In this day and age of celebrities popping up in reality television, Twitter is bringing in a whole new version of "edustars." Unfortunately, their message may be getting lost in their desire to be popular.
All Blog Posts With student engagement Tag or Category
July 05, 2015
June 25, 2015
Social media and technology are being treated like a silver bullet and schools are spending billions of dollars but there at least 2 reasons why connected education needs to focus on learning.
June 23, 2015
A new report from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research offers a framework for understanding the cognitive and non-cognitive traits students need for success as adults.
June 21, 2015
The Carnegie Task Force states, "While school systems are not responsible for meeting every need of their students, when the need directly affects learning, the school must meet the challenge." Is the competition for resources killing their chances?
June 17, 2015
Emily Park-Friend, a 7th grade teacher from Denver, demonstrates a lesson in which she asks her English-language learners to utilize various forms of "communicative functions" to prepare for deeper thinking.
June 15, 2015
New materials aim to teach parents about the research behind schools' growth mindset work.
June 11, 2015
The Obama administration has created a new competitive grant program called "Skills for Success" aimed at helping middle school kids develop traits like grit and resilience.
June 10, 2015
Fifth grade teacher Madeline Noonan uses transitions as an opportunity to embed academic content, using word-of-the-day activities and "grab bag" quizzes. She says these strategies represent both management techniques as well as learning opportunities.
June 09, 2015
The poll, administered by Communities in Schools and Public Opinion Strategies, also identified student apathy, disruptive student behavior, and a lack of parental involvement as problematic.
June 02, 2015
As teachers we say that there are benefits of failure and we should have the growth mindset, but our words don't always support that.