A Literacy-Based Strategy to Help Teachers Integrate Science Skills

Teachers using Novel Engineering find that students read more deeply and incorporate engineering concepts more easily when they identify problems in the stories they’re reading.

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Normalize Setbacks By Asking Your Kids For Advice When You Struggle

Make your own struggles known to kids so they see it’s normal to face setbacks, strategize, and try anew.

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Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

Debates over note taking tend to focus on whether devices are helpful or harmful, rather than on strategies students can use to make connections between ideas regardless of the format.

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How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects

Librarians are developing maker activities for children’s books that enhance the reading experience for kids.

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Children Learn Best From Storybooks When Characters Are Realistic

Young children have an easier time exporting what they learn from a fictional storybook to the real world when the storybook is realistic, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.

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How Ethnic Studies Connects Learning With Students’ Identities

After Arizona banned a Mexican-American studies curriculum in Tucson, Ariz., ethnic studies courses have taken root in districts across the country.

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What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Social And Emotional Skills’?

Social-emotional learning. Grit. Resilience. Agency. Empathy. Executive function. Education experts agree these are all crucial for student success, but the agreement stops there.

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When Schools Forgo Grades: An Experiment In Internal Motivation

When teachers don’t give grades they find it completely changes the focus of learning in their classrooms.

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Language and Communication Skills That Make all the Difference for Kindergarten

Kids learn oral communication skills by practicing with one another and adults. Based on the work of Audrey Prince, kindergarten teacher Devin Walsh offers several steps that have worked in her…

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What Can Japan’s Education System Teach The U.S. About Equity?

Japanese leaders intentionally funnel more resources and better teachers to communities that need them the most.

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