student engagement

How To Teach Empathy

How To Teach Empathy by Terry Heick Right near the core of education, just past tolerance and just short of affectionate connectivity, is the idea of empathy. University of California at Berkley’s Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life explains empathy. “The term “empathy” is used to describe a wide range of experiences. Emotion researchers […]
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5 Easy Ways To Engage Students In Learning

  5 Easy Ways To Engage Students In Learning by Rachelle Dene Poth As a teacher, I am always looking out for new ideas, tools, and innovative methods to engage more students in learning. Here are five ideas that I tried during the past few weeks as I sought different ways to have students connect, […]
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6 Strategies For Dealing With ‘Difficult’ Students

6 Strategies For Dealing With ‘Difficult’ Students by Dr. Allen Mendler While stress caused by common core concerns has dominated the recent education landscape, dealing with difficult students remains the number one source of constant tension for most teachers. Continual exposure to students who won’t behave or produce can quickly erode both confidence and well-being. […]

Three Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Educators and Learning Scientists

What role does data play in developing solutions to complex challenges in education? And how do we know which approaches in what context are effective in the classroom?

From Personalized Math to Micro-Schools, This NewSchools Cohort Is Reimagining Learning

How do you find educators who want to completely rethink our notions of what a school is and design something entirely new?That was the question gnawing at Scott Benson two years ago when he ran into his friend—and fellow senior leader in education—Aylon Samouha in a hallway at the iNACOL conference in Orlando.

From Analog to Digital: Why and How to Teach Students to Write for an Online Audience

When was the last time you wrote an essay? When was the last time you read one other than for grading? Now think about the frequency with which you read online articles, blogs, social media posts or listen to podcasts that inspire you or provide new information and perspectives. When did you last watch YouTube to figure out how to do something complicated, from cross stitch to car repair?

Early Learning Faces Obstacles and Inequities—Here's How Edtech Can Help

Remember the days when Farmer Eddie taught youngsters what the pig and cow says by pulling the See 'n Say string? Edtech for early learners has come a long way since then, but our just-released compilation of research—what we call a Market Gap Snapshot—makes clear there is still a lot of room to expand and improve edtech solutions to address obstacles facing our youngest students.

All Things Great and Small: 4 Ways to Build a Bridge Between Data

Mention big data in a grade level or team meeting of teachers, and you’ll often hear a cacophony of complaints about the test scores that the state collects to rank and judge schools. The chatter beyond the classroom, however, continues to be about how the rise of big data will be a disruptive force in the ways teaching and learning are taking place.

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