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Education Tech, Educational Forms, Formal Education

Study: Promoting growth mindset in teachers may pay dividends for students

July 23, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Math tends to provoke strong emotional reactions in students, who usually either love it or hate it. However, research shows that these student attitudes toward math affect their performance. Fortunately, a recent survey indicates these attitudes may be improving, but […]


Education Tech, Educational Forms, Formal Education

Redefining what homework could and should be

June 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Homework is so engrained in our idea of school that it’s difficult to find an adult who doesn’t remember a teary night struggling with a school assignment. That’s a pattern administrators and district leaders can break. While teachers individually make […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Do you make these common classroom-management mistakes?

May 17, 2018

Via: eSchool News

The dunce cap, a ruler on the knuckles, kneeling on rice: Modern teachers wouldn’t think of using these methods to correct students’ behavior. But for all the progress that schools have made in understanding and implementing effective discipline, teachers can […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Iowa Republicans unite behind $32M increase for K-12 schools

February 2, 2018

Via: Education Week

Iowa Republicans appear united in proposing about $32 million in new funding toward the state’s roughly $3.2 billion K-12 education budget. A GOP-controlled Senate education committee voted 9-6 Thursday for the 1 percent increase. Data shows per-pupil spending would go […]


Continuous Development, Featured, Formal Education

Are you thrilled about online-only education?

November 11, 2017

Via: Kelly Redmond

Online-only education sprung out of the need to bring education to students’ homes when they lived in isolated areas or when their daily schedule would not allow for physical classroom attendance. Put this together with the opportunities provided by modern […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Will You Still Be Teaching Next Year?

May 16, 2017

Via: TeachThought

Are you coming back next year? Teaching, I mean. Will you be back? Not to the same classroom. I don’t mean the same grade level or content area or school or even the same district. I’m asking about whether or […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Are high schools teaching science backward?

March 13, 2017

Via: eSchool News

U.S. high schools are teaching science in a backward sequence of courses that is a remnant of 19th century thinking, says former Harman executive and New Jersey Teacher of the Year Robert Goodman—and changing the order in which science courses […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

How We Make Teaching Too Hard for Mere Mortals

November 18, 2016

Via: Education Next

If you caught your pediatrician Googling “upset stomach remedies” before deciding how to treat your child and home-brewing medications over an office sink, you might start looking for a new pediatrician. So how would you feel if you learned that […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

What Is Understanding?

November 14, 2016

Via: TeachThought

Assessing understanding might be the most complex task an educator or academic institution is tasked with. Unfortunately, professional development gives a lower level of attention to developing quality assessments, training that is rarely commensurate with this complexity. The challenge of […]


Featured, Formal Education

Back to school anxiety – will it last forever?

September 19, 2016

Via: Kelly Redmond

Now that school is starting all over again (or it has already started, depending on each institution’s particular schedule), on track with the ineludible yearly cycle, some of the children and their parents may find themselves confronted with back-to-school anxiety. […]