Category – Student Engagement

September 13, 2016

Meet the 7-Year-Old Acing Algebra I

A smiling Isaac Nikolayev-Stair, one very gifted math student who at only seven years old is now studying Algebra I.


Isaac Nikolayev-Stair

While most of his peers are still mastering addition and subtraction, Isaac Nikolayev-Stair—one very gifted math student from San Antonio—has already moved on to Algebra I. Find out what makes him so special in this new profile. *Editor’s note: Isaac’s…


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October 1, 2014

Putting the “Classroom” Back in Online Learning

A common complaint about online learning is that it robs students of the benefits of a physical classroom. Gone are the days of group discussions, reviewing homework together, and examining the work a fellow pupil has done at the board….


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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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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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