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Deeper Learning Digest: Words of encouragement can improve students’ academic performance

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July 25, 2014 01:09 pm

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The ‘Deeper Learning Digest’ is a bi-weekly roundup of articles, blog posts, and other content around deeper learning. Make sure to add High School Soup to your RSS feed to stay up-to-date on all deeper learning news. Please be sure to follow @deeperlearning on Twitter for more on deeper learning.


A teacher struggles with the tension between depth and breadth in the curriculum. Learning Deeply

In West Philadelphia, The Workshop School is giving students from the city’s most troubled high schools the chance to engage in workshops and experiments in the not-so-ordinary classroom. NPR

A two-month study into mindset interventions, conducted by the Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS) suggests words of encouragement can improve students’ academic performance. edSurge

The Envision Academy of Arts & Technology in Oakland, CA is helping students realize they are talented, capable learners. Check out the embedded link below to see KQED Radio News’ report on the school.


By engaging students in developing their own rubric to evaluate their work, a classroom accelerates learning. Learning Deeply

A Minnesota school has been engaging students in place-based expeditions that are “ridiculously fun” and deep learning experiences since 1971. Learning Deeply

Finding ways to help students discover their academic potential can be very rewarding for educators. eSchoolNews

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