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Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn

"Why do I have to learn this?" It's a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than ...

dateMar 21, 2017 in Social Sciences
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America's best teachers get creative

While U.S. educational policy emphasizes high-stakes testing and scripted lessons, the best teachers in the business are taking creative risks—often drawing from their own interests and hobbies—to help students learn, ...

dateMay 05, 2015 in Social Sciences
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