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Rural school collaboratives: Key to success?
Rural school collaboratives: Key to success?
Rural schools face unique challenges that other schools don't, and for that reason many struggle with graduating students who are well-prepared to succeed beyond high school and help ignite the often already struggling economies in their rural communit...
Sparking curiosity for fractions with tasks that feel real to students
Sparking curiosity for fractions with tasks that feel real to students
Fractions come up all the time in everyday life, and yet, they are often a difficult concept for elementary school-aged children to grasp. One way to help kids understand fractions as concrete things is to give them real world examples. In this Teachin...
'Get children playing outdoors' to improve academic success and reduce obesity
'Get children playing outdoors' to improve academic success and reduce obesity
Campaigns to promote physical activity and reduce obesity among children should focus more on active outdoor play, according to a study led at the University of Strathclyde. The Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card 2016 has found that children's ph...
To reduce student suspensions, teachers should try being more empathetic
To reduce student suspensions, teachers should try being more empathetic
School suspension rates have nearly tripled in the United States since the 1970s, rising from just 3.7 percent of all students in 1974 to nearly 11 percent in 2011. That's a big deal because missed class means missed learning, and suspensions can predi...
Professional development should make teachers feel urgent, not small and isolated
Professional development should make teachers feel urgent, not small and isolated
Technology, collaboration, and new standards are changing the classroom at a rapid pace. Every teacher's professional development must keep up.