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Behaviour Management: A Bill Rogers Top 10

<b>Behaviour Management Strategies from Bill Rogers</b><p>Without doubt the greatest personal challenge I’ve faced as a teacher was moving from the Sixth Form …

What's Wrong With Criticism

“Criticism is the only reliable form of autobiography," Oscar Wilde said, because it tells you more about the psychology of the critic than the …

7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

Our students <i>know</i> how we feel about them. If we don't like them -- or if we see them as a behavior problem -- they know it. Even if we don't say it, …

Nixing Recess: The Silly, Alarmingly Popular Way to Punish Kids

Three-quarters of principals say that taking away recess is part of their discipline plan. Why this is a bad idea—and what schools should do instead.<p>When Kathy Lauer-Williams’s son was in elementary school in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he would often lose recess as a punishment for forgetting his …

Google Science Fair 2015 Has Kicked Off

Google has kicked off the fifth annual Google Science Fair today in search of bright young minds who can change the world we live in.<p>The aim of the online event is to encourage young researchers, scientists, technologists and inventors to get creative. It’s also backed by LEGO Education, National …

Over 50 Learning Theories Explained for Teachers

October 29, 2015<br>Theory informs practice and without a solid theoretical base we risk having an impaired praxis. This is clearly noticeable in the …

Is it time to stop averaging grades?

What message are we sending to students when we average grades over a quarter or a semester?<br>This is definitely a hot topic question for those who are …

Watch out for your own fixed mindset, Carol Dweck tells teachers

Carol Dweck, the respected academic behind the “growth mindset” theory that has taken education by storm, has warned teachers to be aware of their …

Multiple Intelligences

<i>This series of 10 articles on ‘How Children Learn Best’ is written by Canadian Citizen Pat Kozyra who has been teaching in the classroom for more</i> …

J.K. Rowling Fooled Even Her Publishers With Robert Galbraith Pseudonym

Even J.K. Rowling‘s publishers didn’t know the true identity of Robert Galbraith when she submitted a crime novel under his name.<p><i>The Cuckoo’s Calling</i> …

What’s Scary to Kids: Having Dyslexia and Being Held Back in Third Grade!

With certain states jumping on the retention bandwagon, even though we know retention doesn’t work, where do students with dyslexia fit? Students …

Education

Providing Helpful Feedback—No Matter What Subject You Have Taught

All four of my children were taught to swim by a retired teaching couple that lives in our community.<p>She was a kindergarten teacher, and he was a …

6 Education Technology Pitfalls to Avoid

<b>This is just a lighthearted post reflecting on some of the possible situations you may encounter when discussing technology used in education. In</b> …

The Best Videos For Educators In 2015 – Part Two

Another day, another annual “Best” list (you can find all 1,500 Best lists here).<p>You might also be interested in:<p>Here are my choices for The Best …

SA government exploring free education

Government, working with universities, is exploring various options to meet the commitment made by President Jacob Zuma of a zero percent increase in …

South Africa

Not Qualified To Teach? Alabama's 2014 Teacher Of The Year Resigns In Disgust

Not Qualified To Teach? Alabama’s 2014 Teacher Of The Year Resigns In Disgust<p>October 30, 2015Elisabeth Parker Education<p>Unbelievable: This is how …

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, …

Drama in the classroom is a primary concern

Drama in education aims to give students the tools to express themselves and imagine alternative worlds, but formal exposure to it stops after …

Teaching

Royals World Series 2015: Celebrate Kansas City's championship with the latest T-shirts, hats and more apparel

Celebrate the Royals' first World Series title since 1985.<p>One year after coming oh so close, the Kansas City Royals won the World Series in 2015, culminating in their 7-2 victory over the New York Mets in Game 5 on Sunday night at Citi Field for the Royals' first title in 30 seasons.<p>Kansas City …

Studies show Siri and other voice assistants 'simply don't work' at keeping your eyes on the road

But two University of Utah studies found that it can take as many as 27 seconds to regain focus after using voice command technology.<p>That doesn't sound like much, but a lot can happen in 27 seconds when you're driving.<p>The researchers asked participants to drive different cars at 25 miles per hour …

Warner Bros. offers refunds for 'Batman: Arkham Knight' on PC

The failure of <i>Batman: Arkham Knight's</i> PC port is finally complete -- after being removed from digital stores for being completely broken at launch, going through a four month overhaul and returning with too many lingering issues to forgive, Warner Bros. has finally thrown in the towel. If you …

Batman: Arkham

Snapchat doesn't own your photos, videos and messages

Snapchat has squashed rumours that its updated privacy policy gives it total control and ownership of user content.<p>Rumours that spread on social …

Why do people run for president? Primary losers have a feast of career options

On Wednesday evening in Boulder, Colo., the remaining 15 Republican presidential candidates will take the stage in two debates — a main event and an …

The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015

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14 Tips For Getting Much More Out Of Gmail

Free yourself from your inbox.<p>No one <i>likes</i> email, but it's an inevitable part of life for most modern humans. A 2013 study estimated that people spend 13 hours every week sorting through it, which is terrible.<p>And for a whole lot of people, those 13 hours are spent on Gmail -- around the world, 900 …

Republican debate: Winners and losers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The third Republican presidential debate is in the books after the top 10 leading GOP candidates debated for more than two hours.<p>2016 election candidates<p>With fewer than 100 days until the first ballots are cast, the CNBC-hosted event was a critical test for many of the campaigns …

Here’s How China’s One-Child Policy Started in the First Place

With China’s one-child policy ending on Thursday after more than three decades, looking back to when—and why—the strict policy was first implemented …

China