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Apr 27, 16

School suspension rates have nearly tripled in the United States since the 1970s, rising from just 3.7% of all students in 1974 to nearly 11% in 2011. That’s a big deal because missed class means missed learning, and suspensions can predict future unemployment and even incarceration. Now, a new study suggests that even a minor attitude adjustment among teachers can have a dramatic effect on those rates: Math teachers encouraged to be more empathetic saw student suspensions drop by half.

Apr 17, 16

At the end of a recent writing webcast, we distributed a Grammar Girl editing checklist that turned out to be so popular we decided to make it widely available. Print out the checklist and keep it on your desk as a handy reference to use when you're editing.

Apr 14, 16

Stanford University researchers aim to dispel the belief that students should not use their fingers to learn mathematics<br />Taking a more visual approach to math instruction at the K-12 and higher-ed levels could dramatically change brain development as it relates to future math success, according to a new paper from Stanford researchers.

Apr 14, 16

Kidsfit's National Charleston Training begins next week.  We would like to honor our Keynote Speaker, Stacey Shoecraft, for becoming a GAME-CHANGER in education and leading the worldwide change right here in our hometown of Charleston, SC.

Mar 29, 16

The US Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program has created a free and open online library called SkillsCommons containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.  The Open Educational Resources (OER) are produced by community colleges across the nation and can be found, reused, revised, retained, redistributed and remixed by individuals, institutions, and industry.

Mar 29, 16

Free tool to make your students better writers.

Mar 29, 16

TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.

Mar 26, 16

In the Moment provides creative training materials for caregivers. Mine the material from the listening workshop for classroom ideas, including 15 activities that will engage the listeners in your room. If you have students who need to move, use the "Freeze Walk" to illustrate how we listen with our whole bodies:

Mar 26, 16

In the Moment provides creative training materials for caregivers. Mine the material from the listening workshop for classroom ideas, including 15 activities that will engage the listeners in your room. If you have students who need to move, use the "Freeze Walk" to illustrate how we listen with our whole bodies:

Mar 26, 16

We need time with people to truly listen and understand them. Percussionist Evelyn Glennie demonstrates the complexity of listening. Listening involves translation, interpretation, and relationship. Tune in to "How to Truly Listen" from TED:

Mar 17, 16

Armed with iPads and online budgeting tools, 57 fifth-grade students at Hagerstown's Emma K. Doub Elementary School tackled a home-grown game about life on Monday morning.

Mar 15, 16

New app engages mobile and social-media-savvy parents with a single solution to classroom communication needs

Mar 12, 16

Over the last few years, we’ve seen the instructional strategy pendulum swing over to encouraging more use of evidence by students to solve authentic problems. And there’s tons of stuff out there to help us and students make sense of primary and secondary sources.

Mar 12, 16

Recently, President Barack Obama announced his administration’s commitment to provide computer science education for all students. Endorsement by the White House is valuable to those new to introducing computer science (CS) in the classroom, as well as others, like members of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, who have championed CS for years.

Mar 12, 16

"Reading," Callie sighs as she rolls her eyes. Callie is a hard-working 17-year-old junior in high school. She is involved in many different activities in school and takes college prep classes. If she has spare time, Callie likes to read fantasy novels, especially those in a series. Recently she read 15 books of the Guardians of Ga'hooleseries, and 20 books of the Warrior series. She doesn't get much time to read for enjoyment because she is in several intensive college preparation classes.  She admitted that almost all of her reading time out of school is taken up by her high school classes, and that's why she doesn't read for pleasure anymore.

Mar 11, 16

Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.

Mar 11, 16

GoNoodle gets over 10 million kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves.

Mar 10, 16

SmartBrief Education’s Path to Workforce content series brings you original content and events on the topic. #Path2W is our vision of college and career readiness, encompassing K-12, adult learners, career changers, non-traditional students and those who forgo a traditional four-year college experience.

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