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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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Spotlight on Middle and High School Literacy

Many educators are learning that it's not just young children who need help with literacy skills.

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11/21 02:11 pm | No More Easy A's: Classroom Can Be a Breeding Ground for Grit (Q&A) | Schools have a responsibility to instill a growth mindset in students, says positive-psychology expert Caroline Adams Miller.

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University of Connecticut researcher Donald J. Leu talks about his recent findings showing that lower family income is linked to weaker online-reading skills for middle school students.
October 15, 2014 – Education Week
When students approach reading as only an exercise in seeking out evidence, as the common core recommends, they risk missing out on the value of reading for intrinsic literary value, writes Mia Hood.
October 1, 2014 – Education Week
High school English teacher Jesse Breite says performance and play can deepen students' experience of a literary work.
September 23, 2014 – Teacher
Teacher Sarah Goodis-Orenstein found that getting students to learn by performing Shakespeare can be done in a rigorous way.
August 13, 2014 – Teacher
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
Performance on the national exams has stagnated since 2009, including among racial and ethnic groups, prompting renewed concerns about the persistence of achievement gaps.
May 14, 2014 – Education Week
Some academics, educators, and technology vendors are pushing to minimize the distracting bells and whistles that abound in high-tech instructional materials.
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
A Pennsylvania school district is working to train high school teachers in ways to help students transfer print-based reading strategies to their lessons when they use iPads.
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
The only motivation most students get from rewards is the motivation to get more rewards, writes teacher Steve Gardiner.
May 1, 2014 – Education Week

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