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Here’s Why Your Kids Should Participate in Extracurricular Activities

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Here’s Why Kids Should Participate in Extracurricular Activities Most parents ignore this, but playtime activities significantly contribute to a child’s overall development. The key to raising children successfully is acknowledging that learning doesn’t take place only within the classroom environment. Similarly, academics aren’t the only key to success in the future.

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What It Means to Live in a Digitally Connected World: A Tale of Two Teenagers

ED Surge

Meet Lara. She’s fourteen. Her phone alarm wakes her up with the tune of her favorite song from Olivia Rodrigo. After hitting snooze a few times, she jumps out of bed and checks TikTok and Insta to find out what’s trending before getting ready for school. At the breakfast table, she looks at her calendar for the day. Phew! She barely submitted the essay that was due in English class.

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Enter The All About STEM Competition!

All About STEM

Open for entries: The All About STEM Competition! (Ages 9-16) The All About STEM Competition, sponsored by Unilever aims to open up the world of STEM to young people across the North West by inviting them to ‘develop a new product, item, idea or approach which solves a problem facing our world or the people in it.’ And this year it’s all about FOOD!

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How To Teach Math To Kids: Simple Strategies To Teach Math Through Play

Accelerate Learning

Learning mathematics through play is a fundamental aspect of early childhood education. It's a powerful approach that blends the natural curiosity and playfulness of young children with foundational math concepts.

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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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Enter The All About STEM Competition!

All About STEM

Open for entries: The All About STEM Competition! The All About STEM Competition, sponsored by Unilever aims to open up the world of STEM to young people across the North West by inviting them to ‘develop a new product, item, idea or approach which solves a problem facing our world or the people in it.’ And this year it’s all about FOOD!

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The 2023 Year in Review: How STEM Impacted Sports

STEM Sport

As we head toward the new year, it is important to look back on 2023 and the advancements that have been made in STEM and the impact it has made in sports. The fusion of technology and other aspects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) within the sports sector has been transformative. This year, we’ve seen unprecedented ways in which STEM has not only enhanced athletes’ performance but how it has revolutionized the fan viewing experience and how they can intera

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Suspensions Don’t Work. So Why Are States Aiming to Bring Them Back?

ED Surge

When Rachel Perera was in high school, she dyed her hair red. Perera attended a Catholic school in Queens in New York City with a rigid disciplinary regime. The hair got Perera in trouble because the school said it was an “unnatural color,” she says. “And I was like, well, unnatural for who? This feels really arbitrary,” Perera says. It’s a feeling she recalls having a lot.

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7 Solid Strategies To Improve Math Test Scores

Accelerate Learning

There is no single strategy when it comes to how to improve math test scores in the classroom. A classroom full of students comes with a classroom full of unique learning styles, so leveraging a few different strategies will typically yield more impressive results. That all said, there are a few evidence-based methods proven to improve math scores, even among diverse learners or students who struggle in math.

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