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The New Superpower

Share everything. That was Robert Fulghum’s first lesson in Kindergarten. It turns out that learning to share will be even more important than Fulghum thought. How we share will shape the next 50 years of human existence. Production has been the focus of modern economies. We’ve reached the point where we’re good enough at production to feed, clothe, […]

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Deciding Which School is Right for Your Child

  In today’s world of standardized tests, we have an abundance of data available about our children. While all standardized tests are not equivalent and some reveal much more about our children’s capabilities than others, parents today have more information about their children than ever before. As beneficial as such information can be, it also

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A Parent’s Call to Action: Leveraging Personalized Learning for Your Child

  From the day of diagnosis, parents of students with disabilities begin the long journey of paving paths through a world designed for the mythical “average” person. In education, we grow accustomed to challenging traditional systems to serve our children so they too can reach their full potential. But the daily struggle is made more

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How Project-Based Learning Unleashes Students’ Creativity

  Students can’t learn to become a “good person” by doing a worksheet, and their creativity can’t be measured by taking a test. With that said, as teachers, we often feel that it is our duty to teach them to master academic standards, while also empowering them to think creatively, work together, and above all,

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Enhancing Student Learning: Seven Principles for Good Practice

  The Seven Principles Resource Center The following principles are anchored in extensive research about teaching, learning, and the college experience. 1. Good Practice Encourages Student – Instructor Contact Frequent student – instructor contact in and out of classes is an important factor in student motivation and involvement. Instructor concern helps students get through rough times

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How technology can help break down barriers of accessibility in education

When we talk about accessibility in education, we tend to offer a blinkered view on what it truly means, becoming drawn into primarily domestic debates of admission fees and entry requirements. However, the issue is much broader than this. The latest UN figures reveal that there are over 263 million young people out of full-time education globally,

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Features of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. Progressive learning (like our 21st Century Model, for example) environments. Highly-effective and conducive to student-centered learning. But what does that mean? The reality is, there is no single answer because teaching and learning are awkward to consider as single events or individual “things.” This

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Lagos State Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2019/2020 for Nigerian Students

Application is open for Lagos State Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship Award 2019/2020 for students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Application Deadline: TBC Offered annually? Yes Eligible Countries: Lagos state indigenes in Nigeria To be taken at (country): Nigerian tertiary institutions in and out of Lagos state Eligible Field of Study: Courses offered at Nigerian tertiary

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Math Resources – They Help You Realize That Math Is Easier than You Think

Why do so many students hate math? It’s not that they don’t like numbers. Somehow, math got the bad reputation of being a subject that only few can comprehend. Let’s check out some of the reasons why many people dislike math: Usually, it’s the teachers. They just teach numbers and formulas. They fail to inspire

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7 Tips for Higher Education

  Universities are investing heavily to transform lecture-style classrooms into active-learning environments in order to boost student engagement and improve retention and recruitment rates. Research from institutions such as Indiana University and Yale University finds that active-learning classroom environments can be beneficial for student outcomes, giving universities more reasons to consider active-learning strategies in their classroom design. With the numbers to prove that active-learning classrooms are

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