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MindShift explores the future of learning, covering cultural and tech trends and innovations in education. Find the MindShift Podcast at
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MindShift 7h
"The urge to fix their thinking is so strong, but I just changed my own mindset for creating space for them to think."
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MindShift 8h
"It creates that environment where they're excited to get into class everyday, and what the day is going to hold, so you don't have to do a lot of redirecting and stuff like that"
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MindShift 9h
Reluctance to confirm that a child is dyslexic goes beyond avoiding labels that could harm kids. Public schools nationwide have long refused to use the word, allowing many to avoid providing special education services required by law
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MindShift 12h
What adults sometimes don't realize is that our kids are surrounded by death all the time: Cartoon characters die, the leaves on the trees die, an ant they smushed at the playground is dead. And they're curious
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MindShift 14h
"Kids have come to feel that the stakes are higher and higher, and that there's less room for mistakes"
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MindShift 16h
Strategies implemented, including setting new enrollment rules and eliminating using academic screens to sort students for admission, could compel City Hall to take more forceful action to integrate across the city
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MindShift 18h
A quality task: ✨Sparks curiosity & fosters ✨Yields & leads to new ideas ✨Promotes access for all students ✨Requires & conveys crucial math content ✨Connects & extends content
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MindShift Apr 16
A 2017 report of the education market found dominate with 58% of the market. But many teachers aren't using these new tools for much more than notetaking and slideshow presentations
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MindShift Apr 16
"The parent's own responses are a core and integral part of childhood ."
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MindShift Apr 16
Two high school teachers working in different states created an alternative reality game to teach students about the vulnerability of their data in an unforgettable way
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MindShift Apr 16
A survey of 2,000 elementary schools found that instead of moving bright kids ahead to more advanced topics, classrooms are preoccupied with activities to develop critical thinking and
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MindShift Apr 16
Teachers care about kids, says , but they are being exploited "because the powers that be know that if the school doesn't provide what kids need to thrive, we as educators will pick up the slack
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MindShift Apr 16
Because America's housing is so racially segregated, so are its schools. There's little enthusiasm among politicians or voters to overhaul that system
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MindShift Apr 16
A few decades ago, it would have been impossible to hold such an event because Yup’ik was still mostly a spoken language. Few knew how to write it down, and those who did disagreed on how to spell the words
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MindShift Apr 16
Relinquishing control in some areas of the classroom makes students more receptive to instruction, keeps them engaged in what they're learning, and makes them more willing to take on challenges
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MindShift Apr 16
Teaching parents about their own behaviors and training them to change might be just the kind of treatment kids with anxiety need to help break the cycle.
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MindShift Apr 15
The number of students placed on waiting lists has climbed in recent years, leaving students hoping for the best — even when they might not have any reason to hope at all.
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MindShift Apr 15
The founder of this middle school didn't think the "canned experiments" many schools do, where students walk through a step-by-step process and get a predetermined result, was a good representation of what real scientists do.
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MindShift Apr 15
In most schools, teachers meet regularly to talk about subject areas or administrative duties. In schools, the point of block meetings is to pool knowledge on students.
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MindShift Apr 15
Some aggression is normal, experts say; can respond with redirection or distraction rather than by punishing the child with anger, yelling or spanking
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