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A Stanford psychologist has a simple mental exercise for tackling student stress:


Stress can be debilitating, paralyzing, and generally bad for our health. It can also motivate us to get organized, try new things, and push to higher levels of achievement. Kelly McGonigal, a health ...


4 reasons data is crucial for personalized learning:




Possibly Elon Musk's Biggest Idea Yet - Revolutionizing Education:


Musk is famous for being the face of such organizations as Tesla and SpaceX. He is also the co-chairman of the AI research company OpenAI and the CEO of neurotechnology company Neuralink, among other ...


Google Glass autism app is a real conversation-starter:




What we learn by tracking gifted kids for 45 years:




Leading from the Middle: A New Approach to Education's Needs of Today and the Promises of Tomorrow:




How Exercise Could Help You Learn a New Language:


Learning a second language as an adult is difficult. But the process may be eased if you exercise while learning. A new study reports that working out during a language class amplifies people's ability ...


Wyoming school district looks to spread successful system statewide:




Video: Educating the Next Innovators with Guy Kawasaki:


'Iolani School graduate and former Apple Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki shares his thoughts on educating the next generation of innovators. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIQbQl3SWXM&feature=youtu.be The ...


New York City is now offering free lunch at all public schools:


Good riddance "lunch shaming" -- the practice of holding children accountable for school lunch bills. Starting this school year in New York City, all 1.1 million students who attend public schools will ...


How to Measure Brilliance? By More Than a Test - District Embraces '6Cs' as Teaching Model:


At East Lee Campus, you'll find students participating in a mock trial with a local mayor as judge, presenting marketing plans for a school store to area business owners, and discussing the "modern ...


Beyond the Core: Advancing student success through the arts (It's spelled STEAM):




The 2 stages of successful early STEM education:




Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism:




Today's TED Talk - Can a robot pass a university entrance exam?:




A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry:


Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn's Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile. "Let's ...


The Disconnect Between Education and Entrepreneurship:


As the CEO of an edtech startup, I witness first-hand the abundant challenges that confront our country's educational system. While there are pockets of hope, it feels like things are getting worse, not ...


Tech firms are forgetting about STEM and focusing on STEAM:


It was recently thought that four subjects alone could spur innovation by bringing order and logic to creative thinking: Science, technology, engineering, and math--fields known to much of the modern ...


A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry:


Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn's Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile. "Let's ...


Nowhere is tech more important than in curriculum-here's why:




5 elements for a winning, data-informed district:


During an ISTE 2017 panel, district technology leaders offer their best practices for harnessing data and improving student learning. By Laura Ascione, Managing Editor Full Story: https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/08/08/elements-data-informed-districts/?ps=russ%40matr.net-0013000000j13I7-0033000000qi9AL *** How ...


This Video Explaining Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity Won a Teenager $400K:


He makes it so simple! Eighteen-year-old student Ryan Chester won US$400,000 for this video explaining Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity as part of the inaugural Breakthrough Junior Challenge ...


Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain:


The studio for what is arguably the world's most successful online course is tucked into a corner of Barb and Phil Oakley's basement, a converted TV room that smells faintly of cat urine. (At the end ...


Why STEM should be spelled STEAM. - Where All the School's a Stage, and the List of Success Stories Is Long - Why all parents should care about arts education:


When Bre-Yanna Cameron was in middle school, singing and acting meant one thing to her: escape. Performing was the only time she felt liberated -- no bullies, no fights, no peer pressure, no doubts. A ...


Why all parents should care about arts education:


When we think about "the arts," often we go huge: the Louvre, Broadway, Swan Lake, Picasso. Perhaps without even realizing it, though, many parents instinctively know the value of the arts and incorporate ...


Florida Axes Homework For Elementary School Kids:




Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning:




"Summer Melt" - The challenge of the 40% of high school graduates who don't show up for college after being accepted.:


According to research from Harvard, as many as 40% of kids who intend to go to college at the time of high school graduation don't actually show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon ...


Teaching 21st Century Skills For 21st Century Success Requires An Ecosystem Approach:


It is almost universally acknowledged that in order to succeed in the 21st century, students must learn much more than the "three Rs" and basic computer competency. The term "21st century skills" is used ...


This Startup is Deploying an Army of Wall-Crawling Robots to Teach Kids Coding:


Coding, software development and other computer science skills are some of the most prized assets for job seekers in today's increasingly digital world. However, there simply aren't enough qualified workers ...

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