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Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Pedagogy

7 books to make your teaching more memorable

Memory underpins learning. And yet, as a profession, we talk about it so rarely. What gives? Here are 7 books to kindle that conversation:<p>1. Make it …

Pedagogy

12 day trips that are less than an hour’s train journey from London

Do you need more time?<p>London has a habit of making everyone feel rushed. Whether it’s commuting from Tooting to White City or travelling from your …

Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to <b>leave comments in the margin</b>. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students …

Google

10 tips for administrators to help new teachers avoid burnout

I remember what it was like to be a new teacher. Not knowing what to focus on, not being sure how to balance being formal and friendly, wondering if …

Teaching

Do we really use what we learn in school?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best way to answer a student who says, “Why are we learning this? We are never going to use geometry or Shakespeare in the real world”?</i> <i>Answer by Richard Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, author of Energy for Future Presidents.</i><p>I was …

UC Berkeley

Navigating Education Deserts

02/04/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News. ·<p><b>EDUCATION</b><p>For students applying to colleges and universities, geography matters. Most public college students enroll within 50 miles of home, so location is more influential than policymakers think, a …