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Amazon Launches Online Education Portal for Teachers

Having already launched a marketplace for college textbooks, Amazon is preparing to radically expand its educational resources—this time for teachers.<p>…

The Remarkable Effects Music Can Have On Student Success

Music can Have a Powerful Impact on Students’ Mindset and Academic Performance As an avid fan of many types of music, and a recording singer, …

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

© 2011 CGP Grey, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested …

How Do We Know When Technology Helps—or Hurts—the Classroom? Educators at ISTE Weigh In

column | Research<p>How Do We Know When Technology Helps—or Hurts—the Classroom? Educators at ISTE Weigh In<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Jun 30, …

Education Technology

5 Tips for Teachers New to Twitter

Twitter has provided me with some of the best professional learning of my career. It’s likely the most important tool for my own growth and learning …

Social Media

Words of wisdom from education's top TED talk speakers

Next week is an internet anniversary: it marks 10 years since the first six TED talks were posted online, on 27 June 2006.<p>In the decade since, more …

We need to restore pride and prestige in teaching

How do we attract more people to teaching? How do we increase its appeal and give teachers a true sense of excitement, value and leadership? I’m the …

'Schools need to encourage students out of their comfort zone so they can adapt to university'

Recent reports indicating that secondary school students have not been prepared sufficiently to make the transition to higher education confirm the …

Why it’s so important to laugh at your student’s jokes.

After you’ve been teaching a few years, it can sometimes feel like you’ve read every student essay and story before. When you’re tired and the list …

'As a prospective teacher, I want the profession to have the respect it deserves'

When I tell people that I want to be a teacher, I am mostly met with a quizzical look or asked: "<i>Why</i> would you want to do <i>that</i> job?"<p>Sometimes, in the …

The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers - How do we inspire the best and the brightest to become educators?

The role of teachers is paramount to raising educational standards around the globe. In countries such as Finland, Singapore and South Korea, teachers are recruited from the most qualified graduates, are highly trained, respected and paid well. But that's not the case in every country. According to …

Five reasons why teachers need to take a proper summer vacation

The three of us at Learning Scientists recently had a conversation about the summer and how much work academics and teachers should do over …

Teaching