Kudos to Dover Middle School for piloting standing desks in their classrooms! Allowing movement in the classroom has been linked to positive behavior changes in students and more “on-task engagement,” according to CNN.
From working together, to resolving problems on the playground, early childhood programs like kindergarten and preschool help kids develop their social and emotional skills at a young age. But a new study from the American Journal of Public Health suggested that these social-emotional skills have long-lasting effects on adulthood–including employment […]
Nashua’s Board of Education voted to officially endorse the competency-based grading system their teachers have been working on for several years, according to The Nashua Telegraph.
New Hampshire’s performance assessment model uses locally-developed assessments and requires students to show what they know by applying lessons to real world situations. This method fosters deeper learning and lasting retention of information. What does that look like? Check out this video to see a real performance assessment in action, from Edutopia:
We know children benefit in countless ways when we read with them. Reading is Fundamental highlights some 21st Century skill starters –like helping children better understand their feelings (i.e. Emotional Intelligence) — in their list, 10 Benefits of Storytime:
Many states are taking notice of New Hampshire’s successful online K-12 school, the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS). Several attributes make it stand out from other online K-12 options: strong student-teacher relationships, a focus on competency, personalized instruction, and the unique way the state funds the school, according to The Hetchinger […]
Already, sixteen states have officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)–a set of standards that shifts science class from “learning about to figuring it out.” Although they’re rigorous and involve higher level concepts, they’re designed to be accessible for all students and help them make sense of the world around they […]
A new study by The Brookings Institution suggests that critical thinking and reasoning skills help college-bound students more than taking advanced or AP courses in high school, according to The Atlantic. As New Hampshire schools transition to competency-based learning and integrate higher standards into their classrooms, students gain more of […]
New Hampshire businesses, especially manufacturing-based companies like GE Aviation in Hooksett, are coming out to emphasize the state’s labor shortage, according to The Boston Globe. Today’s manufacturing jobs are increasingly technical and require different sets of skills than decades ago. In response, New Hampshire’s schools are working with industry to […]
This year, Londonderry will be expanding the use of their online assessment portal, iReady, to include grades 2 through 7, according to The Eagle Tribune.