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Weekly News Round-Up for October 27th
posted by: Melissa | October 27, 2017, 12:57 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week changes in regulations for special education students, new science standards in New Mexico, pension reform, and more!

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5 Websites to Find Brain Breaks
posted by: Melissa | October 26, 2017, 12:58 pm   

Research is piling up that forcing your brain to focus all day without breaks is counter-productive. Contrary to previous beliefs, going longer and harder doesn’t end up increasing output. In fact, it may end up decreasing your ability to be productive and take in new information. This is especially true for young students who don’t have the same attention span as adults.

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Viewpoints on the Homework Debate
posted by: Melissa | October 25, 2017, 09:53 am   

From flipped classrooms to schoolwide homework bans, there’s been a movement in recent years to decrease the amount of homework given to students. As with all new trends in education, there are mixed feelings about it. Here is what some educators are saying:

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Weekly News Round-Up for October 20th
posted by: Melissa | October 20, 2017, 12:55 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week the Gates Foundation shifts its education funding focuses, a fight brews in Tennessee, and unions continue their contentious relationships with administrators.

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Simple and Free Class Rewards
posted by: Melissa | October 17, 2017, 11:56 am   

We would all like to believe that our students are self-motivated learners, that they will behave nicely in class, do all of their homework, study hard for tests, and participate in discussions because they love learning, school, and most importantly, us! In reality, though, this is not the case. Especially early on in school, students are highly motivated by external factors. Students will work harder when offered a reward than they will just on their own.

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