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What Brain Science Says About How to Better Teach Teenagers

ED Surge

Ellen Galinsky has been on a seven-year quest to understand what brain science says about how to better teach and parent adolescent children. The past few years have seen advancements in our understanding of this time — where the brain is going through almost as much change as during the earliest years of a child’s life. In the past, Galinsky says, researchers and educators have focused too much on portraying the emotional turmoil and risky decision-making that is typical in adolescence as negat

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Unlocking Teacher Potential: 5 Secrets to Effective Professional Growth

Edthena

Instructional coaching has been a key component powering the professional growth of teachers for many years. However, the challenge has always been a numbers game, how can districts provide enough coaching when instructional coaching resources are limited? The Coordinator of Professional Learning and Leadership for Keller ISD , Valerie Minor, shared her secrets for tackling this challenge at the Learning Forward Texas conference.

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Teachers Are Introducing Young Learners to Climate Consciousness. Hope Is Key, They Say.

ED Surge

Extreme weather events are on the rise around the globe, from historic floods to unseasonable heat waves and raging wildfires. One doesn’t have to reach far to find fuel for climate-related fear and anxiety. Heidi Rose, an elementary school teacher in Denver, Colorado, knows that all too well. She experienced years of what she describes as “pretty intense” climate anxiety, beginning around 2015, as she watched natural disasters unfold in the news and up close.

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Announcing the 2024 YouthMADE Festival Amplify Grant Recipients

Digital Promise

The post Announcing the 2024 YouthMADE Festival Amplify Grant Recipients appeared first on Digital Promise.

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70 years later, schools — and moms — are still fighting segregation

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced by The 19th and is reprinted with permission. PASADENA, Calif. — After starting elementary school in the late 1960s, Naomi Hirahara and three other girls formed a clique called the C.L.A.N., an acronym that represented each of the girl’s first initials. Hirahara said she and her friends didn’t consider the racial implications of their group’s name until one of their fathers objected: “The Klan is very bad!

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Why Teachers Stay: Building Inspiring, Responsive Leaders to Improve the Learning Experience for All

Education Elements

In one of our recent blogs , we noted that some teachers list “weak or uninspiring leadership” as a reason they are leaving their positions. Those who feel strongly that they are not supported by their school administration are at high risk of calling it quits. If we are relying on school leaders and building administrators to reverse this trend, we need to make sure we are equipping them with the skills they need to recognize, develop, motivate, and support teacher growth and development.

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‘Positive culture shock’ spells challenges and triumphs for Afghan teen students

The Hechinger Report

Attending school in America has been a “positive culture shock” to Marzia Mohammadi, a 17-year-old senior at Mt. Lebanon High School. This story was produced by Public Source and reprinted with permission. Mohammadi’s life changed overnight when she was forced to flee Afghanistan, her home country, following the Taliban’s ascension and the withdrawal of American troops from the region in August 2021.

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Better Sleep: Better Grades

ShortCutsTV

Learn how to get a good night's sleep to improve your memory and grades.

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Thought for the Day

Living Geography

“Tomorrow we will do beautiful things.

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Professional Development or Summer Camp for Teachers? MAHG is both!

Teaching American History

Join us this summer for the best professional development TAH offers! We still have room in some graduate classes—both online and on campus. Our summer experience on campus can’t be beat. With each class lasting one week and with teachers coming from all over the country, it’s a bit like a summer camp for social studies teachers! Fans of game-based learning or historical simulations will have two options during the first week of on-campus classes, as Progressive Era and Indian Assimilation, Resi

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Meet DFP Spring Fellow, Amanda Chen, Cornell University

Political Science Now

Amanda S. Chen is a first-year Ph.D. student at Cornell University studying the effects of institutional constraints on American political development, specifically as it relates to race and ethnicity politics and historical institutionalist analysis. During her undergraduate career at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, she co-authored two papers, one of which quantitatively investigates how people can engage in political discourse within seemingly non-political online discussion forums, and the

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Conceptual and Measurement Issues in Assessing Democratic Backsliding

Political Science Now

Conceptual and Measurement Issues in Assessing Democratic Backsliding By Carl Henrik Knutsen , University of Oslo , Kyle L. Marquardt , University of Bergen , Brigitte Seim , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Michael Coppedge , University of Notre Dame , Amanda B. Edgell , University of Alabama , Juraj Medzihorsky , Durham University , Daniel Pemstein , North Dakota State University , Jan Teorell , Stockholm University , John Gerring , University of Texas at Austin, and Staffan I.