Stephen Noonoo

What a Vision for Teaching the Whole Child Looks Like in Action

It’s one of the biggest buzzwords in education today: the whole child. Basically, it’s the idea that educating students is about more than what’s said in class. Factors like nutrition, home life and out-of-school relationships can all play a huge role in how kids learn—and it’s something more schools are starting to pay attention to.The theory behind whole child is one thing. How it gets put into practice is something else entirely.

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Report: Climate Change and Migration May Impact the Future of Schools

Raging wildfires in California and devastating hurricanes along the Atlantic seaboard have sent school officials scrambling to resolve immediate problems, such as repairing infrastructure and finding new schools for displaced students. Longer term, climate change may have a more permanent, major impact on the future of learning, according to a new report.

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Kid-Tracking Sensors May Not Be the Wildest Thing About This Montessori Model

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On a tree-lined avenue, between shops, cafes and row houses about a half mile from Harvard University, sits a uniquely high-tech school in a narrow storefront. Kids don’t spend time in front of screens, though. In fact, they never even see them. Instead, the tech is embedded into the environment almost invisibly. Cameras record students, who range in age from two to six, as they move around the room, and sensors in their matching green slippers track their exact location and the objects they touch.

MinecraftEdu Creators Struggle to Find a Second Hit

As The Verve and Billy Ray Cyrus can probably tell you, a second hit is far from guaranteed. The makers of the once-popular MinecraftEdu know a thing about it too.

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Why Students Don't Love History

What do you remember from history class? For Americans of every generation the answer might be “not much.” To history teacher Joe Welch, too many of today’s lessons still call to mind Ben Stein’s classic classroom lecture in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” (Anyone? Anyone?)

For Teachers, a STEAM Workshop Where Arts Are Key

Las Vegas — Inside a science lab here on a scorching summer day, 27 kids sit in small groups itching to get started on the day’s science activity: putting finishing touches on their model volcanoes.

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Teens Know Social Media Is Manipulative. But They Just Can’t Get Enough.

Almost three-quarters of teens said they know social media companies are manipulating them into spending more time online. Yet somewhat paradoxically, they also say the technology has a positive impact on their wellbeing.

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10 Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About

It’s back to school season, and these teachers are excited. Why? The bevy of tech tips and trends brightening their classrooms—including 360-degree video, thoughtful ways to use Alexa, and the sleeper Google tool for improving note-taking and research.10 Creative trends in teachingEdSurge recently spoke with four educators to see what they were most excited about. Here’s what they shared:

The Biggest Challenge for District Leaders? Finding and Keeping Good Teachers

After a year of teacher-led walkouts and elevated concerns over declining teacher salaries, a new survey of school superintendents cites finding and keeping qualified teachers as their highest-priority issue.

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Why the FCC’s E-rate Makes Funding High-Speed Internet a Slow Crawl

It’s one of the cruelest ironies in education: today’s schools must build and maintain robust high-speed, fiber-optic internet connections. But the process involved in finding funds for these upgrades can feel like a laggy dial-up modem, slow to a crawl—when it’s not cutting out completely.

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