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Why Neuroscience and Technology Are Key to Helping Us Rethink How Students Learn

ED Surge

Most teachers who work in education today have studied — or at least are familiar with — VARK , a learning theory first introduced by Neil Fleming in 1987. VARK suggests that students can best accelerate their knowledge acquisition via one of four core learning styles: visual (V), aural (A), read/write (R) or kinesthetic (K). It’s a wildly popular concept that has led to prevailing beliefs that students perform better if we cater to their natural learning styles.

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Money Matters: How to Equip Students for Financial Success

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In this episode, we're diving deep into a crucial topic for every student but often overlooked in the curriculum: financial literacy. Brian Curcio joins us from Rapunzl, an organization dedicated to providing financial literacy resources for students and educators. If you've ever wondered how to prepare your students for the real-world challenges of budgeting, investing, and understanding debt, this episode is your r

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7 Easy Science Experiments for Preschoolers

Accelerate Learning

Explore the world of science with 7 science experiments for preschoolers, promoting curiosity, learning, and skill development through play-based learning.

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Volunteer Information Session: Becoming a STEM Ambassador

All About STEM

Event Date: 24 April 16:00 Join STEM Learning online for a 45-minute introduction to the STEM Ambassador Programme to find out how you can get involved in valuable STEM outreach. By sharing your knowledge, experiences and skills with young people, you can inspire and equip learners to consider and follow STEM pathways and careers, and challenge stereotypes and inequalities.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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On Planting Trees & Teaching Elementary Science

Teach Science for All

This post is about the importance of teaching elementary science. But before I get to that, I want to talk to you about trees… One of my resolutions for the new year is to read more.

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Popular iPad-iPhone Swipes

Ask a Tech Teacher

People love using finger swipes on iPads and iPhones. What seemed clunky at first are now quick, fluid, and almost intuitive. And many are consistent across platforms. A pinch in one program does the same in many, as does a swipe and a flick. The most popular iPad-iPhone swipes typically involve gestures that facilitate navigation, multitasking, and interacting with apps.

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The All About STEM Competition: CREST Resources

All About STEM

We recommend CREST on our All About STEM Competition Resources page alongside a host of partner activities as there are so many inspirational projects for all ages. Our competition is all about designing a new product, idea, item, or approach that solves a problem and this year the theme is food. If you’re looking for a starting point, there are lots of CREST resources on that theme.

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Page Turners- Best Books of February 2024

Teachers are Terrific

I have some great books to share- each was amazing in different ways. Do you ever find yourself with a month of reading when all the books are long? like long, long… Mind you, I love long books with lots of details, but… a 400-500 page book is work. However, on a good note, if the book is really, really good it’s okay! “ In this post, for your convenience, you may find Amazon Affiliate links to resources.

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Social Studies and Art Projects for Women’s History Month

Defined Learning

Inspire and engage students during Women's History Month and beyond with these social studies and art projects centered around the history, successes, and accomplishments of women.

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Harnessing The Power Of Math Manipulatives

Mathematics, a subject steeped in abstract concepts, often poses challenges to students, especially those in grades 5-10. But imagine a bridge that transformed this intricate maze into an interactive adventure.

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How to Divide any Number by 5 in 2 Seconds


How to divide any number by 5 in 2 seconds or less using a math trick

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