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The Preschool Years: What We Should Be Teaching In Early Childhood

The Preschool Years: What We Should Be Teaching In Early Childhood<p>Updated on April 29, 2016<p>There are so many different theories regarding early …

The P.A.S.S.I.O.N.A.T.E. Choral Educator’s Guide to Longevity in the Classroom.

The P.A.S.S.I.O.N.A.T.E. Choral Educator’s Guide to Longevity in the Classroom. Dr. Derrick Fox, NY ACDA R&S Chair for Multicutrual and Ethnic …

Race & Ethnicity

It’s a Snap! 4 Ways to Use Music with Special Needs Students

It’s a Snap! 4 Ways to Use Music with Special Needs Students By Michelle Lazar, MA, MT-BC, Autism Specialist & Music Therapist Originally published …

Things Get Awkward for Teacher at a San Antonio Spurs Game

A San Antonio teacher demurred a public display of affection at a Spurs game this week out of concerns about being spotted by students.

Teaching

Advice for My Students: DON'T "Teach For America"

As fall semester slides into the holidays, most of my senior students turn their attention to full time student teaching. They also begin to think very seriously about how to enter the job market for new teachers beginning their careers in the Fall. It can be a harrowing time. In addition to being …

Education

Obama signs Every Student Succeeds Act, marking the end of an era

With the stroke of a pen, the No Child Left Behind Act became history on Thursday.<p>President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan replacement to the universally unpopular, nearly 15-year-old education law. At the White House ceremony, he was joined by legislators, outgoing U.S. …

Education

Taylor Swift Makes Chinese Food Taste Better, Says Science

Taylor Swift Makes Chinese Food Taste Better, Says ScienceSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28: Taylor Swift performs during her '1989' World Tour at ANZ …

You may think you learn better in a certain way. You actually don’t

Sometime in the not so distant past, one of your kids, or a kid you know, has probably been told that she has a particular learning style. Perhaps she is a visual learner, who absorbs information best through images. Or maybe an auditory one, who needs to hear things to really grasp them. Boys are …

Pedagogy

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals

Fortunately, you'll have plenty of opportunities to redeem yourself, even before January 1, 2017.<p>The key? Be on the lookout for days that seem like transition points.<p>In doing so, you'll be harnessing the power of what researchers call the "fresh-start effect." Whenever we feel like there's a chance …

Psychology

National Association for Music Education

Join us again in Dallas, TX, as we take a deep dive into leading topics in music education. The following tracks, or “Opuses,” will allow you to …

Education Technology

A teacher perfectly explained what teachers do all day

In a speech at a Campaign for America's Future event, National Education Association president and teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia gave a rousing explanation for what the teaching profession entails.<p>After starting the speech by saying teachers needed to educate politicians on what the typical teacher …

Teaching

Music Activities and Warm-Up Ideas to (Literally) Wake Up Your Class!

Do you have an early morning music class where you can’t seem to get the students alert and focused? Here are some great ideas from NAfME members to …

Scholarship Resources for Music Students

The following scholarship and grant opportunities are available to high school and college students involved in music education and music …

Classical 100: now every child in the UK can have access to some of the greatest music ever written

18 February 2016, 14:28<p>Following its success in English schools, the Classical 100, a partnership between Classic FM, the ABRSM and Decca Classics, …

Piano

How to Cultivate a Great Beginner Band

How to Cultivate a Great Beginner Band By Anthony Mazzocchi I spent a decade teaching band in a middle school classroom in Brooklyn, New York. I …

Middle School

Teacher describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage taker

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely started a new school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her world studies class and drew a gun Tuesday.<p>"I knew if I lost my composure, this is going to end badly," Smith told The Associated Press in an interview …

How to handle parents: a survival guide for new teachers

Teacher Network,Education,Professional development,Teacher training,Teaching,Australian education,US education,Schools,Primary schools,Secondary schools,Newly-qualified teachers<p>Dreading meeting the parents for the first time? Education coach and mother Nicole Ponsford offers advice on getting off …

Teaching

What Teachers' Lounge?

A few days ago, Governor Kasich of the great state of Ohio (Toledo proud right here! Born and raised) opened his misinformed mouth and let the world know that if <i>he</i> were king <i>he</i> wouldn't allow teachers' lounges anymore. Apparently, we teachers use teachers' lounges to "sit together and worry about …

Why so many teachers quit, and how to fix that

Every year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17% of them will leave the profession. Teacher attrition is especially high in poor, urban schools, where on average about a fifth of the entire …

The Surprising Science of Praise

As parents, we love to praise our children. When a daughter or son has succeeded in something at school, at home or in an activity, we love telling them, "You're so smart!" "You're so talented!" "You're the best!"<p>After all, reinforcing a child's success with praise is good for them, right? Well, …

Self-improvement

7 Types of Tech all High School Students Should Use this Year

This article was written specifically for high school students and those who teach them. Teachers, you should not be solely teaching students the …

Washington state fined $100,000 a day over school funding gap

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington’s top court on Thursday fined the state $100,000 per day for failing to put forward a plan to fully fund education from kindergarten through high school, which the court said was required by its previous orders and the state’s constitution.<p>The state’s Supreme Court …

Washington State

5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education

There are few household names in education research. Maybe that in itself constitutes a problem. But if there was an Education Researcher Hall Of Fame, one member would be a silver-haired, plainspoken Kiwi named John Hattie.<p>Hattie directs the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University …

Education

Index of The Major Learning Theories and Paradigms Teachers Should Know about

August 8, 2015<br>Learning is a social act embedded within a macro contextual framework that provides it with its essence. Learning about learning or …

PE teachers biased against fat kids, study finds

Study author Marita Lynagh, a senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle, said her research tested the trainee teachers for both explicit bias - …

Holistic Medicine

Teacher-Student Relationships: When Are You Too Close?

Developing relationships with our students is essential for effective learning and risk taking.<p>We all strive to embed a feeling of safety and comfort …

6 Must-Have Back to School Apps

When you pen a story about school children and technology, this is typically the spot where the writer goes on about how kids used to walk uphill in …

Future criminals can be spotted at nursery school, study suggests

Children's social-emotional skills can indicate future prospects, including whether they will end up in a council falt, researchers find<p>Future criminals and council house tenants can be spotted as early as nursery school, a study suggests.<p>Early social-emotional skills observed in pre-school …

Over 14 Million Public Domain Images to Use with Students in Class

July 24, 2015<br>After posting about the voluminous amounts of historical footages uploaded and provided for free on YouTube, we are sharing with you …