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THE Biggest Influence on Student Achievement: Hattie

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What is THE biggest influence on student achievement? A well-known study points to it… but what does it mean? Continue reading

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Teacher Tech Feature: Meaghan Savoy

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As part of our Teaching in Digital Age study, Pearson is profiling teachers like Meaghan Savoy on their use of technology in their classrooms. Continue reading

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Teacher Tech Feature: Heather Kamp

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As part of our Teaching in Digital Age study, Pearson is profiling teachers like Heather Kamp on their use of technology in their classrooms. Continue reading

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Improving Instruction One Teacher, One School, or One System at a Time?

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As the first in a series of posts, this blog addresses a variety of approaches for improving instruction for all students by retaining effective teachers. Continue reading

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What Skills Do Middle School Students Think They Need to Be Ready for College?

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My son started eighth grade this fall, and while I’ve always made sure he knew that college was in his future, I’ve become very aware of the need for him to start instilling the habits and dispositions that will make him successful as he finishes middle school and embarks on high school next year. As a mom, who is also a researcher, I was very curious to find out what knowledge and skills my son (and his fellow middle schoolers) think they need to become ready for college. I decided to put my son on the case Continue reading

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Cheese Hat Magicians: How we moved to a participatory mindset

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Pearson is embarking on a journey where they have children volunteer to meet weekly to participate in making and co-designing new educational technology. Continue reading

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From Edutopia: All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

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Over the past several years, there has been tremendous interest among educators in the use of digital games as serious learning. Advocates of game-based learning for K-12 students cite the value of digital games to teach and reinforce skills that prepare students for college and career, such as collaboration, problem solving, creativity, and communication. Continue reading

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Teacher Tech Feature: Lisa Rollins

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As part of our Teaching in Digital Age study, Pearson is profiling teachers like Lisa Rollins on their use of technology in their classrooms. Continue reading

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Creating Conditions for Teacher Learning

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This fascinating documentation on a lesson study experience of two American teachers in Japan is challenging not only for practices of teaching and teacher education in the United States but also in many European countries, specifically in Austria and Germany. Continue reading

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What the Research Says About… Integrating Instruction Across STEM Fields

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How do we summarize often-conflicting research results?

This post is going to kickoff a semi-regular series (that means I post when it fits!) that will take a look across published studies to see where there is consensus and where there is true disagreement on topics of educational research. Continue reading

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