David Cutler, a high-school history, government and journalism teacher, says he allows students to retake most assessments. Cutler describes how the approach puts the focus
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Wexler, E. (2014, July 02). Study: Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children’s Executive Functioning. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
When children spend more time in structured activities, they get worse at working toward goals, making decisions, and regulating their behavior, according to a study.
How we can use one of the strategies, spaced practice, to improve learning of implicit memories – of skills. While teaching a course on Learning
When I was a child nearly a quarter-century ago, my mornings in elementary school began outside. My friends and I had the opportunity to play
Iasevoli, B. (2018, June 01). Can Greater Academic Demands Lead to Less Risky Behavior in Teenagers? Retrieved July 16, 2018
Teenagers who take additional math and science courses are less likely to drink or binge drink alcohol, according to a recent study by researchers from
Rapaport, L. (2018, April 22). Interventions that help kids improve self-regulation and behavior. Retrieved May 21, 2018
Children and teens who struggle with self-regulation may be prone to behavioral problems and emotional outbursts that make it hard for them to maintain friendships.
Sparks, S. (2018, May 02). Is Curiosity as Good at Predicting Children’s Reading, Math Success as Self-Control? Study Says Yes. Retrieved May 21, 2018
Ever since the landmark “marshmallow test” highlighted the importance of early self-control in later achievement, educators have worked to find ways to build self-regulation among
Jennifer Smith Richards, The Columbus Dispatch. (2013, October 01). Schools learn to lean on library’s homework help centers. Retrieved February 12, 2018
Great partnership with the local library! At some branches of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, it’s not unusual for 90 kids to pack into a homework-help
Schwartz, K. (2018, February 22). The Six Must-Have Elements Of High Quality Project-Based Learning.
Project-based-learning assignments should include six basic qualities — intellectual challenge and accomplishment, authenticity, public product, collaboration, project management and reflection — according to a framework
Myers, J. B. (2018, January 28). How Schools Teach Victims and Abusers: Leadership Lessons From Michigan State.
How many voices does it take? Is one child enough to cause a leader to set everything else aside and listen? Will 20 voices make