Michael Brody

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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist

Are Americans getting dumber?<p>Our math skills are falling. Our reading skills are weakening. Our children have become less literate than children in …

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

Adolescence is an exciting time as teenagers become increasingly independent, begin to look forward to their lives beyond high school, and undergo …

The Brain

Study: Teacher Satisfaction, Collaboration Are Keys to Student Achievement

« Austin District Warns Teachers Not to Talk to Students About Immigration Raids | Main<p>Teachers who are happy and satisfied with their job are …

Education

Obsessed With Smartness

Every year around this time, those of us on a college campus begin to engage in an ancient ritual — talking about the quality of next year’s incoming …

Education

A Millennial’s View: How to Transform Independent Schools into Modern Workplaces - Independent Ideas Blog

I’m 35, putting me at the leading edge of the millennial generation. Since I was 25, I’ve been an independent school educator, teaching civics and …

Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

Understanding Differentiated Instruction<p>Summer DI Readings List: 150+ Seedlings for Growing Stronger Learners: Browse a bountiful reading list as you …

New Instructions at High Schools: Take a Nap

Some high schools are trying a new cure for teenagers who stay up late, don’t want to wake up in the morning and doze off during class. Teachers are letting them nap at school.<p>Nap clubs, where students meet and rest quietly, have cropped up in some high schools. Some are trying quiet rooms, where …

Education

Bored Out of Their Minds

For two weeks in third grade, I preached the gospel of the wild boar. My teacher, the sprightly Mrs. DeWilde, assigned my class an open-ended …

Education

​​How School Leaders Make Decisions About Tuition and Compensation - Independent Ideas Blog

<i>​</i><i>Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series examining tuition trends in independent day schools, including schools’ efforts to cut costs</i> …

College & University

Not All Fun And Games: New Guidelines Urge Schools To Rethink Recess

What's the best time for students to have recess? Before lunch, or after? What happens if it rains? If students are misbehaving, is it a good idea to punish them by making them sit out recess?<p>Those are just a few of the issues addressed in new guidelines designed to help schools have <i>good</i> recess. …

Education

Larry Cuban on Personalized Learning, Silicon Valley, and K-12: Q&A

« Virginia Gov. Seeks to Require All Schools to Offer Full-Time Online Education | Main | Ed Groups Push Schools to Embrace Online Assessments »<p>Few …

Education

Launch Video Classroom Observations With New Toolkit

For busy teachers, there are limited opportunities within the school day to be observed, to observe other teachers, to pause and reflect on the …

Education Technology

Solution Tree: Tom Guskey on Frequent Student Assessment

Treasury Yields Resume Ascent

Inflation trade intensifies anew following Yellen comments<p>Government-bond yields surged to their highest level since Jan. 3, as the inflation trade that took off in the days after Donald Trump’s election regained intensity.<p>The yield on the 10-year Treasury note settled at 2.461% on Thursday after …

Commodities

The Tyranny of Being On Task

I remember when I was first teaching and was getting ready for my first official observation and evaluation. I was very nervous. My principal had …

Pedagogy

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

Listen to this article as a podcast episode:<p>Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:22 — 53.1MB)<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS<p><b>When I</b> …

Pedagogy

Sacred Cows In Education

<b>noun</b>: someone or something that has been accepted or respected for a long time and that people are afraid or unwilling to criticize or question<p>What …

Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class

Evidence from brain science suggests that far from being “babyish,” the technique is essential for mathematical achievement.<p>A few weeks ago I (Jo Boaler) was working in my Stanford office when the silence of the room was interrupted by a phone call. A mother called me to report that her 5-year-old …

Education

KQED

<i>The following is an excerpt from “Deeper Learning How Eight Innovative Public Schools Are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century,” by</i> …

Trump pick Monica Crowley plagiarized multiple sources in 2012 book - CNNMoney

Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley, whom Donald Trump has tapped for a top national security communications role, plagiarized large sections of her 2012 book, a CNN KFile review has found.<p>The review of Crowley’s June 2012 book, "What The (Bleep) Just Happened," found …

Journalism

If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning

As educators, we are tasked with the weighty responsibility of helping prepare students to be successful in life. And as wide a swath as life may …

Learning

Teacher Self-Knowledge

I spent a good deal of time in elementary school in the 1940s staring out the high windows of Kenilworth School in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and …

How Teachers Learn to Discuss Racism

Urban-education programs prepare them for imperative contemporary conversations with students.<p>After a rash of police killings last summer, H. Richard Milner, a professor of urban education at the University of Pittsburgh, set out to answer a question that had been gnawing at him for some time. As a …

Education

The December Jobs Report in Seven Charts

The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in December, the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.7% and wages grew at the strongest pace since 2009. Here's a closer look at how that compares.<p>Job growth slowed in December, as employers added fewer jobs than economists surveyed by The Wall Street …

Employment

Grading soft skills: The Brookings Soft Skills Report Card

Executive SummaryFrom the 1990s until the end of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2015, state and federal education reform policies had …

Education

Tips on reducing teacher stress from the ‘happiest school on earth’

With news that half of England’s teachers plan to leave in the next five years, what can be done to keep them? Read details of our teacher survey<p>An extra week’s summer holiday, shutting the school at 5.30pm and cancelling revision sessions are just some of the ways more considerate headteachers are …

Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake.<p>A new report out this month pulls together some stark numbers on this:<p>Forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress. That's on par with nurses …

California will soon provide ethnic studies classes for all high schoolers. Here's why.

In a second-floor classroom at San Francisco’s Washington High School, David Ko is leading freshmen in a discussion about bullying. But it’s not the typical conversation about treating others nicely.<p>“We’re learning about power — political, economic, social — our race, ethnicity, culture, …

Unlocking Dyslexia

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Raising A Child With Dyslexia: 3 Things Parents Can Do<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>How Science Is Rewiring The Dyslexic Brain<p><b>Toggle more options</b>

5 Strategies For Teaching Students To Use Metacognition

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Pedagogy