Educational psychologist Daniel Willingham offers some tips (mostly for parents, but useful to educators as well) on getting kids to read this summer.
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July 02, 2014
July 01, 2014
If you're not out in the streets celebrating America's World Cup win over Belgium, join us for a chat on differentiated instruction.
June 26, 2014
Ed Week's coverage of the International Society for Technology in Education conference begins with news of a new technology certification for "Professional Learning Leaders."
June 23, 2014
A district-developed Web 2.0 tool to help teachers share ideas and resources has not been effectively used by New York City teachers, according to an independent evaluation.
June 23, 2014
The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards is looking for ways to recognize the school leaders who completed its rigorous pilot- and field-tests of advanced certification for principals.
June 19, 2014
It's Summer! Hooray! Time for sun, family, fun and... conferences! Whether you're going to a huge event like ISTE or a smaller district PD, conferences can either be an amazing, inspiring experience or an overwhelming cyclone of information. Below are some tips for making the most of these events so you leave with real ideas that you will actually use.
June 17, 2014
Behaviors are influenced by outside forces. We know that and see it all the time. But does playing a video game turn someone toward anti-social behaviors?
June 10, 2014
A new special report, Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace, looks at the evolution of the multibillion dollar K-12 ed-tech landscape, and the pressures facing school leaders and vendors.
June 06, 2014
The summer is a great time for rest and relaxation. But it's also a great time for powering up and preparing for the new school year. So here is a challenge for your summer break... The Seven Day Power Up Challenge. Seven days, seven challenges, an hour each challenge. Doesn't sound so terrible in the long sunny stretch of summer, does it? So jump in and take charge of your learning...
June 05, 2014
Instructional coaching expert Jim Knight offers some great tools to help teachers improve, but in this era of accountability our focus on bad ideas may prevent us from seeing the good ones like Jim offers.