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Category: Informal learning


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Report: Supply of special ed teachers on a steady decline

December 7, 2018

Via: Education Dive

According to Education Week’s survey, physical science and foreign language are the only subjects more difficult to fill then special education — a true struggle for many school districts. In 2015, NPR conducted an investigation into what is behind the […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Colleges push for more resources to support prison education programs

November 6, 2018

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Learning societal rules about touching and personal space is the lesson of the day in Heidi Arnold’s interpersonal communications class. “How many of you were raised in a touchy-feely house?” she asks her class of 17 women. Two arms, both […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Principals a vital part of special education success

November 2, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Special education is an important part of public education. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 95% of students with disabilities and special needs attend public schools. Nationally, special education students make up 13% of the public school population. […]


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 […]