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20 Good YouTube Math Channels for Teachers

August 27, 2017 Math learning and teaching can be so much fun especially when done through the right strategies. One of these strategies is through …

Education Technology

The case for eliminating letter grades, according to a school with too many straight-A students

Mary Lawlor has taught sixth-grade English for more than 20 years. For almost all of that time, she hated giving grades.<p>The high-achievers always freaked out, lining up at her door in tears because they wanted higher marks. “It bred all these perfectionists [who] were not resilient and just focused …

A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile.<p>“Let’s see,” he said one morning this spring. “I can find the area and perimeter of a polygon. …

Education

12 of Toronto’s best Caribbean restaurants

Our favourite places right now for roti, jerk chicken, curry goat and beef patties

Recipes

Bacon Fried Rice Will Get You Up in the Morning

On Sunday mornings my first meal can often not happen after noon, when some civilized folks might say breakfast time is over. While I think any time …

Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child

Even Einstein was unexceptional in his youth. Now a new book questions our fixation with IQ and says adults can help almost any child become gifted<p>Join us on <b>Thursday 3 August</b> for an online Q&A looking at what parents and teachers can do to boost children’s brainpower<p>When Maryam Mirzakhani died at …

Nobel Prize

The 100 best cheap eats in Toronto

The best bargain bites, from Bay Street to the burbs

Bay Street

From "EduSpeak" to a Language of Pedagogy

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to conduct a workshop for EdTechTeacher on <i>Leading Innovation in the Classroom</i>. Before beginning to prepare for the …

A Psychologist Has Figured Out How You Can Be Better at Math

Numeracy is tied up in self-esteem and motivation.<p>As you may remember from your own (in)glorious youth, most university students are required to take …

My Son Is In Special Education And I Want Him To Be Challenged

By the time my younger son is midway through third grade, I realize that his academic progress has stalled. He's stuck somewhere between kindergarten and first grade.<p>School is a struggle for him. He has a language-based learning disability, which affects how long it takes for him to process new …

Education

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Speech to Text in Word, Docs, and Email

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft released a new speech-to-text tool called Dictate. Dictate is a free add-in for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and …

Education Technology

Turn an old monitor into a wall display with a Raspberry Pi

So you have an unused Raspberry Pi -- or five -- lying around and you don't know what to do with it. You're not alone, even if there are hundreds of projects at the ready.<p>You can turn it into a Minecraft machine, a music streamer for your living room, an Alexa speaker and many other things. But one …

Response: 'Flipped Learning' Does Not Just Mean 'Posting Videos'

<i>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</i><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>What are the best ways to make a flipped classroom work?</b><p>There is a lot …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Why Grades Are Not Paramount to Achievement

The intrinsic love of learning supplants the drive for high marks in the long run.<p>At the beginning of this school year, my colleagues and I decided to avoid giving the sophomores in our English classes any grades for six weeks. Research shows that providing students with a number or letter in …

Pedagogy

More than 100 top private and boarding schools have started a campaign to kill high-school transcripts

That's the ambition of a new education reform movement, which wants to rebuild how high schools record the abilities of students — and in turn to change the way colleges evaluate applicants.<p>Sounds like quite a task. But the idea is from a group with considerable clout and money: more than 100 …

High School

How School Choice Turns Education Into a Commodity

Schools are a public good that extreme market proliferation would eventually destroy.<p>Buoyed by Donald Trump’s championing of a voucher system—and cheered on by his education secretary Betsy DeVos—Arizona just passed one of the country's most thoroughgoing policies in favor of so-called “school of …

Education

This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers

No rest for the weary in our weekly roundup of national education news.<p><b>Supreme Court rules on special education case</b><p>"I'm thrilled," said Amanda Morin, a parent and advocate with the website Understood.org, after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in a case that could affect 6.5 million special …

Education

Critical thinking instruction in humanities reduces belief in pseudoscience

A recent study by North Carolina State University researchers finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly …

Critical Thinking

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

Growing up in a hungry household in the first couple of years of life can hurt how well a child performs in school years later, according to a new study.<p>An estimated 13.1 million children live in homes with insufficient food, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Department of …

What Is Your Teaching Philosophy: Developing Your Interview Approach

When you apply for a job as a teacher, you may be asked about your teaching philosophy. This is not the sort of question you should fumble—you’ll …

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Learning

Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to <b>leave comments in the margin</b>. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students …

5 ways to try salmon | Features

Salmon is a beautiful fish, and a great way of getting omega-3 and essential fatty acids into our diets. Everyone should have a go at cooking salmon …

Good Advice On “De-Escalating Power Struggles In The Classroom”

Power struggles in the classroom are bad news. And, to modify an old community organizing adage: “Sometimes the only worse thing than losing a power …

Teaching

Four cautionary lessons about education technology

There is no denying that governments around the world are expanding investments in education technology, from inputs that students use directly (like …

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Education

How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn

For many years, schools and universities have had to change the way they work and teach in order to fit in with technology.<p>Software like PowerPoint, …

Eczema Treatment: What You Can Do To Stop The Incessant Itch

Unidentified bumps and rashes can be caused by anything from allergies to keratosis pilaris, but eczema is one of the most common culprits. Also …

One Hundred Years of Research on Grading – Marshall Memo

Ik ben betalende abonnee van de Marshall Memo. Deze Memo, gepubliceerd sinds 2003 door Kim Marshall, is ontworpen om schoolhoofden, docenten, …