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Teachers should not assign homework during winter break - ChicagoNow (blog)


Teachers should not assign homework during winter break
ChicagoNow (blog)
Last week, a DNAInfoChicago article highlighted that some top high schools in the Chicago Public Schools established a “no homework” policy during winter and spring break. I agree. All schools should adopt this policy. There is misconception that ...

The most-used math curriculum in the US - Newsday


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The most-used math curriculum in the US
Newsday
Eureka Math, the Common Core-aligned curriculum developed by the New York State Education Department, is the most-used math curriculum in the United States, according to national survey results. A survey of 1,168 teachers from across the country ...
 

Common Core vs. traditional math: a side-by-side comparison - Newsday


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Common Core vs. traditional math: a side-by-side comparison
Newsday
On Friday, April 15, 2016, Sarah and Timothy Schiraldi, students at Dogwood Elementary School in Smithtown, demonstrated how Common Core math problems are solved. Their mother, Dawn, solved the same problems using traditional math techniques.
 

Gifted kids need challenge to succeed - Bowling Green Daily News

   
 
Gifted kids need challenge to succeed
Bowling Green Daily News
Although there is no universally accepted definition of what it means to be a gifted student, there is agreement that it refers to students with intelligence above the level of their same-age peers. These "gifted" students need more challenges than ...
 

When Tech Meets Project-Based Learning - EdSurge

   
 
When Tech Meets Project-Based Learning
EdSurge
Novare PBL Platform: Uses projects, narratives, portfolios, and learning goals to develop authentic, student-based assessments focused on deeper learning. Project management tool; Assessment; PaGamO: An online social gaming platform that enables ...
 

Column: Understanding gifted children's emotions - Hometownlife.com


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Column: Understanding gifted children's emotions
Hometownlife.com
Raising children who are highly capable academically is a blessing, but with it comes heightened sensitivity which can bring about its own complexity. Giftedness is often thought of as an intellectual component of a person, but with it comes an ...
 

Spotting giftedness in her students becomes a lesson in inclusion for this teacher - PRI


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Spotting giftedness in her students becomes a lesson in inclusion for this teacher
PRI
This means that sometimes kids think so differently that the traditional curriculum is not going to be appropriate for them. It might go too slowly. It might not allow them enough time to dig as deep as gifted children like to dig. In these cases, a ...
 

Gifted Kids: Parents Need To Watch For This Serious Downside - Huffington Post Canada


Gifted Kids: Parents Need To Watch For This Serious Downside
Huffington Post Canada
Maybe even gifted. Perhaps you have gone so far as to have your child tested and he or she meets the criteria for the gifted program at school. This is a proud parenting moment for many. Yet, there is a dark side to raising a gifted child. Research ...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Curious About Learning This Summer - Huffington Post


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5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Curious About Learning This Summer
Huffington Post
When I was a kid, our parents just sent us outside to play, and we played all day. Mostly, I was bored. While I do think outdoor play and even a little boredom is important, I'm talking about outdoor exploration together. For homeschool geometry, we ...
 

The Limits of “Grit” - The New Yorker


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The Limits of “Grit”
The New Yorker
The standardized-testing agencies that administer the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) are moving toward the inclusion of character assessment as a measure of student ...

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