Wisconsin elementary school principal Matt Renwick says that the game, if taken in the right context, can be seen not as a distraction, but as a resource to help students build critical learning skills.
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A New Jersey English teacher finding students to be bored with the assigned novels, started using New York Times human-interest stories to teach students about critical analysis.
October 25, 2013
A Wired magazine story looks at the effects of a "radical new teaching method" in which teachers stop direct instructing and start posing problems for students to solve. Could the approach lead, as one educational researcher posits, to teacherless schools?
August 23, 2013
A high school is determined, by one measure, to be the saddest place in New York City.
August 09, 2013
At last month's Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. (Bring Attention to Transforming Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science) competition, young rappers from New York public schools showcased original hip-hop performances all centered on one theme: science.
August 01, 2013
K-12 teachers in the U.S. tend to become less engaged in their work after their first year, according to a new Gallup poll.
July 30, 2013
A nonprofit seeks to connect high schools' curricula with students' dreams for themselves and the future.
May 30, 2013
A D.C. public schools graduate explains how she maintained a 3.9 grade point average despite growing up in trying circumstances.
May 22, 2013
There's been a lot of talk lately about how rigid standards and the focus on testing haveand will continue toimpede teachers' creativity in the classroom. However, this morning at The Inspired Teaching School in Washington, teacher creativity was in full effect.
May 15, 2013
At an event in downtown Washington yesterday, panelists discussed a professional development program that brings reading and social/emotional learning together and according to several studies is having positive effects in both areas.