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Motivation, a Collective Goal for the Architect and Educator

Daniel Pink, in his popular TED talk “The Puzzle of Motivation,” outlines the collected evidence on motivation and performance. His compelling argument effectively condemns the way we structure the m... Read More...

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WHEN A TEACHER’S ATTITUDE CAN TURN STUDENTS INTO STARS

People say that seeing the world through rose-colored glasses is a bad thing, but I don’t agree. Sometimes putting on rose-colored glasses doesn’t only make things look rosy — it changes them for r... Read More...

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EXPLORING THE 21ST CENTURY LITERACIES

Dating back to the one-room schoolhouses, being literate has always meant the ability to read, write, speak and listen. As the world changes culturally, technologically and physically, so too does ou... Read More...

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Classroom Management Teachers’ Misconceptions

Schools with historically depressed academic performance are especially impacted by this scenario. This pattern of coping with challenging school conduct reflects teachers’ inadequate certification t... Read More...

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From Classrooms To Boardrooms

Education and corporate culture have a long history together. Sir Ken Robinson describes the relationship quite succinctly, “Public schools were not only created in the interests of industrialism — t... Read More...

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SECURITY TRAINING A KEY PART OF ANY CONSTRUCTION PLAN

Given the numerous mass shootings at schools that we have seen across the country, it only stands to reason that administrators are looking to integrate security features into any new school building... Read More...

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NATURE & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SPRINGS SUCCESSFUL LEARNING

In today’s world of technology and social media overload, our children are becoming more sedentary and nature deprived than any other generation before. Today’s children and families have limited op... Read More...

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DIVERGENT LEARNERS WHO THEY ARE AND WHERE THEY COME FROM

(This is part three of a three part series.) They Might Be A Divergent Learner If ... they are in grades PreK – College They Might Be A Divergent Learner If ... they are Male or Female They Migh... Read More...

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ROTTEN TO THE CORE WHY MATH INSTRUCTION IN AMERICA IS FAILING OUR STUDENTS

The ages will vary by at least one year, and the group will include both boys and girls. We will take this incredibly diverse group of children, put a large number of them in a classroom with one tea... Read More...

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THE ROLE OF LOCAL INVESTIGATIONS IN DRIVING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY

While it’s rare these days to hear good news about the state of public education, it continues to serve an essential role in communities and nations. As an institution, public education is often take... Read More...

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HOPE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS

The number of English language learners (ELLs) in American schools is rising faster than that of any other student population. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2015 re... Read More...

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DESIGNING MODERN CLASSROOMS STEP 2: THE MODERN CLASSROOM AS IT INFLUENCES LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR

This is part two of a two part series. In part one of this two part series, we looked at steps to transform a traditional classroom into an engaging learning environment. There were some key takea... Read More...

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Designing the Perfect School

Children are impressionable and the experiences they have while in school will have a profound impact on their lives. Compelling school design can inspire children and their awareness of the built en... Read More...

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FURNISHING THE PERFECT SCHOOL DESIGN FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Photos Courtesy Of Steelcase Education Personal computers begat school computer labs. Online educational videos led to blended learning and flipped classrooms. And the start-up Maker Movement is dri... Read More...

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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: TEACHERS' COMMUNICATION STYLES

Classroom management skills are fundamental to any teacher’s professional competence in today’s diverse classrooms. Lacking a proactive system of management strategies is compromising educators’ care... Read More...

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