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Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: Developing Students’ Ability to Give and Take Effective Feedback Fourth-graders work together to plan life for their “colony” during a class activity focused on colonial America. () By October 15, 2017 When Emerie Lukas was hired to develop and teach a STEM Foundations course to middle school students at the , she was starting from scratch. The stated goal of the course was to prepare students for more rigorous work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes in high school, but Lukas knew that meant far more than academic preparation.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens Ryan Johnson for NPR By October 19, 2017 It’s not your imagination: Tiny tots are spending dramatically more time with tiny screens. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, on media use by children 8 and under. The nationally representative parent survey found that 98 percent of homes with children now have a mobile device — such as a tablet or smartphone. That’s a huge leap from 52 percent just six years ago.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: How To Handle Anxiety-Fueled Refusals To Go To School Anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. Some schools are employing new strategies to help these students overcome their symptoms. (Anna_Isaeva/Getty Images/iStockphoto ) By October 17, 2017 Your child doesn’t want to go to school. It’s a daily struggle that many parents are familiar with. But what if your child refuses to go to school? Mental health professionals and educators say what used to be considered run-of-the-mill truancy could actually be something else.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: The Importance of Sleep and Strategies For Sleeping Better (iStock/dorioconnell) By October 16, 2017 The National Sleep Foundation recommends of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark. “Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain,” Walker says. “Many people walk through their lives in an underslept state, not realizing it.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: How Making an Impact on the World Motivates Students A student at St. Mary's IB school in Aliso Viejo, California, watches the video from her international partner. (Courtesy Level Up Village) By October 8, 2017 Many schools are moving to project-based learning as a way to help students make meaning about content in deeper and more lasting ways than a lecture can provide. While those goals are clear to educators, and inspiring examples of schools successfully implementing the pedagogy exist, it can still be a challenging shift for many teachers.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: How Listening to Podcasts Helps Students Read and Learn By October 10, 2017 High school English teacher favorite work by William Shakespeare is Hamlet. But a few years ago, he his students about the centuries-old classic in favor of a story that was unfolding in the fall of 2014: , the podcast. Michael Godsey The story of Adnan Syed, Hae Min Lee and the community at Woodlawn High School captivated podcast listeners around the world, including Godsey.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: How to Embed Foundational English Skills In Meaningful Work Students at San Francisco International High School work on a split dictation activity to practice tricky consonant groups. () By October 12, 2017 Many teachers are seeking ways to better help their English language learner students, who often have additional challenges to overcome. These students are learning English alongside all the content standards, and some have had their education disrupted by life transitions.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: For Traumatized Children, An Offer Of Help From Sesame Street in Communities Give yourself a hug. (Zach Hyman/Sesame Workshop) By October 6, 2017 Cookie Monster is all wound up. The Count has him hold up his furry blue fingers, count them (of course), and blow on each one in turn as if he were blowing out a birthday candle. Afterward, Cookie declares, in his familiar growly voice, that he feels much better. “Hey! Me feel terrific! Me calm.