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In practice, as communities around the country offer free preschool to more and more tiny Americans, the results are uneven. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport kqed.org/mindshift/5945…
Free school meals for all children can help with their nutrition, reduce absenteeism and improve academic outcomes. It would also serve the families who don't enroll in meal programs due to stigma and bureaucracy. @AubreyNPR kqed.org/mindshift/5982…
There are a lot of scammers right now taking advantage of people seeking student loan forgiveness. One tip from the White House: Don't pay anyone who promises loan forgiveness. @meg_anders kqed.org/mindshift/5997…
"Except for love there is no greater gift other than the gift of growth" — Marshall Goldsmith Ideas via @coachgoldsmith & @ChipRBell #sketchnote via @tnvora
A crowdsourced appreciation of teachers was turned into a community poem by Kwame Alexander. The poem includes an homage to "those 19 backpacks those 19 summer vacations, those 19 new pairs of sandals." @rachelnpr kqed.org/mindshift/5944…
Although its core concepts have been around nearly as long as public education itself, social-emotional learning is emerging as the latest lightning rod in the battles over what gets taught in schools nationwide. @meg_anders kqed.org/mindshift/5994…
A national group that seeks to curb student absenteeism is sounding an alarm after finding that the number of chronically absent students continued to surge even as pandemic closings abated. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport kqed.org/mindshift/5996…
Negative self-talk can get in the way of creating strong relationships with ourselves and others. But there are ways to stop this spiral of thinking, says psychologist @ethan_kross. @andee_tagle kqed.org/mindshift/6007…
“Good tutoring also means working with the same tutor over time and building a relationship, which isn’t usually possible with an on-demand sort of support,” says @aj_neitzel. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport kqed.org/mindshift/6012…
The power of connection 🧠 Idea via@gcouross#Sketchnotee via Sylvia Duckwortha
In one study, looping students with their teacher to the next grade level reduced suspensions by 10 percent, generating hope that looping could counteract over-discipline. @JessicaEBlake @Chalkbeat kqed.org/mindshift/5953…
On campuses across the country, students are making the case that gun safety advocacy "is absolutely a student issue and an important one." @sequoiastweets @PoojaSalhotra kqed.org/mindshift/5952…
Oral storytelling helps all children develop their imagination, language and creates human connection. What kind of stories can you share with your child when you have time together? @AllanHayton @PBSKIDS pbs.org/parents/thrive…
Mindfulness programs are still polarizing in some U.S. schools. Yet meditative practices are central to holistic education expert John (“Jack”) Miller’s work in Canada and across the globe. @amylevaphd @GreaterGoodSC greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/w…
So many students who are engaged in real-world learning activities struggle to complete assignments in the digital world. @rachael_jamil @edutopia edutopia.org/article/teachi…
Even before worries mounted over "learning loss" and the ongoing youth mental health crisis, researchers observed math anxiety in children as young as 6. @nadiatamezr @EdSurge edsurge.com/news/2022-11-0…
Conditions like class sizes, instruction time and schoolwide culture have to work in tandem to support teachers trying to implement project-based learning. @NimahGobir kqed.org/mindshift/5990…
Ungrading advocates say students have become so preoccupied with grades, they aren't actually learning. And students say ungrading would make their difficult transition to college a lot less stressful. @JonMarcusBoston @hechingerreport kqed.org/mindshift/5995…
Random acts of kindness—given without expectation of thanks or reciprocity—feel good in the moment and help to connect community. But, if random kindnesses spread so much positivity, why don't we do them more often? @GreaterGoodSC greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/d…
Pre-pandemic data from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health showed that the number of students seeking mental health services nationally increased at more than five times the rate of enrollment. @ElizabethGChang @washingtonpost washingtonpost.com/parenting/2022…
The first question comes from this artwork by Molly Costello, recently reprinted in Lessons in Liberation: An Abolitionist Toolkit for Educators (AK Press, 2021). “Are my actions grounded in cultivating safety or control?”
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Teachers can use educational technology to broaden students’ understanding of their place in the world. @HistoryFrog @LucyKirchh @ISTEofficial kqed.org/mindshift/6009…
Schools can help support students by providing spaces for them to decompress and release stress throughout the day, even if it’s just for a few minutes between classes, says high school counselor Lisa Carr. @tatertutt edutopia.org/article/6-simp…
The CompuGirls program is keenly focused on helping students develop the skills needed to become the next generation of technology innovators and community leaders from various ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. @sayuri_neko @EdSurge edsurge.com/news/2022-11-0…
"Many school districts that switch to a four-day week have never switched back," according to Paul Thompson. Shorter weeks but longer days have shown positive signs for high schoolers, but not so much for younger students. @NimahGobir kqed.org/mindshift/5964…
"People often say that school bells were used to sort of train students to become docile factory workers," and that's just not true, says @audreywatters. @NimahGobir kqed.org/mindshift/5961…
"As a way to keep my seniors engaged and to help them leave high school with a relevant piece of work, we spend time exploring and creating a professional résumé." — Kimberly Hager @edutopia edutopia.org/article/prepar…
Students, more plugged in than ever, are often acutely aware of the social and political topics that influence their lives. So, where can students engage each other on these important topics most constructively? @e_oneil @EdSurge edsurge.com/news/2022-11-0…
Keeping journals, making art and writing poetry were just some ways students memorialized 2020. You can catch some great student work in the @NYTimesLearning book by @KSchulten kqed.org/mindshift/6000…
Tutoring is by far the most effective way to help children catch up at school, according to rigorous research studies. Many schools are trying to improve tutoring quality, but attendance is uneven. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport kqed.org/mindshift/5963…
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Colleges that still want to build a diverse student body that reflects the country’s demographics are looking for alternatives. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport kqed.org/mindshift/6006…
The 5Es instructional model can fall under the umbrella of blended learning if teachers design the experience to strategically combine active, engaged learning online with active, engaged learning offline. @Catlin_Tucker catlintucker.com/2022/11/blende…
Podcasts are a great way for kids to hear stories from Native Americans and Indigenous peoples in their own voices. @laura_m_ordonez @CommonSense commonsensemedia.org/articles/liste…
"When I was offered the dean of students position, it took me several days to accept because I was terrified of becoming part of the problem." @PresidentPat @EdSurge edsurge.com/news/2022-11-0…
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, educators are grappling with how to teach their students about the first Thanksgiving in ways that honor the spirit of the holiday and are historically accurate and responsible. @edutopia edutopia.org/article/cultur…
Instead of forcing themselves into being or becoming straight-A students, high school students began thinking about how school could best serve them. They decided to make time for themselves and prioritize what they care about. @carolinesmjth kqed.org/mindshift/5897…
State-based preschool programs suffered big drops in enrollment & state funding during the pandemic. Here are a few of the most compelling numbers. @NPRCoryTurner kqed.org/mindshift/5933…
Black men in the U.S. are more likely to be professional football players than public school psychologists. But for Chase McCullum, a Black man who became a school psychologist over a decade ago, it's just reality. @PoojaSalhotra kqed.org/mindshift/5961…
"Classroom management in itself is a curriculum," says @CarlaShalaby about how teachers – often without knowing – are teaching young people through rules. @NimahGobir kqed.org/mindshift/5977…
"Provide opportunities to ponder, react, and respond to thought-provoking, challenging questions." 💡 #Sketchnotee via@woodard_julieeW
Parents are quick to point the finger at children’s excessive screen time, when they, too, could benefit from reevaluating their tech use. "Our kids are put on this planet to help us understand the consequences of our actions." @NimahGobir kqed.org/mindshift/5909…
Students, parents and teachers love the 4-day school week, found in mostly rural areas. But now seven newer studies generally find negative results – some tiny and some more substantial. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport kqed.org/mindshift/5980…
Researcher @lavaredmonds speculates that HBCU-trained teachers experienced a different culture and climate in college that they replicate in their own classrooms, making them better math instructors. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport kqed.org/mindshift/5991…
There's been some confusion over what loans – and which borrowers – qualify for Biden's student loan relief plan. NPR's education desk answered a few of the most frequently submitted topics posed by readers. @sequoiastweets @NPRCoryTurner kqed.org/mindshift/6006…
⏰ A little reminder to take your time, as the clocks fall back this weekend 🍂 #sketchnotee via@kwiens622r
Author @IamGMJohnson says that some of their former classmates are now high school teachers, and recognize the book's value for students who may be struggling with questions about their own identities. @rachel_treisman @ReenaAdvani kqed.org/mindshift/6005…
Negative self-talk can get in the way of creating strong relationships with ourselves and others. But there are ways to stop this spiral of thinking, says psychologist @ethan_kross. @andee_tagle kqed.org/mindshift/6007…
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