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Harlem BioSpace is putting learning in the lab

Tucked into one of Columbia University’s bioengineering labs, 25 high school students are vigilantly poring over salad spinners, pipe cleaners, circuit boards, and solar panels. They are trying to build solutions to some of the many problems plaguing under-resourced communities around the world, such as lack of lighting, contaminated water, and even dangerous childbirth. 1,639 more words


Mandy Jayne Stanley Named 2014 National Student Teacher of the Year!

Laura Stelsel is director of marketing & communications at Kappa Delta Pi.

Mandy Jayne Stanley, 2014 graduate and current fourth grade teacher at Charles A. Brown Elementary School in Birmingham, Ala., is the 2014 recipient of the Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)/Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) National Student Teacher of the Year Award. 153 more words

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You Can Have Your Legos - and Eat Them, Too!

What can’t be done with Legos? I wish I had recognized the potential of this versatile toy when I was a kid!  Legos appear quite a bit on this blog because I am regularly astonished by how creative people can be with them, and certainly… 101 more words


Courage Zone

I am really working on developing a growth mindset in my students this year.  On Monday I mentioned that I was trying to think of a visual to use in my classroom to remind my students that they should focus more on learning than on being perfect.   183 more words


The new WSGC Newsletter for Teachers is out

The latest issue of our e-letter for teachers is out! Observe the moon, celebrate Earth Science Week, volunteer as a teen leader and help select speaker topics for PSC’s Pacific Science Center Teen Science Café, and more.

K-12 Education

Newton, Value-added Modeling of Teacher Effectiveness

Newton, Xiaoxia A, et al. “Value-added Modeling of Teacher Effectiveness: Exploration of Stability across Models and Contexts.” Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 18 (23). 2010. Print. 915 more words

From the American Academy of Pediatrics -- Policy Statement: School Start Times for Adolescents

From the American Academy of Pediatrics — Policy Statement: School Start Times for Adolescents
Source: Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes insufficient sleep in adolescents as an important public health issue that significantly affects the health and safety, as well as the academic success, of our nation’s middle and high school students.

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