Is rereading a "highly effective" strategy for learning? Nearly 90% of the more than 3,000 Americans participating in a survey about public perceptions of what constitutes good learning said "yes," but researcher Ulrich Boser says that perception is a myth.
College students are more apt to get better grades and write better essays when they are mentored by a peer instead of a professor, according to a new study. Talking with a fellow student about assignments gives students a better real-world understanding of the material, researchers say.
Teachers don't have to be the technology "guru" for students, according to National Board Certified Teacher Tricia Ebner. In this commentary, she shares three ways she has dealt with being overwhelmed by technology by changing her thinking about the subject.
Officials in Boston are replacing classroom maps in the city's schools with a version that they say more accurately represents the location and size of continents. The Gall-Peters map will replace the Mercator projection, which officials say shows Europe and Alaska as being too large and diminishes the size of South America and Africa.
English-language learners often struggle to graduate from high school but some NYC schools have found success by integrating language learning across the curriculum. One school has several dual-certified teachers and co-teaching partners to meet the needs of ELL students.
Students in a Maine school's US social studies class recently interviewed veterans to document their stories and used art skills to create masks showing how the veterans' experiences affected their lives. The students used symbols and other art techniques on the masks and presented them, along with their written research, for presentations.
A Utah school district recently partnered with tech companies including Google Fiber and DevMountain to host an interactive event to showcase science, technology, engineering and math. An Infini D space lab -- a mobile trailer that resembles a spaceship -- was on-site for the Saturday event to encourage students to "fly" the ship using command code.
The quality of food served in schools may affect student achievement, according to a study by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley. The researchers examined the nutritional content of school lunches in California public schools over a five-year period.
Officials in Atlanta Public Schools are making school data more accessible to the public. The Office of Research and Evaluation uses data-visualization tools to distill complex data sets into easy-to-understand formats and publishes the updates on the APS Data Blog.
Personalized learning engages girls in science, technology, engineering and math, Alyssa Tormala, an instructional technology coach at St. Mary's Academy in Portland, Ore., writes in this commentary. She describes how the all-girls school promotes STEM education.
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