Career

Six Thinking Scaffolds That Can Move Students Toward Deeper Levels of Understanding
Education

Six Thinking Scaffolds That Can Move Students Toward Deeper Levels of Understanding

In the field of instructional design, experts have debated whether student-led, problem-based approaches — what researchers call “constructivist” approaches — work. In a new study, cognitive scientist Tina Grotzer and her research partners found further evidence of the effectiveness of structured problem-based learning, in which educators can support students in moving from novice toward expert-level understanding. Grotzer and a team (Nancy Oriol, […]

Read More
Teacher Voices: On Supporting Students’ Social-Emotional and Behavioral Growth
Education

Teacher Voices: On Supporting Students’ Social-Emotional and Behavioral Growth

At TpT, we’re lucky to have a community of incredibly dedicated educators with a wide range of expertise, knowledge, and experience to share. This month, as part of our Teacher Voices series, we had the chance to speak with Laura, a former school psychologist and TpT Teacher-Author, about her work to make sure teachers and […]

Read More
Governance dispute at Saint Anselm College pits members of the founding religious order against the board
Education

Governance dispute at Saint Anselm College pits members of the founding religious order against the board

A long-simmering dispute at New Hampshire’s Saint Anselm College over the governing powers held by members of the institution's founding religious order has boiled over into a court battle. The Benedictine monks of Saint Anselm Abbey are seeking a judicial order blocking the college’s Board of Trustees from amending the institution's bylaws without the consent […]

Read More
How to Recognize Dyslexia in Children, Including English Language Learners
Education

How to Recognize Dyslexia in Children, Including English Language Learners

This is chapter two of the MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia. You can find the remaining chapters and a complete printable PDF of the entire guide by clicking here. THE CHALLENGE OF DETECTION One of the most challenging aspects of properly addressing the different brains of dyslexic children is recognizing them in the first place. […]

Read More
Number Detective Math Tiles for Middle School - 10 Puzzles
Education

Resource Round-Up: Secondary Math and Science Edition (Vol. 4)

If you’re in search of secondary math and science resources that will have your students fine tuning their analysis skills, you’ve come to the right place. We’re featuring Number Detective Math Tiles, Error Analysis Task Cards, Math Escape Rooms, and so much more. Get ready to activate your students’ analytical skills with these resources, half […]

Read More
Universities must break interdisciplinary boundaries to help advance space-based technologies (opinion)
Education

Universities must break interdisciplinary boundaries to help advance space-based technologies (opinion)

Space research and space exploration are vital to the future of humankind. The Earth may be resilient — it's still here long after the dinosaurs, and it shows no scars from the Carrington solar storm that fried telegraph lines in 1859. But society on this planet is facing some unprecedented challenges. Our dependence on technological […]

Read More
Career

The Importance Of Career Planning

A few year ago, a degree would help an individual get a high profile job. However, nowadays this is less likely due to a greater transparency in recruitment procedures. Competitions and challenges are a part of today’s world; therefore, to achieve our goals, we should plan our careers well, rather than aimlessly change jobs all the […]

Read More