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Open-source tool aims to make online course creation accessible to all instructors

Creating an online course requires time, patience, ingenuity -- and, often, technical expertise beyond the grasp of many instructors accustomed to …

Education Technology

Empower Learners: 10 Lessons On Innovation Leadership

Thirty miles west of downtown Milwaukee, a suburban community is well served by the Kettle Moraine (KM) School District (<b>@</b>kmdistrict). Even a quick encounter with Superintendent Patricia DeKlotz and her capable team will make evident 10 leadership lessons relevant for any organization.<p><b>1. Get clear</b> …

Pedagogy

Needed: Drastic Reform (Elimination?) Of Accreditation

Consumers and funders of goods and services crave external confirmation that those goods are reputable and of high quality. Consumer goods like automobiles or mobile telephones are evaluated by organizations like <i>Consumer Reports</i> or J.D. Power, while colleges and universities are “accredited” by …

Higher Education

Great Mathematicians on Math Competitions and "Genius"

As I mentioned in Fields Medalists on School Mathematics, school mathematics usually gives a heavily distorted picture of mathematical practice. It's …

Mathematics

The Principles of Service Design Thinking - Building Better Services

Service design is all about taking a service and making it meet the user’s and customer’s needs for that service. It can be used to improve an …

Design

Raging Demand for Tutoring Makes Math Teacher a Billionaire

It’s all adding up for Liu Yachao.<p>The chief operating officer of TAL Education Group, a Beijing-based provider of tutoring services for Chinese …

Education

List of important publications in mathematics

For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for <b>List of important publications in mathematics</b>.<p>From Wikipedia, the free …

It Matters a Lot Who Teaches Introductory Courses. Here’s Why.

The first professor whom students encounter in a discipline, evidence suggests, plays a big role in whether they continue in it.

Microsoft Education and Open Up Resources announce partnership to deliver top rated math curriculum |

Today we are announcing the integration between Open Up Resources curricula and Microsoft Education for Back to School 2018. Open Up Resources is a …

Read the 10-page résumé incoming schools chancellor Richard Carranza sent to Mayor Bill de Blasio

On April 2, Richard Carranza will add another line to his résumé when he becomes chancellor of New York City, leading the country’s largest school …

When Students Stay Up All Night Playing Fortnite and You’ve got to Teach Them in the Morning

There is something monstrously unfair about our teacher evaluation systems.If your students fail because they were up all night playing video games, …

Education

Why colleges must change how they teach calculus

Math departments fail too many calculus students and do not adequately prepare those they pass.<p>That is the message heard from engineering colleges …

Education

Why one Harvard professor calls American schools' focus on testing a 'charade'

Harvard professor Daniel Koretz is on a mission: to convince policymakers that standardized tests have been widely misused.<p>In his new book, “The …

Opinion: Teachers must expose students to more than one perspective

There’s a fine line between teaching and brainwashing. Teaching informs students about the world around them and helps them become critical thinkers. …

Pedagogy

State Board of Education questions small pool of applicants for Innovative School District

State Board of Education members say they’re concerned just two applicants are in the running for a contract in North Carolina’s controversial …

A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …

Can a High School Math Class Help Students Avoid Remediation in College?

Kansas high schools are piloting a yearlong math course that aims to save students time and money once they enter college.

Fractions: Where It All Goes Wrong

Many children never master fractions. When asked whether 12/13 + 7/8 was closest to 1, 2, 19, or 21, only 24% of a nationally representative sample …

No laptops in the lecture hall

<b>How about this instead: No lecture hall.</b><p>The typical classroom experience used in high school and college is fundamentally broken, but there’s a …

Teaching

A Stanford professor says we should teach more math in preschool

Palo Alto, California<p>Most parents do not have to be convinced that early literacy is important. Reading, singing, and talking to children before they can read themselves helps pave the way for curiosity, empathy and, hopefully, a lifelong love of reading.<p>But what about math? Deborah Stipek, a …

Mathematics

'Teachers must celebrate difference in pupils' learning, rather than demanding conformity at all costs'

Do we really want <i>all</i> our children to think in the same way, perform in the same way, behave in the same way?<p>Divergent thinkers enable society to move …

The LMS Guide: 42 Enterprise Learning Management Systems

Simply making information available isn’t a sufficient way to nurture the knowledge of enterprise employees and affiliates. To truly educate your …

Differentiating Instruction for the 21st-Century Classroom

By Kathleen Pesce and Fatema Mohassib<p>America's classrooms are becoming more and more diverse every day, and it appears that this trend will only …

Teaching

Let's stop relying on hunches – it's time to use evidence to fix behaviour in schools

Many schools face a common challenge. They want to improve – grades, critical thinking, whatever – but when designing strategies that make a difference they frequently overlook issues with behaviour. I’ve been in hundreds of schools, and noticed that when behaviour is poor every other outcome …

Teaching

Math Class Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Solution

I love math, but I know that I’m unusual. Math anxiety is a rampant problem across the country. Researchers now know that when people with math …

Of course algebra is important. It’s also a huge problem.

This was the headline this week of a story in the Deseret News in Utah about Brigham Young University President Kevin Worthen and his wife, Peggy: “Don’t quit because of fear or algebra, Worthens tell BYU students.”<p>The algebra part wasn’t a joke: Peggy Worthen earned a bachelor’s degree at the …

Peak 2017: Math Is Now Racist

It's finally happened, guys. Math is now racist.<p>National mathematics organizations have come out to complain that math education is “unjust and …

If Schools Want to Succeed, Get Rid of Competitive Sports Programs

When I was a high school student, I was ridiculously proud of the fact that I was the first, male or female, to earn a spot on a varsity team in my class. Ranked number three on the tennis team as a freshman, I loved everything about the sport and what that meant for me as a student athlete. When I …

Education

To Enable Powerful Learning, Put Pedagogy Before Tech

Special Focus<p>Special Focus: Learning to Live and Work Together<p>The world faces an unprecedented confluence of disruption. Constant advances in …

A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile.<p>“Let’s see,” he said one morning this spring. “I can find the area and perimeter of a polygon. …

Education