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Taking Notes: Is The Pen Still Mightier Than the Keyboard?
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Longhand note-takng results in a better conceptual understanding of the material and is easier to recall later.
Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age
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Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age | MindShift | KQED News
Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick
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Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick | MindShift | KQED News Creative resource, cognitive resource, sensory resource! Taking notes like this can relieve academic stress at any education level.
How Writing Down Specific Goals Can Empower Struggling Students
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Goal-setting closed achievement gaps in a recent experiment. The key element? Students put their thoughts in writing.
The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives | He co-authored a paper that demonstrates a startling effect: nearly erasing the gender and ethnic minority achievement gap for 700 students over the course of two years with a short written exercise in setting goals.
The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives: goal setting assignments
Writing assignment to change life
The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives | NPR Education
The Key to Boosting English Learners’ Language Skills? Challenging Content
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A blended learning curriculum meant to help English Language Learners pick up the academic vocabulary they'll need to succeed has been created through a partnership between Middlebury Interactive Languages and Hartford Public Schools.
Interesting article about blended learning in Hartford, US schools: "The Key to Boosting English Learners’ Language Skills? Challenging Content" -- from MindShift and KQED News
Steps to Help Schools Transform to Competency-Based Learning
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Steps to Help Schools Transform to Competency-Based Learning | MindShift | KQED News
Some best practices around implementing competency-based learning are beginning to emerge, especially for schools looking to make the leap from traditional structures.
From Eighth to Ninth Grade: Programs That Support a Critical Transition
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From Eighth to Ninth Grade: Programs That Support a Critical Transition | MindShift | KQED News
The major shift from middle to high school can be a tough challenge to any student. Several schools have programs in place to help students be more aware of that important transition.
Which Reading Skills are Critical to Learn in the Ninth Grade?
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The type of critical reading skills needed in high school can make the transition into the ninth grade a challenge, so some educators in Nashville are rethinking the curriculum.
Which Reading Skills are Critical to Learn in the Ninth Grade? | MindShift | KQED News
How Freshman Seminars Can Help Students Starting the Ninth Grade
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Freshman Seminars for the transition from middle to high school are helping students learn valuable skills for succeeding in high school.
How Freshman Seminars Can Help Students Starting the Ninth Grade | MindShift | KQED News
Five Clever Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids
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Academic Learning Among 6-7 Year Olds
Why has U.S. academic success dropped? The answer may be on the playground | Deseret News
Five Clever Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids | MindShift | KQED News | Katrina Schwartz
Book Lists & Recommendations for Ages 8-10 | Scholastic.com
Portrait of pupils looking at pages of textbooks at reading lesson by Pressmaster, via ShutterStock
How to Bring Playfulness to High School Students
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"It’s easy to focus on academics and college transcripts when children become tweens and teens, but retaining the agency and creativity inherent in play is crucial for them, too. But what is the high school equivalent for the kind of inquisitive learning that happens when little kids play in the sandbox, finger-paint, build with blocks or play make-believe?" How to Bring Playfulness to High School Students | MindShift | KQED News
What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement
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What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement | MindShift | KQED News -- "Every kid needs playtime, down time, and family time to thrive physically, mentally, and academically."
What kids need for optimal school engagement. #teacherfriends #teachtolead via @ChrisQuinn64 http://bit.ly/1KtCNgn
Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps
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Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps | MindShift | KQED News
What If Teachers Were Treated Like Pro Athletes?
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Key and Peele bring us an alternate world where the best teachers are paid top dollar and great classroom moments are broken down play-by-play.
What If Teachers Were Treated Like Pro Athletes? | MindShift | KQED News
Seeing Struggling Math Learners as ‘Sense Makers,’ Not ‘Mistake Makers’