Mindshift

Debates over note taking tend to focus on whether devices are helpful or harmful, rather than on strategies students can use to make connections between ideas regardless of the format.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: August 17, 2017, 7:03 am
Librarians are developing maker activities for children's books that enhance the reading experience for kids.

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Author: Leah Shaffer
Posted: August 16, 2017, 6:53 am
Young children have an easier time exporting what they learn from a fictional storybook to the real world when the storybook is realistic, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: August 15, 2017, 11:00 pm
After Arizona banned a Mexican-American studies curriculum in Tucson, Ariz., ethnic studies courses have taken root in districts across the country.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: August 15, 2017, 5:53 am
Social-emotional learning. Grit. Resilience. Agency. Empathy. Executive function. Education experts agree these are all crucial for student success, but the agreement stops there.

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Author: Anya Kamenetz
Posted: August 14, 2017, 10:43 pm
When teachers don't give grades they find it completely changes the focus of learning in their classrooms.

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: August 14, 2017, 1:26 am
Kids learn oral communication skills by practicing with one another and adults. Based on the work of Audrey Prince, kindergarten teacher Devin Walsh offers several steps that have worked in her...

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Author: MindShift
Posted: August 11, 2017, 6:11 am
Japanese leaders intentionally funnel more resources and better teachers to communities that need them the most.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: August 10, 2017, 6:48 am
It's easy to revert to old habits to learn something new, but author Ulrich Boser applied what he learned from research and tried some techniques with his young daughters to great success.

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Author: Annie Murphy Paul
Posted: August 9, 2017, 2:53 pm
Minecraft is touted for its educational possibilities. But is that potential really accessible to all?

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Author: MindShift
Posted: August 8, 2017, 7:06 pm
When a school got rid of "student-of-the-month" assemblies and prizes for the best-performing students, individuals were able to see for themselves the accomplishments that gave them pride.

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Author: Linda Flanagan
Posted: August 8, 2017, 6:45 am
After noticing teachers' anxiety around teaching math, educator Tracy Johnston Zager traveled around the country to observe effective math teachers for her book, "Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish...

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Author: Linda Flanagan
Posted: August 7, 2017, 5:49 am
Teachers often aren't taught how to teach effective writing skills, which has led to two very different approaches in classrooms and a debate over how much focus should be given to writing solid...

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: August 4, 2017, 6:41 am
Girls are much less likely to be diagnosed with autism, but that may be because the signs of the disorder are different than in boys. And girls may be missing out on help as a result.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: August 3, 2017, 4:27 am
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