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Category: Education Strategies


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

High schoolers interact with extremist groups in tolerance-building course

February 1, 2019

Via: Education Dive

While the interaction at the Lincoln Memorial shows there are multiple views of every story, and as students continue to get involved in highly charged issues such as this one, it’s important for them to learn how to handle the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Colleges optimistic about competency-based education despite slow uptake

January 30, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Howard Lurie, an Eduventures analyst who co-authored the report, wrote in June that while CBE has not “sparked a higher education revolution,” its “core premise continues to stimulate widespread debate in higher education.” Yet the colleges seeking out CBE models […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How far should educators go to help students?

January 29, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Compared to what could have transpired, Smitherman is relatively fortunate in that she may be able to evade any long-term consequences of her alleged actions. It seems many, including the Elwood Community Schools Board’s president, back her and understand her […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Creative approaches needed to desegregate schools

January 24, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Court mandates can only do so much in solving the inherent problems of human nature, and addressing the issues of racial and socioeconomic segregation are no different. Over 60 years after the landmark Brown v. the Board of Education decision, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Channeling Students’ Passion for Sports Into Social Awareness and Bringing Change

January 7, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

How do you turn a student’s passion into a purpose that serves our global community? That was the challenge that confronted me when I took over the Sports and Society Class at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, Calif. As […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Teaching Is as Stressful as an ER. These Calming Strategies Can Help.

December 26, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

There is something going on in the back of the room. Two students are fighting over a piece of paper. The paper rips. Shouting begins. All of your students suddenly turn their attention to the back and you feel out […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Bringing elementary strategies to middle, high schools can benefit older students

December 21, 2018

Via: Education Dive

At times, education seems far too compartmentalized. Methods of instruction typically differ between preschool, elementary and secondary-level classrooms, because when teachers are trained, they’re generally taught strategies for a specific age group, and schools are typically divided along the same […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How Playful Assessment Unseated Standardized Tests at One School

December 11, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

A single hallway nestled inside Murray High School houses a newly redesigned middle school where students have been mapping out their colonization of Mars, organizing local and national election campaigns and designing labyrinthine escape rooms for the past three months. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Study: Later school start times linked to improvements in behavior, achievement

December 3, 2018

Via: Education Dive

When California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill this fall that would have kept the state’s middle and high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m., he said it was because he thought such decisions should be made at the local […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Why Grades Still Matter

November 20, 2018

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Just before the fall semester began, an essay in The Chronicle, “Why I’m Easy: On Giving Lots of As,” stirred up faculty ire. I’m going to offer a different perspective: Rigorous, differential grading is still relevant. The phenomenon of “easy […]