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Free eLearning Books - The Ultimate List

The Ultimate List Of Free eLearning Books<p>The hallmark of a successful eLearning professional is a constant thirst for knowledge, and always wanting …

Education Technology

Secret Teacher: parents, stop undermining us in front of your children

We want your children to succeed as much as you do. When you undercut us, it not only upsets us but we have to work even harder to regain students’ respect<p>I left school crying recently after parents’ evening. But it wasn’t a student who reduced me to tears – it was her mother.<p>I had just finished …

Teaching

What the US could learn from Singapore about making teachers better

For teachers in Singapore to advance in their career, they must make sure their students learn. They also have to help their fellow teachers get better.<p>This model of collaborative professional development is one way other countries are doing a better job than the United States at improving the …

Pedagogy

The Power of Great Teaching and High Expectations

Do you remember the name of the first teacher who believed in you? How about the teacher you worked a little bit harder for because they believed you …

Teaching

It's Not Easy Teaching Special Ed

It's getting harder and harder to find quality special education teachers, which is why 49 out of 50 states report shortages.<p>Why? It's a tough sell.<p>Even if you're up for the low pay and noisy classrooms, special education adds another challenge: crushing paperwork.<p>This is something I understand …

Teaching

Wake County considers changing 12 schools to year-round calendar

Families and staff at 12 high-poverty, lower-performing Wake County elementary schools will find out in January if they’re switching to a year-round …

Education

Rewriting 'No Child Left Behind' _ House passes easily

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of failed efforts, the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to sharply scale back the federal role in American …

Are Schools Designed to Help Children Learn?

In trying to wrap our hands around learning about learning, we continue to look to Chris Watkins, an independent consultant and leading authority on …

Sao Paulo students protest against closures | Brazil

Like many working class youth in Brazil, Jessica Santiago de Souza studies for her high school diploma at night and works during the day to bring home more money for her family.<p>Her public school, Salvador Allende, sits on the impoverished outskirts of Sao Paulo's East Zone and is covered in …

How the harassment of a Brazilian child unified the country's women

Abusive tweets directed at a 12-year-old Masterchef contestant have prompted a huge response from Brazilian women. It’s campaigns like this, by women around the world, that inspire me to keep fighting<p>“If there’s consent is it paedophilia?”; “She’s gonna be a porn star at 12”; “Doing those dishes: …

Feminism

“Punk,” “bitch,” “dumbass,” “slut”: bullying almost killed me, but leaving school saved my life

I was bullied at school to the point of suicide; more students should be able to make the choice that saved me<p>During last period in high school, I’d write the names that people called me in the lower corner of a tattered journal. Tallying them up in a comparison to previous weeks, feeling an agony …

A plane passenger asked a teacher a kind of rude question about her job. She responded eloquently!

It's annoying when people mistakenly think your job is really simple.<p>Most people's lines of work are more intricate and multilayered than those who …

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 …

Recognizing Great High Schools By What They Actually Do

<i>Dr. Carol Burris is co-author of this article</i>.<p>It was a relatively simple task to define a "great school" a couple years ago, at least if we listened to politicians and policymakers. It was all about test scores. A school with high scores was better than that school down the road where the scores …

As the Mother of a Rape Victim I Know Consent Education Is Not Enough

Sure, we're all about consent. That's because we know--first hand--the indelible nightmare of sexual assault. Maybe if the tenth grade football player who raped our daughter on a high school field trip had consent education he might have learned that "stop" means no and only an enthusiastic "yes" …

'I can be happy – or I can be a teacher'

The young woman walked into the staffroom and dropped disconsolately into her seat. What was the cause of the defeated body language? Could it be …

Teaching

What Mark Zuckerberg Learned About Fixing Schools From His $100 Million Donation

Facebook's CEO acknowledges it's going to take a lot more time to make real changes stick.<p>Five years after donating $100 million to remake education in Newark, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says he's using lessons learned about the need for community involvement in his next effort in California. He …

Education

Is This Too-Short Skirt What's Wrong With Education in America?

Dress codes are dress codes, right?<p>Not exactly.<p>Beaufort High School's student body president, Cary Burgess, of South Carolina, received an in-school suspension for her "too short" skirt and lashed back on Facebook, causing a viral stir through social media and international news outlets last …

This Former Venture Capitalist Is Trying To Change Education One Town At A Time

"You hear these people and what they have to say, and you realize this is a fight worth fighting."<p>Ted Dintersmith is on a whirlwind tour of trying to change education in America, one community at a time.<p>Dintersmith, a former venture capitalist, is executive producer of "Most Likely To Succeed," a …

What I Learned Teaching Black Students

When I graduated from college I knew two things, my husband and I were moving to Atlanta, and I was going to work in the inner city. I had taken my mandatory multi-cultural education class, and taken an elective intercultural communication class. I prided myself on how much I thought I knew about …

Why I pulled my son out of a school for 'gifted' kids

NEW YORK — When our son got into one of the most elite, “intellectually gifted” schools in New York City, which also happens to be free tuition …

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Ohio school district asks state to reimburse $5 million given to charter schools

Last March, the Board of Education of the Woodridge Local Schools district in Ohio passed a resolution calling on policymakers to take steps to clean up its scandal-ridden $1 billion charter school sector. Now it is seeking more than $5 million from the state — money that was sent over the last 15 …

We’re destroying our kids — for nothing: Too much homework, too many tests, too much needless pressure

We have our kids in an achievement race — it’s bad for their health, and not the way they learn<p>My own awakening to the toxicity of the achievement race came the way it does to many parents: via years of trying to keep up with it.<p>I sensed the problem in my home before I could name it. My daughters, …

Recent Teacher Of The Year Resigns In Alabama Over Certification Issues

Less than two years after being named Alabama's Teacher of the Year, Ann Marie Corgill resigned her post this week, citing her frustration with bureaucracy. After Corgill was moved from teaching second grade to fifth, she was told she wasn't qualified to teach fifth-graders.<p>In January, Corgill was …

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Pedagogy

Arne Duncan’s Race to the Bottom: Our national test fixation isn’t just bad for kids — it doesn’t even work

The president’s surprise announcement that testing is out of control is more than welcome: The tests deserve an F<p>Sometimes events happen that seem to be disconnected, but after a few days or weeks, the pattern emerges. Consider this: On October 2, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that …

In this classroom, the kids can’t sit still - Integrated Learning Strategies

Oct 27, 2015 9946 views 5 Comments<p>Wonderful article in the Washington Post about how one school is using play-based learning activities to “have …

Education Technology

An alphabet soup of remedies for dyslexia

Sidney Fisher, a 13-year-old Grade 8 student in Cochrane, Alta., does the splits on a balance beam in her parents living room. The competitive gymnast struggles with a learning disorder that challengers who ability to read and write but her doctors have found that while doing active sport, her …