Student Success

Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement

For anyone involved in education, the importance of engagement is clear. And the need for both student engagement and buy-in cannot be overstated when it comes to device rollout.

Five Tips for Teaching Typing and Why It's Essential

Keyboarding is, perhaps, the most essential of all 21st-century skills. With computers in use across the majority of U.S. schools now, many educators may feel the need to focus on educational software. But while the debate rages over how to best implement technology into the classroom, we should also be mindful of the need to develop the fundamental skills required to interact fully with the machines themselves.

Can Campus Tours in Virtual Reality Improve College Access?

What if high school students could tour college campuses across their state without ever leaving home? What if questions about the college application process or funding concerns could be addressed in real time at any hour of the day?

What the College-Admission Scandal Should Teach Parents About Success

In the end, the recent college admissions scandal can teach parents one of two lessons: create your own broad definition of success and parent your kids out of hope and conviction, or default to our culture’s narrow definition of success and act out of fear and anxiety.

How Visiting Kids at Home Can Help Us Provide a Better Experience in School

This is a picture of me at almost three years old. That is my mother laying face down on the ground, grandpa’s cowboy boot frames the shot of me looking up at the camera with a weight in my soul. This was one of the days my mother went back to the hospital.

This Teacher Makes Financial Literacy Personal for Students

Jacqueline Prester was a self-proclaimed hustler in middle school. Mowing lawns, babysitting—she took the initiative to earn her own money. But she was also a responsible moneymaker, using the envelope system to budget every cent before she knew it was an actual budgeting strategy. Back then, her friends rolled their eyes when she tried to share her financial savvy.

How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

Learning is often a social process, taking place through dialogue, discussion and other forms of interpersonal interaction. Even when it happens individually, having a supporting community can provide learners with the motivation and opportunities for applying and connecting knowledge.With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students?

This School Was Failing at Its Mission to Graduate Every Student. Then It Opened a Day Care.

WASHINGTON, D.C — Inside a high school in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, down several hallways lined with student artwork and college acceptance letters, is a doorway marked “day care.”Image credit: Emily TateFlanked by two baby cribs, the door itself is covered with laminated guides promoting breastfeeding—one in English, another in Spanish—and behind it is a 3,360-square-foot, multi-room center filled with personalized cubbies, half a dozen cribs, baby bouncers, play sets, early learning tools and a pumping station.

Growth over Grades: How a Resubmit Policy Is Helping Us Build a Culture of Revision

This is the second part of a two-part story about changing classroom culture. Read part one to learn how this teacher improved her student feedback system to increase student engagement."Are you going to resubmit your chemical changes model?" Valentina asked Jayda.

10 Last-Minute Test Prep Ideas to Improve Test Scores [Infographic]

For educators and students alike, state testing days are often the most stressful part of the school year. And although those dates may be marked on the calendar the very first day of class, they can still catch many by surprise. If you find yourself running short on time as the testing window approaches, consider the helpful tips below. Your students will be ready to tackle the test in no time!

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