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July 27, 2015

Learning From and With Vietnam's Schools

As Vietnam sets out to build on its initial successes and prepare for a modern economy, there has never been a more fascinating time to be learning from, and with, its education system.

May 18, 2015

Jaime Casap Explains Why Global Competence Matters: It's Not Really a Small World

In education, we often talk about how it's critical it is to teach our students the "Four C's": communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. While I agree these are critical competencies our students should master, what we miss in this discussion is an emphasis on another very important C, global competency.

April 24, 2015

Engineering Challenges Promote 21st-Century Skills and Engage Youth

Engaging in engineering activities offer a meaningful way for youth to develop 21st century skills. Included is a list of useful resources that you can implement in your program.

November 04, 2014

Middle School Classrooms Innovate to Put Students on Path to Deeper Learning

Two articles in the Association of Middle Level Education Magazine examine ways teachers can connect with students through quick lessons and lead them in discussions to develop critical thinking.

September 08, 2014

Global Education Prominent at the National Book Festival

BookMarks listens to The Smartest Kids in the World author Amanda Ripley speak at the National Book Festival.

May 30, 2014

Can Critical Thinking Be Too Critical?

When students are too critical of the texts they read in school, they perpetuate a culture of cynicism, according to one university president.

May 14, 2014

NAEP Results: Classroom Practices Matter

A deeper look at the findings from the assessment shows the relationship between instruction and student performance.

March 14, 2014

What Do the Walls Say?

Displaying student work can start a conversation about what quality work looks like and how to get there.

December 30, 2013

2013: The Year in BookMarks

BookMarks' most popular posts of 2013 include book reviews, interviews, and longer pieces on graphic novels, common standards, creativity, summer reading, e-books, and libraries.

September 17, 2013

Expeditionary Learning Schools Boosted Reading, Math, Study Finds

Expeditionary Learning middle schools in Washington and New York City boosted students' reading and mathematics learning, finds a new study by Mathematica Policy Research.

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