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Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea iStock/CherriesJD By June 14, 2017 Untangling education research can often feel overwhelming, which may be why many research-based practices take a long time to show up in real classrooms. It could also be one reason work and book, , appeals to so many educators. Rather than focusing on one aspect of teaching, Hattie synthesizes education research done all over the world in a variety of settings into meta analyses, trying to understand what works in classrooms.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: How Constraints Can Stimulate Creative Solutions TED-ED/ By June 21, 2017 Creativity has become a coveted skill as the world’s problems get bigger and more complex. Many schools recognize as well, but into classrooms that are often dictated by district-mandated curriculum and focused on a narrow set of success criteria. But the challenges schools face could also be grounds for . “Constraints aren’t the boundaries of creativity, but the foundation of it,” according to Brandon Rodriguez in a on the creative power of limitations.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: How Teens Can Develop And Share Meaningful Stories With ‘The Moth’ Raheem Ragsdale performs his story as part of The Moth's GrandSLAM for high school students. (The Moth/Autumn Stein) By June 19, 2017 Aleeza Kazmi endured her first identity crisis when she was 6 years old. It was during a first-grade art class, when she and her classmates were drawing self-portraits. Seeing herself as just like her white-skinned peers, Kazmi reached for the peach-colored oil pastel to fill in her face.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: How Schools Use Brain Science To Help Traumatized Kids Heal and Learn Kaitlin Rose Slattery for NPR By June 12, 2017 Neuroscience isn’t on many elementary school lesson plans. But this spring, a second grade class at Fairmont Neighborhood School in the South Bronx is plunging in. Sarah Wechsler, an instructional coach with wide eyes and a marathoner’s energy, asks the students to think about the development and progress that they’ve made already in their lives.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: 4 Tools For Kids To Help Develop Compassion and Social Change iStock/RomoloTavani By June 15, 2017 It’s important to understand the distinction between “empathy” and “compassion.” Empathy allows us to sense other people’s emotions, like grief or joy, and imagine what someone else might be thinking. Compassion is similar, but also involves a desire to help the person. Earlier this year at a Chicago school, students felt compassion for their teacher — who was battling cancer — and .
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: Empowering Principals As Designers Capable of Retooling School Principals engage in design challenges as part of the School Retool fellowship. (Courtesy School Retool) By June 8, 2017 When vice principal Tim Carlin arrived at Everitt Middle School in Jefferson County, Colorado, he wanted to hold a schoolwide assembly, a pretty common activity in most schools. But his principal told him that the school didn’t hold assemblies anymore because too many kids were getting suspended for bad behavior when they did.