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What Educational Fads Are Teachers Having To Endure?

<b>Blog of the Week</b><p>Dear <<First Name>>,<p>Over the past 20 years, what do you think teachers have wasted their time doing most? It may be an oldie, but by …

Principal surprises students by joining step team at pep rally Video

Lake Mary High School principal Mickey Reynolds surprised students at their pep rally Friday by joining the school's step team. A video taken by …

Jefferson School Board asking voters to approve new tax for teacher raises | NOLA.com

The Jefferson Parish public school system is asking voters to approve a new 8.45-mill property tax on the Nov. 18 ballot that school officials say is …

New teacher says he quit after one term for his 'emotional and psychological wellbeing'

A newly-qualified teacher said he quit after just one term because he could not cope with the long hours and unrealistic work targets.<p>Eddie Ledsham, …

Education

K-12 Testing and Assessment Market trends, Prospect, Growth trend Analysis and Forecast

<b>K-12 Testing and Assessment market</b> report provides <b>actionable intelligence</b> on <b>factors</b> that have been driving demand; key <b>trends</b> that are impacting the …

Author argues it’s schools, not dyslexic kids, that need to be fixed

Jonathan Mooney didn’t learn to read until he was 12.<p>Diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, he was labeled as …

Education

When 37% of children are brought up poor, that’s a national humiliation

Sex and Brexit obsess us, while the poverty revealed in the new IFS figures is seen as normal. Yet it’s not normal – it’s a shameful political choice<p>Soon more British children will be poor than since records began, back in 1961. In four years, progress will be reversed and all the good that was …

BBC

How poverty became a crime in America

In the United States, a system of modern peonage – essentially, a government-run loan shark operation – has been going on for years<p>In the United States, a system of modern peonage – essentially, a government-run loan shark operation – has been going on for years. Beginning in the 1990s, the country …

Social Issues

Public School, Inc.: When public education turns into big business

As the need for high test scores grew, a teacher saw himself becoming a cog in the machine of big business<p>Andrew Sterling thought BASIS Tucson in Arizona was a teacher’s dream when he started working there in 2008. Class sizes at the midtown public charter school were small, teachers were experts …

Education

Students, Rejoice — Standardized Testing May Soon Be Dead

A 68-year-old is a hot topic in higher education these days. And why not? Multiple studies show this sexagenarian discriminates against women and …

Social Issues

Self Help Tips and Advice For Social Workers

There is no denying the positive impact social workers have on hundreds of families and individuals throughout their career. They will tell you about …

Mental Health

Social For Social: 5 Professional Ways For Social Workers to Effectively Use Social Media

Whenever you hear the context of social work in social media, it primarily generates unlikely images of disciplinary hearings and confidentiality …

Social Issues

Critical Analysis of the System Changes Needed in the Child Welfare System

The child welfare system coupled with the juvenile and criminal justice systems have ultimately created and perpetuated the systemic constraints and …

Divorce

NASW Delegate Assembly Approves Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics

The Delegate Assembly of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) on August 4, 2017 approved the most substantive revision to the NASW Code …

Social Issues

Why Social Workers Should Care About DACA

The announcement made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on …

Immigration

Six Reasons Why Social Workers Shouldn’t Worry About the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

Earlier this month, Dr. Beverly Tatum just released a 20th-anniversary version of her ground-breaking and well-informed book Why are all the Black …

Social Issues

Mental Health Matters: Why Schools Can’t Afford to Ignore Staff and Student Needs

With education reform being the buzz term of the decade, there has been lots of talk about how we can make schools better. New instructional methods, …

Social Issues

Police called after parents storm school that sent 40 pupils home

Police were called to a school after a furious mob of parents turned up to complain about pupils being suspended for wearing the wrong uniform this …

Teaching

Rich kids are in pre-K while poor ones are with Grandma

If you're still on the fence about whether quality early-childhood education matters, consider this:<p>By age 3, inequality in the U.S. is clear: Rich …

18 Things Parents Can Do to Make Their Kids Successful

Children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year.<p>This means that much of the rearing is still done at home.<p>In fact, …

Education

Why You Have to Get Uncomfortable to Realize Your Potential

Where Brendon Burchard grew up, you didn’t settle disagreements with your words―you did it with your fists. Following the lead of men in his …

Entrepreneurship

How Income Inequality Makes Economic Downturns Worse

Urban counties in the United States were more likely to enter the Great Recession earlier when they had a larger gap between the rich and the poor.<p>Not only has income inequality surged in the United States and other advanced nations over the past couple of decades, it is worse in America’s largest, …

‘How mindfulness is helping me handle the stress of social work’

Shirley Dunkin-Read says mindfulness training has made a real difference to her wellbeing at work<p><b>By Shirley Dunkin-Read, social worker at East Sussex</b> …

Mindfulness

What Else Can I Do With My MSW?

Teaching Inclusion in the Classroom<p>Published<p>4 weeks ago<p>on<p>2018/01/25<p>General education teachers are tasked with keeping many balls in the air, which is …