Brandon Forshey

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More Teachers Can't Afford To Live Where They Teach

Kelly Henderson loves her job, teaching at Newton South High School in a suburb west of Boston. But she's frustrated she can't afford to live in the community where she teaches: It's part of the 10th most expensive housing market in the nation.<p>"For people in the private sector, they're probably …

Silicon Valley

What can happen when a neighborhood school is forced to share its space with a charter

One of the features of the charter school movement that may be unknown to many is what is called “co-location,” when a charter is permitted to open up in a traditional school building to share space with a functioning school. The schools are run independently but resourced differently. In this …

Middle School

The US military is everywhere, except history books – Robert Neer

War defines the United States. Domestically, it is the country’s greatest budgetary priority: $598 billion, 54 per cent of discretionary spending, in …

University of Chicago

Carol Dweck Makes Strongest Statement Yet On Growth Mindset Misuse

Professor Carol Dweck has been speaking and writing about what she considers as misuse of the growth mindset concept (you can see links to those …

Secret Teacher: Your child is low priority unless they're exam-age

We’ll pay attention when they’re writing GCSEs or A-levels but until then we can barely tell them apart at parents’ evening<p>It’s year 8 parents’ evening. The dining hall is alive with the buzz of conscientious parents ready to hear how their children are getting on, and whether the 13 years of love, …

Teaching

How Emotions Affect Learning, Behaviors, and Relationships

The 2015 film <i>Inside Out</i> is an exceptional and accurate portrayal of our five core emotions. These primary emotions are joy, sadness, fear, anger, and …

Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

Schools face relentless pressure to up their offerings in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Few are making the case for philosophy.<p>Maybe they should.<p>Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participated in a philosophy class once a week over the course of a year …

Education

This Is What One Teacher Does When Her Students Can't Afford Pens And Paper

“We have no budget for anything.”<p>At Forest Park Senior High School in Baltimore, there are few resources to spare. Students can barely afford pens and paper.<p>That’s why Brooke Grams, a high school teacher who specializes in journalism, yearbook and library science, turns to DonorsChoose.org for …

21 Things All Great Leaders Do

Ever asked yourself: What do the great leaders do that other leaders (average and, well, poor) don’t?Greatness in leadership is in part born, but …

Self-improvement

The Illusion of Inclusion: How We Are Failing Students with Learning Disabilities

The education world is abuzz trying to make sense of disheartening findings that, since 2013, scores in reading and math have gone down or remained stagnant across fourth and eighth grades. What we aren't talking about, however, is the performance of students with disabilities, who continue to lack …

Behind The Shortage Of Special Ed Teachers: Long Hours, Crushing Paperwork

There is a letter that school districts really don't like sending home to parents of special education students. Each state has a different version, but they all begin with something like this:<p>"Dear Parent, as of the date of this letter your child's teacher is not considered 'highly qualified.' " …

Education

6 Personal Finance Lessons We Wish They Taught In School

Your children aren't going to learn what they need to know about money in school, so it's up to you.<p>Financial literacy is a big problem in the United …

The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

Since its invention, photography has provided a window into the events that have changed the course of our nation. Here are the images that have shocked, inspired, and moved us as a country.

World Trade Center

The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools

Recently a neighborhood in Brooklyn made national headlines for a fight over public schools. Lots of affluent, mainly white families have been moving into new condos in the waterfront area called DUMBO, and the local elementary school is getting overcrowded.<p>The city wants to redraw the zones in a …

Education

5 Ways to Learn and Remember Absolutely Anything | Inc.com

<i>What learning strategies do "quick learners" follow? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Alessio Bresciani, strategist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile, on Quora:</b><p>Your question is a great one. And it forced me to reflect about the things I have …

Learning

The chocolate and espresso cookie recipe to fulfill all your cookie desires

<i>Flavorful</i> by Tish Boyle is an exercise in decadence. Boyle identifies the nine flavors most prominent in the dessert world, and puts them through …

The 50 most expensive private high schools in America

From sophisticated study-abroad programs to state-of-the-art facilities, students at the most expensive private schools in the country enjoy opportunities that would make most people — adults included — jealous.<p>This is the fifth year that we have created a list of the 50 most expensive private …

College & University

I hate to say it, but we told you so.

For years, I’ve listened to and met with teachers and parents who poured their hearts out, telling me horror stories about the effects of overtesting …

90 Powerful Ways to Become a Highly Successful Leader

<i></i> <i>If you’re starting a new position or role, or your leadership just needs a refresher use these 90 powerful tips over the first three months to get</i> …

Voice Mail

I Don’t Keep Teaching Because Of Kids

<b>I Don’t Keep Teaching Because Of Kids</b>by Paul Barnwell, mindfulstew.orgAsk most teachers why they teach, and you’ll hear iterations of the same theme: …

Teaching

Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids' tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on …

Education

5 Extremely Common Traits of True Leaders | Inc.com

Experts talk often about the importance of leadership in business and that corporations need strong leaders to grow and prosper. While leaders differ from one another as much as anyone, true visionary leaders share these five traits, and that is what makes makes them different from most people.<p><b>1.</b> …

Leadership

Every American war summed up in one sentence

America has fought in a lot of wars so it can be hard to keep track of all of them. As a quick reference guide, here is every American war, each captured in a single tidy sentence.

How facial hair has changed in popularity around the world since 200 BC in one chart

Facial hair is not only attractive, according to scientists, it's also popular, says Martin Vargic who makes maps of different trends including a map of the Internet and a chart of the tallest buildings throughout history.<p>Vargic has analyzed hundreds of historic images, paintings, engravings, and …

Hair

5 Gifts Every Leader Should Give the Team

I noticed this week that some retail outlets have already set out their Christmas gear. I suppose it's never too early to shop for gifts for family, friends, and coworkers for Christmas right? But holidays don't have to be the only time we give, share, and shower others with appreciation. Leaders …

AZ School District Putting Anti-Abortion Stickers In Science Textbooks

An Arizona school district made students place stickers, which promote childbirth and adoption over abortion, inside their high school biology …

She's Changing the Way Our Kids Surf the Web

The Internet is a behemoth, and it's growing every day. So how is a child to make sense of it all? How can she find what she needs as she writes, say, a school report on the solar system?<p>Dr. Eleni Miltsakaki is trying to help.<p>Her company, Choosito, analyzes the "linguistic content of every website …

Teaching