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With a focus on technology in education, HIU listed the latest articles, insights and ideas for educators who are passionate about technology and learning.
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  • Why Content Knowledge is Crucial to Effective Critical Thinking September 19, 2019
    Scientific research on how to teach critical thinking contradicts education trends. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Teaching 6-Year-Olds About Privilege and Power September 17, 2019
    Privilege and power play out in the world all around us everyday. And kids notice. First grade teacher Bret Turner has decided not to avoid the difficult conversations and questions his students bring to class. Instead, he's weaving issues of privilege and power into everything he does.
  • How to Create Deeper Student Learning Experiences Through Authentic Questions September 16, 2019
    When teachers give students the space to pursue inquiry, kids can take more ownership of their own learning and generate authentic questions. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • When School Safety Becomes School Surveillance September 12, 2019
    More and more schools are investing in technologies that scan social media posts, school assignments and even student emails for potential threats. Privacy experts say the trade-offs aren't worth it. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Positive Childhood Experiences May Buffer Against Health Effects Of Adverse Ones September 10, 2019
    Researchers asked adults to reflect back on their happy childhood memories. They found those who recalled more were less likely to have depression in adulthood and had more supportive relationships. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Training Just for Dads Helps The Whole Family September 9, 2019
    Prenatal classes often focus on Mom-to-be — on her shifting role and emotional needs, along with new skills. But if Dad gets sidelined early into a supporting role, research shows, everybody loses. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How College Loans Strain Families, Not Just Students September 6, 2019
    A new book looks at how the struggle to pay for college has transformed the experience of the American middle class. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Seven Strategies to Keep Students Motivated All Year Long September 5, 2019
    Students aren't always aware of the progress they are making or how their emotions affect their learning throughout the year. These strategies can help make those things visible to them. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Childhood As ‘Resume Building’: Why Play Needs A Comeback September 3, 2019
    The kind of free play grown-ups had in previous generations is looked at with nostalgia in today’s era of adult-supervised activities. Children are missing out on the benefits of unstructured play, but a group of dedicated educators are trying to give kids back their play time. For one day in February, class time is dedicated […]
  • How A School Prioritizes Character as Much as Academics September 3, 2019
    Capital City Public Charter School considers its students’ social and emotional development — their persistence, collaboration and integrity — to be just as important as their academic work. One way... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Scientific Debate Over Teens, Screens And Mental Health August 27, 2019
    What's the link between smartphone use and teens' mental health? Experts disagree, with some arguing that the threat is overblown. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Praise, Don’t Tease, And Other Tips To Help Kids With Their Weight August 27, 2019
    Even well-intended comments about weight and dieting can actually harm children. Here's advice for how to set kids up for a healthy life and a positive self-image. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Your Strategies For Supporting Anxious Kids At Home And At School August 27, 2019
    Parents and teachers in the MindShift community share their tips and strategies for helping anxious kids succeed at school and in life. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Three Things Overscheduled Kids Need More of in Their Lives August 26, 2019
    Playtime, downtime and family time are so essential to a child's healthy development. But with competing demands from school, extracurricular activities and anxiety, getting downtime might be hard to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]