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The importance of bachelors in education students challenging gifted learners

William Woods EDU

“Keeping a child who can do sixth-grade work in a second-grade classroom is not saving that student’s childhood but is instead robbing that child of the desire to learn,” writes Ellen Winner, Professor and Chair of psychology at Boston College in her book, Gifted Children: Myths and Realities. According to a National Teacher Survey on […]

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June 28th, 2016

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The importance of education students teaching children computer skills

William Woods EDU

In a previous Look Into Education blog, we discussed the demand in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs and the increase in educational programs to prepare students to fill these positions. That is, with the exception of computer sciences. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, computer science is the only STEM field […]

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March 1st, 2016

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Bachelor of education students prepare to close the student proficiency gap

William Woods EDU

How do you as an educator, determine if your student is “future ready”? In May, Achieve, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education reform organization, released the first “Proficient vs. Prepared” report. The analysis identified discrepancies between student proficiency rates reported by state tests and those reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – otherwise known […]

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February 29th, 2016

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Bachelor and Masters students working at the forefront of teaching and technology

William Woods EDU

According to a 2014 survey done by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization, one third of students in grades 3-5 and nearly one third of students in grades 6-12 say that they use a mobile device provided by their school to support schoolwork. Additionally, over a period of four years the percent of middle […]

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January 12th, 2016

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Summer slide or summer sanctuary — the school calendar debate.

William Woods EDU

When it comes to something as fundamental as whether schools in Missouri and across America should change length of the school day and/or year, opinions tend to be strong and vary widely. Some have been making a case for extending school days and year-round-education for a decade or more, claiming that the current system is […]

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June 16th, 2015

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Blended Learning: An Introduction

William Woods EDU

No subject in education captures as much attention or triggers as much interest — across students, families, teachers and principals — as the promise of blended learning. Researchers Heather Staker and Michael B. Horn define blended learning as “a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of […]

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April 9th, 2015

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