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Increasing Rigor in the Classroom

Every teacher wants to be able to say that he or she is increasing rigor in the classroom. How does a teacher go about doing that? It isn't enough for a teacher to make tests longer or add a comprehensive project to the curriculum. To increase rigor in the classroom, teachers...

source: By Brian Stack
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"I'm giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them." In one of the many experiments cited in Paul Tough's new book, "Helping Children Succeed," a group of middle school students received this message on a Post-it note,...

source: National Public Radio

Since its founding a decade ago, the California College Preparatory Academy has focused on improving educational and socio-emotional development of low-income high school students who are under-represented at universities. Its development comes from a partnership of a great...

source: Psychology Today

Lara N. Dotson-Renta writes: One of my children is spinning in a circle, creating a narrative about a princess as she twirls. The other is building a rocket ship out of a discarded box, attaching propellers made of cardboard and jumping in and out of her makeshift launcher....

source: The Atlantic

Penny Bishop writes: Fully 92 percent of American teenagers go online daily. More than half of them do so several times a day and a quarter are online "almost constantly." I'm a mother of two teenagers who fall into that latter category....

source: The Conversation

Let's pretend I asked you to run a mile as fast as you can. Now let's pretend I asked you to run a mile as fast as you can, and if you broke nine minutes, you'd get $90. Which mile do you think would be faster? A new study suggests...

source: NPR

Science, technology, engineering and math, better known as the STEM fields, need to be integrated throughout a child's education to be most effective. That was the the key takeaway at the "Shattering Silos: Implementing Interdisciplinary...

source: U.S. News & World Report


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