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October 30, 2014

Student Science Experiments Lost in NASA Rocket Explosion

The Antares rocket, which exploded just after takeoff in Virginia, was carrying a multitude of middle school science experiments.

October 30, 2014

National Novel Writing Month Heads Into 16th Year

Starting November 1st, students in more than 2,000 classrooms will take on a major challenge: Write a novel in a month. The Young Writers Program, part of National Novel Writing Month, gives students and teachers the tools to make it happen.

October 29, 2014

In Classrooms, Halloween Costumes Can Raise Sensitive Issues

Halloween can be a fun holiday, but some costumes can be offensive. Fortunately, there are some ways teachers can encourage students to make smart costume choices.

October 26, 2014

Role Reversal Shows Teacher What It Means to Be a Student

After spending two days shadowing high schoolers, one teacher realized how little she knew about what it actually meant to be a student.

October 25, 2014

The New Educational Model: Extended Brains all Networked Together

In the past, education was almost entirely local; now it's quickly becoming global. Our kids are incredibly more powerful than kids were in the past; they need to be doing, as the content of their education, real projects that improve the world.

October 20, 2014

Philadelphia Contract Cancellation Sparks Protests, Rebuttals

After a contract cancellation, teachers in Philadelphia will now have to pay for health insurance. What are the future implications of this move on both teachers and students?

October 19, 2014

The Benefits of Accomplishment-Based Education

We need to make all education about real-world accomplishment. Our kids should leave school not with a transcript of grades, but with a resume of real-world accomplishments.

October 17, 2014

Can Students Benefit From More Phone Time?

A recent poll shows that students wish they could use technology in the classrooms more often, while a second study suggests that for students who multitask often, having phones around may not be a distraction.

October 16, 2014

The Best Means to BECOMING is Real-World Accomplishment

If the goal of education is for students to become good, capable, world-improving people, "learning" is a necessary but insufficient route for getting there — the far superior route to get there is real-world accomplishment.

October 14, 2014

Home Visits

As we invite students to enter our learning community, what do we know about the contexts from which they come?

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