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Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Will Students Actually Believe They Can Do This Assignment?

September 6, 2018

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

No matter how much students value your course, or how supportive your classroom environment, they won’t be motivated to do the work if they don’t think they can succeed at it. And of course the solution is not about making […]


Education Tech

Book talks bring the fun back to reading

September 5, 2018

Via: Education Dive

All teachers want to see their students develop a love of reading. Getting children excited about picking up a book rarely happens when they know they’re going to be graded, assessed and measured on each page they complete, and each […]


Education Tech

Introducing career experts to students can inspire them

September 5, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Having students hear from real-world professionals can give them a chance to see how their education may impact their lives after school. Children get more than just excited when parents come to Career Day; they also see what they could […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

With Michigan staring down a strict new literacy law, worries run high in Detroit

September 4, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Sixteen states plus D.C. require retention for students not reading at proficiency by the end of 3rd grade; 14 of those allow for conditional promotion. Research shows that students who have been retained, as early as kindergarten or as late […]


Education Tech

How Do We Know If Technology Is the Solution or the Problem?

September 4, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Has a more hotly debated or wholly unanswerable question ever been posed? One can easily imagine an Epic Rap Battle of History between the Luddites and Futurists on this very topic. And nowhere is that seemingly innocuous question more likely […]


Education Tech

How can teachers spice up lesson plans on core subjects?

August 29, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Innovative classroom furnishings, themed or not, have been proven to boost collaboration and encourage students and teachers to be more creative. It’s not just about the students here, either: Giving teachers the flexibility to create an environment that they enjoy […]


Education Tech

Arizona State online biology students getting hands-on experience in virtual labs

August 28, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Similar labs are planned for the University of Texas at San Antonio and McMaster University in Canada, according to a blog post from Google, which partnered with the ed-tech company Labster to create the virtual labs. In addition, virtual labs […]


News

Does It Make More Sense to Invest in School Security or SEL?

August 28, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

School security is a constant challenge, but tragedies such as the shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 students in February bring the issue front and center. After the Parkland shooting, lawmakers from both parties saw the need for action. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Report: District-run ‘charters’ don’t see same results

August 27, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The theory behind school-level autonomy is that students can achieve more if those who understand their needs best – namely, principals and teachers, not the central office – make the decisions that affect their learning. It is clear that cities […]


News

Do low-stakes exams yield accurate results about student achievement?

August 27, 2018

Via: Education Dive

In the war between the value of high-stakes and low-stakes testing, this study reveals the impact student attitudes have on test results. Considering the influence many test results have on policy and fiscal decisions, the impact of that metric is […]