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July 16, 2014
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Improve grades, reduce failure – undergrads should tell profs ‘Don’t lecture me’

A significantly greater number of students fail science, engineering and math courses that are taught lecture-style than fail in classes incorporating so-called active learning that expects them to participate in discussions and problem-solving beyond what they’ve memorized. Active learning also … Continue reading

June 28, 2013
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More Fresh Air in Classrooms Means Fewer Absences

Berkeley Lab study finds correlation between higher illness absences and lower ventilation rates in California elementary schools. If you suspect that opening windows to let in fresh air might be good for you, a new study by scientists at Lawrence … Continue reading