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Why You Should Fake a Smile: How Your Emotions Affect Your Student’s Learning

Twenty-five sets of wary eyes are gazing at you. The air in the room is thick with tension, and the owners of the twenty-five pair of eyes are shifting in their seats. Fifty legs become restless and the squeaks of tennis shoes and flats rubbing against the linoleum floor get…

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May
24

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25 Ways to Institute Passion-Based Learning in the Classroom

“When students are motivated to learn, they naturally acquire the skills they need to get the work done.” Sir Ken Robinson Common sense tells us that students are more likely to learn if they are motivated by and engaged with the curriculum or project at hand. Now, hard science is…

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Teaching Children With ADHD: Classroom Strategies To Engage The Easily Distracted

There seems to be one in almost every classroom. That student that just can’t get it together. Maybe it’s the homework that never gets turned in or the desk that resembles a pigpen. Possibly the student is disruptive, blurting out inappropriate remarks or just can’t stop tapping her pencil even…

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May
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Writing To Think: When a Student Can’t Write It, Can She Think It? What High Achieving Students Have In Common

Jump To up The Psycholinguistic Case For Writing EducationCan You Better Teach Math and Science By Teaching Writing?Writing To Think In The Classroom down Close When I was first learning basic math, I played a computer game at home called Math Rescue. Math Rescue was an educational platform game developed…

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May
13

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50 Tips On How To Work Harmoniously With Parents

Every teacher wants parents to feel like they’re part of a team in support of a child’s learning.  Most teachers realize that effective communication with parents does not consist of a single act — such as a parent-teacher conference — but is instead part of an ongoing, two-way exchange.  Creating…

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18 Myths People Believe About Education

Editor’s Note: Some of these myths are contentious. Please feel free to leave a comment if you don’t agree with any of them, but please keep it civil. Any form of abuse will not be published. Thank you. Embed This Infographic An Infographic by Open Colleges 1. More Homework Means…

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Apr
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8 Online Tools To Help Educate Students With Disability

One of the most remarkable aspects of modern education is the great diversity of today’s classroom. Thanks to mainstreaming and inclusion policies, students of all abilities study in all classrooms from kindergarten through college, even when they have physical, psychological, or cognitive disabilities that seem too challenging to integrate or…

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16 Ways To Promote “Grit” and Delayed Gratification In The Classroom

In psychology, intelligence is not the primary predictor of success. It is the ability to persevere in hardship, persist and learn after failure, and have a resilient spirit in the face of obstacles. Intelligence is a gift that can be developed and nurtured, but continuing on a difficult path when…

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Why More Educators Are Embracing Self-Regulated Learning

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The concept of self-regulated learning has been gaining traction in education over the past few years, particularly in higher education as more students are opt for fully or partially online courses. For those unfamiliar with the term, self-regulation in learning essentially means putting students in control of their own learning…

Student Ownership and Responsibility Are Key to Academic Success Finds New Research

Friday, January 17, 2014

With the multitude of factors that influence academic achievement, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why some students excel while others fall behind. However, a new report released by the National Center on Scaling up Effective Schools (NCSU) shows that student ownership and responsibility are two key…

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