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Cognitive Training: Questions Frequently Asked by Skeptics

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark There continues to be controversy regarding cognitive training (sometimes called brain training) programs, and there continue to be many skeptics. Skepticism is generally a healthy attitude, particularly when health and wellbeing are involved.

Why Some Reading Intervention Programs Don’t Help Striving Readers Learn Grammar

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By Andrew Ordover What we know about learning (what we’ve known at least since the National Research Council’s, How People Learn) is that when information is contextualized, it is understood and remembered better.

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Using Cultural Appreciation to Promote SEL in K-12

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By Jonathan Powell How we’re using our social-emotional learning curriculum to put relationships into focus, create strong bonds with students, and gauge what’s really going on in the classroom.

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Tech Tips For Teachers To Make Distance Learning Easy

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Technology Tips For Teachers To Make Distance Learning Easy Guest article by: Lauren Schneider for XSplit Remote learning has become the new norm in many education settings. School is back in session, with many districts welcoming students back into the classroom.

Workforce Development Is Changing To Meet The ‘New Normal,’ And Community Colleges Could Be At The Forefront

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Traditional higher education is a critical part of workforce development, but community colleges might be the best option for people dealing with COVID related shifts.

Classroom Collaboration: Privacy and Security

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By Allen Drennan If the recent pandemic has taught educators anything, it’s that privacy is paramount to the teacher, trainer and student user experience, especially when minors are involved.

Podcast: A Conversation about Hybrid Logistics

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How Unique Virtual Summer Camps Can Enhance A Love of Learning Again

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Summer is approaching, and many parents would like some time off from facilitating and helping their kids succeed in an e-learning environment since last March. However, even as kids cry out in boredom from being in for such a long time, things are still changing by the minute in some states.

Print Versus Digital: We Need Both

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By Cinnamon Scheufele The Covid-19 pandemic and rapid shift to remote learning have brought forward discussions that have been occurring on the periphery or in the background, at least, for several years. Is there still a role for print materials in an online world?

Passing Heroes and Thoughts for a New Generation

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By Charles Sosnik My heroes have always been cowboys And they still are, it seems Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of Themselves and their slow-movin’ dreams –Willie Nelson America lost a hero this week, and I lost one of my personal heroes.

Making Lemonade in a Pandemic

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By Kandace Bethea The pandemic has certainly presented us with many nearly insurmountable challenges, but challenges also bring change and opportunities for improvement.

What Teachers and Students Need to Know about Learner Variability

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Teachers and students have known since the time of Socrates that learners are different from each other, with different perspectives and aptitudes.

Five Strategies for Combating Learning Loss

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By Dan Hoppie As an Executive Director of Curriculum for Pasadena Independent School District in the greater Houston area, I have wrestled with two seemingly opposite forces during the pandemic.

EdTech Execs Spot Successful Trends

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By Rebecca Salem As the educational sector moves into a new era of learning and collaboration, educators are facing new challenges every day. With this shift emerging, collaborative learning tools and innovative solutions are being developed and deployed.

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Good Day, Good Evening and Good Night

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark A lot is being written about our youngsters not getting enough sleep, particularly our high school students. In fact, many high schools have raised the time for their opening bells, hoping to give our juniors and seniors another hour in which to sleep.

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Understanding the Pedagogy of a Learning Science to Nurture an Inclusive Learning Culture

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By Kathleen McClaskey Editor’s Note: This is part one of a three-part series “How do we create an inclusive learning culture with equity at the center?” Creating a culture of learning and inclusivity, a non-negotiable for competency-based schools, is a tall order for most K-12 public school systems.

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Student Mental Health is a Puzzle: Here’s How to Make the Pieces Fit Together

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By Kevin Dorsey and Zach Vander Veen Where does Social Emotional Learning (SEL) fit in? Through the framework of SEL, students can develop skills in self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal relationships to better prepare themselves for school, work, and life success.

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How Skills-Based Classes Bring Students Together For Future Success

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Skills-Based Classes For Young Students Before the pandemic, many schools didn’t offer classes that focused on entrepreneurship, marketing, acting, communication or leadership.

Recreational Esports Are the Human Connection Students Need During the Pandemic

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The college experience has been quite different for the millions of students who have been attending classes amid a pandemic. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, less than 4% of institutions have been offering fully in-person curriculums since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Podcast: New Answers to Systemic Inequity of Language Learning

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In this episode of the EduJedi Report Age-old instructional methods for language learning have had structures that predispose them to English-language only delivery models.

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What’s Needed in Today’s Pandemic Era: Effective Neuroscience Intervention for Title I Students

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark First – A History Lesson Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 was intended to narrow the educational achievement gap for children from families with low socio-economic status (SES).

Courage in the Face of Uncertainty

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By Tamara Fyke For some of us, school is just beginning. For others, we have been back at school for over a month. For all, we must agree that this academic year is already not what we had expected. We are staring down another surge of COVID. The uncertainty can be tough to deal with.

The Plentiful Pitfalls of Personally Identifiable Information

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By Robert Iskander It is hard to overstate the gravity of personally identifiable information as it relates to any and all student and minor populations. By definition, personally identifiable information (PII) is a clear and present danger to every school and every district.

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Include Relevant Goals to Ensure an Effective Plan for Remote Learning

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By Renae Abboud One of the many challenges districts are facing as they go back to school this fall is the development of remote and distance learning plans that will allow them to define, measure, and demonstrate success for their students.

The JAG Genius, A Special Q & A With Bridget Merriman

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The JAG Genius Q&A with Bridget Merriman Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a non-profit program that works with young adults facing multiple challenges. Many students need guidance to finish high school to reach graduation, prepare for secondary education, and to learn and understand the job market. JAG students are among those who were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and are most likely to feel the devastating effects for years to come.

Our Virtual Journey – Lessons Learned

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By Rita Mortenson Like many school districts across the nation, the decision to open our doors virtually for students in grades 3-12 was heartbreaking.

Attend the 2021 National Literacy Summit

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For the third consecutive year, the 2021 National Literacy Summit will take place virtually Tuesday, November 9, 8:30 am until 7 pm.

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A Passion for Learning Fuels a Mission to Support all Readers

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By Taylor Wiedemann From an early age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I enjoyed my learning experience at Olentangy Liberty High School in Powell, Ohio, situated within a school district that is consistently top ranked in the state of Ohio as well as nationally, according to U.S.

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Teachers: What You Should Know about the Brain

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark A recently published research study on teachers’ understanding of the brain and neuroscience research has been getting a lot of attention. The findings, based on surveys of teachers in the U.K.,

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The Surprising Impact of Student Led Learning

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By Amy Howell. TechEd is a hot topic in education right now, but what we really need to be discussing is student led learning. Students leading other students in learning is one of the most amazing things you can see.

Be Kind (to Yourself), Unwind!

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By Tamara Fyke For the past decade, I have been advocating for the integration of social-emotional learning and screens in schools. I never imagined that we would be living in 2020 when families are forced to make the choice between face-to-face and online classes due to a pandemic.

Why Schools Must Explore New Opportunities To Draw Students Into Cybersecurity

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Guest article by Thomas Russell By 2021, experts predict the world will face a shortage of 3.5 million cybersecurity professionals. In the U.S. alone, the cybersecurity shortage is expected to exceed 300,000 professionals. What does that mean for the country? And what does it mean for the world?

Thoughts on Learner Variability

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark With all the attention being paid to the differences between learners and the need for differentiation, it is also important to remember that intra-learner variability can be just as perplexing as inter-learner variability, especially for the learners involved.

Facilitating the Journey to Informed Citizenry

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By Christy Martin Ed.D. Our country and our schools appear to be in the news a lot these days. Many of our citizens might even say we are in crisis. To an educator, these are opportunities for cognitive growth for their students and to assist them on their journey to being informed citizens.

Getting Beyond the News Fix

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By Charles Sosnik The headlines in the news this Fall seem so predictable. I don’t know if that is because I am old and have seen it “all” before, or because the coverage of events is predictable.

Preventing School Violence is a Winnable Exercise

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By Franklin Schargel We cannot think it won’t happen here. Here” is everywhere. It was supposed to be a new school year – a fresh start with a new “normal” after being closed for an entire year.

The New 70/30 Rule: 70% Will Get Us $72 Trillion

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark In Part One of this series, we envisioned a world where vastly greater numbers of students could improve their cognitive skills so that they score at the 70th percentile or higher. Why the 70th percentile?

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Opinion: It is Time for Real Change – and That Change is Long Overdue

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Our school calendar, based on factors that are long gone, is one of the most antiquated things that still exists in schools.

Opinion: What We Need are Community Schools

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By Christy Martin, Ed.D. Students are suffering Our highest poverty districts are suffering.

3 Steps Colleges and Universities Can Take to Improve Campus Conditions Amid a Pandemic

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Guest article by Brian Miller College enrollment was down this fall due to fears of COVID-19. To their credit, many schools did adopt innovative measures to promote safety. Purdue University, for example, put testing protocols in place and installed Plexiglas barriers in classrooms.

New Video Series Given to Teachers to Help with Online Learning

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In today’s Freemium pay model used by EdTech companies, free only goes so far. It is either a limited version of the product, or more often, temporarily free with a wink and a nod toward collecting the conversion money later. That’s why Bob Riefstahl’s offer of free to all educators has meaning.

Threat Horizon for Schools

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By LeiLani Cauthen There is still a lot of money from not one, not two, but three enormous stimulus bills putting schools awash with funding right now.

All We Are Saying, Is Give Peas a Chance

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By Charles Sosnik Not so common wisdom from the cheap seats Ev’rybody’s talking about Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism This-ism, that-ism –John Winston Lennon Some very wise people that I know all have the same saying – never let a good crisis go to waste.