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Response: We Could Live Without These Education Buzz Words

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>What education "buzz words" are most over-used?</i><p>Buzz words.<p>Every …

Education

Why Johnny Still Can't Read -- And What To Do About It

For decades, there’s been an overwhelming scientific consensus on the best way to teach kids to read. But millions of kids still don’t get the kind of instruction that works.<p>In the early 1950s, Rudolf Flesch offered to tutor a boy who’d been held back in sixth grade because he couldn’t read. Flesch …

Teaching

How Technology Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs

<b>How Thoughtful Technology Integration Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs</b><p>by <b>Jackie Gerstein</b><p><i>For specific training and professional development</i> …

Education Technology

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

Social Media

Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Read Books. Here’s What One Learned.

A Virginia judge handed down an unusual sentence last year after five teenagers defaced a historic black schoolhouse with swastikas and the words “white power” and “black power.”<p>Instead of spending time in community service, Judge Avelina Jacob decided, the youths should read a book.<p>But not just …

Books

Why the 'caravan' of refugees is heading to the U.S.

MSNBC reporter Mariana Atencio is with the so-called “caravan” of migrants in Puebla, Mexico. She tells Alex Witt the group is preparing for their …

United States

What is the math behind elliptic curve cryptography?

Introduction<p>When someone sends bitcoin to you, they send the bitcoin to your address. If you want to spend any of the bitcoin that is sent to your …

A letter writer says teachers have it easy; a Teacher of The Year responds

"Fact is: Teachers in our public school system work 180 days a year. ... Regular businesses require employees to work 254 days yearly."<p>I did an audit …

Taking Research to the Next Level in Project-Based Learning

I remember the first time we did a PBL unit and I asked students to fill out a survey on their favorite and least favorite parts. Overwhelmingly, …

'High school now, it's a whole other level': 7 adults who posed as teenagers for a semester were shocked by how much things have changed

If you could relive your high-school experience for a day, would you jump at the chance?<p>How about for a whole semester?<p>That was the premise of "Undercover High," an A&E documentary series that followed seven adults as they posed as students at Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas, for the …

High School

Opinion: Next year’s gender pay gap reports will be the true test for UK employers

<b>While most people are picking over the 2018 statistics, it’ll be 2019’s numbers that actually prove if organisations have bothered to tackle their</b> …

Reflection in Service Learning

<b>What is reflection's role in service-learning?</b> Reflection is a key component of service-learning; in fact, reflection is the link between the service …

'Put aside the nightmare that has enveloped differentiation'

Back when regulator Ofsted used to grade individual lessons, an inspector told me “an outstanding lesson is personalised, a good lesson is …

Fishing creates friendship among refugees on Crete

0 Neither Ismain or Walid knew anything about fishing before they wound up living on a Mediterranean island. But angling has brought the Syrian and …

Asylum Seekers

Artist reimagines world leaders as refugees - CNN Video

Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari has used his art to raise awareness for refugees fleeing war-torn countries - by reimagining the world's most powerful people as refugees themselves. CNN's Hala Gorani reports.

Refugees

Creating a More Sustainable Refugee Camp

In Portugal, a group of environmentalists and social planners is trying to model a more ecological design for refugee settlements.Kurdish refugees …

North Africa

Innovation Does Not Happen in Isolation

In “The Innovator’s Mindset,” I share the following eight characteristics:What is important to understand regarding these characteristics is that …

Pedagogy

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Pedagogy

How to see race

Race is a shapeshifting adversary: what seems self-evident takes training to see, and twists under political pressure<i>By Gregory Smithsimon</i>Read at Aeon

Black Lives Matter

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Eight things great teachers do differently

Teaching is one of the most important professions in society and touches every aspect, of every community in the world in some way. … Read the rest

Pedagogy

I didn’t understand male privilege until I became a stay-at-home dad

When my wife returned to work after parental leave, I took my first trip to the grocery with two kids, not knowing I would return home feeling like a hero. On a Monday morning, I pushed the green cart with flame decals through the second set of sliding doors and toward the deli. My 3-year-old son …

Parenting

Open Mind: New Warped Face Sculptures by Johnson Tsang | Colossal

<p>Sculptor Johnson Tsang (previously) continues to push realism’s boundaries in his sculptures of faces that are stretched and opened up in surreal …

10 Cognitive Biases That Distort Your Thinking

While we might all like to believe that we are rational and logical, the sad fact is that we are constantly under the influence of cognitive biases …

What Differentiated Instruction Is–And Is Not

What Differentiation Is–And Is Not: The Definition Of Differentiation by TeachThought Staff For teacher’s and administrators, a useful …

Shifting Gears

Change is a given. The necessity for continuous change and growth is not only a constant in the realm of education but also in most other areas of …

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, and you should be furious

Daylight Saving Time is a global ritual concept as dumb as its name implies.<p>On Sunday, March 11, right at 2:00 a.m., clocks and phones across North America will jump ahead one hour to begin Daylight Saving Time (DST) until next year; on March 25, most of Europe will follow suit. (And no, it's not …

Time Management

Gender bender: Women artists subvert domesticity in this art exhibition in USA

Is home a burden, tied to endless chores and confinement, or a liberating shelter? Turns out, it can be both for women artists exploring and …

Why wearing too much makeup harms a woman's leadership chances

Women who aspire to be great leaders should put down the lipstick and go easy on the mascara, a new study suggests.<p>New research suggests that female bosses should not wear too much makeup because it could harm their authority.<p>Abertay University, in Dundee, Scotland asked participants to view a …

Colorado Students Are Getting Ready for the Jobs of the Future

By: Sandra Steiner. It’s not enough for students to think just about passing a class or moving to the next grade. As educators, we must create …

Education Technology