Play-based learning is an approach that supports students’ development and well-being while building skills such as collaboration, writes kindergarten teacher Jessica Arrow. In this blog
Best Practice: Question Strategically
Schwartz, K. (2019, April 14). How Do We Get Middle School Students Excited About Science? Make It Hands-On. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
An alternative school in New York state uses hands-on, collaborative learning to engage middle-schoolers in science lessons. Rather than prepackaged experiments, students engage in challenges
Sprenger, M. (2019, April 14). The Break-Up Letter: Bring SEL Alive in Class. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
Educator Marilee Sprenger engages her students in social and emotional learning by having them write a breakup letter to their stress. Sprenger shares how the
Brain science may help to curb stress that surrounds high-stakes testing and help students perform better, writes Judy Willis, a neurologist and teacher. Willis shares
Collier, B. (2019, April 10). High school students in Effingham Co. experience life-changing ‘teen maze’. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
High-school students in a Georgia district recently navigated a “teen maze” that demonstrated how their decisions have consequences. The maze, initiated ahead of prom season,
There are five key reasons why some reading intervention programs may not be breaking through, suggests Eric Jensen, an author and teacher trainer on brain-based
Mathewson, T. (2019, April 11). Beyond basic reading, kids can learn how to think like a good reader. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
The Pathway to Academic Success Project, developed by a professor at the University of California at Irvine School of Education, taps cognitive strategies to improve
Algebra is considered the keystone of students’ understanding of higher mathematics, and districts across the country have moved to introduce the course in middle school
Teenagers may benefit from a different approach to social and emotional learning than younger students, writes Amy Eva of the University of California at Berkeley.
Ascione, L. (2019, April 8). 3 changes that can help the class of 2030 succeed. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
The education system must change in three key ways if the class of 2030 — today’s kindergartners — are to succeed in the workplace, according