Andrew Lasko

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Want to stop teachers leaving? Help them develop their careers

Access to professional development for teachers varies hugely from school to school – but the issue isn’t funding<p>The teaching recruitment and retention crisis shows no signs of abating, with unions warning that losses will soon be unsustainable. Yet when it comes to investing in and developing our …

Children Must Be Taught to Collaborate, Studies Say

Researchers explore group work in class<p>At its best, collaboration in the classroom can help students think more deeply and creatively about a subject …

Chelsea Is Getting Archery Tag

Archery Games is opening its first American location, where you can play a combination of paintball, dodgeball, and archery called archery tag.<p>By …

Minnesota’s top high school archer is girl from a St. Paul school

Emily Yang, a junior at Open World Learning Community in St. Paul, bested her competitors with a score of 293 out of 300. at the Minnesota NASP …

5 sports for kids who don't like group activities

If your tween or teen is tired of the usual group sports, why not try something different? From under-the-radar sports like archery to individual …

State Tests Do Not Assess Student Learning

Before third grade in NY, students are learning completely unencumbered by the fear and useless waste of time of state testing. Kids are free to …

Pedagogy

Einride’s autonomous trucks will be Nvidia-powered, and deliveries start this fall

Einride’s T-pod all-electric, self-driving transport vehicle will use the Nvidia Drive AI platform to provide its autonomous smarts, the Swedish technology company revealed today. Einride also announced that the very first customer deliveries of its production T-pod truck will begin this fall, …

Students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

The idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or "learning style" – such as visually, orally, or by doing – is not supported …

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

<i>Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The series will examine how schools can</i> …

College & University

‘Every lesson is a battle’: Why teachers are lining up to leave

As the deadline looms for staff to hand in their notice before the next school year, unions warn losses will soon be unsustainable<p>Ellie Jones, 40, is an assistant secondary headteacher. Most mornings she gets up at 4 to do paperwork, arrives at school for 7.30 and gets home at the earliest around …

Teaching

It’s Simple, Really: How a Differential Works, Explained in a Vintage Video

The standard open differential in most cars is a brilliant piece of engineering, allowing you to take the tightest turns without fighting your tires or tearing apart your drivetrain. But even if you understand implicitly how a car’s differential works, it’s kind of difficult to explain.<p>That’s why …

Growing concerns over school mobile phone 'craze' driving teachers to quit social media

School pupils are driving teachers off social media by filming staged classroom incidents and posting them on the internet in an effort to embarrass …

10 Habits to Strengthen a Parent-Child Relationship

<i>"I can't believe how things with my daughter have turned around since I started focusing on connection."</i> — Zoe<p>We all crave those close moments with …

Uber stops all self-driving car tests after fatal crash (updated)

Uber is putting all of its self-driving vehicle tests on hold after one of its cars struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona Sunday evening. According to ABC affiliate <i>KNXV</i>, the car had a human operator behind the wheel but was in autonomous mode. A woman walking on a crosswalk was struck by …

Venture capitalist visits 200 schools in 50 states and says DeVos is wrong: ‘If choice and competition improve schools, I found no sign of it.’

By Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter<p>Ted Dintersmith is a successful venture capitalist and father of two who has spent years devoting most of his time, energy and millions of dollars of his personal fortune to learning about — and advocating for — public education and how it can be made better for all …

Bill Gates

Empowered learners: What a student’s project taught me about education

I co-teach a new, interdisciplinary English III/US history course with my colleague Chris. When we designed this class, we knew our kids needed more …

'Rather than teaching our children to pass assessments, we should be helping them to be wise'

In an education system that is obsessed with measuring what so often cannot be measured, I worry that while we may be teaching children to pass …

Why feedback is SO time consuming — and how to fix it

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re chained to your desk grading papers. It’s getting monotonous, but you feel like you need to do it …

A 40-Year-Study Found That Kids Who Do This Are More Likely to Earn the Most Money When They Grow Up

Even researchers were surprised to learn which kids grew up to earn the most money.<p>Imagine you are asked to look at a sixth-grade class and predict which students will earn the highest income as adults. Which kids would you choose?<p>Do you go for the studious kids? The shy kids who are eager to …

Tech workers in Silicon Valley are sending their kids to a $28,000-a-year private school that shuns technology

At Basis Independent Silicon Valley, a Bay Area private school that enrolls many children of tech workers, students graduate with a mastery of all things science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). But they don't get much screen time in the classroom.<p>The school said it shuns …

Silicon Valley

5 Actual Rules of Driving You Don't Learn in Drivers Ed

World's first electric container barges to sail from European ports this summer

Dubbed the ‘Tesla of the canals’, the unmanned vessels will operate on Dutch and Belgian waterways, vastly reducing diesel vehicles and emissions<p>The world’s first fully electric, emission-free and potentially crewless container barges are to operate from the ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, and …

Trucks

Why one Harvard professor calls American schools' focus on testing a 'charade'

Harvard professor Daniel Koretz is on a mission: to convince policymakers that standardized tests have been widely misused.<p>In his new book, “The …

Education

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time by Terry Heick Writing is difficult to teach, if for no other reason than it is also …

Creative Writing

You remember more of what you read out loud

It’s up to me to make this memorable. However, if I fail, you’ll want to remember this trick anyway, so start reading aloud.<p>Saying words while reading feels slightly awkward and isn’t conducive to all environments, of course, yet it’s an effective method of remembering information, according to an …

Doodling

SureFly octocopter to make first manned flight in January

It was back in June that we first heard about Workhorse's SureFly, a carbon fiber-bodied octocopter designed to carry two people. Well, if everything …

FAA

1992 Mercedes-Benz 300GD 4x4 Diesel 5-Speed

This 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300GD was purchased by the seller from a European dealer in 2015 and was imported to the United States six months ago. …

Classic Cars

100 Skills Everyone Should Know

Nothing but the essentials.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job—but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Now you can explore how to perform life's essential skills. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p><i>The</i> …