One way to save time and reduce stress is to avoid assigning grades to everything, writes National Board Certified Teacher Rita Platt. In this blog post, Platt shares this and other tips -- including learning to delegate -- to help educators.
Some Illinois educators begin teaching students how to weigh information on the internet -- which they call "digital citizenry" -- in the fifth grade. English teacher Steve Rayburn teaches high-school freshmen to craft fake news articles, so they can learn how such stories are designed to deceive readers.
An Indiana school's third- and fourth-graders recently learned about the history and culture of the Myaamia tribe from member Dani Tippmann and author Helen Frost, who wrote "Salt," a novel about a friendship between a white boy and a Myaamia boy in the 1800s. The classroom visit was arranged as part of Native American Heritage Month in November.
School leaders are working to develop social media policies that balance the positives and negatives of such platforms. Some schools have adopted policies that focus on behavior instead of technology and others have extended protections to cyberbullying.
US students may perform better on exams if given financial incentives, a group of behavioral economists say. The economists suggest that such incentives could help students perform better on international exams, such as the Program for International Student Assessment.
About 7,200 students -- who are displaced from their homes in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands following Hurricane Maria -- have enrolled in schools in Florida. Some now are considering how to move forward with their college plans as they overcome language and financial barriers.
Five strategies can help demystify neuroscience for educators and students, asserts professor Barbara Oakley, who teaches an online course on the topic, which has enrolled nearly 2 million students. Strategies include using the power of metaphor and making learning chains.
Educators in a recent meeting with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressed concerns about existing guidance concerning discipline policies that have disproportionate effects on some student groups. The meeting has prompted concern from civil rights advocates.
Staying engaged with problem-solving may help prevent anxiety, researchers at Duke University say. The researchers studied effects on the brain when 120 people were asked to complete a simple memory problem that involved some math.
Educators at a California high school credit inclusion practices for reducing the dropout rate for students with special needs to less than 5%. The district has created a three-tier system for inclusion that focuses on challenging, grade-level work for the highest two levels, and includes a study skills class for students in mainstreamed classrooms.
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