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ICYMI: Most read by educators

What’s trending? From 2017 lessons to the pros of pre-K, don’t miss these most-read stories.

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School librarians reflect on 2017, forecast 2018

Never underestimating students is school librarian and makerspace facilitator Robin Glugatch’s greatest takeaway from 2017. In this article, Glugatch and media specialist Andy Plemmons share lessons learned this year and what they expect next year.

Full Story: eSchool News (free registration) 

Ky. district pilots whole-child education

Educators in a Kentucky school district are participating in a six-year study of whole-child education. One principal, Donnie Boemker, says the Compassionate Schools Project has helped students identify and respond to stress in healthier ways.

Full Story: The Hechinger Report

D.C. school uses arts to drive learning

Educators at a Washington, D.C., school include the arts across subjects as part of the school’s work with the Turnaround Arts program. Principal Akela Stanfield-Dogbe says teachers begin lessons with images that students then connect to a related text.

Full Story: The Washington Post (tiered subscription model)

Why emotional diversity is important for boys

Suppressing emotions may take a toll on male students in areas such as academic performance, two professors write. In this commentary, June Gruber and Jessica Borelli consider how teaching emotional diversity can help support long-term physical and mental health.

Full Story: Scientific American online

Study showcases benefits of pre-K

Students enrolled in a prekindergarten program may be more likely to outperform peers in later grades, according to a study by researchers at Georgetown University. Data show such students were less likely to repeat a grade and were more likely to enroll in advanced programs.

Full Story: National Public Radio

Teresa Donnellan is an editorial assistant at SmartBrief.


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