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11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … the last five years were the hottest ever recorded. Enroll in our free online course to learn how to communicate stories like this to your students.     … what’s happening with the four 2014 finalists for National Teacher of the Year. Chart your own professional development with our opportunities and resources.     … the most massive living … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

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11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … school districts have gotten creative in announcing snow days. Find five fun ways to warm up on snow days!   … some good news! Central Mexico reported its first sighting of a black bear in more than 100 years! What is the species range of the black bear?   … how a music teacher’s project is sending students to … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … good grades and a great work ethic only get you so far. Read of the week! How does our learning framework support lifelong learning?   … how self-compassion, not self-esteem, supports academic motivation. Learn how an archaeological site in Georgia hints at the evolution of compassion.   … why the U.S. Census starts in the most remote villages in … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … “The science says to us that, in fact, the way the brain functions and grows, it needs safety, it needs warmth, it actually even needs hugs. We actually learn in a state of positive emotion much more effectively than we can learn in a state of negative emotion. That has huge implications for what we do in schools.” Learn … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … where the U.S. government shutdown is having the biggest impact. Resource of the week! Have your students map where the shutdown is impacting your state with our MapMaker Kits.   … all the animals that went extinct in 2018, and which are on the brink in 2019. Where are animals most likely to go extinct? Use our resource to … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week