A D.C. public schools graduate explains how she maintained a 3.9 grade point average despite growing up in trying circumstances.
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May 30, 2013
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.
May 09, 2013
According to Gawker, this high school student who tells off his history teacher is from Duncanville, Texas. The speech he gives on his way out the door, above his teacher's impassive "Bye"s, is both harsh and unpredictably eloquent.
May 08, 2013
In a Slate article, Annie Murphy Paul describes the growing concern, backed by new research, that students retain less when they engage in media multitasking during learning.
May 01, 2013
In a recent Time article, Annie Murphy Paul writes that curiosity is what "drives us to keep learning, keep trying, keep pushing forward."
March 27, 2013
A British education researcher says it's mistake to think that children need to be "constantly occupied and constantly stimulated."
January 14, 2013
With every year that passes between 5th and 12th grade, the number of students who are engaged with school declines steadily.
December 27, 2012
An educator warns that the centrality of standardized tests in mathparticularly vis-a-vis teacher evaluationsmay reduce the flexibility teachers' need to engage students in the subject.
December 26, 2012
A new research study finds that, when it comes to student growth in mathematics, motivation and effective study skills are more important than sheer intelligence.