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Owen Edwards October 19, 2009
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Quest to Learn, a publicly funded school in New York, teaches entirely through games and hopes to open more of these Institutes of Play in the near future.
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Falling into a rut and a routine comes with the job of being a teacher, but taking risks and trying something new in the classroom might just do the trick.
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George Lucas was interviewed about the new world of learning at the 2009 World Business Forum and in a special supplement to the Wall Street Journal.
Rebecca Alber October 6, 2009
Constructivist teaching allows the teacher to be a learner side-by-side with students, and often also yields greater academic results.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron September 30, 2009
The American Library Association's Banned Books Week is a time schools can pay special homage to those books censored throughout history.
Research papers no longer need to carry the negative connotation for students as a stand-alone, tedious assignment.