Larry Holguin M.Ed.

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Things you were taught at school that are wrong

Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with "And" or "But"?<p>What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are …

3 'Simple' Ideas Every Educator Should Work on in 2017

It's 2017 and we are all in the mood to have deeper relationships and make the year better than the one we had in 2016. The Big three strategies in …

A Message to Social Studies Educators of the US in the Coming Trump Era

<i>Editor's note: This article is modified from the foreword by Peter McLaren to a book by Wayne Ross,</i> Rethinking Social Studies<i>, Information Age</i> …

Electoral integrity in all 50 US states, ranked by experts

Ever since the contested 2000 presidential election, the way that American elections are run has become increasingly partisan and contentious. The 2016 elections ratcheted up the number of complaints by all parties, yet there is heated disagreement about the nature of the problem — let alone …

Government

The declining productivity of education

US economic development has stalled. We’ve recently learned that only about half of people born around 1980 earn more today than their parents did at …

What truth? George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Trumpified political reality of 2016

Taken together, the two great dystopian novelists of the mid-20th century might have dreamed up Donald Trump<p>In a diary he kept in 1942, the novelist and essayist George Orwell recorded the disgust he felt for his contemporaries and the political discourse of his day, which was pervaded by …

If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning

Learning Strategies<p>If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning<p>By Todd Flory     Dec 22, …

Education Technology

Is Personalized Learning Really Personal for Kids?

In Cheryl Mizerny's view, authentic "personalized education" would have skilled teachers navigating as students powered their own learning. It would …

The Long and Brutal History of Fake News

Bogus news has been around a lot longer than real news. And it’s left a lot of destruction behind.<p>The fake news hit Trent, Italy, on Easter Sunday, 1475. A 2 ½-year-old child named Simonino had gone missing, and a Franciscan preacher, Bernardino da Feltre, gave a series of sermons claiming that the …

Leadership vs. Management: Two different governance systems?

<b>LEADERSHIP VS MANAGEMENT</b><p><b>The Specific Art of Leadership</b><p>Vision, change, disruption: the calling card of a great leader is their ability to exert …

Getting Students With Autism Through High School, To College And Beyond

Colin Ozeki, 17, doesn't like to sugarcoat how autism spectrum disorder has affected his interactions with others, his emotions and his own self-confidence. He sees it as an issue to confront, something about himself to work on and improve in order to fully participate in life around him.<p>He …

Autism

A 'contagious' quality distinguishes great leaders from the rest

One piece of research Merryman cites is especially intriguing. It suggests not only that a leader's humility facilitates better team performance, but also that this happens partly because the leader's humility trickles down to the rest of the team.<p>The 2015 paper, by Bradley P. Owens at Brigham …

The Impact of Leadership on the Change in Learning and Teaching

The extent to which leaders create the culture for learning and innovation in their schools often results in diverse approaches to teaching and …

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The advent of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has met with mixed response in the higher education sector.<p>Most agree that it is both important and worthwhile to assess teaching and that the TEF is a brave beginning. There is, too, some justified criticism that the proposals are a poor …

Education

"Anatomy Of Vince Guaraldi" Documentary Re-Discovers Long-Lost Jazz Treasures

Support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You!<p>If you shop at any of the stores below, please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. When you do, All …

The “C Words” of Education

I recently attended one of the largest education conferences in the United States, FETC in Orlando, Florida. The focus of the conference was the use …

4 Things We Need to Always Remember in Education

Education is an extremely tough profession. Spend any significant amount of time in a classroom or a school, and you will see how complex the …

What Genghis Khan Could Teach Trump

Revered by the likes of Chaucer and Jefferson, the Mongol leader is dismissed today as merely a ruthless barbarian. So why did he succeed in the …

Ways A Mainstream Teacher Can Support An ELL Newcomer In Class

In addition to teaching full-time in high school during the day, I’m on the adjunct faculty in the teacher education programs at California State …

How musical training affects cognitive development: rhythm, reward and other modulating variables

Introduction<p>Psychological and neuroscientific research demonstrates that musical training in children is associated with heightening of sound …

Study: Most Professional Training for Teachers Doesn't Qualify as 'High Quality'

Only 20 percent of the professional development offered by districts meets the federal definition of "high quality" under the new Every Student …

25 Apps College Students Shouldn’t Live Without

The truth of our modern times is that you probably won’t find a student who does not use innovative gadgets today. It is also true that students use …