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July 05, 2015

3 Reasons Why Your Twitter Ego Could Destroy Your Message

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.

June 25, 2015

2 Reasons Connected Education Needs to Focus on Learning

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

What Do Students Need to Succeed? Guide Helps Educators Navigate the Research

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

School Climate: Is It Fragmented, Piecemeal, and Counterproductively Competitive?

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

Video: Preparing Learners by Activating Prior Knowledge

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

Could Parents Be Allies in Schools' Efforts to Build Growth Mindsets in Students?

New materials aim to teach parents about the research behind schools' growth mindset work.

June 11, 2015

New Federal Grant Aims to Help Schools Boost Noncognitive Skills

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

Video: Managing Transitions

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

Poll: Majority of Teachers Say Poverty Is a Barrier to Learning in Their Schools

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

Do We Practice What We Preach?

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.

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