Week profiled as she taught the common standards in English/language arts in her 8th grade classroom, has been honored for effective teaching.

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