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Now This Is A Student Goal-Setting Strategy That May Actually Work

I posted “Everyone Is A Teacher” Is A New Engagement Strategy I’m Using & It Seems To Be Working earlier this week, and it was – rightfully, I think …

Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story

We’ve spent the last two weeks in my English Language Learner Beginners class reading and learning about stories.<p>Last Friday, it was time for them to …

Language Learning

Are grade-schoolers doing too much homework?

When I toured a public elementary school last spring, one question in particular seemed to make the principal squirm. Do the kindergartners get …

So what are kids reading these days? A whole lot of 'Wimpy Kid'

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid," author Jeff Kinney's delightful tale of a hapless middle schooler named Greg, was read by fourth-graders across the United States more than any other book last year.<p>Fifth-graders too. And sixth- and seventh-graders.<p>By eighth grade, S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders" bumped Greg …

How Teachers Can Help 'Quiet Kids' Tap Their Superpowers

When Lily Shum was little, she dreaded speaking up in class. It wasn't because she didn't have anything interesting to say, or because she wasn't paying attention or didn't know the answer. She was just quiet.<p>"Every single report card that I ever had says, 'Lily needs to talk more. She is too …

Teaching

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...)<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got …

Bookmark This Video Next Time You Go Through a Breakup

A breakup can cloud your judgment and disrupt your life, making it difficult to get stuff done. If you’re in the middle of one, the School of Life …

6 Apps That Can Help with Student Assessment

By: Jenny Wise. There is one aspect of education that all teachers and learners face: assessment. So here are a few creative methods for using …

Teaching

Lessons Learned Preparing for TED That Will Inform Future Teaching

Presenting a TED Talk was on my bucket list.<p>Ever since I saw my first one several years ago, watching them has become a ritual and investing in new …

To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

Take a look at your hand, right or left, it doesn't matter. Now imagine every finger represents a word. How many sentences can you come up with?<p><i>I think therefore I am.</i><p><i>Don't sweat the small stuff.</i><p><i>All you need is love.</i><p>Ximena Martinez, from Texas, thought this one was good: "Las naranjas son muy …

Teaching

How a Special School Changed This Girl's Life

Keerthi knows what her life could have been: An early marriage, children, domestic chores, and long hours chipping away at stone in the local quarry. That's what's most likely for a poor girl like Keerthi, who lives outside of Bangalore, in India.<p>But Keerthi’s life will be different. Her mother …

Edtech Product HelpKidzLearn Wins 2016 Queen's Award For Enterprise

The town of Oldham in NW England is not the type of place usually associated with cutting-edge technology. Crammed into the outskirts of Manchester, it is a long way from Silicon Valley, both in mileage and appearance.<p>Even Wikipedia describes it as a town ‘with little early history to speak of’ and …

Education Technology

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting | Inc.com

Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be able to get my message across effectively to my [team/employees/potential investors]."<p>But here's the thing: …

Public Speaking

State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2016 Edition

By Phil HillMore Posts (403)This is the eighth year I have shared the LMS market share graphic, commonly known as the squid graphic, for (mostly) US …

Education Technology

10 travelers reveal the incredible stories behind their most jaw-dropping photos

Some of the world's most daring travelers have scaled great heights, survived intense weather, and explored remote destinations, all to capture stunning images.<p>We teamed up with @BeautifulDestinations, which is currently one of the most-followed travel Instagram accounts, to pull together 10 …

Globally Competent Students Require Globally Competent Teachers

<i>Garrett Tomlinson, Manager Instructional Services, VIF International Education</i><p>The last part of the U.S. Department of Education’s mission — to ensure …

If Education Is Going to Change, Teacher Prep Needs to First

Every 5th period for the first two months of my career, I cried.<p>After teaching periods 2, 3 and 4, I'd run into my friend's classroom and position …

Teaching

How To Be A Great Teacher, From 12 Great Teachers

Great teachers have two things in common: an exceptional level of devotion to their students, and the drive to inspire each one to learn and succeed.<p>At NPR Ed we're just about halfway through our 50 Great Teachers project.<p>We've profiled teachers at all levels, in all subjects, from all over the …

Teaching

Spectacular lightning storm in Australia is out of this world

Severe storms brought surreal lightning strikes to Australia on Nov. 23. There were reports of 28,000 lightning strikes in southern Queensland, …

The World’s Deadliest Terrorist Organization

It’s not ISIS.<p>The grisly attacks in France and Lebanon last week have fixed attention on the violence perpetrated by ISIS. But a study published this week indicates that the world’s deadliest terrorist organization actually operates thousands of miles south of Paris and Beirut, in Nigeria.<p>The 2015 …