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Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Students’ Interest in a Subject

Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Students’ Interest in a Subject

I’m always up for a reminder about the things we need to do capture student’s attention while learning about a new subject. And it’s a great way to start the week! – KW Making your students interested in a subject can be a real challenge. There are so many variables that can affect their engagement.

Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain

Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain

We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to come by — and that may be negatively affecting our health. In fact, a 2011 World Health Organization report called noise pollution a “modern plague,” concluding that “there is overwhelming evidence that exposure to environmental noise has adverse effects on the health of the population.”

Personalized Learning: A 3-Step Plan

Personalized Learning: A 3-Step Plan –

Posted on March 1, 2016 , by Jessica Sanders While personalized learning, in which students engage with educational content based on their needs and preferences, can be integrated into any classroom, with or without technology, here’s a three-step plan for implementing personalized learning with technology by your side.

Social Media PBL Ideas for Collaboration and Social Skills

Social Media PBL Ideas for Collaboration and Social Skills

Project-based learning (PBL) involves letting students develop critical thinking skills. It uses complex questions or problems that take time to solve. Students can use various collaboration methods as well as other abilities. Today, however, many teachers have been giving their students another valuable resource. That resource is social media.

Why Design Matters For Educators And Learners

Innovation Design In Education – ASIDE

Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Integrating the design of information into the daily conversation is an essential part of the teacher’s toolkit and the purpose of the ASIDE blog.

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like giving students tools to deepen their quantitative and qualitative understanding of the world. Teaching for understanding has always been a challenge, which is why Harvard’s Project Zero has been trying to figure out how great teachers do it.