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Why has teacher morale plummeted?

Apr 13, 15 Why has teacher morale plummeted?

Posted by in Education

A slew of policies and technologies promising to dramatically revolutionize teaching and education over the past decade has not only failed to produce desired results, it has also led to a decline in teacher morale, with large numbers leaving the profession.

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Kids pinch-to-zoom their way to better test scores

Apr 11, 15 Kids pinch-to-zoom their way to better test scores

Posted by in Education, Technology

Schools in the United States are at odds over technology use in the classroom. Is it too distracting for a young mind or is it the perfect tool for learning? Research suggests kindergartners in classes with shared iPads score better on achievement tests compared to kindergartners with no iPad or their own iPad.

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You’re 100% wrong about math scores

Mar 29, 15 You’re 100% wrong about math scores

Posted by in Education

American high school seniors logging on to university websites to find out which colleges have admitted them will soon confront a challenge they barely know exists: the art and craft of writing coherent papers that display not just good grammar and clean syntax but also structured thought.

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A good education doesn’t always lead to happiness

Mar 27, 15 A good education doesn’t always lead to happiness

Posted by in Education, Lifestyle

An education not only leads to a better job and more money, but it pushes our minds to grow and be curious about the world. The more we know, the better off we are, right? That’s what researchers and psychologists have been touting for years.

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Screen rules for your baby

Mar 26, 15 Screen rules for your baby

Posted by in Education, Technology

Though childcare professionals have long railed against infants spending any time in front of electronic screens, the realities of the 21st century make that increasingly difficult for parents to adhere to. A zero-tolerance approach to screens is not only outdated, it ignores the pivotal role technology will play in your child’s future.

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How to boost your baby’s brain power

Mar 24, 15 How to boost your baby’s brain power

Posted by in Education, Science

Play can be integral for the development of a newborn, teaching them everything from basic reasoning skills to how to have empathy for others. One of the most important skills parents can pass on to their children is the ability to put themselves in another person’s shoes. “

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UK plans to teach students about sexual consent, starting at age 11

Mar 11, 15 UK plans to teach students about sexual consent, starting at age 11

Posted by in Education, Health, WTF???

A new plan put forth in the United Kingdom aims to teach sexual consent to children aged 11 and older in public and private schools all over England. The Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education Association is drafting the lesson plans. A draft of the plans is expected to be released this year.

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A case for cursive

Mar 11, 15 A case for cursive

Posted by in Education, Science

Schools have moved away from cursive altogether. This saddens me – and many of us who love cursive – because cursive is part of our heritage, our tradition. But, more importantly, it also saddens me because cursive has many benefits from a scientific standpoint.

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How healthy school lunches could fix America’s future

Mar 07, 15 How healthy school lunches could fix America’s future

Posted by in Education, Health

The USDA announced this week that this year’s month will be dedicated to “raising a healthier generation of kids.” With such an ambitious goal to turn the entire country’s way of eating in the opposite direction, the USDA will need all of the educational tools and support it can get.

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15 things to know about the lives of first-year college students

Feb 28, 15 15 things to know about the lives of first-year college students

Posted by in Education, Mental Health

The transition from high school to college is challenging, but perhaps not in the ways young adults and their parents anticipate. New research has shown a new set of hazards, such as stress and loneliness, not usually linked to a carefree college experience.

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