How you can add computer science to your education curriculum next year

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Do you remember when President Obama became the first US President to write a line of code? Computer science is becoming a huge part of what it means to be […]

How to keep kids learning over the summer

School’s out for summer! And as fun as that is to say, there’s a real danger for students during the summer: learning loss. Studies have shown that kids can lose […]

Here’s how to help your kids process the news of last week

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After the events of the past few days, we’re horrified. Shocked. Speechless. And while the killings of two more black men by the police are devastating, it is an obvious […]

How one teacher created a community garden from a vacant lot

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On Aldine Street in Newark, nestled between a parking lot and an abandoned building, you’ll find a thriving community garden. Two years ago it was an overgrown, vacant lot with […]

How one teacher grew an arts program into a network-wide showcase

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Second and third graders, violins in hand, silently walk into the auditorium and take their seats. Katy Brodhead, the music teacher at KIPP THRIVE Academy, walks around the stage checking […]

7 MOOCs to help you grow as a teacher

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MOOC’s, or massive open online courses from places like Coursera, offer opportunities for educators at any level to acquire new skills, or learn more about the teaching profession. For New […]

Six interview tips you’ll want to know, from our recruitment team

Interviewing requires a lot of thought and preparation. We sat down with the KIPP New Jersey recruitment team to learn a little bit more about what pitfalls usually trip up […]

Three ways you can hack snow days for learning

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If you live on the east coast of the states, chances are you had a snow day already (or two) this year. We had snow in New Jersey. For. Days. […]

Brain Rules for teachers, part two

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Did you get something out of last week’s Brain Rules post? I sure hope so. This week, we’ll look at the other six brain rules John Medina covers in his […]

Twelve Brain Rules for educators, part one

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Of all the books I read in 2015, John Medina’s Brain Rules impacted the way I think about learning the most. Today we’re going to look at how our brains […]