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Who's responsible for tackling cyber bullying?

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What really matters in education? | VOICE

Education expert John Hattie’s advice to an incoming Government: address teacher variability and forget about autonomy.<p>In a recent interview with …

John Hattie’s Effect Sizes

A balanced, informative article from the Teach Thought blog about John Hattie’s famous work on effect sizes:

John Hattie- Why are so many of our teachers and schools so successful?

I’m a big fan of John Hattie‘s work. Many people have big ideas to improve achievement in education. What makes John’s work unique is that he tells …

Difficult Conversations: 9 Common Mistakes

<b>Mistake #1: We fall into a combat mentality.</b><p>When difficult conversations turn toxic, it’s often because we’ve made a key mistake: we’ve fallen into a combat mentality. This allows the conversation to become a zero-sum game, with a winner and a loser. But the reality is, when we let conversations …

Women in Leadership: What Needs to Change?

How can we remove the institutional and cultural barriers preventing many women from reaching positions of leadership? What can different sectors …

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Teaching Difficult Histories: Rwanda’s Post-Genocide Experience

04/30/2014 · by carylsue · in Current Event Connection, Main. ·<p><b>EDUCATION</b><p>Educators and politicians are debating what some call the “official narrative” of the past, a broadly accepted account that roots the causes of the genocide in the colonial period. Some allege that this historical account …

The Best Way to Teach Kids Math and Science? Zombies

Texas Instruments, the company that made the graphing calculator the most ubiquitous learning tool since the book, is giving teachers everywhere an …

10 creative ways to teach English that deliver outstanding results

As a creative school, with a track record in fantastic English results, we are often asked what our specific approach is: how do we teach through the arts yet manage to maintain such high expectations from all our pupils? I'd like to share some of these approaches with you:<p><b>Immersion activities</b><p>How …

Teaching English is special – it gives students a voice

<i>Katie Ashford is an English teacher who trained with</i> <i>Teach First</i><p>I remember one of my very early lessons, where I was teaching a bottom set year 10 class. It was a disaster: I had kids throwing things, standing on the tables, lifting up ceiling tiles, swearing at me. I was just standing at the front …

Educators Are Worried About the Wrong Thing With “Big Data”

It seems that we are awash in data in education, especially edtech, lately. I’m a big data junkie, so I find it tremendously exciting. With the …

Overcoming boredom in education

Engagement is a hot topic in education these days. While sometimes hard to quantify and oftentimes lacking consensus in definition, engagement is …

8 Ways Technology Is Improving Education

<i>The Education Tech Series is supported by Dell The Power To Do More, where you'll find perspectives, trends and stories that inspire Dell to create</i> …

With Educational Apps on the Rise, Textbooks Are History

With more educational apps being developed everyday, smartphones and tablets are on their way to replacing those clunky textbooks in the classroom.<p>In …

Using Smartphones in the Classroom

Tired of telling students to put away their phones? A veteran teacher shares tips for using mobile devices as learning tools.

Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right - InformED

It seems as if it was yesterday that I was a young middle school student giving a class presentation on the lifespan of the killer whale. While I was …

Questioning techniques

You are here: Home > Easy walkthroughs > Educators > Questioning techniques<p>You need to install a Flash player to view this content.<p>"Good learning …

Self and Peer Assessment scaffolding sheets

“Your work is really neat and pretty”, “You got them all right”, “The last one was wrong”. Not the greatest peer assessment comments to help the …

What Are Education Tests For, Anyway?

Pay attention to this piece. There's going to be a test at the end.<p>Did that trigger scary memories of the 10th grade? Or are you just curious how you'll measure up?<p>If the answer is "C: Either of the above," keep reading.<p>Tests have existed throughout the history of education. Today they're being …

The Illusory Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Many people find the idea that there are many different types of intelligence very appealing. Howard Gardner disparages IQ tests as having limited …

Bring on the learning revolution!

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to …

Study says parents’ help with homework does more harm than good

Finally some parenting advice that doesn’t create more work for Mom and Dad: Don’t help your kids with their homework.<p>This bit of wisdom comes from a story in the Atlantic reporting on what’s being touted as the “largest-ever study of how parental involvement affects academic achievement.” After …

Putting Naplan grades on My School is stressful for pupils, says Adrian Piccoli

The New South Wales education minister, Adrian Piccoli, has added his voice to Coalition criticism of the national My School website, saying it puts students under unnecessary stress and is a waste of money.<p>Piccoli said the publication of the results, though not the test itself, was damaging to …