Poverty impacts children’s learning abilities, speaker explains

Poverty impacts children’s learning abilities, speaker explains

What is the impact of poverty on a child? That was one of the questions posed by guest speaker Heather Higgins, of the Upside Down Organization, who spoke Friday at a workshop, entitled, “Beyond Poverty: Brain-Inspired Ways to Understand and Respond to Poverty,” at...
Studying more may not make you a top-performer

Studying more may not make you a top-performer

It’s 3pm in Finland. A bell rings, marking the end of classes in a middle school and time for students to go home. In a different part of the world, at the exact same time, other students are also just finishing  up classes. Except for these students, it’s not the...
9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

Motivating students to be enthusiastically receptive is one of the most important aspects of mathematics instruction and a critical aspect of any curriculum. Effective teachers focus attention on the less interested students as well as the motivated ones. Here are...
New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement

New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement

Researchers in Michigan show that project-based learning in high-poverty communities can produce statistically significant gains in social studies and informational reading. Does project-based learning (PBL) raise student achievement? If you’ve been involved in PBL...
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