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A New Way To Measure Schools; Russia Readers Best U.S.

Hello and welcome to another edition of our weekly education news roundup! These are a few of the big stories that got our attention this week.<p><b>U.S. readers slip a bit</b><p>Fourth-grade students in the Russian Federation and Singapore earned top scores on the PIRLS 2016, an international assessment of …

Education

We Need To Pop Differentiation Bubble!

Can teachers actually meet the needs of all their students? Let’s recap on the educational silver bullets of the past

Secret Teacher: I'm working full time but struggling to make ends meet

I love my job, but can barely afford to do it. A pay increase might help tackle the recruitment crisis the government is failing to address<p>I’m a primary school teacher and I love my job. Despite the long hours – 12 hours a day Monday to Friday and most of the afternoon on a Sunday – the rewards are …

A leading Palo Alto educator on creating classrooms fit for this century

“We’re teaching for the wrong century.”<p>That’s the feeling of Esther Wojcicki, a pioneering teacher at Palo Alto high schools who built an award-winning high-school journalism department (she’s also active in edtech, serves as chief learning officer at Planet3, and is a journalist in her own …

My Latest NY Times Post Is On Helping ELLs Learn Academic Language

Enriching Academic Vocabulary: Strategies for Teaching Tier Two Words to E.L.L. Students is the headline of my latest post for The New York …

Language Learning

Ex-Sydney Grammar School teacher 'so sorry' for sex with student

The former teacher, who cried throughout much of her evidence, admitted she had "well and truly transgressed" the boundaries of teacher-pupil …

Why you’re more likely to remember something if you read it to yourself out loud

<i>By guest blogger</i> Bradley BuschDr. Seuss wrote “the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll …

German elementary schools 'rent' male teachers

The Rent a Teacherman program aims to put more men in elementary schools. It's about time: In the state of Bremen, where the project is based, more …

Teaching

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told<br>At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think …

Introducing Amazon Translate – Real-time Language Translation | Amazon Web Services

With the advent of the internet, the world has become a much smaller place. Loads of information can be stored and transmitted between cultures and …

Long-Lost River Discovered in the Himalayas May Completely Change What We Know About Early Civilizations

Scientists once believed that a long-dried-up river in the Himalayas served as the main water source for the Indus Valley Civilization, also known as …

Ancient Civilization

9 Grammatically Correct Gifts for Language Lovers

Have a friend or relative who's quick to correct your typos? Give them a gift that celebrates their love of (grammatically correct) language.<p><i>Mental</i> …

The complicated, inadequate language of sexual violence

My job is to write about popular culture. Fairly regularly, and especially for the past two months or so, as accusations of sexual assault and harassment have ricocheted across Hollywood, that has meant that my job is to write about sexual violence.<p>Writing incessantly about sexual violence is …

Teacher training target missed for fifth year in a row in England

<b>There has been a failure to attract a fifth of the trainee teachers the government says are needed for secondary schools in England.</b><p>Department for Education figures show only 80% of trainees were recruited on to schemes in 2017 and targets were hit in only two of 15 subjects.<p>It is the fifth year in …

In Search of the Driving Question

However, when you dig into the use and intent of a driving question, it is intended to be a tool to engage students. It’s part of the learning plan …

Ancient DNA reveals fate of the mysterious Canaanites

When the pharaohs ruled Egypt and the ancient Greeks built their first cities, a mysterious people called the Canaanites dominated the Near East. …

What’s the quickest way to learn a language?

These apps, websites and podcasts will get you fluent in a flash<p>The ubiquity of translation software – which nowadays can even (roughly) translate …

Facebook builds natural language processing into Messenger

Facebook today launched Messenger Platform 2.1 with new features to give developers and brands more ways to reach potential customers, like built-in natural language processing, a payments SDK, and a global beta that makes it easier to switch between automated bots and the humans behind 70 million …

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher

The post How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher appeared first on TeachThought. Terry Heick Trends & Shifts …

Colonialism or gas

The last three panels of <i>Dumbing of Age</i> for 8/10/2017, featuring Danny and Sal: <br>Mouseover text: "They have a similar smell."What I wrote about …

Mother Tongues, A Fascinating Map Showing How Population Is Distributed Across 23 Linguistic Roots

Alberto Lucas López created “Mother tongues,” a fascinating infographic that illustrates how population is distributed across the 23 most common …

How To Respond When Students Say ‘I Can’t Do This’

...The post How To Respond When Students Say ‘I Can’t Do This’ appeared first on TeachThought.

Report: Student loan forgiveness program has halted under Trump

The U.S. Education Department has not approved any applications for student-loan forgiveness in cases of possible fraud since President Donald Trump …

63 differences between British and American English [INFOGRAPHIC]

We all know British and American English are different. We understand each other, but there are certain words and expressions that are written or …

Infographics

10 grammar mistakes Germans keep making in their own language

Germany was long known as the land of <i>Dichter und Denker</i> (poets and thinkers), including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Hannah Arendt - people who had …

5 languages that are hard to master, but will pay off forever

Being able to speak different languages is a coveted skill. It doesn't come easy to everyone, however.<p>I've observed friends and family members …

Language Learning

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …