Archives – September 2014

September 30, 2014

STEM engagement begins early

There’s no doubt that STEM is a rapidly growing field. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that by 2018, there will be at least 2.4 million jobs in STEM-related fields . While the U.S. lags behind in STEM fields, ranking…


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September 26, 2014

How We Know Our Students Are 96 Percent On-Task

Walk into a blended learning classroom and you may see students staring fixedly at their computer screens, tapping away on the keyboard as they work through lessons and problem sets. But how do you know if students are actually doing…


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Teaching Character

Do you remember the life lessons your favorite teachers taught you? Around the office, we have fond recollections of such teachers – the ones who taught us to keep our temper, to bounce back after failure, to work hard. These teachers…


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September 25, 2014

Student Engagement is Measurable

Measuring student engagement in classrooms can be a daunting task for researchers. While traditional methods for classroom observations aim to unobtrusively observe student behavior and attitude, the problem is that not all students or behaviors are observed equally, and the…


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September 19, 2014

Click to Learn: Student Engagement in the Digital Age

Education technology is here to stay. Teachers, parents, and principals today recognize how technology can aid in learning and boost achievement. This is not possible, however, if students are not deeply engaging with their digital curricula. But how do you…


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September 18, 2014

TODAY is North Texas Giving Day! #DoTheMath

It’s finally here! Today, we’re celebrating North Texas Giving Day, an annual day of giving for the North Texas community. Here’s what you can do to help us: The Genie loves to visit North Texas students. Follow us on Facebook…


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September 17, 2014

Three Questions with Dr. Mari E. Koerner

Dr. Mari E. Koerner has served as the dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University since 2006 after a decades-long career as an educator and researcher. We were very honored to have her visit our…


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September 12, 2014

Reasoning Mind Celebrates AmeriCorps’ 20-Year Anniversary

Today, Reasoning Mind employees are honoring community service and dedication in honor of the 20 th anniversary of AmeriCorps . More than 900,000 citizens have contributed more than a billion hours in community since 1994. With many AmeriCorps alumni on…


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