Focusing the responsibility for learning on students can be more effective than traditional lectures in improving student achievement in STEM courses, especially for underrepresented minority students, according to a new study.
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May 27, 2015
A new study by researchers at Harvard and Brown University finds that regular personalized communications from teachers to parents can in fact have a sizable impact on students' chances for success in their classes.
July 16, 2014
Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, we'll be holding a Twitter chat exploring summer learning for both students and educators.
June 03, 2014
An education professor writes that direct instruction presents a quandary for educators. On the one hand, he says, it can to help students' acquire basic skills and do better on standardized tests. On the other, it embodies a highly restrictive view of learning.
January 27, 2014
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December 11, 2013
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January 16, 2013
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October 01, 2012
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June 28, 2012
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