In this commentary, author Tom Hierck and Kent Peterson, professor emeritus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, share their "positive school culture inventory." The inventory offers 19 student and staff behaviors that can add to a positive culture.
Educators in some New York City elementary schools are experimenting with "departmentalization" as a strategy for better preparing students for algebra in middle school. Recent research, however, shows that the strategy has failed to show gains in other districts.
Virtual reality and augmented reality offer more than entertainment and can be useful teaching tools, educator Jaime Donally asserts. In this blog post, she offers five tips to help teachers use the technology, such as setting learning goals and using age-appropriate tools.
Advanced Placement history students at an Alabama high school recently presented 10 museum panels they created that illustrate the desegregation of local districts and a university during the civil rights movement. The students toured museums and conducted research, plus oral history interviews, which helped them improve their public speaking and design skills.
In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has announced plans to focus on teaching coding to people who cannot see and those with vision impairments. Apple is partnering with the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired and other schools for the blind around the country.
Connecting service learning to school-based lessons can help boost retention and build social and emotional skills, says Laura Walker, a professor at Brigham Young University. Walker and two other researchers also have connected the approach to improved student behavior.
About half of elementary students experience math anxiety, and it can surface as early as kindergarten, asserts instructional coach Gina Picha. In this blog post, she shares signs of math anxiety as well as strategies for identifying and alleviating it.
Lawmakers should take steps to shore up student-data privacy, said education leaders and advocates who recently appeared before the House education committee. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., suggested that an update to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is needed.
A Georgia high-school student is behind the viral audio illusion that has people debating whether an audio clip says "Laurel" or "Yanny." The student says the original video clip that she posted was part of a homework assignment, and her literature teacher now has said she will get a 100% on the assignment if celebrity Ellen DeGeneres responds via on social media.
Education leaders in Boston Public Schools have designed a plan to support high-needs schools in the district. The plan centers on creating "transformative networks," "learning networks" and a group to support "off-track youth."
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