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What if Schools Taught Kindness?

<b>Laura Pinger</b> and <b>Lisa Flook</b> of the Center for Healthy Minds share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.<p>Walking to class one day, one of us (Laura) saw a young student crying and waiting for his mother to arrive--he had split his chin while playing. When Laura got to …

6 Ways Teachers Are Using Blended Learning

<b>6 Blended Learning Models & Platforms</b><p>by <b>Christi Wilson</b><p>Imagine a classroom where the students have the ability to spend their class time collaborating …

How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education

Can a kid succeed in school with only a mobile device for Internet access at home?<p>Lorena Uribe doesn't have to think about that one:<p>"Absolutely not," she says.<p>When her old computer broke down several years ago, she and her teenage daughter found themselves in a bind for about five months: homework …

Telling another teacher how to teach? It's a sin, says leading academic

It is a sin to observe other teachers’ lessons simply to tell them how to teach, according to one of education’s most influential …

New Study Suggests That Teacher Observations Should Focus More On Teacher Inputs, Less On Student Outcomes

There has been substantial evidence that – among many problems with the use of Value-Added Measurement – teachers of students who face many …

Teaching

8 Ways To Help You Kids Let Their Amazing Out

School can make even the make even the most resilient kid feel stressed from time to time. Whether it's navigating friendships, learning new skills, pleasing their teachers or making their parents proud, it can be a challenging environment when you're still figuring a lot of stuff out.<p>No wonder a …

Why Do Students Love (or Hate) to Read? This Teacher Asks Hers to Figure That Out for Themselves

Time and time again, research has shown that when students <i>own</i> their learning—when they are able to have a say in what and how they learn—the gains …

Teaching

Cuts to teachers' pay threatening education, unions warn

Cap on teachers' pay putting graduates off entering the profession putting education at risk, teaching unions have warned<p>Cuts to teachers' pay have contributed to the growing teacher recruitment "crisis" that is threatening standards of education across the country, teaching unions have …

The Test-Centered School

While politicians and policy-makers have made mouth noises about the amount of time spent on the Big Standardized Test and the prep therefor, those elements only scratch the surface of how test-and-punish policy has messed with American schools.<p>At various times in ed history we have talked about …

David Bowie's list of 100 favorite books reveal his true inner nerd

We all know David Bowie as a music and pop culture icon. But if you are hoping looking for a crash course in must-read literature, look no further …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

How could I read more books?

<b>Agatha Christie read 200 books every year, while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gets through a book a fortnight. President Theodore Roosevelt read a book a day, and increased this to two or three when he had a quiet night. But how can mere mortals get through more?</b><p>Harriet Klausner - a school …

As Writers' Wages Wane In Digital Chapter, Authors Pen Demands

The Authors Guild has started the new year with a bang. First, the group, which represents the interests of writers, asked the Supreme Court to review an October appeals court ruling, which upheld Google's right to digitize out-of-print books without an author's permission. A few days later, the …

Secret Teacher: let the government think I'm a failure, I've got my own success criteria

My measures of success focus on what’s important – the students. They remind me that, whatever the system thinks of my teaching, I am damn good at at my job<p>This term I had the most soul destroying conversation of my career. I was told by my ever supportive line manager that although the school …

Employment

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

Psychology

Why It's Never Too Late to Go Back to School

For many of the prospective students I meet, they have good jobs. They are valued employees. But they have reached a point professionally or personally where that's not enough. They want a degree.<p>In today's still-shaky economy, work experience isn't worth what it used to be. The job market is …

Let pupils set classroom rules and punishments, says education expert

Sean Bellamy, one of the shortlisted teachers for the $1m Global Teacher Prize, says children should be able to choose how they are educated<p>"Petty rules and uniforms" should be scrapped in schools and pupils given the opportunity to lead disciplinary decision making, an education expert has …