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SCHOOL CLOSINGS ABBEY ACADEMY PREPARATORY SCHOOL and amp; DAYCARE – Opens Sept. 5. Academy of Accelerated Learning – Opens Sept. 5. Art Institute of Houston – Opens Sept. 5. ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL – Opens Sept. 5. AVONDALE HOUSE – Opens Sept. 5. FORT BEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY – Opens Sept. 5. KIPP Houston Public Schools – Opens Sept. 5. LONE STAR COLLEGE – […]

Everybody and their mama has just about covered or parodied Adele’s hit single “Hello.” Last night on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Adele and The Roots sing her song “Hello” with classroom instruments. Check out the cute, funny video above.

My piece about a middle school teacher incorporating Twitter in his classroom has generated a lot of tweets itself. Enrique Legaspi, a history teacher in East Los Angeles, recently began requiring his students to tweet to foster greater participation in his classes — especially among shy students. The reaction to this phenomenon was sharp on […]

I recently read a New York Times article that explained the interesting concept of “perceptual learning,” which involves training the mind to memorize patterns rather than just learning concepts straight off. This method is being investigated by a small group of scientists who have evidence that proficiency improves when students in schools are groomed to […]