Dean Garza

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Play is essential, but it takes work for children to succeed in the real world

The announcement that the University of Cambridge has appointed the world’s first Lego professor of play gives new meaning to the phrase “red-brick university”. Professor Paul Ramchandani will lead a team “examining the importance of play in education”. And, presumably, building awesome spaceships …


5 social media uses we must teach in schools

Gallup conducted a poll titled “21st Century Skills and the Workplace” and found that 59% of the workforce “developed most of the skills they use in …

Education Technology

Educational Leadership - May 2017 - 13

For the past year, I have been conducting a workshop with school leaders called "Is my school a better school because I lead it? i typically have my …

Education Policy

Many teachers 'working 60-hour week'

<b>Teacher Megan Quinn says she works a minimum of 56 hours per week - not to mention a few more on marking and lesson preparation.</b><p>She is just one of many thousands of teachers in England said to be burning the professional candle at both ends.<p>According to the Education Policy Institute, most …


Secret Teacher: students aren't your friends, so don't call them 'mate'

Too many teachers and parents want to be liked by young people – but this undermines both discipline and respect<p>More from Secret Teacher<p>It’s a scene I witness all too often. A child walks across the playground at the end of the school day to their parent. They’re met with a warm welcome … and then …


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5 signs America is devolving into a plutocracy

One-percent elections. Congressional gridlock. An increasingly demobilized public. Our democracy is on life support<p>Have you ever undertaken some task you felt less than qualified for, but knew that someone needed to do? Consider this piece my version of that, and let me put what I do understand …

Political Science

Giant walking crocodile terrorised Earth before dinosaurs

A terrifying walking crocodile which stood 9ft tall and has been dubbed the 'Carolina Butcher' preyed on mammals before the rise of the dinosaurs<p>A terrifying crocodile which walked on its hind legs may have been the most deadly creature on Earth before the evolution of the biggest dinosaurs.<p>The …