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Student Well-Being Opinion Educators, Be Future-Ready, But Don’t Ignore the Present
Being ready for what lies ahead is important, but we also need to gain a better understanding of the here and now.
Student Well-Being Opinion How Reinterpreting Your Emotions Can Change How You Feel
Emotions come from thoughts—not your situation, but how you interpret your situation. Here’s what to ask yourself to help you decode.
Student Well-Being Opinion A Writing Exercise That Helps Students Build Resilience
When kids write about their successes, they also think about all they had to overcome—which helps both confidence and capability.
School & District Management Opinion Young People Have a Desire to Save Their World. How Can We Help?
Young people have an interest in learning and an innate desire to be part of saving society. Why do adults stand in the way?
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Teaching Opinion 'The Essence of Critical Thinking Is Testing Claims With Evidence'
Three educators discuss how to cultivate critical thinking among students, including by using "design" and "computational" thinking.
Teaching Opinion Eight Instructional Strategies for Promoting Critical Thinking
Four educators share tips for supporting the development of critical thinking in the classroom.
Student Well-Being Opinion What Research Says About Breaking the Negative Thought Cycle
We are all worrying more than ever, given the pandemic, a racial reckoning, and extreme political polarization. Here’s what to do about it.
Future of Work How Virtual Learning Is Falling Short on Preparing Students for Future Careers
The pandemic is helping some students gain virtual working skills, but many are being left behind.
Future of Work The COVID-19 Economy Is Putting Vulnerable Students' Career Prospects at High Risk
The EdWeek Research Center conducted a survey of educators to understand which students are now most at risk for job limitations.
Future of Work Top U.S. Companies: These Are the Skills Students Need in a Post-Pandemic World
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta, Apple, and others make the case for schools to help students develop resilience, adaptability, and empathy.