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Creating a Positive School Climate For Teachers | npj Science of Learning Community

<b>Introduction</b><p>School climate is a topic educators care about but they don’t always understand whether their actions contribute to fostering positive or …

How this Colorado drama teacher gets to know her students with a 20-second exercise

<i>How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask educators who’ve been recognized for their work how they</i> …

How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading

<b>Listen to my interview with Pernille Ripp (transcript):</b><p>Sponsored by Kiddom and mysimpleshow<p>This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a …

Teaching

Teaching grammar does not improve children's writing ability, research finds

<b>Academics reveal 'a significant and persistent mismatch' between government policy and the techniques proven to work in the classroom</b>The way that …

Education

The Building Blocks of a 21st Century Classroom

Lesson observations 'make no difference to pupils' results'

<b>Teachers were expected to become more effective by watching their colleagues' lessons but after two years, no impact was seen</b>A structured lesson …

Teaching

What will schools of the future look like?

Innovative architectural design is changing education, and Lime Tree Primary Academy in Manchester is paving the way<p>We’ve long known that beautiful surroundings can foster better learning. In grand old universities, monasteries and ancient academies, light, air, a spiritual atmosphere and minimal …

If You're Using Images In PowerPoint Presentations, You're Doing It Wrong. Here's What to Use Instead

When a picture isn't worth a thousand words.<p>Every night before bed, I wash my face, brush my teeth, and scroll endlessly through Instagram--staring at photos of friends, family, and people I will never meet. Each picture speaks volumes--some would even say a thousand words. And while I love a good …

Turning traditional teaching on its head helps rural science students

When I started lecturing full-time a little over five years ago, I knew what everybody does: that we all learn better by doing. I knew that “active …

1 Girl Made a Short Film About a World Where Gender Roles Are Reversed – Can We Give It an Oscar Now?

Ella Fields, a 14-year-old from California, went above and beyond when she was assigned a video project last year while attending Cinematic Arts Academy at Millikan Middle School in Los Angeles. The high school freshman tackled a topic that's been controversial lately: gender norms.<p>Fields's short …

Understanding English Pronunciation Concepts

In order to improve your English pronunciation, it is important to understand a number of terms and concepts. This article introduces the most …

Language

Use these 4 proofreading tools to improve your content

Blog writing stands out with original topics, but taking the time to edit your articles is an important step in building an audience. You don’t have …

Public Relations

A new way to reduce playground bullying

For some teachers, back-to-school excitement comes with jitters over how best to address new curriculum mandates. And for many parents, there are …

Creating a Learning Orientation Versus a Performance Orientation

Professional development gets its fair share of criticism- sometimes it’s because the activities and the strategies don’t connect with the teacher’s …

Want your kid to be bilingual? Alexa could help

Outside of playing smooth jazz on queue and helping you pick out what to wear, smart home devices like Amazon’s Echo, Apple’s Siri, and Google Home haven’t had much of a truly meaningful impact on our daily lives. Despite the fact that over 35 million voice-enabled home speakers have already been …

Language Learning

Giving Peer Feedback Helps Writers Grow

Giving peer feedback allows students to see concrete examples of what works and what doesn’t in similar types of writing, strengthens their language …

Why Failure Will Help You Succeed [Opinion]

Failure isn’t for losers, in fact, it can be your best teacher, according to a new report by <i>Entrepreneur.</i> It’s true. With all of life’s ups and …

10 Must-Read Books That Should Be Mandatory Reading In High School

Mandatory reading isn't always everyone's favorite kind of reading. Everyone has that one book that they remember slogging through in high school …

The Evolution of Compelling Storytelling in the Digital Age

How has the digital age affected, inspired and changed the way content is delivered and stories are told? At Variety’s Entertainment and Technology …

Mobile Devices

“Legends Of Learning” Is New Game-Based Site That Lets Teachers Create Free (For Awhile) Virtual Classrooms

<b> <br>Note: After a closer look, it appears the site is free for a month or so after registration (longer if you have fewer students) and then you have to</b> …

Education Technology

Monitor Classroom Noise Bouncyballs.org

• Use this website as a fun way to monitor classroom noise levels!<br>• Show this website with the use of a projector to your students as they are …

Secret Teacher: My school sees pupils as a funding formula – we're failing them

We help students to cheat and ignore threatening behaviour, because keeping them in class brings in more money<p>A student in my class attempted to assault me recently, and would have succeeded if others hadn’t restrained them and thrown them out into the hall. We locked the classroom door and the …

The Writing Process Isn't Linear. Let's Stop Telling Students That It Is.

If you conduct an online image search for “writing process,” you’ll find many charts that lay out the steps—brainstorming, drafting, revising, …

Creative Writing

How to tell if your child's educational needs are being met at school

As a new school year begins, your child will most likely have a new teacher. With a new teacher comes a new opportunity for your child to learn the …

Tripping in South Korea: Raw fish, hot sauce and hard liquor

<i>Tripping columns offer readers a chance to share their adventures – those times when, far from what's familiar, you must improvise in the midst of a wild travel moment. They are the stories you can't wait to tell when you get home.</i><p>I celebrated my last birthday in South Korea. Unfortunately, the …

What’s universal grammar? Evidence rebuts Chomsky’s theory of language learning

<b>(Reuters/Jorge Dan)</b><p>Much of Noam Chomsky’s revolution in linguistics — including the way we learn languages — is being overturned<p>Paul Ibbotson • Michael Tomasello<p>September 10, 2016 10:30pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>The idea that we have brains hardwired with a …

Linguistics

F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes, in honor of his birthday

Legendary author F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose stories of Jazz Age glamour and Lost Generation disillusionment are classics of American literature, died …

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.<p>A century of research shows that traditional grammar lessons—those hours spent diagramming sentences and memorizing parts of speech—don’t help and may even hinder students’ efforts to become better writers. Yes, they …