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Classroom Startups To Create and Learn: 50 Ideas To Bring Entrepreneurship Into The Classroom

Tell anyone, let alone a student, to imagine being the owner of a business and that person sits up a little straighter, a knowing smile embarking on a journey to their own special world of ideas. Everyone travels there sometimes, that point in time where we own our own business,…

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Jul
16

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10 Emerging Educational Technologies and How They Are Being Used Across the Globe

For over a decade, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale. The NMC’s advisory board includes 750 technology experts and faculty members from colleges and universities in 40 countries, and is supported by the…

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Jul
10

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What Makes a Gifted Student?

Parents and grandparents often look for signs that their children and grandchildren are gifted. After all, who doesn’t like to brag about their children? When moving to our new two story home when my twins were 19 months old, I was extremely worried about the stairs.  I was frightened out…

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Jul
8

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20 Ways to Better Organize Your Classroom

“I know it has to be around here somewhere”, you mumble while desperately rummaging through your desk, the filing cabinet, the book case, the storage compartments, and the twenty other places you stash things in the classroom. The teacher who asked for the papers is waiting, her foot begins tapping,…

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Jul
4

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The Effects of Mandatory Retention and Its Use Across the Globe

“In the case of grade retention, the central challenge facing researchers is to distinguish the effect of being retained from the effects of those factors that triggered the retention decision in the first place.”  - Martin R. West Recent policies enacted by states and school districts across the United States…

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Teachers Don’t Need to Have All the Answers: Interview with Krissy Venosdale from Venspired

This week’s interviewee is the passionate, forward-thinking and inspiring educator and blogger Krissy Venosdale. She’s been working in education for over 11 years and strives to make her classroom a place where kids can imagine, create, dream and explore. Her goal is to teach kids how to think rather than…

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Jul
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The Matthew Effect: What Is It and How Can You Avoid It In Your Classroom?

The only reason not to reward the best and brightest for their achievements is to avoid punishing the rest for their shortcomings. I remember being pulled out of class in the 5th grade to study Pre-Algebra with a group of kids in the Academically Gifted Program (later changed to Talented…

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Interview with Charity Preston from the Organized Classroom Blog

Charity Preston is a teacher, writer and fanatic organizer with a passion for coordinating and categorizing everything from her files and lesson plans to her classroom and students. Her areas of expertise include curriculum development, technology integration into content areas, and data-driven instruction. She has been teaching for over ten…

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Cognitive Science in the Real World: How A Few Simple Changes Dramatically Improve Learning

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Over the past year we’ve written a lot about applying principles of cognitive science in education; from frequent testing and feedback to spaced learning, active learning and even video game training. But while many of these ideas may look great in theory, putting them into practice can still be tricky…

Slow Is Not Dumb: Research Debunks The “Speed Equals Intelligence” Myth

Sunday, April 27, 2014

“There’s more to life than simply increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi The dictionary definition of “slowness” is “the quality of lacking intelligence or quickness of mind,” and there seems to be a general consensus that if someone is slow, they are probably not very bright. But considering that intelligence…

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