When a project-based-learning effort fails, it can be a learning opportunity for students, asserts Mike Kaechele, a PBL coach and national faculty member of Buck
Jarema, M., & Holst, J. (2019, April 16). Listening to stories: Not just for elementary kids. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
Teachers who read aloud in the classroom can help middle-school students with their comprehension and vocabulary, a study has found. Though the practice is more
Campisi, J. (2019, April 16). How should schools approach teaching, measuring whole-child competencies? Retrieved April 24, 2019.
Schools that incorporate whole-child educational competencies have greater success in teaching social and emotional literacy, which better prepares students to navigate the workforce, experts said
Fifth-grade students are better able to remember what they learn in science class when art is incorporated into lessons, according to a study by researchers
Tesfamichael, N. (2019, April 15). Students attempt to curb cell phone use by locking them away in pouches. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
Several classrooms in a Wisconsin high school are piloting a program aimed at helping students distracted by their cellphones. Under the program, students place their
Desautels, L. (2019, April 15). Activities That Prime the Brain for Learning. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
Brain breaks and focused attention practices help to prepare students’ brains to learn, suggests Lori Desautels, assistant professor in the College of Education at Butler
Kaplan, E. (2019, April 12). 6 Essential Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
Teachers who work with English-language learners offer six tips for meeting the needs of their students in this blog post. They emphasize the importance of
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
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