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Secrets of the teenage brain: a psychologist's guide for teachers

Teenagers think differently to grownups – they are more likely to take risks, be sleepy, misread emotions, give in to peer-pressure and lack self-control. Thanks to advances in technology, we have been able to peer inside the teenage brain and see more clearly how it works. So what have we …

Teaching

The 15 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

8. Gone Baby Gone<p>Ben Affleck’s best film (and don’t let anyone kid you about Argo, which is good but not this good), Gone Baby Gone is an exploration …

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 …

Goodbye, No Child Left Behind

After a long stalemate, a bipartisan team of congressional negotiators has agreed to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The law, currently known as No Child Left Behind, sends roughly $14 billion a year to schools that serve mostly low-income students.<p>Here's what we know about the …

Education

Education: Start Young, Involve Parents, Empower Children and Be Patient

I'm often asked what works in education. After starting and leading public schools in Texas for nearly four decades, my response is straightforward: Start young, involve parents, empower children in their own development and be patient in fostering their eventual success.<p>Great education starts with …

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First--Devices Second

<i>By Ken Eastwood, Superintendent, Middletown City School District, NY</i><p>In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever. We're "detracking" students previously sorted by ability. We're mainstreaming those with special needs. And we're serving more and more students who …

Obama Announces ‘No Child Left Behind’ Finally Left Behind–Kids Need Teachers, Not Tests

Educators across the country can breathe a sigh of relief, as President Obama announced the end of the “No Child Left Behind” era. It’s a time in …

Sultry selfies, flirty students and perfectionism: The challenges of being a female teacher today

By Anonymous<p>As a young female teacher in my 20s, I wasn’t surprised to read about the recent furore surrounded Lydia Ferguson, a teacher at Ousedale secondary in Newport Pagnell. She was allegedly suspended for posting a “sultry” selfie to Facebook.<p>The image is not lewd or intimate in anyway - …

Dyscalculia - or math dyslexia - needs more attention says neuroscientist

Dyscalculia is like dyslexia — but for those who have trouble with math instead of reading.<p>But not enough people know about it, according to a …

Teaching Teachers To Teach: It's Not So Elementary

Deborah Ball realized years ago she had a problem.<p>It was around 1980. She'd been working as an elementary school teacher in East Lansing, Michigan for about five years. But she felt like she just wasn't getting any better at it.<p>"I felt like I was really thoughtful," she says. "I tried to make stuff …

The 16 strangest and most imaginative product placement moments in Bond

The Bond films have a reputation for being shameless about product placement, and you can expect to see in-built adverts for flash cars, watches and champagne in most of them. But despite the filmmakers' close attention to detail, from the cut of Bond's suit to the temperature of his wine, there …

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Can't afford private school fees? You may not have to pay

More than 140,000 pupils at private schools don’t pay all – or any – of their fees. James Connington explores the bursary route<p>Many parents assume that private school is not a financially viable option for their children’s education – unaware that every year across the UK, thousands of scholarships …

College & University

Here Is A Great Tool to Help Students with Their Reading and Writing Process

October 17, 2015<br>Notetaker is an excellent tool from ReadWriteThink that students can use in their writing and reading activities. This is basically a …

What Parents Can Gain From Learning the Science of Talking to Kids

The widening education gap between the rich and the poor is not news to those who work in education, many of whom have been struggling to close the …

Irish government, eye on re-election, reverses cuts in budget | Reuters

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland’s finance minister effectively kicked off the government’s re-election campaign on Tuesday by using the spoils of a newly booming economy to reduce taxes and reverse unpopular cuts in an all-encompassing budget.<p>Ireland's Minister for Finance Michael Noonan waits by the …

How This Visionary Entrepreneur Is Shattering Old-School Barriers to Education

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Michael Karnjanaprakorn thinks anyone can be a teacher -- doers, dreamers, thinkers, tinkerers. Anyone, yourself included. No college degree, formal training or accreditation required. All you need is knowledge and passion, and an …

Why Do Rich Kids Do Better Than Poor Kids in School?

Why do rich kids end up doing better than poor kids in school? Of late, one common explanation for this has been the “word gap,” or the idea that …

Students

I hate the idea of private schools, but still send my kids to one

Like many parents, Alex Proud puts his principles to one side when it comes to giving his children the best start in life<p>I am a big fat hypocrite.<p>I am a liberal who believes in paying tax and hates those who avoid it. I believe passionately in a fair society. I work hard in the community in which …

Biology Teacher Uses Own Body To Teach Anatomy

These are a couple pictures and video of Dutch biology teacher Debby Heerkens teaching anatomy to her class by wearing different spandex suits …

The Maths Problem Making Scottish Kids Cry

Students are reportedly leaving exam halls in tears over a puzzle involving a crocodile and a zebra.<p>Scottish students cannot figure out how fast a crocodile travels in water, and it's setting unprecedented low scores for math exams in the country.<p>The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), which …

The Internet May Be Changing Your Brain In Ways You've Never Imagined

"Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski."<p>Five years ago, journalist Nicholas Carr wrote in his book <i>The Shallows: How The Internet Is Changing Our Brains</i> about the way technology seemed to be eroding his ability to concentrate.<p>"Once I was a …

'The Martian' Is Full of Math Word Problems, Says Author Andy Weir

Andy Weir, the author of the best-selling book The Martian, which is now a film starring Matt Damon, says his novel is a collection of word problems …

Tips Moving From Math Procedures to Understanding

Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy!<br>Good At Math or Good at Memorization?I opened my inbox to the following email this morning:Hi Kyle,Scott …

7 ways schools can get creative with STEAM

How every school can create a great STEAM programFor a while now, schools have been slowly merging science and math lessons with visual arts as a way …

A Kid’s Math ‘Self-Concept’ Predicts Test Scores

How strongly children identify with math—their math “self-concept”—can predict how high they will score on a standardized test of math achievement, a …

After years of cuts, school districts face teacher shortages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a new school year began at the Sierra Sands Unified District 150 miles north of Los Angeles in August, students in four …

Could the Future of Reading be Text Plus Audio? | The Digital Reader

Shares 184<p>When it comes to reading on paper versus reading digitally, there are a hundred and one conflicting and contradictory studies that show …

Mobile phones and iPads could be banned from classrooms

Tom Bennett, the Department for Education discipline tsar, will begin a wide-ranging inquiry into how schools can improve bad behaviour among children, including the use of smartphones and tablets.<p>Pupils could be banned from taking mobile phones and iPads into class under a major government …

Access Over 9000 High Quality Audio Books for Free Today

September 12, 2015<br>Audiobooks HQ is an iPad app that provides over 9000 free audiobooks. The app is free today and only for a limited period of time. …

Apps

Educator Duo Reflects on How Design Thinking Has Transformed Their Teaching

What does it mean to be a teacher designer? Two educators share their experiences.<p><b>By: Elsa Fridman Randolph</b><p><i>This is the second installment in a series</i> …