Deeper Learning

Dec
04

Making Kids Successful Adults Through Play

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer One often overlooked aspect of a child’s development is the teaching of life skills. In contrast to most lessons that focus on academic excellence such as math and science, life skills are, according to UNICEF, the skills that a person needs in order to successfully navigate everyday life. These skills are usually, in addition […]

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Nov
27

Creating Student Innovators In Our Schools

When information is ubiquitous and free, and when basic education is available to billions of people worldwide, only one set of skills can ensure this generation’s economic future – the capacity for innovation. Here are few questions to consider as you reflect on the status of our current educational systems and how they need to […]

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Oct
01

Cutting Through The Noise: How To Help Kids Focus

Brand new data has confirmed what many teachers already know: kids who spend more than 2 hours per day looking at screens (and that’s currently nearly 2 out of 3 American children) perform worse on memory, language and thinking tests than their peers.  Too many children arrive in school over-stimulated from screens, full of sugar, lacking a good […]

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Jun
11

Equalizing Mathematics through Differentiated Instruction

Rigorous learning opportunities, conceptual understanding, increased fluency. These are all underlying goals for mathematics teaching and learning in the 21st century and mathematics teachers are challenged daily to meet these goals with all students, regardless of the students’ prior instructional experiences or current mathematical understandings. To meet these challenges, teachers are expected to be able […]

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May
23

Engaging ELL Students In Rich Academic Conversations

Engaging English Language Learners (ELL) in rich academic conversations is not something with which many students are comfortable with. Students often will need to be taught how to engage in discourse, be provided ample opportunity to practice their new skills and be given regular feedback on their practice. When teaching students how to engage in […]

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Mar
07

The Amazing Ways Dogs Can Boost Learning And Development in The Classroom

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer It has long been said that dogs are man’s best friend, but did you know they could be a child’s, too? In recent years, dogs have increasingly been used to aid learning and development in children with considerable success. It is estimated that 10 million children face difficulties when it comes to learning […]

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Jan
25

What is Your Goal for Education in Our Society?

When asked this question, many people respond with the idea of creating productive members of our society. People hope that the educational system allows children to learn and grow in such a way that they will be able to contribute positively to our society in a variety of ways, and that they will ultimately be […]

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Jan
09

What Fathers Can Do to be More Involved in Your Kids’ Education

By Daniel Sherwin, Founder dadsolo.com Whether you’re a single father or a married dad looking to be more actively involved in your kids’ daily lives, start by getting more involved in their education. Kids learn so much from their fathers, and they often idolize them. When fathers make education a priority, their kids follow suit. […]

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Jan
04

A Guide To Prepare Your Teenager For College Life

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer An estimated 20.4 million students started their first year in American colleges and university for the 2017-2018 school year. Next year, it is likely that there will be more teenagers entering college, and if your child is one of them, then you may have already begun the preparations for the big day. Preparing your […]

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Nov
16

Increasing Deep Student Engagement and Motivation

Students must engage in lessons at a deeper level more than ever before. However, many educators are left wondering, what does deep engagement look like, how can I increase the level of student engagement within my classroom, and how can I do this in a way that is easy to manage, timely, and, most of all, […]

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