Bruce Collins

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How We’re Smart

Harvard

Peter Doolittle: How your "working memory" makes sense of the world

How Teachers' Stress Affects Students: A Research Roundup

Complete Coverage<p>New research is helping to clarify how teachers become chronically stressed, and how it can affect their students’ well-being and …

Teaching

Teaching & Assessing Soft Skills

The career landscape is changing dramatically. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average worker currently holds ten different jobs …

Teaching

YA Books Recommended by Cult of Pedagogy Readers

In May of 2017, I asked the readers of this site to recommend books for teen and young adult readers. You gave me this list: over 100 titles, nearly …

Books

How to Create A Loyalist Team

The Magic of a Great Team Great teams feel almost magical.These rare teams build with care and intention. They operate at an incredibly high level of …

Leadership

15 Ways to Lead With Effective Communication

Don't let communication be the handicap in your life and in your business. Good communication is a lifetime pursuit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many entrepreneurs become estranged from their teams, turn off partners, and lose deals, all because they lack basic …

Communication Skills

Imagine how great universities could be without all those human teachers

<i>This is the third in</i> The Vanishing University<i>, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Here are parts one, two, and four.</i><p>Jill Watson is the best damn teaching assistant you could ever want. She fields hundreds of questions at a time from frantic …

Do students learn more from who their teachers are?

Filling the pailDo students learn more from who their teachers are than from what they actually teach them? This is an appealing idea to many of us …

Teaching

The college lecture is dying. Good riddance.

<i>This is the first in</i> The Vanishing University, <i>a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America.</i><p>Right now, this very morning, thousands of young adults in the United States are scrambling through the same minor hell. They’ve woken up to the very last in a series of …

College textbooks are going the way of Netflix

<i>This is the second in</i> The Vanishing University<i>, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Here are parts one, three, and four.</i><p>A new copy of Glenn Hubbard and Tony O’Brien’s widely used introductory economics textbook costs more than some smartphones. The …

Textbooks

Professional Development That Works

Teachers Teaching Teachers:<br>Professional Development<br>That Works<p><b>If you're not capitalizing on the expertise of members of your school's teaching team,</b> …

10 professional development ideas for teachers

Education experts tell us their top tips for ensuring teachers get the most out of professional development sessions<p>Rachael Stevens, English teacher<p><b>Root training in real lessons:</b> In a small straw poll I conducted in the last few weeks, the vast majority of teachers said that the most helpful …

Top 10 books about teaching

As another school year begins, here is some of the most instructive reading about this toughest of subjects — from Plato to Shakespeare and beyond<p>As a rule, I try to avoid blogs and books about teaching practice. They tend to be full of “strategies”, whingeing about Ofsted and images of teachers …

Literature

The Future of Education According to Anthony Seldon

<i>Abandon the passive teaching system of ‘factory’ schools, which are so 19th century, says Sir Anthony Seldon.</i><p>There may be flaws in the current …

Co-Teaching: How to Make it Work

<b>Impossible.</b> That was my first thought when I saw the class roster. In one of my ninth grade English classes, 13 of my 27 students had IEPs. …

Teaching

“Fitting in is the greatest barrier to belonging:” Why we need to learn to embrace our onlyness

By the time that Zach Wahls was about ten years old, he knew what it was to lie about himself. When another kid asked, “What do your mom and dad do?” his straightforward answer prompted teasing and taunting, as Zach’s parents are a same-sex couple. After the second and third time this happened, he …

Chromebooks and G Suite: A Partnership Worth Exploring

By Nathan LangSchools are seeing positive results after pairing Google’s education platform with 1:1 Chromebook deployments.

Education Technology

Less Homework = More Learning

My kids’ public school released kids from homework a few years ago — a move met with some pushback. As the NY Daily News put it: <b>Parents Outraged</b> …

Teaching

Australian schools failing to teach children to read, expert warns

Australian schools are failing to teach enough children to read and an increasing reliance on digital screens is only worsening the problem, a US …

Teaching
Pedagogy

The case for eliminating letter grades, according to a school with too many straight-A students

Mary Lawlor has taught sixth-grade English for more than 20 years. For almost all of that time, she hated giving grades.<p>The high-achievers always freaked out, lining up at her door in tears because they wanted higher marks. “It bred all these perfectionists [who] were not resilient and just focused …

Education