Some Colorado school districts are using next-generation learning practices to help students develop creativity, agility, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, writes Paul Beck of the Colorado Education Initiative. In this commentary, he highlights three examples.
A benefit mindset — defined as “a purpose-driven mindset that is redefining success from being the best in the world, to being the best for the world” — can help students connect with others in their community and outside of it, suggests English teacher Robert Ward. In this blog post, he explores four strategies to help develop this skill.
Students at a Pennsylvania elementary school have access to a new “Brick Makerspace,” which features Lego-inspired activities. The school offers various labs, such as a Minecraft Education lab, Google lab, STEAM lab and an upcycling room.
Students at a Virginia high school recently learned how to listen and disagree with each other with respect. Their conversations were guided by teacher candidates from George Mason University and included question-and-answer sessions.
The standard homework guideline — 10 minutes of homework per grade level — may be beneficial for some students, but not for others, writes Youki Terada, research and standards editor for Edutopia. In this blog post, Terada shares the latest research about the pros and cons of homework at each grade level.
Teresa Donnellan is an editorial assistant at SmartBrief.
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