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Summer program to teach STEM through genealogy projects

November 4, 2015 - 1:34pm
Summer camps will be created by Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.  -More

Visit HMH at Booth #601 during NCSS in New Orleans
HMH® Social Studies programs are designed to help teachers spark curiosity and inspire students to explore the cultures and events that shape our world. Participate in a Teacher Panel to share your ideas and learn from other social studies educators.
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Teachers share their mistakes, what they learned

November 4, 2015 - 1:34pm
Teachers share their biggest teaching mistakes and what they learned from them in this blog post by teacher Larry Ferlazzo.  -More
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How teacher-leader roles can improve classroom teaching

November 4, 2015 - 1:34pm
Taking on a leadership role can help teachers enhance their skills both inside and outside the classroom, teacher-leader Liz  -More
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Principal shares story of school's turnaround

November 4, 2015 - 1:34pm
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How to build real-world connections in online courses

November 4, 2015 - 1:34pm
There are five key ways educators can help enhance learning communities for online courses, Adam Holden, head of the Departme -More
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Archived photo shows Ulysses S. Grant in edited image

November 4, 2015 - 1:34pm
An portrait of Ulysses S.  -More
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First lady addresses investments in girls' education

November 4, 2015 - 1:34pm
Investments in safe transportation, scholarships and facilities can help increase access for the 62 million girls worldwide w -More
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NCSS Board of Directors Elections opens November 15!

November 4, 2015 - 1:34pm
This year, the NCSS Board of Directors Election starts Nov. 15. This new schedule is much earlier than previous years.  -More
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Tips for first-time conference attendees

November 4, 2015 - 1:34pm
We've put together some suggestions to help first-time attendees get the most from their experience at the NCSS Annual Confer -More
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Editor's Choice Content Award: Meet the winners

November 4, 2015 - 1:34pm
SmartBlog on Education's monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators, that inspires readers  -More
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Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.

November 4, 2015 - 1:34pm
Mary Shelley, writer -More
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Ideas for teaching about digital sources, plagiarism

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
Digital materials have increased the importance of lessons on intentional and unintentional plagiarism for students who are d -More
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How stereotyping can cause inclusion efforts to backfire

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
Efforts to open more classes to more students can sometimes result in projected "microaggressions" that focuses attention on  -More
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How the revamped SAT seeks to level the playing field

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
The overhauled SAT has been an effort to encourage students to take rigorous courses in school and not just expensive prep co -More
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Why some school districts drop final exams

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
Some school districts are expected to eliminate their final exams, says Deborah Stipek, a professor and former dean of the Gr -More
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Should standardized testing be crowdsourced?

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
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Study examines mobile device use among young children

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
Almost 97% of parents said their children used mobile devices, most of whom started before their first birthday, according to -More
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Ga. students form minisociety to learn real-world skills

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
Students are organizing their Georgia middle school into a minitown as part of a reform effort to increase rigor and real-wor -More
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