Mindshift

A program in Tulsa, Okla., links quality Head Start services with job training and parental support. A study of the program shows it's improving the lives of both mothers and their children.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: April 28, 2017, 5:36 pm
A white paper by Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon identify key ingredients to successfully implement needed change in schools, such as leadership, culture, communication and technology.

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:44 pm
Some students can feel so difficult to work with that the challenge begins to strain a teacher's empathy. Alex Shevrin offers some tips for how she shifts her mindset when this happens and...

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Author: MindShift
Posted: April 24, 2017, 12:42 pm
African-American students with disabilities are disciplined far more and graduate far less than their counterparts, researchers say. What needs to change to help more succeed?

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Author: MindShift
Posted: April 24, 2017, 6:50 am
Digital tools can help give students a platform to demonstrate their honesty, courage, and integrity in the classroom on a regular basis.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: April 21, 2017, 1:10 pm
At this big traditional high school teachers are taking the lead in the push for interdisciplinary, future-focused teaching practices.

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: April 20, 2017, 6:48 am
American teacher Timothy Walker learned more effective ways to teach when he moved to Finland and pulled back from cramming too much into one day.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: April 18, 2017, 7:01 am
Helping teenagers develop cognitive empathy, the ability to understand another person's perspective, can allow them to cope with stress better. But whether they accept help can be all in the phrasing.

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Author: Ki Sung
Posted: April 17, 2017, 6:49 am
Academic redshirting, the practice of holding kids back a year before enrolling them in kindergarten, has been debated for years. A new article attempts to clear up some of the confusion for parents.

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Author: Ki Sung
Posted: April 14, 2017, 1:06 pm
Play isn't just good for social emotional development and regulation, throughout history it has been a powerful driver of invention.

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: April 13, 2017, 12:56 pm
Feedback is a crucial part of learning, but only when it helps students target learning goals and comes at the right moment in the trajectory of a project.

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: April 12, 2017, 1:09 pm
According to a recent study, having a role model at school who looks like you can have large and long-lasting effects.

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Author: Anya Kamenetz
Posted: April 10, 2017, 9:57 pm
As computers become integral parts of most learning and work, many argue programming and the thinking strategies behind well-written code are must-learn skills for all students.

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: April 7, 2017, 1:03 pm
Role playing stories helps kids experience learning on a deeper level by tapping into their creativity, agency and sense of discovery.

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Author: Paul Darvasi
Posted: April 6, 2017, 1:07 pm
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