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The importance a child’s middle years

Far from being a quiet time, a child’s middle years – between ages eight and 12 – can be transformative. But according to Dr Lisa Mundy, we need to better understand those changes. I’ve always been...Read more
|Comment|author: Cheryl Critchley
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How to help Chicago’s younger learners?

The challenge of mending and strengthening Chicago’s network of care and education for its youngest residents defies instant solutions, but four candidates for mayor agreed Monday on one point: The city needs to care for...Read more
|Comment|author: Cassie Walker Burke

What does a great teacher look like?

Teachers with a strong belief in their own ability to ‘get the job done’ have the biggest impact on a student’s learning.  It’s well-known that teachers have the biggest influence on student learning over any other...Read more
|Comment|author: Ruth Aston, Professor Janet Clinton, Georgia Dawson and Myra Koelle

Why is school connectedness so important?

If students feel disconnected from school, their learning and even their health can suffer – new research shows how teachers can help.  Most of us have memories of our days at school; usually some good and...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Terry Bowles, Associate Professor Janet Scull and Daniela Russo
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Bringing play-based learning to refugee children

On Wednesday the LEGO Foundation announced it’s $100 million grant to ensure that young children affected by the Rohingya and Syrian crises are able to learn through play. The recipient of the grant, Sesame Workshop, will work...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

The next generation of Australian schools

With hundreds of new schools needed in Victoria in the coming decade, how will they meet future student and community needs? Australia will need an estimated 400 to 750 new schools to accommodate 650,000 additional students...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Benjamin Cleveland, Associate Professor Clare Newton and Isabella Bower

Should Urban Studies be taught in high school?

Vancouver-based urbanist Jillian Glover reflects on the new urban studies curriculum for high school students in British Columbia, Canada. When I was a child, I didn’t really understand what my Dad did for work. He was...Read more
|Comment|author: Jillian Glover

Tech firms’ innovation can help city children – UNICEF

Developing ‘blended’ online learning opportunities is how technology companies could inspire hundreds of millions of schoolchildren in cities worldwide, says UNICEF. It’s one of the conclusions from new research by the United Nations’ children’s charity into...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy