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Bringing Wonder Into Mathematics | Edutopia

Last updated: 01/14/2018

Doris Lessing once said, “Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.” My wife and I experie

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4 Tools to Help Empower Kids to Stand Up for What’s Right

Last updated: 01/13/2018

4 Tools to Help Empower Kids to Stand Up for What’s Right iStock/Madedee Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Compared to some of the other social and emotional learni

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Does Spellcheck Make “Learners” More Intelligent?

Last updated: 01/13/2018

The title of this post is not something I have ever really thought about until recently.  As I have blogged for almost eight years now, I do not know if I have become a better wri

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How Creative Teaching Improves Students’ Executive Function Skills

Last updated: 01/12/2018

These were the opening remarks made by Dr. Judy Willis, a leading educational neuroscientist, at the 2017 Learning and the Brain Summer Institute Workshop in Santa Barbara, Califor

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Learning with Students from Other Cultures Is a Key to Progress in Our Global Society

Last updated: 01/12/2018

Standing in a dirt school courtyard 7500 miles from my students, I wept tears of joy. In Kibera, Nairobi, the largest slum in Africa, children had just received water filters my s

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Caring Relationships: The Heart of Early Brain Development

Last updated: 01/11/2018

Of all that brain science has taught us over the last 30 years, one of the clearest findings is that early brain development is directly influenced by babies’ day-to-day interact

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Perspective | What teens wish their parents knew about social media

Last updated: 01/10/2018

On Parenting Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events What teens w

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The 7 Different Types of Parents: Which One are You?

Last updated: 01/09/2018

Have you ever heard that voice inside your head saying that you’re a worthless parent? That you’re too soft or too strict, buying too much or working too much, involved too mu

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The Educator as a Design Thinker

Last updated: 01/08/2018

Education as it should be – passion-based. The Educator as a Design Thinker with one comment Information abundance, emerging technologies, broad ranging social connections via s

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5 Parenting Regrets You Need To Stop Having Now

Last updated: 01/08/2018

I’m about to deliver my firstborn kid to college. Gulp. It’s been a very reflective time, one where I’ve thought about all the monumental mothering mistakes and parenting blu

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