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10 Things to Remember at the End of the School Year

You did not die.

You did not kill any of your students.

You are a better teacher now than you were at the beginning of the year.

Your bad days are …


Google Classroom – Using RubricTab to Assess Students

Tweet Previously I created a rubric template that allows you to create a rubric, paste your class roster, and then create a copy of the rubric for …



A peek into many kindergarten classrooms across the country will reveal teachers trying to make classrooms feel warm and inviting by plastering the …


How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

Ben JohnsonClassroom ManagementWhat is your school and classroom cell phone policy? Read these tips when devising an effective plan for student use …


The hidden economic rules behind Tinder, marriage, kidneys, and college admissions

Stanford University’s Alvin Roth is a very rare thing: An economist who saves lives.

The co-recipient of the 2012 economics Nobel got his prize, in part, for helping to fix a long-standing problem with the market for kidney donations. Often family and friends were willing donors for someone who …


Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.

But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".

There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …


Setting Boundaries on Your Workload

Image: weight-lifting competition aboard the USS Bataan (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Austin Hazard)

It seems that, like death and taxes, we cannot …


Greg Ip: Three Economic Puzzles Are Now Less Puzzling

After a perplexing start to the year, the economy is starting to make sense. That’s good news for workers and the Federal Reserve, but bad news for investors who are going to have to get used to some wrenching moves in the financial markets.

Data out in the last week has begun to help solve three …


Juniors: A Guide to Senior Schedules Colleges will Love

Go Big or Go Home: Now is the time to pull out all the stops and make the most of your abilities. If you’ve just had a solid three years, try to take …

High School

Global Oil Demand Rising, IEA Says

Low oil prices and economic growth have helped drive up consumer demand for energy across the world in 2015, the International Energy Agency said Thursday, a phenomenon seen from U.S. gasoline stations to Chinese auto dealerships.

The IEA’s closely watched oil market report lent some support to an …


China Struggles to Shake Up Salt Monopoly

JINZHOU, China—Han Tianpei and his wife dozed in their truck one early morning, waiting for a denim factory to open to deliver 10 tons of industrial salt. They awoke with a tap at the window, surrounded by a dozen enforcers of China’s salt monopoly, men poised to defend their turf.

The 2013 standoff …


Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

An experiment at Fieldston, which starts when 8-year-olds are sorted by race, has some very liberal parents …

Most Likely To Succeed

MLTS at Sundance 2015

Linda Darling-Hammond

Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education

Today, education in the U.S. is ranked only 18th out of 23 …


The Class of 2014 Is Doing Pretty Well

There’s little uniform, national-level data on how U.S. college graduates fare immediately after they finish school. That means it’s difficult to …

Bachelor's Degree

College 101

What Dead Schools Can Teach Us

It was Saturday afternoon, June 19, 1926, and a crowd of independent school parents and well-wishers had gathered for the graduation ceremony. At …

Training for Discontent

The Doublespeak of Parenting and the Double Blade of Ambition in Silicon ValleyContinue reading on Medium »

Northern California

How to Be Emotionally Intelligent

What makes a great leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, to be sure. To that, Daniel Goleman, author of “Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence,” would add the ability to identify and monitor emotions — your own and others’ — and to manage relationships. Qualities associated with such

Daniel Goleman

Solve Anything Creatively

Do you have an idea you can’t wait to introduce to the world? Are you hungry to launch a new campaign or business venture?

IDEO U will give you the …


A Top Medical School Revamps Requirements To Lure English Majors

You can't tell by looking which students at Mount Sinai's school of medicine in New York City were traditional pre-meds as undergraduates and which weren't. And that's exactly the point.

Most of the class majored in biology or chemistry, crammed for the medical college admission test and got …

Fed study: Tennessee has most regressive tax system

State taxes and inequality

States that boost income inequality the most:
1. Tennessee,
offsets 32.7 percent of the progressiveness of the federal tax …


Why "20% Time" is Good for Schools

Have you ever met an adult who doesn't really love what they do, but just goes through the motions in their job and everyday life? Have you spoken …


College Admissions, Frozen in Time

Let’s consider, just for a minute, the toad. Go on, imagine one sitting right there, all lumpy and leathery-skinned. To understand the …

Kid who got in to every Ivy League school is going to the University of Alabama — and it's a brilliant decision

High-school senior Ronald Nelson had an incredibly hard decision to make this year about college — mainly because he got into all eight Ivy League universities.

In the end, he decided on the University of Alabama and rejected offers from all eight Ivy League schools.

Nelson also rejected offers from …

College & University

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion | TED-Ed

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UC financial aid for out-of-state students a surprise to many

In 18 years as a college counselor in Santa Fe, Jennifer Dryfoos has sent many students to the University of California. But for the first time this …

Students are asked to demonstrate more interest in colleges than just applying

INDIANAPOLIS — Some high school counselors are worried about another college admissions hurdle students have to clear: repeatedly showing interest in …

College & University

Kawai on Twitter

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What Should Students Learn for the 21st Century? Redesigning Standards for a 21st Century Education - Independent Ideas Blog

​Many have addressed how present and future students should learn. Few have examined what students should learn for the 21st century. The what …

21st Century