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Can Virtual Communications Tools Increase Parent Engagement?

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I began thinking about the communications technologies such as Skype, Face Time and Google Hangouts that make it possible for us to have face-to-face conversations with anyone with a camera-equipped computer, tablet or cell phone—which is just about everyone. What would happen, I wondered, if those vital conversations between a parent and teacher were conducted virtually? Continue reading

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Student Perspective of Flipped Learning

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As seniors at Byron High School, we have had the great opportunity to be a part of a Flipped Learning environment throughout our school careers. Continue reading

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Positive Impact of Peer Instruction Flipped Learning

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After twenty plus years of teaching and trying many different things to improve student learning, I am in my third year of using the Peer Instruction Flipped Learning model. The traditional flip (switching the traditional lecture and traditional homework but not changing anything else) helped my students learn more and do better on their assessments than lecture ever did, but the Peer Instruction Flipped Learning model has outperformed all other learning models that I have tried and really helped my students excel in mathematics. Continue reading

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Teacher Tech Feature: Karla Duff

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

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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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