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How Do Low-Income Rural Districts Succeed?

The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>What are successful poor rural districts doing and how do they accomplish their mission?</i><p>Please share your thoughts …

Teaching

Personal solutions can't save the planet

<b>A short film called "Forget Short Showers" wants us to replace ethical shopping with fierce activism.</b><p>As a lifestyle writer for TreeHugger, I spend my …

Sustainability

Betsy DeVos, school choice is great, but don't ignore charter schools

With Betsy DeVos now leading the Department of Education, American parents and students will likely have access before long to a federally sponsored …

Education

How To Cultivate A Growth Mindset In Your Classroom

...The post How To Cultivate A Growth Mindset In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

Pedagogy

The damage Donald Trump could do to public education.

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump announced a strongly ideological pick for secretary of education: Michigan philanthropist Betsy DeVos. Unlike …

Education

History classes are our best hope for teaching Americans to question fake news and Donald Trump

As a novelist and creative-writing professor, I believe in the importance of teaching college students how to read and write fiction. But the undergraduate course I myself found the most formative—the one that maps my daily intellectual path decades later—was not a writing or English class, but a …

Fake News

Donald Trump’s huge, ambitious school voucher plan, explained

When Donald Trump set out to pick the next education secretary, he faced a stark choice. He could choose an insider who had shaped education policy for a state or large school district. Or he could bring in an outsider — someone who views traditional public schools as a failed system in need of …

Education

The Need to Read

Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small<p>We all ask each other a lot of questions. But we should all ask one question a lot more often: “What are you reading?”<p>It’s a simple question but a powerful one, …

Books

Trump's Education Secretary Choice Is A Blow To Our Nation's Science Health

Donald Trump’s transition team has announced his choice for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, a billionaire from Michigan who has actively campaigned against marriage equality and for school vouchers. Of note, DeVos, now tapped to oversee our nation’s public school system, also has reportedly never …

Education

A Teacher on Donald Trump: How to Talk to Students About 'Character'

<i>This essay originally appeared at The74Million.org, a non-profit education news site. Sign up for The 74 newsletter.</i><p>News and essays about the …

Donald Trump

Have Politics Become So Ugly That Educators Are Afraid To Teach Civics?

Schools wary of Clinton versus Trump minefields are avoiding lessons on government—but it’s to the detriment of our kids, say experts.<p>Mock-election student voters at schools across the country might expect to find useful information on the presidential candidates’ policy positions on Scholastic’s …

Teaching

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The Spirituality Of Running

<i>The author and teammate Mike Riebs, Santa Monica Mountains, 1961</i><p><i>Even the youthful may faint and grow weary, even the fittest may stumble and fall, but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk</i> …

Spirituality

There's An Obama In My Classroom -- And Yours, Too

I came home from Bible study last night and turned on the TV. The president was onstage at the Democratic National Convention speaking with the conviction and intonation of a Baptist preacher on Sunday morning. When he mentioned Donald Trump, the crowd starting booing and the president said, "Don"t …

Michelle Obama

Humanity will use up Earth's entire 2016 'budget' by Monday

Bad news, folks: Once Monday hits, we're all officially garbage people.<p>That's according to the Global Footprint Network (GFN), an international think tank focused on sustainability that keeps track of how much of Earth's resources humanity uses and how much the planet can reuse.<p>Every year, on the …

Sustainability

The most efficient road trip to visit every national park in the lower 48 states | Adventure Sports Network

There isn’t a better time than right now to go visit national parks. Considering this August the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th …

National Parks

Opinion: America desperately needs to redefine ‘college and career ready’

Well-intentioned national K-12 education goals are jeopardizing the futures of millions of kids. Our stated goal is making all kids “college and …

High School

The Kind Of Books You Read Have A Much Larger Impact On You Than You Think

When was the last time you fell asleep reading a book? Or which was the last book you finished without being distracted by Facebook or Instagram? …

Embracing Complexity: towards fairness, sustainability and happiness

Flickr/taufuuu. Some rights reserved.<p>We’ve chosen the wrong science to understand the social world.<p>On the one hand, there is an increasing focus for …

Economics

Climate Change And The Media

<i>All In With Chris Hayes</i> (MSNBC) hosted a series looking at how climate change is impacting Americans from Alaska to Florida. Hayes has consistently been on the cutting-edge of bringing environmental stories to his audience.<p>When I tuned in on Friday to catch the interview with Secretary of State …

Neil Postman & Charles Weingartner, Teaching as a Subversive Activity First thing to be said is that this book was written in 1969 — that’s 47 years ago — and it still seems radical and sure to shock...

There Is Nothing Wrong With Those Kids: How Implicit Bias Affects Black And Brown Students

In 1970, I was kicked out of a teacher education program in California. More accurately, the letter I received said, "You may continue to take [i.e. pay tuition for] classes, but we will not endorse your application for a teaching credential." My offense that triggered this action was to challenge …

Education

Blockchain holds key to reinventing energy grid

<b>Solar technology and battery storage are important. But what has been missing is a technology on which to organize, co-ordinate and secure a true peer-to-peer power grid.</b><p>While breakthroughs in solar-cell technology have led to greater variety in locally generated renewable energy, the underlying …

Blockchain

New Resources On Teaching Reading & Writing

Here are some new and useful resources related to teaching reading and writing:<p>TEN WAYS TO DITCH THAT READING LOG is from Middle School Minds. I’m …

How Paul Tough's Helping Children Succeed Helped this Teacher Better Understand Our Craft

Paul Tough's <i>Helping Kids Succeed</i> includes many depressing statistics, most of which contribute to an indictment of the contemporary school reform movement. However, Tough cites other evidence which helps explain why reformers were so vehement in demanding transformative change and blowing up the …

Teaching

By: Greg Seaman

Yes, a net is most effective for controlling mosquitoes assuming there is structure to hang the net from.<br>Another very simple, effective measure is a …

7 Urban Farmers You Should Know

What began with community gardens has grown into a movement. Urban farming has a positive impact in neighborhoods with limited access to produce, and …

Urban Agriculture

Artificial photosynthesis breakthrough turns CO2 emissions into plastics and biofuel

Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have created a hybrid system of bacteria and …

10 Innovations In Wind Power

• Home<br>• ><br>• Wind Power<br>• ><br>• 10 Innovations In Wind Power<p>posted 3 years ago<br>Categories: Wind Power<p>When nuclear power plants melt down, and the people of our planet …

Here's how less than one percent of Sweden's waste ends up in landfills

The waste, the waste, the waste is on fire!<p>Less than one percent of Sweden's household waste winds up in a landfill. Where does the rest go? Roughly half the nation's waste is recycled, but what's more interesting and lucrative for the nation is what happens with the other half. Of the 4.4 million …

Sustainability