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Encouraging Persistence in Math

Edutopia – Solenne Abaziou

“Students often struggle with persistence—they’re uncomfortable with the idea of trying a solution if they’re not confident that it will yield the desired results, which leads them to refuse to take risks. Helping students get past this fear will give them a big advantage in math and in many other areas of daily life. Tasks called problem solvers are valuable tools for leading students to persist when faced with difficulties and to develop a growth mindset through productive struggle.” (more)

The secret to honing kids’ language and literacy

Medical X-Press – Caroline Brooks

“If parents want to help their children develop language and literacy at a young age, reading bedtime stories together isn’t the only key to success. Research from Michigan State University found that a child’s ability to self-regulate is a critical element in childhood language and literacy development, and that the earlier they can hone these skills, the faster language and literacy skills develop leading to better skills in the long run.” (more)

Designing a school for next-century learning

E-School News – W. Tyler Whitehead

“Sartell-St. Stephen Independent School District, located in central Minnesota, is one of many school districts across the country that recognized a need to dramatically evolve traditional classrooms to create a variety of specialized and flexible learning environments to meet the needs of next-century learners.” (more)

Genres generate renewed enthusiasm for school libraries

District Administration – Ray Bendici

“School libraries increasingly use “genrefication”—the reorganization of collections by genre as opposed to the traditional Dewey Decimal System—to boost circulation and to encourage students to help themselves in finding books. Genrefication emulates bookstores, allowing users to find titles easily by browsing by general subject rather than using card catalogues and numeric codes.” (more)

Torres: Most Education Reform Debates Ignore Course Content. Here’s How 4 Districts Are Driving Student Gains Through Rigorous, Flexible Digital Curriculum

The 74 Million – Kerrie Torres

“K-12 schools are facing more pressure than ever to increase graduation rates while ensuring students are achieving to standards. Although dropout rates have decreased and graduation rates have increased over the past 10 years, more than 1.2 million U.S. students still drop out of high school every year. That’s 4,000 students every day, one student every 26 seconds, or 1 in 5 students not graduating with his or her peers. Of those who do graduate, just under 40 percent are performing at college- and career-ready levels, according to the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress results.” (more)

What’s Going On In Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them A Story?

NPR – Anya Kamenetz

“A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young children’s brains in each of those situations. And, says lead author Dr. John Hutton, there is an apparent “Goldilocks effect” — some kinds of storytelling may be “too cold” for children, while others are “too hot.” And, of course, some are “just right.” Hutton is a researcher and pediatrician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital with a special interest in “emergent literacy” — the process of learning to read.” (more)