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Educational neuroscience is gaining more popularity as it seeks to understand how learning happens and what physically happens to the brain as learning takes place.  Current neuroscience research confirms that “hands on learning” is best because “multiple senses receive such information” which stores information in more areas of the brain. This article digs deeper into how educational neuroscientists are looking into closing achievement gaps and improve special education practices.




In this article, educational psychology professor, Dorothy L. Espelag, talks about three ways schools can create bullying-prevention strategies.  First, she emphasizes the need for a “community wide effort’’ in terms of creating “long term change”.  To achieve long term goals and improve school climate she states that bullying needs to be handled in the following three ways: first, reporting incidents which helps give victims a voice; second, reviewing incidents and having trained personnel on staff to document and validate the incident; and third, resolving incidents by understanding research and restorative practice strategies to help lessen future incidents. 




This short video features Ruthanne Buck, who is a part of “Teach to Lead” discussing how teachers need the opportunity to innovate; and “right now they don’t have the space”.  She urges teachers to be the one to “create solutions” that will lead to creating teacher leadership.

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