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The Power of Story in the Classroom

Using stories in the classroom not only provides entertainment and connection, but has the power to help students absorb information in a lasting way, writes Trevor Muir. (July 19, 2017)

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Using stories in the classroom not only provides entertainment and connection, but has the power to help students absorb information in a lasting way, writes Trevor Muir.
July 19, 2017 – Teacher
A new study suggests long-term use of sign language may hold back the speech and reading skills of children who use cochlear implants to create a sense of sound.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
The cognitive psychologist's new book explains "what's happening in the mind when a skilled reader reads” so that teachers can extract lessons for their own teaching.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
Efforts to focus parents' attention on their children's early math skills have not gained traction—even as emerging evidence suggests it may be one of the most critical elements of school-readiness.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
How can teachers successfully mandate summer reading? Start with high expectations for all students, urban educator Leticia Skae says.
May 3, 2017 – Teacher
The current body of children's literature still lacks representation of urban youth. Students should be able to read books that are relevant to their lives, writes Kathleen Melville.
March 29, 2017 – Teacher
When Louisiana educators couldn't find curricula fully aligned to their standards, they asked teachers to write the units.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
Educators are turning to Twitter, Skype, and other technology tools to bring real, live writers into their classrooms.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Teachers in 2010 reported stronger academic skills among children entering school that year than did teachers in 1998, researchers at the University of Virginia and Stanford University found.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
Educators find themselves behind the eight ball, expected to help students negotiate everything from internet hoaxes to partisan policy advocacy disguised as unbiased news.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week

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