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For the first time, researchers have used fMRI scanners to track the brain activity of writers as they created fiction. The results have drawn strong reactions from other scientists.
As librarians around the country gather in Las Vegas for the American Library Association’s annual conference, here are findings that stand out from our research
Recently, a map showing the locations of the 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT has been circulating the web. CNN disputed that number. This is a response from the parent of one of the victims.
Preparing students for economic independence, whether via college or career, is imperative, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent Heath Morrison says
Free or low-cost professional development for teachers is available locally, nationally and online.
After he bought into proposal to reform education nationwide, his money brought most states running.
Some of the reaction on the ruling in Vergara lawsuit from plaintiffs, as well as critics.
There are Nobel winners -- and now there are Noble winners.A new award -- the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity – will be presented to Laurence Copel, the founder of the Lower Ninth Ward Street Library in New Orleans."
Tuesday's school shooting in Oregon is the 74th since the beginning of 2013, according to data compiled by Everytown.org, a group that advocates against gun violence. Here is a map of all school shootings during that span, with circles proportional to the number of fatalities. Click or mouse over each circle to view information about the shooting.
By Matt Levinson
For teachers, mobile devices in schools are used specifically as tools to enhance learning. In theadult mindset, there’s a time and a place for looking at photos or videos, playing a learning game in the context of a specific discipline, or making or listening to music as part of a project. But for kids who are growing up in a world without walls, this adult mode of compartmentalization seems confining. And therein lies the tension."
How libraries decide which books to keep—and which don’t stand the test of time
This is the time of year when school libraries conduct housekeeping tasks such as inventory and "weeding." This author explores the complexities of the weeding process and its implications for literature.
There are smarter, more effective ways to lower high school dropout rates.
On June 6th, Twentieth-Century Fox releases “The Fault in Our Stars,” the movie version of John Green’s wildly successful 2012 novel about teen-agers with cancer. “T.F.I.O.S.,” as fans call it, has been on the Times Y.A. best-seller list for seventy-eight consecutive weeks, fifty-one of them at No. 1. In recent years, whenever Green has appeared at a book signing he has been greeted by hundreds, often thousands, of screaming fans, mostly teen-age girls.
An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.
Researchers are beginning to document a digital Matthew Effect, in which the already advantaged gain more from technology than do the less fortunate.
When researchers asked study participants to reflect on what they had just learned, their performance increased the next time they returned to the material.
In August 2013, the Vermont School Library Association discovered the requirement for their jobs was being removed from the language of the state's Education Quality Standards. In response, school, university, public, and state librarians campaigned to become a requirement in state standards once again—and won.
Just in time for summer, which so many of use for professional development, ASCD's Educational Leadership focuses on Professional Learning. Print edition available at your library.
Bag pipes played solemnly in the distance as family, friends, colleagues and community members approached the Memorial to Fallen Educators on Thursday afternoon. The memorial, located on the Emporia State University campus was dedicated in a special ceremony to honor the 113 educators who have died doing the work they loved — educating America's young people.
The slow economic recovery is taking a toll on the nation's public schools, reversing a multi-decade trend of increased funding and pushing student-teacher ratios to their highest levels since 2000...
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material
In this series of videos from Shakespeare Uncovered, students will explore the historical subjects of Shakespeare’s plays Richard II and Henry V, the factual liberties he took in writing them, and the historical significance they’d have had over the centuries. The accompanying essay provides additional background on Shakespeare’s history plays, their immense popularity in Shakespeare’s time, and their continuing influence on how we understand history today.
Officials say it's a big task to restructure learning and adopt standards so students can show proficiency in eight areas and get diplomas.
To use just one example, Stacey Donovan's Dive neatly dismantles the argument that fiction for teens can't also be serious, messy, thought-provoking literature.
"Differentiated instruction (DI) is a vast system in which it is difficult for many teachers to find a foothold for supporting students in a meaningful way. Teachers want and expect everyone to succeed, yet the means to that end can be foggy at best. How can we ensure that planned learning experiences have a significant and positive impact on student learning? We can answer this question with three important guidelines that will transform student learning experiences through meaningful differentiation."