Katrina Schwartz

How Do We Get Middle School Students Excited About Science? Make It Hands-On

Eighth-grader Liam Bayne has always liked math and science — that’s one reason his family sent him to The Alternative School For Math and Science (ASMS). But he was surprised and excited when his sixth-grade science class started each new topic with experimentation, not lecture or textbook learning.

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Nine Ways To Ensure Your Mindfulness Teaching Practice Is Trauma-Informed

A recent MindShift article highlighted some things teachers should be aware of if they’re bringing mindfulness into their classrooms.

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Classroom Strategies To Encourage Participation And Learner Agency

Every classroom has a few eager students who always participate and a less enthusiastic majority content to sit back. Often asking students to raise a hand when they know the answer exacerbates this problem because some students process the question more quickly and their eagerness to answer can undermine others’ confidence. That’s why Ann Young, a middle school math teacher, uses a thumbs up strategy that’s less visible to give students more confidence participating.

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How to Teach Students Historical Inquiry Through Media Literacy And Critical Thinking

Many students are not good at evaluating the credibility of what they see and read online according to a now-famous Stanford study that was released just after the 2016 election.

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Why Schools Should Be Organized To Prioritize Relationships

Over many years researchers in the learning sciences, psychology, anthropology and neuroscience have learned a lot about how humans learn. One of the key properties is malleability. The brain changes in response to relationships and experiences, continuing to develop through young adulthood. And while the children in any class will develop differently based on their experiences, the brain will grow and change with the right inputs.

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Movement And Breathing Breaks Help Students Stay Focused On Learning

For many kids, sitting still all day in school is a big challenge, which is why movement breaks are good practice, whether it’s in elementary school or high school. Additionally, learning science shows us that movement activates the brain and improves cognition.

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Giving Students Stepping Stones For Participation To Lift Up Their Voices

Getting students to engage in academic dialogue can be challenging. Many students are shy, lack confidence, don’t know how to begin, or are content to let the same few students dominate a conversation. But when every student is participating and sharing their perspectives it’s a beautiful thing.

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Strategies To Foster A Sense Of Belonging In Your Classroom

When students feel they belong at school they also feel respected and ready to learn. That’s why teachers work so hard to create a class environment where every student feels able to contribute and be heard.

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How Teachers Are Changing Grading Practices With an Eye on Equity

This is the second article in a two-part series about equitable grading practices. The first article sets up some of the challenges. In this post, learn how teachers are addressing this issue.

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