Teacher turnover annually costs school districts thousands of dollars.
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Could a 10-minute meeting between teachers and principals reduce teacher turnover? A researcher explores the possibilities.
Open-plan classrooms can be very noisy. And this is bad for all students, especially those with hearing or learning difficulties.
Children who move schools often can struggle. But so too can those who stay put while others come and go. More attention needs to be paid to these often-forgotten victims of school transience.
Some preschoolers are encouraged to bring in their favorite toy or stuffed animal, while others risk having it confiscated.
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When students are allowed to bring personal items for show and tell, it can build their senses of self-worth, belonging and control. But poor kids often don’t get that opportunity.
Low-cost air-ventilation systems have been installed in many classrooms across the U.S. to help reduce COVID-19 transmission.
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Air-ventilation upgrades have been badly needed in U.S. classrooms since long before the pandemic. Low-tech filtration systems that cost about the same as a textbook per student can make a big difference.
Classroom experiments show how the coronavirus can spread and who’s at greatest risk.
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Experiments in college classrooms show how tiny respiratory droplets known as aerosols can spread, even with good ventilation. The risk isn’t the same in every seat.
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The need for social distancing due to coronavirus means now is the time for schools across the world to embrace outdoor learning.
Reading problem or problem with the lights?
But there is an answer.
It’s important to carefully select an appropriate pupil mix, especially to support weaker students.
Weaker students – when placed together with better classmates – can gain from the improved learning environment, and smarter students are unlikely to be negatively affected.
There is limited evidence to support the idea that making physical changes to classrooms boosts learning outcomes.
Despite a boom in the construction of trendy buildings and classrooms, the evidence for their link to boosting learning outcomes is limited.
Digital textbooks might be less cumbersome. But a new series of studies finds that reading from screens can hamper our ability to process and retain information.
A primary function of school displays should be to allow children to see their own work around the classroom and school walls.
Schools should carefully consider the messages that are sent by how they have constructed the learning environment.
“Slow” movements promote concepts of mindfulness and a consideration of process as well as outcomes.
Pressure on schools to make rapid improvements discourages deeper thinking about long-term solutions. Education can learn a lot from “slow” movements.
The ability to write quickly and effortlessly allows children to focus on translating ideas into writing.
Writing is a fundamental outcome indicator of learning across subjects and grades. The latest NAPLAN results tell us we need to do more to empower children with these skills.
It’s not enough for textbooks just to be present in a classroom. They must support learning.
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Textbooks in sufficient quantities are effective in improving the quality of education but in Africa language poses a problem to how pupils interact with the material they are taught.
A physically active lesson in action in a Leicestershire primary school.
Why we need more physical activity in the classroom.
What can be done to get more kids interested in STEM?
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A study with pre-school children found that their motivation and interest improved when they believed they were part of a group.
The first day in the classroom can be a scary prospect.
Listen up new teachers, here’s what you need to know before you hit the classroom.
When does disciplining kids work?
What happens when kids are put through harsh disciplinary measures?
Why not let children stand and study?
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Aren’t there huge health benefits to staying physically active, for adults? Why should it be any different for children?