Articles about education


Free Distance Learning Plans for K–2 Students and Their Families | Common Sense Education

Last updated: 03/28/2020

Many teachers tell us they're new to remote instruction, but it's our K–2 teachers who are coming to us urgently with the following question: How do I turn my classroom into a...

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Combating Social Isolation When Learning Remotely

Last updated: 03/24/2020

As teachers move classes online and utilize online tools and resources to engage students in remote learning, it’s essential to add social elements to our online courses. This...

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You can do it! A 'growth mindset' helps us learn

Last updated: 03/20/2020

One of the most influential phenomena in education over the last two decades has been that of the “growth mindset”. This refers to the beliefs a student has about various...

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What is Learning Sciences and Why Does It Matter? - Digital Promise

Last updated: 03/14/2020

How can research help everyone who is working to improve education, including teachers, educational leaders, designers, technologists, and policy makers? Learning sciences...

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Strategies to Create a Community in Your Classroom | PBS Education

Last updated: 03/14/2020

Strategies to Create a Community in Your Classroom May 10, 2019 SHARE: The Arthur theme song says it all: “You can learn to work and play and get along with each other.”...

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Should emotions be taught in schools?

Last updated: 03/06/2020

Who taught you how to identify and manage your emotions, how to recognize them when they arose and navigate your way through them? For many adults, the answer is: No one. You...

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How We Shifted From From Static Learning To Constructionist Learning -

Last updated: 03/04/2020

My colleague and I took a constructionist approach to teaching the FAME project. Along the way, our middle school students tinkered, failed, learned, and created. Here’s how we...

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What is Personalized Education?

Last updated: 03/03/2020

What is Personalized Education? Photo by Dragos Gontariu on Unsplash Early Misconceptions I remember early in my career (nearly 30 years ago) when the term ‘personalized...

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Education have a problem? Put a blockchain on it!

Last updated: 03/02/2020

I started my journey with the U.S. Department of Education through a confusing federal hiring process — by navigating a clunky application website, answering an online skills...

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Ways Reading Can Support Writing Instruction

Last updated: 02/26/2020

The new question-of-the-week is: In what ways can reading support writing instruction? It isn't easy for educators to teach reading, and it isn't easy for students to learn...

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