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How to implement cooperative grouping in the inclusive middle school classroom

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Young teenagers in middle school grow at very different rates and, in this period when they are figuring themselves out, have an “intense need for social interaction and peer affiliation.” It’s no wonder the development of students’ interpersonal and social skills has been identified as a key goal of middle-level education in the National Middle School Association’s position paper, “
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Games motivate students to read beyond their grade level

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Kids spend a lot of time playing video games, and it's paying off for their education. Hannah Gerber, a literacy researcher at Sam Houston State University, observed 10th grade students and found while they only read about 10 minutes a day in English class—they spent 70 minutes reading at home. They're not devouring novels but instead websites and guides devoted to their favorite video games, like Minecraft or World of W
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7 studies that prove game-based learning really works

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The research proves it: Video games help students better understand what they’re studying in school. In a recent paper titled “Video Games in Education,” elementary teacher Matthew C. Heins looked at a number of studies where teachers used games in K-12 classes. “Video games were utilized in every major content area to an extent to help improve student learning,” Heins wrote. “The learning that took place improve