Ashley Hanlon

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Growth mindset interventions yield impressive results

A growth mindset is the belief that intellectual abilities are not fixed, but can be developed. Do students who are taught a growth mindset earn …

Pedagogy

America Can't Incarcerate Away Our Mental Health Crisis

Before I worked behind the wire, I figured the people prowling our jails and prisons were the kind of sociopaths you see in films, like Tony Montana and Hannibal Lecter. But that changed with my first correctional psychiatry job back in 2015. I learned I was all wrong about the makeup of America’s …

Summer Reading for All

Chancellor Richard Carranza (center) took a moment to read aloud to pre-k students earlier this year. He announced the DOE’s book giveaway at a 3-K …

Pre-kindergarten

Inclusive education is a plus for children of all abilities

Research at the UW shows that children with and without disabilities do better in inclusive classrooms. The fear that some kids will be slowed down …

Education

Absent teachers aren’t solving problems – they’re creating new ones

<i>Naomi Buck is a Toronto-based writer.</i><p>As the school year winds down, so, too, do educational pretenses. Asked the other day if he had any homework, my son scoffed. “Oh, mummy, we stopped working a <i>long</i> time ago.”<p>Almost as scarce as work are teachers. This is the season of the substitute, as regular …

Teaching

On a roll to educate on empathy

Rigid gloves and blurry goggles are key tools of the Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Fund's roving interactive exhibition which …

Special Education

A History Of The Department Of Education

President Trump wants to abolish the Education Department as a standalone agency. He's the latest Republican to try. NPR's Michel Martin looks back on the history with Alyson Klein of Education Week.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>The White House is considering a massive reorganization of the federal …

Education

Response: Ways to Use Tech to Differentiate Instruction

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>The new question-of-the-week is:<p><i>What are ways technology can assist teachers apply differentiated</i> …

Education Technology

Five award-winning teachers talk recharging over the summer

As Chicagoland students rejoice at the end of school, teachers also approach the summer with excitement – to be able to relax and recuperate from a …

Teaching

vocabulary

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>Definition<p><i>Vocabulary</i> refers to all the words of a language, or to the words used by a particular person …

Linguistics

This is why it is so hard to delegate (and how you can fix it)

People typically like to do things themselves. We all have a tendency to be overly confident in our abilities.<p>“I think that I’m a better speechwriter …

Employment

Your Students Learn by Doing, Not by Listening

I n February, <i>The New York Times</i> reported the impressive results of a new study showing that "diet quality, not quantity" was the key to weight loss. …

Pedagogy

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

Self-awareness

Should teachers reward students for doing what they’re “supposed” to do?

I wanted to do a Truth For Teachers episode about how to reward students responsibly: how to reward them in a way that considers the long term …

Teaching

Early Stress Makes Brains Grow Up Too Fast, and That's Not a Good Thing

Kids and teens are especially vulnerable.<p>Since 1998, scientists in the Netherlands have been watching 129 people grow up. Over those 20 years, they …

How Gross Is it if I Can't Wipe My Butt After Pooping?

The universal question for when the TP runs out.<p>You’re at that festival that shuts down an entire street in your city for one day each June. The sun is shining, a reggae band has just rocked the crowd into a mellow groove, and you're back from the beer stand with two armfuls of cheap lager in …

6 Smart Ways People With Emotional Intelligence Respond When Their Buttons Are Pushed

hen conflicts flare at your workplace, how do you respond?<p>Everyone has a "drama" story at work. What's yours?<p>In a previous company, I vividly recall a senior executive marching down the hall spewing expletives on his way to wage war with a middle manager. An ongoing issue boiled over, and this VP …

Emotional Intelligence

How Sleep Cleans Up the Brain

The exact reason why we sleep has long been one of the greatest mysteries of modern science. Many different theories have been proposed, but the fact …

The 24 Most Popular Book Club Picks This Month, According To Goodreads

If you've ever been in a book club and been tasked with <i>picking the next month's book,</i> then you already know: It's a high stress, big stakes …

If You Are Grading, You May Not Be Teaching

Throughout my career of about two decades as a high school English teacher and then approaching another two decades in higher education (as a teacher …

If You Sit at a Desk All Day, You Need These 6 Yoga Poses in Your Life

It's no secret that yoga is teeming with benefits—from the mental to the physical. In case you needed another reason to begin this wellness practice, …

Yoga

6 easy snack ideas that can help you reach your weight loss goals

Don't let 'hanger' get the best of your healthy diet — try these filling weekday snacks created by nutrition pros.<p>Most people think that weekends are when sticking to weight-loss goals are tough, but the truth is that walking the healthy line is just as challenging during the week. Weekdays present …

Weight Loss

“‘A Powerful Purpose Propels Effective Student Collaboration'”

‘A Powerful Purpose Propels Effective Student Collaboration’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>Itfeatures contributions from …

High School

The Small Tweak That Makes Intermittent Fasting Way More Effective For Weight Loss

Many people are familiar by now with intermittent fasting, or periods of eating and not eating. They're not familiar with the concept of IFPC: …

Holistic Medicine

School district will move to 4-day weeks. No Monday class for these Colorado students

DENVER — A Colorado school district will transition from a five-day week to a four-day week beginning in August.<p>Brighton-based School District 27J announced Monday the four-day week will entice quality teachers and allow for the allocation of resources to items more critical to the district's …

Education

Best Article Ever To Have Students Read About Cellphones!

Last year, I shared a summary of a recent study documenting the negative cognitive impact a cellphone has just by leaving it on your desk (see New …

Teaching

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Changing the Grade: A Step-by-Step Guide to Grading for Student Growth

<i>Jonathan Cornue</i><p>About This Book<p>Many educators agree that the 100-point grading model is not always a reliable way to evaluate student learning. But is …

Pedagogy

The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper

'It must comply with the time frame unless there is an articulable reason'<p>Researchers urge cautious optimism as experimental treatment moves on to …

Steve Bannon

Teaching Students How to Dissent Is Part of Democracy

In scenes unprecedented in previous school shootings, the past few weeks have been marked by students taking to the streets, to the media, to …