With the proper tools and a lot of planning, third-grade math and science teacher Kelly Rust is able to provide personalized math lessons for her students every day. In this blog post, she shares three ways she personalizes learning.
After researching and observing how students learn, seventh-grade English-language arts teacher Brooke Markle writes that she decided to remove students' desks from her classroom. In this blog post, Markle describes the benefits of her classroom's flexible seating arrangement, such as increased collaboration.
Carnegie Mellon University is partnering with the Office of Naval Research and Naval Research Laboratory on a program to help leverage artificial intelligence to better respond to natural disasters. The university also is starting an AI degree program this fall with the aim of helping students learn how to use the technology for humanitarian purposes.
Teachers can help students hit the ground running from the first days of the school year, asserts Curtis Chandler, an education professor at Brigham Young University-Idaho. In this blog post, Chandler shares beginning-of-the-year strategies along with ideas for "low-risk" learning opportunities to help teachers and students get to know each other.
Tiffany Edmondson, an elementary-school physical-education teacher in Mississippi, says she incorporates academic lessons, including math and reading, in her PE classes. Edmondson says she has included "site words" in dodgeball games, led students in "equation bowling" and took students on geography lessons through baseball.
Students at a Nebraska high school are learning Japanese from a pair of instructors, one from Nebraska and the other is from Japan and visiting the school as part of an exchange program. Students, who have been learning the language's phonetic characters and Japanese customs, will receive more one-on-one instruction and learn the language from different perspectives with the co-teaching model.
Several Ohio middle schools have on-campus stores for students to anonymously shop for free essentials, including toiletries and food. The Student Success Stores are stocked by a nonprofit organization, and students can make an appointment to select items with the help of a school counselor or administrator.
About 76% of school districts are carrying unpaid meal debt, according to a School Nutrition Association survey. Diane Pratt-Heavner, SNA's director of media relations, says such debt can hamper "school nutrition professionals' efforts to serve all students," but she encourages districts to find a compassionate solution to serve students who do not have enough money to pay for their school meals.
High-school students in an Ohio district are learning about potential careers in manufacturing through a 10-week internship program, the Mobile Manufacturing Crew. During the paid internships, students learned firsthand while working alongside employees at five manufacturers in the county.
Students at an elementary school in Australia recently piloted a program that combines math education with high-intensity interval training. The program linked math subjects with activities such as skipping, running and using agility ladders, and one educator said the program allows students to practice math without worrying about failing.
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