Students and Teachers Have Ideas Worth Spreading

It’s time for the 2017 TED Conference, and neuroscientists, inventors, technologists, and performers have gathered in Vancouver, British Columbia to share their ideas worth spreading. A group of a dozen educators are joining them, and with the staff of TED-Ed they are examining how to get more students and teachers into spreading their ideas. TED-Ed has beenContinue reading “Students and Teachers Have Ideas Worth Spreading”

Athletics, the Arts, Clubs, Service Projects: They All Lead to Improved Student Performance

We do a lot of things in schools because we’ve always done them.  Some of the things we do almost universally actually have little or no grounding in research.  (Please see: start times, school calendar, homework and the way we grade for starters!) Research does tell us, however, that student activities are a powerful strategyContinue reading “Athletics, the Arts, Clubs, Service Projects: They All Lead to Improved Student Performance”

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