Anna Sundean

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Fixing our schools: 'it's not the policy, it's the people'

School improvement isn’t complicated but it is hard, says Heath Monk, and we need a revolution; it’s school leadership that changes things on the ground, not policy<p>There is an <b>election</b> coming and education is bound to be a key issue because there are still too many schools where students aren’t …

No percentage marks from Red Deer math teacher

Print<p>EDMONTON - High school math teach­er Dave Martin has stopped grad­ing his stu­dents’ as­sign­ments with per­cent­age marks.<p>In­stead, the Red …

Teaching

We’re Still Getting ‘Huck Finn’ Wrong

A new book reminds us that Mark Twain would absolutely hate winding up on approved reading lists. Like his most famous creation, Huck Finn, he took a …

6 Emerging Trends Driving Technology in Education

Research<p>The burden is on universities to advance the culture of innovation, "to foster environments that accelerate learning and creativity" and "to …

Teachers, Stop Being Scared of Cellphones

Screens are everywhere these days, in the restaurants, on the subways, in front of our faces. The only ones we seem able to control are those little screens on our tablets and cellphones, but bring those things into a classroom and who is in control, the student or the teacher? In March, New York …

Education Technology

The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education

Ed Tech Trends<p>Page 2 of 2<p>These spaces are, according to the researchers, becoming increasingly relevant owing to a dramatic shift in "what types of …

6 Easy, Healthy Meals You Can Make in a Mason Jar

You can now retire the rest of your kitchen tools.<p>Cooking is overrated. And by that, of course, we mean laboring over a meal. Which is why we love mason jar meals. They’re ridiculously quick and easy to make. Stack them in your fridge, or throw them in your purse—these six dishes (er, jars) are …

School discipline: Bay Area schools cut down on suspensions by targeting teacher behavior.

When one of Henry Arguedas’ students got upset and slammed a book on the floor last year, the teacher followed what has become standard protocol in …

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

<b>30 Trends In Education Technology For The 2015 School Year</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>What’s trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology?<p>iPads …

George Orwell, James Joyce and short fiction's place in the world of literature

As a writer preparing to unleash a collection of short stories onto the bookshop shelves, I read last week’s <i>Spectator</i> piece by the novelist Philip …

Lessons from four top schools superintendents

The nation’s public school systems face many of the same challenges: ­declining budgets, lagging achievement among poor and minority students, and debates about the role of standardized testing and charter schools.<p>Four school system superintendents have been recognized for their efforts in …

How to build vocabulary

Learning vocabulary is an important part of growing up, but adults can also benefit from taking the time to work with their children, says Fiona Barry<p>Good vocabulary knowledge is essential for all pupils in order to access the curriculum in school and achieve their potential academically.<p>The amount …

Teachers to the Test

Evaluating educators based on their students' exam scores is misguided and threatens reform efforts.<p>GREAT NECK, N.Y. — On September 2, the day her principal shared each teacher’s annual evaluation, Sheri Lederman came home from work and announced to her husband that she was ready to quit.<p>In the …

Education

If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again

As a treat for Hanukkah last month, Sandra Stotsky took her grandchildren to the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton, Mass. They were wandering around aimlessly. The store in a suburb of Boston has 32,000 sq. ft, of books, but the kids had no favorite authors, nothing they'd been longing to read.<p>…

31 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less

We know the facts: Preparing meals at home is good for your health and your wallet. But let’s face it, with minimal free time and other priorities …

Healthy Eating

All You Need to Know About the 'Learning Styles' Myth, in Two Minutes

On a sunny hike along a Madeiran levada a couple of years ago, I got chatting to a retired school teacher and I told him about the brain myths book I …