Curriculum Bridges Biology, Chemistry Basics to Prepare Students for High School – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced the release of a new, research-based curriculum for middle school teachers that, according to early piloting, is having quite an impact on science learning. Source – http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EducationWeekTechnology/~3/3pjZ0NGNHFw/curriculum_bridges_biology_chemistry_basic_prepare_students_for_high_school.html

Parent Involvement – Education Week

An Australian study in the Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools is the latest in a pile of evidence suggesting that, while parental involvement in education is generally helpful, parents don’t always recognize when their involvement crosses the line into harmful “overparenting.” Source – http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EducationWeekTechnology/~3/FFQNMiyO0ew/parent-involvement-1.html

Response: Principals Must Support Teachers in ‘Quest of Continuous Improvement’ – Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo – Education Week Teacher

Today’s post features commentaries from Mark Estrada, Diana Laufenberg, Bryan Harris, Ben Spielberg, Sarah Cooper and Drs. William & Pérsida Himmele on how principals can best support teachers. Source – http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EducationWeekTechnology/~3/lR8stfM188k/response_principals_must_support_teachers_in_quest_of_continuous_improvement.html

Spotlight on Digital Math Instruction – Education Week

Rapid changes in technology have inspired schools to adopt digital tools in the classroom. In this Spotlight, learn how educators are using technology to personalize instruction, facilitate hands-on learning, and boost student engagement in math. Source – http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EducationWeekTechnology/~3/sl9xbxkJ9c8/spotlight-on-digital-math-instruction.html

AAAS Opens With Push for Teaching Team Science – Inside School Research – Education Week

Team-based science will require new skills of students that aren’t always taught in typical U.S. science classes, say experts at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. Source – http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EducationWeekTechnology/~3/WxV34wDBZtA/aaas_teach_collaborative_science.html

Why Schools Need to Do a Better Job of Teaching Speaking Skills – Education Week

Many people are afraid of public speaking. Why? Maybe because no one ever taught them how to do it, Erik Palmer writes. Source – http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EducationWeekTechnology/~3/qVEbXlYbFjc/why-schools-need-to-improve-teaching-speaking.html

Learning About Great Scientists’ Struggles Can Motivate High School Students – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

New research from the American Psychological Association shows that students are less motivated in science when they believe that success in the field depends on extraordinary talent. Source – http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EducationWeekTechnology/~3/pNF6c_v2A6U/learning_about_great_scientist_1.html

K-12 Interoperability Groups Announce Collaboration on Ed. Data Sharing – Digital Education – Education Week

The Ed-Fi Alliance and the IMS Global Learning Consortium will agree on a common technical standard for how schools and vendors can share class-rostering information. Source – http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EducationWeekTechnology/~3/U2haCscy5pM/interoperability_groups_collaborate.html