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Educational Forms, Informal learning

How ‘special’ education impedes social justice for students with autism

May 31, 2018

Via: Education Dive

To receive special education services, students must meet the eligibility criteria for one of the 13 disability categories designated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. To access services, predefined criteria from one of these examples must adversely […]


Education Tech, Educational Forms, Informal learning

Report: Successful personalized learning uses innovative staffing

May 25, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Dive Brief: Teacher leaders, collaborating teachers who work in teams, and support staff members who tutor and mentor students are a few of the new educator roles emerging in schools that are seeing student success with blended and personalized learning […]


Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Higher Education, Informal learning

Does high-impact learning help students graduate?

April 26, 2018

Via: Education Dive

It is difficult to assess the effectiveness of any teaching, as different schools and professors can always be judged for different approaches to different types of students in any given course. But there is a value in understanding the ways […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Researchers: School start time discussions should also include middle schoolers

April 16, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Start times are an issue that requires the collaboration of many, if not all, district departments — transportation, instruction, athletics, nutrition, and before- and after-school programs, including those run by community-based organizations. Parents commuting to work in the morning are […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How to integrate emotional intelligence into the classroom

April 13, 2018

Via: eSchool News

Social-emotional learning. Character education. Bullying prevention. These programs all fall under the larger umbrella of emotional intelligence (EQ)—the ability to manage one’s feelings and interact positively with other people. While many schools may touch on it during the school year, […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How to effectively scale a digital learning model

January 31, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The ASU report also assessed the impact of a variety of online learning formats, and looked at the implementation factors that make programs work at scale. The report includes case studies that the Action Lab team determined are six exemplar institutions […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Personalized Learning Is a Problem of Privilege

January 22, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Education is a dynamic space, with new trends constantly ebbing and flowing, the pendulum swinging back and forth between truly new innovations and recycled ideas. Experienced educators will recognize these patterns. But for younger teachers like me, whose careers are […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

January 16, 2018

Via: eSchool News

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge. What should educators […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How our school is personalizing learning through co-teaching

December 29, 2017

Via: eSchool News

Greenwood College School is a not-for-profit, independent, grade 7 to 12 school with about 450 students and about 60 teachers. We focus not only on academic achievement, but also on each student’s character development through connecting to their varied interests, both […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

New study points to benefits of personalized learning

September 18, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The research also cites positive findings on programs such as Newsela and DreamBox, which adjust to students’ skills as they work. School leaders implementing personalized learning initiatives, however, need to take a different approach to traditional instructional models, experts say. […]