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Planet School: Building a Greener World

It’s not easy for teachers when students strike and urge governments to act on climate change. Depending on school policy, it can be hard for educators to know how to respond. ...

Carbon Neutral: Messages of Hope

At a time when it would be easy to scare them silly, educators need to empower kids instead. Kids need to know that change is possible.

Starting a Rubik’s Cube Club

Are you interested in improving student engagement with your English Language Learner (EL) students? Here’s an idea that I tried at my elementary school that was both fun and ...

Cyber Security in the Classroom

Before Emilie Ritchen Elementary School in Oxnard, California adopted one-to-one digital devices, it was chaos. Multiple apps on multiple machines meant kids were always ...

Learning with Podcasts

Podcasts are increasingly popular: One-third of Americans say they’ve listened to one in the past month, according to Reuters Institute’s latest Digital News Report. Educators ...

Fear Not The Robot

Robots aren’t just hobbies for students tinkering in basements or garages anymore. Many schools start robotics classes after seeing how popular the clubs are. This may make ...

Math Scores: Why Is This A Problem?

There are indications that student math scores are slipping. While the picture isn’t entirely clear, and while the situation is far from calamitous, it’s evident that

Taking STEM Outside the Classroom

A survey by the National Association of Independent Schools found that 82 percent of high school students are sometimes or often bored in class. Todd Ablett has a simple ...