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After-School Learning

Discover how activities and learning opportunities beyond the school day can make a difference for some kids.

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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.

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5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

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5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

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Turning the Community Into a Classroom

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Talking Shop: Food Justice Lessons and a Student-Run Grocery Store

Guest blogger Jez Luckett, winner of a personal battle against obesity, describes his afterschool program that educates children in a lower-income urban community about the basics of nutrition and healthy shopping.

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Sparking Civic Engagement by Building in Public Spaces
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Sparking Civic Engagement by Building in Public Spaces

Sixteen-year-old Alexa gains hands-on experience and leadership skills by collaborating on a play space for kids through Philadelphia's Public Workshop, which promotes community engagement and innovation.

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The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning "Upside Down"

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher considers the mechanics and benefits of flipping both an English and a science class, and suggests a variation on the flipped model for younger or less connected students.

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What Makes a Successful Tutor?

Seth Linden, founder and CEO at Tutorpedia, looks at the relationships and interactions with students, teachers and parents that make for the ultimate measure of a tutor's success.

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Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills (Is School Enough? Series)
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Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills

Teens in Philadelphia learn how to solve math and engineering problems while working together to build high-efficiency homes designed for disaster relief, as part of an alternative senior year program called the Workshop School.

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How Building Robots Captivates Kids' Imaginations (Is School Enough? Series)
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How Making Robots Captivates Kids' Imaginations

Building robots inspires such passion in high school seniors Violet and Kjersti that they've begun mentoring younger robotics teams to teach STEM skills -- and save their school's robotics program.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Nine Boosts for Summer Learning

VideoAmy shares a playlist of videos with fun ideas to re-engage kids in their learning process during the long weeks of summer.

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Making Homework Meaningful

Blogger Dominick Recckio surveyed his fellow high school students to determine the benefits of completing homework and the strategies for making these assignments meaningful and manageable.

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How to Bring Screenwriting into the Classroom

A high school teacher shares her tips and free resources for engaging students with scriptwriting.

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Special Ed Best Practices Inspire Successful Expanded Learning Time for All Students

Craig Haas, Special Ed and Student Services Coordinator at Edwards Middle School, shares how his team uses expanded learning time to provide relevant academic support to each individual student while breaking down stigmas between children of different...

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Mindfulness at School Outside the Classroom

To help students understand the power of mindfulness, consider practicing it outside of a classroom setting, whether through sports activities, wilderness programs, or retreats.

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Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture (Big Thinkers Series)
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Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture and Media Education (Big Thinkers Series)

University of Southern California media scholar Henry Jenkins describes how educators might fuel civic engagement by tapping the skills their students build in interest-driven online communities.

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

The Tech Detectives Club provides middle school students with practical and service learning opportunities and teachers with first responders for their tech emergencies.

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The Definition of Student Success: What Does it Mean to You?

A three-pronged statement and definitions for students entering society.

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