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Lead the Change Series: Q&A with Amanda DatnowMore
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Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE), recognized as the 2007 Best New Journal in the Social Sciences & Humanities by the Association of American Publishers' Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division, provides a forum for the accessible presentation of basic and applied research on learning and development, including analyses from biology, cognitive science, and education.More
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At CHOICE, students have flexible hours and a shorter school day. A student with an area of passion (e.g., horseback riding; dancing; firefighting) might opt for this interest to fulfill an elective requirement.More
SAM Animation is user-friendly software designed specifically for K-12 students and teachers, allowing for quick and easy creation of stop-motion animations in content ranging from photosynthesis to Newton’s Laws to poetry to fractions. More
Elijah, grade 11, gives examples of how a teacher can make students feel easy and natural in the classroom, without losing their respect.More
Farhan, in grade 11, describes an “opportunity network” program in which he connects with and learns from professionals in different fields. A few years back, they were “in my position literally,” he says. But now, “from speaking to them, I learned a lot about what it means to be an adult.”More
Kenneth, in grade 11, says that increasing the challenge level “keeps me motivated to wanting to do more” whether it’s in math or sports.More
Maranda, in grade 11, describes a class in which students used anthropological methods to investigate the experience of 16-year-olds in cultures around the world. “It was different for a lot of us,” she says. “It was very different.”More
Amanda, in grade 11, describes her “really cool” internship at a museum: “I’m really learning about history other than inside a classroom.” Holding a document from long ago made her think, “This is something I really want to do and learn more about.”More