The "banking model" of education -- in which students deposit knowledge and give it back in assignments and tests to prove learning -- doesn't always connect all students to learning, writes National Board Certified Teacher Elizabeth Stein. In this blog post, she encourages educators to move away from a "banking model" approach to education to improve outcomes for all students.
Students at a Florida high school recently talked with film director Ferenc Torok about his movie "1945," an adaptation of a short story about two Holocaust survivors who return to their village after the war. The black-and-white film, which took Torok 10 years to make, shares what happened after the Holocaust, a perspective not previously explored by some of the students.
Students at an Arizona elementary school recently wrote letters to President Donald Trump about a proposal to overturn a ban on uranium mining in their area. Students shared their concerns in the letters, which will be hand-delivered to the White House by a state lawmaker and a Havasupai Tribe representative.
The number of students taking Advanced Placement tests and scoring a three or higher has increased about 70% over the past decade, according to The College Board. Data from 2017 show Massachusetts leading the pack in test access and performance.
Special-education teachers sometimes can feel isolated, special-education teacher Jayne Clare writes. In this blog post, she offers ideas, such as team teaching, that can help special-education teachers build connections with fellow educators.
Targeting "anchor institutions" in rural areas, such as schools, colleges and health care providers, could help dramatically expand access, according to the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition. The group estimates the effort would cost less than $20 billion.
Some students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the site of a recent school shooting on Feb. 14, lobbied state lawmakers to take action on an assault weapons ban. Lawmakers on Tuesday declined to take up the motion.
Math teacher Jonathan Mazon challenged a class of fourth-grade students to conduct market research on commonly purchased food items. The students used their findings in various ways, such as writing essays, documenting data and creating a final presentation.
A Florida elementary school spent about $10,000 to remake a classroom into a sensory room for students in its social-behavioral communication program. Throughout the school day, teachers and therapists offer sensory tools -- from crash mats to ball pits -- to help students regain control and focus for learning.
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