Educators can help prepare students for the future by demonstrating how important is to "investigate the world," asserts Charle LaMonica, director of World View, a public service program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In this commentary, LaMonica shares how students benefited from a teacher's trip to the Dominican Republic in partnership with the Global Youth Leadership Institute.
Research supports the concept of multiple intelligences -- that individuals have cognitive strengths beyond linguistic and logical reasoning -- but it is often confused with the idea of learning styles, asserts Howard Gardner, creator of the multiple intelligences theory. Gardner offers some tips to apply a multiple intelligences approach in the classroom, including personalizing lessons and integrating more arts education.
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for global access to education, job training and employment opportunities for girls as he marked Thursday's International Day of the Girl. "We need to equip girls with transferable and life-long skills, such as critical thinking, creativity and digital awareness," he said.
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Teenagers who use their cellphones to make phone calls more often score slightly lower than their peers on a memory test, according to a study of 700 teens by researchers at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Switzerland. Researchers posit that radiation may be responsible for the difference.
Researchers have found that adults used less-technical vocabulary when teaching a science lesson to girls than to boys. The study's researchers examined video lessons that 80 college students -- most of whom were women -- created to teach an 8-year-old boy or girl.
Stanford University, for the fourth straight year, sits atop the World's Most Innovative Universities list produced by Reuters. The rankings, which list the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University as second and third, respectively, recognizes institutions that advance science, invent technologies and create industries.
In this interactive webinar, Suzie Boss and John Larmer, co-authors of "Project Based Teaching: How to Create Rigorous and Engaging Learning Experiences," will unpack the seven teaching practices that set the stage for successful teaching and learning during project-based learning. (October 23, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time).
Schools shouldn't always rely on teachers and staff to shepherd students through difficulties. After a counselor couldn't give students seeking her help the individual attention they deserved, she lobbied for a stronger SEL curriculum to provide students with more options. Social-emotional learning serves as a valuable supplement to one-on-one support by giving students the skills they need to overcome challenges.