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The weird way language affects our sense of time and space

BBC – Miriam Frankel and Matt Warren If you were asked to walk diagonally across a field, would you know what to do? Or what if you were offered £20 ($23) today or double that amount in a month, would you be willing to wait? And how would you line up 10 photos of your parents if you were instructed to sort them in chronological order? Would you place them horizontally or vertically? In which direction would the timeline move? Read More:...

Can Video Games Help Early Learners Grow?

Ed Surge – Eleanore Catolico On Oct. 28, children’s media company Moonbug Entertainment partnered with Outright Games to launch CoComelon: Play with JJ on Nintendo Switch. The game is aimed at children ages 2 to 4 and their parents and is based on the characters and concepts many families are familiar with from the streaming series of the same name, known for setting nursery rhymes to short animated scenes. Moonbug also owns “Blippi,” “Little Baby Bum” and other popular kids programs. Read More:...

Making Metacognition Part of Student Writing

Edutopia – Susan Barber Metacognition is a term that describes thinking about one’s thinking as a means of reflection. The goal is for students to think more about the process—how they approach writing, barriers to good writing, and strategies that help them write successfully—instead of focusing only on content or rubric requirements. Metacognitive reflection can awaken students to be more aware of their thinking during writing, resulting in a deeper understanding of who they are as writers and of how to transfer their knowledge to any genre of writing. Read More:...

Amid NAEP declines, how can educators address student math anxiety?

K-12 Dive – Anna Merod Underperformance in math is not new for students in the United States, especially compared to other countries’ math performance over the years, said Beilock, who studies performance anxiety as well as the strategies to overcome it. In 2018, the Programme for International Student Assessment ranked the United States No. 36 in math out of the 79 participating countries and regions. Read More:...

5 Trends in STEM Education You Need to Know

Euro Scientist – Emily Newton STEM education has had many developments since it first came into schools. Here are five new trends you could see in a school or home near you Read More:...