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15 Things To Forget If You’re Not Satisfied With Your Life

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

What it really means to be a public school educator today

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>There was a big furor among educators around the country recently when Time magazine ran a cover that said, “Rotten Apples: It is nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher.” The cover, accompanied by a story …

10 Things the Best of the Best Do Differently

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Something that has always fascinated me over the years is what are some of the things that the best of the best do differently than everyone else.<p>While there are many different qualities and habits that the best possess, here are 10 of …

Children should advance in school according to skill, not age

In 2010, a fifth-grade student named Jack started the year at the bottom of his class in math at Santa Rita Elementary School in the Los Altos School District in California. He struggled to keep up, and grew to consider himself one of those kids who would just never quite ‘‘get it.’’ In a typical …

Pedagogy

Here’s What Scientists Aren’t Telling Us About Learning

It’s rare for educators to be kept in the scientific loop, and rarer still to encounter research that might actually compel us to change our teaching …

Why don’t Americans trust their teachers?

What should students in high school and college English classes read?<p>Whether you think they should be reading Ovid and Melville, or only books written by diverse, contemporary authors, or books with no explicit sex, or books with no explicit violence, most people have an opinion on how and what …

"Throwing Out the Clock" on Teacher Education

As I have written before, the United States is experiencing profound, continuous, and accelerating change as the country makes a transition from a national, analog, industrial economy to a global, digital information economy. All of our social institutions -- schools, government, media, health care …

'God made science': Louisiana teachers are literally using the Bible as science textbooks in public schools

Some students in Louisiana literally use the Bible as their science textbook, according to recently obtained records.<p>State law permits teachers to …

30 Signs You Are On A Successful Path.

We all wanted to be the successful people we see in magazines, in newspapers, and on the internet. What qualities do these successful people possess …

ASCD EDge: A Professional Networking Community for Educators

Discontinuation Notice<p>The ASCD EDge® online community closed on July 1, 2018.<p>If you have arrived at this page through a link to one of these URLs, …

Teaching

This researcher asked kids what's wrong with U.S. schools. Here are their ideas.

This is not news: America does pretty badly when it goes up against other countries academically.<p>This is true even if we take it one state at a</b> …

If you want teachers to innovate, don't train them using a sage on a stage

Teacher Network,Education,Australian education,US education,Professional development,Schools,Primary schools,Secondary schools,Teaching,Teacher training<p>Teacher Matt Esterman talks about his dream schools with no boundaries and why he’s developing a Tinder-style app for professional development …

Education

31 Quotes To Inspire You To Live For Meaning Instead Of Money

<i>“I don’t know what to do with my life…”</i><p>There have been many times in my life where I have been stuck and not known what to do next. I have agonized …

Motivation

Education reformers have it all wrong: Accountability from above never works, great teaching always does

<b>(AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Jeff Chiu/Mary Altaffer)</b><p>Common Core or No Child Left Behind — reformers always try to manage change from above. It fails & hurts our kids<p>Jal Mehta<p>May 24, 2015 6:59pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake …

How to Get Free Classroom Supplies and Teaching Materials

Increasingly, Lilliputian budgets force teachers to reach into their own pockets to buy school supplies and teaching materials. In fact, according to …

Education Technology

Your Employees’ Emotions Are Clues to What Motivates Them

One goal of developing emotional intelligence is to better understand the people around you. This can help you to interact with them more effectively and to understand what they want. It can also help you understand people’s motivations, which even they themselves might have trouble …

Schools that ban mobile phones see better academic results

It is a question that keeps some parents awake at night. Should children be allowed to take mobile phones to school? Now economists claim to have an answer. For parents who want to boost their children’s academic prospects, it is no.<p>The effect of banning mobile phones from school premises adds up …

Bill de Blasio

6 Models of Blended Learning Teachers Should Know About

May 16, 2015<br>In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that combines …

A Great Web Tool for Creating and Viewing Educational Timelines in 3D

May 13, 2015<br>Tiki-Toki is an excellent web tool for creating beautiful timelines to use in your class. We have already featured this tool in several …

Education Technology

We’re boring our kids in school: This easy reform will actually help them learn

<b>(wavebreakmedia via Shutterstock)</b><p>Students have a rich world available to them to develop and train their minds. It’s not school — but it could be<p>Greg Toppo<p>May 12, 2015 9:57am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Game Believes in You”<p>In 1967, media critic Marshall McLuhan predicted that within two decades, …

Subtext- An Excellent Collaborative Reading App for Students

May 11, 2015<br>Subtext is an excellent iPad app for enhancing students reading skills through engaging them in a variety of interactive and …

GROWing your teachers

<b>GROWing your teachers.</b><p>I recently tweeted a photograph of our lesson observation proforma that we use at my school, Bridgwater College Academy and to …

Cult of Pedagogy

Getting to know your students just got easier! Perfect for Back to School, this set of 3 easy, fun icebreaker games will help students get to know …