Personalizing learning starts with the learner. This means that learners have a stake in their learning by taking responsibility for their learning. When they own and drive their learning, they are more motivated to want to learn. In a learning environment that starts with the learner, teacher and learner roles change.
With the prevalence of the acronym STEM in education parlance today, interest has grown in not just promoting the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as separate entities, but in figuring out the ways they can intersect to...
Smartphones and tablets can be a big distraction to students, but some schools are embracing these Internet-ready mobile devices as tools for learning. Bring-your-own-device policies have benefits in the classroom, but there are drawbacks, too.
Pa. education secretary draws fire for changing achievement test rules for ...The RepublicPublic school officials are criticizing state Education Secretary Ron Tomalis for changing the rules for testing student achievement in charter schools.
State's education of English learners is woefully inadequateArizona RepublicPublic schools are mandated to provide the academic and fiscal resources to help English-language learners overcome language barriers and gain fluency.
MLive.comDo students behave better in a digital learning environment?MLive.comPeople running “blended learning” schools seemed to think there is a link between students engaged in learning and a more disciplined school environment.
"A growing body of research shows that children who suffer severe neglect and social isolation have cognitive and social impairments as adults. A study from Boston Children's Hospital shows, for the first time, how these functional impairments arise: Social isolation during early life prevents the cells that make up the brain's white matter from maturing and producing the right amount of myelin, the fatty 'insulation' on nerve fibers that helps them transmit long-distance messages within the brain."
“How Children Succeed: Attachment, Advisory, & Adversity” by Tom Vander Ark was originally published on Getting Smart. Paul Tough takes on the enormous question of How Children Succeed in his new book.
Juliet Garcia has made a name for herself as a trailblazer in education. She's the president of the University of Texas at Brownsville, a college near the U.S. - Mexico border with about 95 percent Latino students.
"Learning Lunch Lab" improving grades at Annie CampKAITJONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A program at Annie Camp Junior High is really keeping their students in check with their grades, as students with two or more F's have to spend their lunch period studying.
Glass: Iowa plan has power to transform teachingDesMoinesRegister.comI'm particularly excited about the work of the Task Force on Teacher Leadership and Compensation, which has come up with a plan that I believe has the power to transform the...
Top teacher inspired by her studentsBlueRidgeNow.comA teacher at Clear Creek Elementary for the last four years, Simons, 35, works with third- and fifth-graders. More than 80 percent of her students are learning disabled.
Teachers push for parents to help children with homeworkThe AustralianThe age-old homework debate about what's too much and what's not enough has been thrust back into the spotlight after Federal Parliament set up an inquiry into teaching,...
"Whether you’re a teacher, staff developer or administrator, today’s audience expects quality. You need their attention for explicit learning. For starters, stop telling your audience to “Pay attention!” It sounds pathetic. Why?
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Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved.