Teachers tap into brain science to boost learning

Last Updated by Nancy Rogan on

Research on the brain and how we think and act is influencing the way some teachers teach. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters goes into a classroom where the instructor uses a different method, Whole Brain Teaching, to engage different parts of the students’ brains, then checks with a neuroscientist about whether that strategy actually works. 

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Every Kid in a Park

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The White House is giving children and their families the opportunity to visit and see any national park in the United States. Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Education announced the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, which will help get all kids to go and enjoy the outdoors.

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Seeking safe space for LGBT students

Last Updated by Nancy Rogan on

Living in a small desert city with little-to-no access to LGBTQ resources, I felt alone and discouraged at times because of my inability to discuss my emotions with anyone who understood the struggles of being gay. One day, while I was walking to my AP chemistry class wearing black loafers, above-the-knee khaki shorts and a scoop neck black sweater, a classmate shouted “Look at that faggot o...

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It doesn’t end here…

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The 2016 Presidential Election is officially underway. Several campaigns have begun and although they are in the nascent stages, it is apparent that their momentum is increasing with every passing day. Soon, with more campaigns set to launch in the coming weeks, politics will become ubiquitous. It dawned on me yesterday that political campaigns are similar to education, high school in particular. 

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My Fourth Grade Champion

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What is your definition of success? Is it the American dream of graduating high school, attending college, finding a well-paid job, and owning your own house and car? For many children who live in poverty, speak a second language, and/or are of color, this may always be a dream. But there are some programs that are aimed at helping dreams come true.

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Friends, champions or both?

Posted by Nelson Weston on

Over the past two months, I’ve written about numerous elements that revolve around the topic of education, including pre-k, middle & high school, extracurricular activities, tutoring, teachers, coaches and most importantly the theme of being a champion. Today, as I sat down and pondered as to what this week’s blog entry would be, it finally dawned on me that there is one critical element that fall

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