Posts by Erin Gohl
When the School Doors Close: Tips for Families To Help Students Continue Learning When Disaster Strikes
By: Erin Gohl & Kristen Thorson. When disaster hits families face the reality that schools must close during such emergencies. Here are tips to help keep the learning going.
How can a school district systematically support all the various individual experiences and reactions? Parkland, Florida, has developed an inspirational approach under some of truly trying circumstances. Learn more here.
There is a growing national momentum behind having students learn in contexts and at times outside of the traditional school day. This new tool from Big Picture Learning provides a valuable approach for managing these types of experiences.
In Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore uses neuroscience to push back on long-held negative perceptions about teenagers to reframe adolescence as a unique and actually productive developmental period. Learn more here.
In the wake of large-scale test score releases (especially those showing mediocre or negative results), political will for innovative educational programs often subsides. A system perspective shift toward whole-child development could stem this trend.
A flowering of research from neuroscience, psychology, early childhood, and a variety of other disciplines on the science of learning and development has begun to shed light on what is necessary for students to reach their full potential. How can our systems catch up to these findings?
When students have a voice, and they know their voices matter, they realize they have agency in their own lives and in broader social, political and economic conversations. And then, great things happen.
By: Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson. Academic studies on homework have shown a spectrum of results spanning conclusions that homework is the key to academic success to those saying homework is a waste of student time that damages home life. But what if homework was different?
In recent years, a plethora of vendors have developed software solutions that promise to simplify the personalization process and give schools and teachers the answers to understand and address the individual needs of each student. Watson Classroom is a promising new entry to the field.
The enthusiasm and passion of the presenters, vendors, and most importantly, the educators at FETC 2018 made the future of education technology look very bright. In this post, we look at eight vendors that encapsulate the future of EdTech.