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April 27, 2015

The Problem With Grit

Rather than focus on students' perseverance, schools should create environments students want to attend and work hard in, argues Jal Mehta.

April 15, 2015

What Are They Cheering For?

If students can't do their best work unless adults hop, skip, strut, twist and shout about the test, we're doing something quite wrong in assessment, and in our messaging about education.

February 13, 2015

Developing A Sense of Purpose Leads to Deeper Learning

Teachers must ignite students' intrinsic motivation and sense of responsibility by having high expectations, according to a teacher from an Envisions school in Oakland, California.

December 04, 2014

Study: Paths to STEM Fields Vary Widely

A recent study found that the path students take to earning a STEM degree varies widely, and that interest in STEM can be triggered across the age spectrum.

November 04, 2014

What Today's Great Teachers Know

Today's curriculum, although rich in details, is really EXTREMELY NARROW in terms of the of the necessary skills for effective thinking, effective action, effective relating and effective accomplishment that we teach our kids systematically. We CAN teach these needed skills, but we must lose the details (and not the core) of what we now teach to do so.

October 31, 2014

Great Teachers in an Age of Technology

The human teacher's role in an age of technology is NOT to teach content — something that technology can now do well — but, rather, to do what technology CAN'T do well (or at all) — i.e. provide respect, empathy, acceleration and motivation to students, while encouraging each student's individual passion.

June 30, 2014

Call to Action: Engage and Motivate Students

Providing students with opportunities to complete real-world projects engages and motivates them and helps them succeed after high school.

June 27, 2014

How Can Teachers Leverage Student Peers?

A new research review finds potential benefits for students working with peers in tough classes.

May 05, 2014

Recruit and Retain or Attract and Engage?

Should you recruit and retain staff or attract and engage them? Is this just a shift in semantics or an important change for 2014 and beyond?

April 22, 2014

Motivating Students to Succeed

Teachers are looking for ways to develop students' academic mindsets. There are ways teachers can help.

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