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Artifacts teach students about George Washington

February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Fifth-graders at two Maryland elementary schools recently explored the life of President George Washington in honor of his 28 -More
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Connecting students to history with fiction

February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Historical fiction can deepen students' understanding of difficult topics, such as slavery and the Holocaust, and offer stude -More
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R.I. takes steps to personalize learning

February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Officials in Rhode Island are developing a statewide vision for personalized learning in K-12 schools.  -More
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Students use virtual reality to tour Old West

February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Fourth-graders explored an 1850s-era western frontier town in a Colorado school district's new virtual-reality lab created wi -More
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Teacher: How to make games "hub" of learning

February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Games can be the "hub" of learning in a classroom, asserts social studies teacher Matthew Farber.  -More
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Geometry students build Little Free Libraries

February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Geometry students at one Colorado school honed their skills with a hands-on project by building small lending libraries for s -More
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Mindfulness practices aim to calm stress in school

February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Students in some Baltimore schools are working to reduce stress through mindfulness and meditation.  -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te
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Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Stephen R. Covey, educator, writer and speaker
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N.Y. students paint Erie Canal's history

February 22, 2017 - 1:41pm
Students at a New York high school recently created paintings of the Erie Canal while learning about its role in local histor -More
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Build students' savvy about advertisements

February 22, 2017 - 1:41pm
Students can build their media skills by understanding how advertisers target audiences' emotions, writes media-literacy expe -More
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What to consider to give PLNs a boost

February 22, 2017 - 1:41pm
There are several ways teachers can begin growing their personal learning networks, edtech leader Justin McKean and director  -More
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Study: Teacher collaboration affects achievement

February 22, 2017 - 1:41pm
Teachers who are satisfied professionally and collaborate in professional learning communities are better at their jobs, whic -More
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Key tips for teachers from TCEA

February 22, 2017 - 1:41pm
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Students use AI to bring history to life

February 22, 2017 - 1:41pm
Students at the STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., are using artificial-intelligence programming to bring his -More
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Ways to keep learning during snow days

February 22, 2017 - 1:41pm
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Empathy campaign adopted in Conn. district

February 22, 2017 - 1:41pm
Students in a Connecticut school district are learning about empathy through a partnership with the Ana Grace Project foundat -More
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How do children learn social bias?

February 22, 2017 - 1:41pm
Children may be learning social bias through adults' nonverbal cues, according to a recent study by researchers at the Univer -More
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