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6/20/2018

The World Health Organization announced this week that it is now listing "gaming disorder" among its recognized mental disorders. Liz Kolb, a clinical associate professor of teacher education and learning technologies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, said that educational gaming and games should not be viewed through the same lens.

6/20/2018

High-school students who are taught a subject such as math by teachers who either majored or minored in the same subject are more likely to graduate from college, according to a study of 6,000 students and their teachers across the country by a researcher at the University of Missouri. Researcher Se Woong Lee noted, "Highly-qualified teachers are more likely to expand students' desires to learn and succeed."

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6/20/2018

An analysis of data by Richard Garrett, chief research officer at Eduventures, shows that online college programs are increasing access for adult students and keeping tuition low for such programs. However, Garrett says his research also revealed lower graduation rates for online students, compared with those who took courses on campus or through blended-learning programs.

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6/20/2018

Teachers can sow seeds of doubt among students that can drive educational classroom discussions, asserts Jackie Walsh, author and lead consultant to the Alabama Best Practices Center. In this article, she shares ways to use doubt as a teaching tool that leads to deeper learning.

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6/20/2018

A two-week summer camp at four Arkansas schools combined professional development for teachers and writing instruction for about 100 students. Offered by the Northwest Arkansas Writing Project, the camp includes two literacy specialists teaching workshops to teachers who then applied the strategies to guiding students through writing workshops.

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6/20/2018

Engineering projects can be integrated into any subject and can reinvigorate instruction, writes Liza Rickey, a science, technology, engineering and math curriculum specialist. In this blog post, Rickey describes how to design engineering lessons and shares resources and ideas for lessons for all grade levels.

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6/20/2018

A teacher's classroom presence is a key part of classroom management, asserts high-school teacher Sol Henik. In this blog post, he shares several ways that teachers can work to develop presence, including through relationship-building and by demonstrating confidence.

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6/20/2018

Some states are not adhering to requirements for subgroups of students under their plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, civil rights advocates say. At an event on Tuesday, the National Urban League, the Education Trust and UnidosUS released a set of principles aimed at ensuring vulnerable populations of students receive the resources they need to succeed.

6/20/2018

High-school students in Kentucky soon could be eligible to earn certifications that would allow them to work in the agriculture pesticide application industry after graduation. The certification program is a partnership between the Kentucky Department of Education and Department of Agriculture.

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6/20/2018

Retiring Georgia high-school principal Judy McNeill is being praised by staff and faculty for creating a positive atmosphere that emphasizes academic achievement. McNeill, who has worked in education for 42 years, with 30 years at the high school, also was given the Educator of the Year award by the Atlanta Meetup Optimist Club.