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Students are never too young to explain their thinking. When teachers encourage them to back up their claims with evidence from a young age, they will be more accustomed to doing so when problems get more challenging.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: Why Even Great Teaching Strategies Can Backfire And What To Do About It A famous study found that when preschool children were incentivized to draw they no longer chose to do so when they had free play time. (iStock) By March 19, 2017 Educators often look for classroom inspiration from instructional strategies that “work,” focusing on how many students improved based on a given strategy. While that’s important and helpful, focusing only on how a strategy works, without examining why it didn’t work for some learners, is a missed opportunity.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School A new study shows that when infants and young children grow up in households without enough to eat, they are more likely to perform poorly at school years later. (NPR/Daniel Fishel ) By Rhitu Chatterjee March 23, 2017 Growing up in a hungry household in the first couple of years of life can hurt how well a child performs in school years later, according to a new study. An estimated 13.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: 4 Tools To Help Kids Understand Conflict and Self-Control (iStock/florencemcginn ) By March 20, 2017 Let’s face it: Kids have diverse opinions and they’re bound to disagree with one another. Today arguments occur not only in the hallway or classroom, but online as well. And whether or not these conflicts escalate can depend on how well students recognize and manage their emotions. There are many ways to help build self-control in the face of rising frustration, whether students turn to meditation or build constructed arguments on the fly.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: 10 Ways To Help Kids With Learning Differences That Could Benefit All Students (iStock/David_Mohn ) By March 15, 2017 Schools are typically designed to serve the average student, and those with learning differences — such as dyslexia or trouble with executive functioning skills — usually make up a smaller part of the population. Estimates find that of Americans have learning differences. If struggling students don’t find the help they need in school, keeping up with the rest of the class can be an enormous challenge.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: How Socioeconomic Diversity In Schools Helps All Students NPR/LA Johnson By March 16, 2017 “Millions of poor, disadvantaged students are trapped in failing schools.” So said President Trump at the White House recently. It’s a familiar lament across the political spectrum, so much so that you could almost give it its own acronym : PKTIFS (Poor Kids Trapped In Failing Schools). Where there’s no consensus, however, is on the proper remedy for PKTIFS.