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11 Picture Books to Help Young Students Manage Their Worries

Edutopia – Kristin Rydholm

“The night before the first day of school was always a nightmare for me. I got very little sleep, consumed with worries about the following day. As a student, I was filled with equal parts excitement and general anxiety. As a teacher, I was excited, but I was now keenly aware of what I was anxious about: I was worried about children and their parents/caregivers worrying. (And oversleeping, of course.)” (more)

Individualized math program shows promise for pandemic learning recovery

K-12 Dive – Kara Arundel

“Students in grades 3-8 who used a personalized math tool developed by NWEA and Khan Academy to supplement in-class learning achieved higher-than-projected gains in math, according to results of a study released Tuesday by NWEA, a nonprofit research and assessment organization.” (more)

Your Child’s Happiness May Depend On The Number Of Chores They Have

Moms – Jessica Tucker

“Having kids participate in household chores starts at different ages for all families. The ages that kids start sometimes have to do with the age that parents began to do chores. It could also have to do with kids asking to help when they see parents doing tasks around the house. But what may come as a surprise to parents is that their child’s happiness may depend on the number of chores they have. Making sure to strike the right balance though is the difference between happiness and success and depression and poor educational outcomes.” (more)

Brain Acts the Same Whatever the Language

Language Magazine – Staff Writer

“Over decades, neuroscientists have created a well-defined map of the brain’s “language network,” or the regions of the brain that are specialized for processing language. Found primarily in the left hemisphere, this network includes regions within Broca’s area, as well as in other parts of the frontal and temporal lobes.” (more)

Creating student engagement through the power of play

E-School News – Ben Talsma

“Recently, my colleagues and I attended a summer camp where we introduced students to some fantastic STEM activities. Kids learned how to create their own lava lamps out of everyday kitchen materials. They programed Sphero robots and used them to make cooperative artwork. We also taught them how to make circuits out of batteries and wire, as well as exploding paint bags. The events were endless, and the students had a great time, because more than anything science should be fun!” (more)

Is it time to fire up gaming consoles in classrooms?

E-School News – Mark Horneff

“Digital learning has become a significant part of education as a result of the pandemic, and schools are continually finding innovative ways to engage and motivate students online. So, with Ofcom revealing six in ten children played games online in 2021, what might the use of video gaming in the classroom look like to engage students with a model they’re already invested in?” (more)

1 in 3 parents worry that school traffic is a danger for kids

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“Nearly a third of parents worry about their child’s safety to and from school with more than a quarter believing it’s likely that a child will get hurt near the drop-off area, according to the nationally representative poll based on 923 responses from parents of children ages six to 12.” (more)

OPINION: Still skeptical about mastery-based learning? Here’s a better way of looking at what it is and does

The Hechinger Report – Michael Horn

“My new book, “From Reopen to Reinvent,” makes a full-throated plea for more K-12 schools to adopt mastery-based learning, in which students only move on from a concept once they demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills at hand. When done well, it guarantees that each and every student leaves K-12 schools prepared for postsecondary education or the workforce.” (more)