February 2014 Volume 79, No. 6
Childhood Trauma and Its Affects on Health and Learning - Kristi Garrett
The scope of the issue is massive. Here’s how districts can implement essential early and effective interventions.
Changing the Face of Math - Laura Pappano
A math class that allows for debate and conversation lets students be problem-solvers rather than answer-getters.
Nine Video Tips for a Better Flipped Classroom - David Raths
Expert advice on how to start the process, what software to use, video length, how to use class time, getting student/parent buyin, finding fellow flippers, and more.
At the Corner of Diversity and Communication - Stephanie Fordice
Addressing the multilingual needs of the community and making sure your message doesn’t get lost in translation.
Gates Foundation Places Big Bet on Teacher Agenda - Stephen Sawchuk
Even with a $700 million investment, it remains to be seen if the Foundation’s teacher-quality campaign can deliver on its goal of higher student achievement.
The Incredible True Story - Teaching Tolerance
Informational texts have great potential to engage students and bring cultural relevance to assignments.
Unlocking the Research on English Learners - Claude Goldenberg
What we know—and don’t yet know—about effective instruction.
The Art of Comprehension - Trevor A. Bryan
Students view paintings, photos, and illustrations to help develop skills essential for strong reading comprehension.
Living and Learning with Mobile Devices - Grunwald Associates, LLC, and Learning First Alliance
Parental support and influence can smooth the way for technology in schools and help overcome limitations in districtbudgets.
The Rich-Poor Gap Widens - Angela Provitera McGlynn
in Higher Education Research shows that heavy investment in children—quality day care and universal preschool—is the only way inequality can be neutralized.
Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America 2013 - Common Sense Media
Findings on the types of activities children engage in, devices most widely used, time spent on new versus traditional screen media, and much more.
How to Maximize Learning for All Students - Jodi Newton and Betty Winches
What do teachers whose students repeatedly attain high achievement do differently from other teachers? Here are common characteristics in teacher practice that positively affect student learning.