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English children among the unhappiest in the world at school due to bullying - The Guardian

English children among the unhappiest in the world at school due to bullying - The Guardian | Youth Education | Scoop.it
Violence and poor relationships with teachers puts English children 14th out of 15 countries surveyed for happiness at school as charity calls for action

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A sharing economy where teachers win

A sharing economy where teachers win | Youth Education | Scoop.it
On TeachersPayTeachers.com, some educators have been able to convert hours of class preparation into thousands of dollars, and 12 have become millionaires.

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When resources are scarce does collaboration improve?

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, September 7, 2015 6:05 PM

Collaboration with a twist.

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'Teach philosophy in primary schools,' says academic

'Teach philosophy in primary schools,' says academic | Youth Education | Scoop.it
Professor Angie Hobbs believes just one philosophy class a week would benefit children’s intellectual and social development. Naomi Ackerman reports
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Book On Student Motivation (Along With Free Resources)

Book On Student Motivation (Along With Free Resources) | Youth Education | Scoop.it
This is the cover of my upcoming third book on helping students develop intrinsic motivation (my own little trilogy :) ). It will be published by Routledge in early 2015. You can also pre-order it ...

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Ideas for motivating at-risk students using intrinsic techniques. 

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On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes | Youth Education | Scoop.it
“ Scientists have come a long way in understanding how the brain generates creative ideas. Their work can inform classroom structures if educators want to inspire more creativity in students.”
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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, May 18, 2014 3:57 PM

Not surprisingly, giving students freedom allows them to be more creative. PBL is good for this.

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littleBits Arduino Module Unveiled

littleBits Arduino Module Unveiled | Youth Education | Scoop.it
“The snap-together circuits are now programmable thanks to the new Arduino module.Read more on MAKE”
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What Lies Ahead For Digital Education - Forbes

What Lies Ahead For Digital Education - Forbes | Youth Education | Scoop.it
What Lies Ahead For Digital Education Forbes Last month, the College Board, which administers the widely-used college admission Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and the Khan Academy, whose mission is to provide a “free world-class education for...
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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Youth Education | Scoop.it
“ An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias.”
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The amount of information available to internet-era students is so overwhelming that perhaps we have unknowingly encouraged them to focus on relevance before credibility? How do we fix this?
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This Is Your Brain on Great Literature

This Is Your Brain on Great Literature | Youth Education | Scoop.it
by Amir D. Aczel, Time Research shows that reading rich narratives and metaphors activates areas of our brain outside of language, and frequent fiction reading is correlated with empathy.
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5 Common Objects That Look 300x Cooler Under a Microscope

5 Common Objects That Look 300x Cooler Under a Microscope | Youth Education | Scoop.it
A microscope can reveal the fascinating world hiding in everyday objects.
If you paid any attention in science class, you know that tiny cells and molecules form the building blocks of most things.
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The Truth about Gifted and Talented Programs

The Truth about Gifted and Talented Programs | Youth Education | Scoop.it
I’m posting this essay on here rather than submitting it to the place it was originally intended for. I think this audience might be more receptive to an outside-the-box conversation. Although this...
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How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

How the Power of Interest Drives Learning | Youth Education | Scoop.it
Research shows that interests powerfully influence our academic and professional choices. When we're interested in a task, we work harder and persist longer, bringing more of our self-regulatory skills into play.
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As Dewey explained a long time ago, interest drives effort.

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170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids

170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids | Youth Education | Scoop.it
All my favorite ebooks! Some of the ebooks are from YouTube. I use Safeshare to remove the ads and suggested videos from YouTube. Read more about Safeshare.tv here. The newest e-book webmix: Ebook ...

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Four-day school week linked to better academic performance, study finds

Four-day school week linked to better academic performance, study finds | Youth Education | Scoop.it
As long as school has existed, students have wanted to spend less time there. But for the first time, a study in the US has shown that giving primary school kids a three-day weekend doesn't appear to have a negative impact on academic performance -...

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A shorter could incentivize teachers to stay in teaching longer. Giving children assignments to work on at home could free up time to do more hands-on, experiential learning activities, including service learning. Less classroom time doesn't mean less learning.

 

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17 images that prove travel is the best education

17 images that prove travel is the best education | Youth Education | Scoop.it
This is a collection of images and arguments that prove classroom and textbooks are only one way we learn, and that travel is the best form of education.
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I'm not sure that there is a "best" form of education, but I've found travel is a powerful teacher for students of every age. Beautiful photos.
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Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge

Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge | Youth Education | Scoop.it

Researchers have found that something as small as text message reminders can help children born into poor families close the gap with richer students.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 18, 2015 9:05 PM

I would start with the youngest children. What would help children succeed in school might help them succeed in university.

 

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Preschool teachers take to street in support of education measure - KIRO Seattle

Preschool teachers take to street in support of education measure - KIRO Seattle | Youth Education | Scoop.it
Preschool teachers and early learning educators took to the streets of Seattle on Saturday morning. They wanted to drum up support for one of two competing early learning education measures on November's ballot.
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TED Talk: Blended Learning and the Value of the Teacher

TED Talk: Blended Learning and the Value of the Teacher | Youth Education | Scoop.it
“Speaking at TEDx, Monique Markoff shares her experiences at a blended learning school in San Jose, integrating technology into the middle school curriculum.”
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WEAC's curator insight, May 15, 2014 10:32 AM

Monique Markoff says: "Some would say in this model the teachers matter less since computers are taking over some of the instruction. But I actually think teachers matter more in this model. They are now the orchestrators of these complex learning paths, picking which program should go for which student. They have to now target all the skills that the computer can’t do.  How to motivate that child. How to connect what they’re doing to their home life."

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, May 17, 2014 2:53 PM

You've heard of Blended Learning strategies by now along with all the other technology driven methods available. What this particle TED talk focuses on is building a model that encourages student led learning using technology, while the teacher serves as the motivator, and your guide for exploring the student's learning potential. The most important aspect however when trying to implement a Blended learning model,  is being flexible in its delivery and outcomes.  As there are many ways to  build your platform, just keep your students at the forefront of your decision making in order to Meet Them Where They Are. 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, May 28, 2014 3:42 AM
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The 10 Things School Leaders Would Do To Improve Education - Forbes

The 10 Things School Leaders Would Do To Improve Education - Forbes | Youth Education | Scoop.it
The 10 Things School Leaders Would Do To Improve Education Forbes Education is the ultimate political football and there's nothing politicians like so much as making schools 'better', but when a group of respected school leaders come up with a list...
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Every Child Can Win the Memory Game

Every Child Can Win the Memory Game | Youth Education | Scoop.it
“As a student, I had great difficulty concentrating during lesson time and consequently didn't retain much knowledge. I was diagnosed with dyslexia and had the symptoms of attention deficit disorder.”
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 23, 2014 1:36 AM

As a classroom teacher I taught Tony Buzan's memory building methods to my Middle School Students. Not only do they work, more importantly they break down the  'I can't do this".mindset so common in young teens.  


Memory work is good work. Investigate this!

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Code.org to help 2 million students learn to program

“ Apparently Code.org's successful 'Hour of Code' event in December was just a warm-up act. The Seattle-based nonprofit on Thursday is announcing the rollout of its computer-science education programs at 30 school districts around the country. Altogether they'll reach more than 2 million students – nearly 5 percent of all K-12 students in the country — starting this fall. Code.org will provide curriculum and...”
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Parental involvement is key to child's education - TriCities.com

Parental involvement is key to child's education - TriCities.com | Youth Education | Scoop.it
Parental involvement is key to child's education TriCities.com Marc LaPointe's new book, "Standing in the Education Gap," shows parents that their involvement - not necessarily the quality of the school - is the key to ensuring that a child is...
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5 Things to Do When You Teach Digitally

5 Things to Do When You Teach Digitally | Youth Education | Scoop.it
My first time working synchronously in Google Docs felt like a caffeine buzz. Cursors flew about madly on the page. My sentences were completed before I could finish them. New ideas sprung fully fo...

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Hybrid Pedagogy's curator insight, March 31, 2014 12:51 PM

"The web is an environment where play and chaos are always imminent (and immanent). Teaching there is not unlike rousting math equations from kindergartners on the jungle gym."

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Subverting the System: Student and Teacher as Equals

Subverting the System: Student and Teacher as Equals | Youth Education | Scoop.it
One educator tries a different approach: “It’s a different way of approaching education, with educators not being the controlling force. It’s about breaking down boundaries and seeing yourself as an equal.
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Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | Youth Education | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck's research, which focuses on what makes people seek challenging tasks, persist through difficulty and do well over time, has shown that many girls believe their abilities are fixed, that individuals are born with gifts and can't change.
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