Lost in space: Open-plan classrooms can leave children adrift

We all know that talking and listening in large, noisy spaces (like restaurants, shopping centers or concert venues) is tough. Trying to piece together snippets of conversation with background noise is frustrating, exhausting ...

UN warns against 'excessive' tech use in classrooms

Heavy reliance on technology in education may be unproductive, or even detrimental, if it interferes with the acquisition of basic skills such as reading, the UN warned on Wednesday.

Book examines classroom dialog across language and culture

Teacher talk seems intuitive—the expert imparts knowledge onto novices, who passively receive expertise like a car or machine receives parts at every station on an assembly line. In reality, an effective teacher in an era ...

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