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What School Should Be

A Principal's Reflections

I vividly remember the first World Book Encyclopedia set my parents bought for the house in the early 1980’s. It was a sight to behold as what seemed like an infinite amount of knowledge was alphabetically organized, just waiting to be consumed. Housed in the dining room for ease of access by all, the copper and cream books with gold trim were a staple resource for my brothers and me when we had to do any research for school work.

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Unlocking the Advantages of AI Tools for Grading Students


In the dynamic landscape of education, technological advancements continue to reshape traditional practices, offering innovative solutions to age-old challenges. There has been a lot of discussion on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the quality of education for both students and teachers including an article by the University of San Diego on 43 Examples of AI in Education.

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What Is Cognitive Constructivism?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning theory isn’t generally high on the list of practicing teachers. For starters, teachers are busy poring over the classic–or […] The post What Is Cognitive Constructivism? appeared first on TeachThought.

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Brain Breaks Relieve Stress & Boost Learning


Brain breaks are simple transitional physical and mental exercises to prevent learning fatigue, refocus the attention of the class, and keep students energized and receptive to learning. Curtis Chandler shares 24 break ideas to ease stress and help kids connect with each other. The post Brain Breaks Relieve Stress & Boost Learning first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.