Mindshift

More districts are letting students take computers home for the summer. Officials hope the devices help fill in learning gaps, but experts say parents must play a role to make the lending effective.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: June 27, 2017, 12:14 pm
Many first generation college students struggle to adjust to life and academics away from home. Da Vinci Schools offers a 13th year to help students make the transition successfully.

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: June 26, 2017, 7:46 am
Educators at a school near Boston is making the effort to unlearn old habits and perspectives that get in the way of more effective solutions.

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Author: Leah Shaffer
Posted: June 23, 2017, 12:52 pm
Many of the world's most important inventions were discovered when trying to solve a problem with a particular set of contraints.

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: June 21, 2017, 12:21 pm
Learning how to develop a personal story to tell and share it on stage from memory is helping students develop their sense of voice and confidence.

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Author: Linda Flanagan
Posted: June 19, 2017, 8:12 am
Tools that can help kids develop perspective and see the outcomes of their actions can help develop their sense of empathy and compassion.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: June 15, 2017, 1:16 pm
John Hattie proposes a theory to help educators understand why various teaching strategies work at different stages of learning.

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: June 14, 2017, 7:40 am
A nonprofit called Turnaround for Children helps schools meet the needs of children facing poverty and adversity.

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Author: Anya Kamenetz
Posted: June 12, 2017, 12:10 pm
Principals feel a lot of pressure to come up with big solutions for problems in their schools, but small, quick ideas that can be done without money or time might move the ball faster.

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Author: Katrina Schwartz
Posted: June 8, 2017, 12:08 pm
A program in Rhode Island is empowering innovative teachers to mentor teachers outside of their own school districts and provide guidance to administrators.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: June 7, 2017, 12:30 pm
Achievement is considered a higher priority than caring for others, according to kids surveyed. But having a school and family culture that values kindness can reap bigger rewards.

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Author: Linda Flanagan
Posted: June 6, 2017, 12:25 pm
So-called 'trauma-aware yoga' has mind and body benefits, says Georgetown research.

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Author: Anya Kamenetz
Posted: June 5, 2017, 7:15 am
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are studying how music and rhythm activities could help children who struggle with grammar and language development.

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Author: Ki Sung
Posted: June 2, 2017, 5:17 am
Children in New Orleans suffer from trauma at high rates. Now, several schools there are focused on catching and helping students whose behavior may be a response to their suffering.

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Author: MindShift
Posted: June 1, 2017, 12:27 pm
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