Jon Butcher

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School bans parents from using phones at school gate, urging them to greet children with a smile instead

A primary school has put up signs to warn phone-obsessed parents to greet their children with a smile at the end of the day rather than staring at their screens.<p>It has become a common sight at the school gates to see children running up to their parents, only to find them engrossed in composing a …

An Elementary School Decided to Ban All Homework, and the Results Are Amazing

Kids now have time to actually read for pleasure.<p>Homework is the bane of every kid's existence. But for some lucky elementary schoolers, it's also a thing of the past. <i>The Washington Post</i> reports that the Orchard School in South Burlington, Vermont, which educates students from pre-kindergarten to …

Building a Hard-Working Team Starts With You

For better or worse, the cornerstone of a startup's culture is going to be the founder.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups require a lot of hard work, with no rest for the weary. Since you need to be moving at light speed to gain first-mover advantage, it …

Team Building

Career Coach: Time for a career transition? You’ll need more than a résumé and cover letter.

According to Louis Pasteur, “Chance favors the prepared mind.” This is especially true for those wanting to make a career transition. Opportunity, in addition to chance, also favors those who are prepared and persevere. Preparing for a career transition may seem obvious—my résumé and cover letter …

How do you know your students are learning?

How can you judge whether all your students are learning something in your lessons and making the progress they are capable of? Teacher Helen Webb …

Teaching

Homework, technology, smaller classes: what works in NSW classrooms

MiniLit is an evidence-based phonics program used in schools across NSW. Most teachers believe phonics works, and now they have access to the …

Teaching

Private schools go to China to lure $40,000 fee-paying students

If you're wondering why 54 private schools are on a recruitment drive in China this weekend – when most have long waiting lists and places are hard …

Some academics worry that new tools enable plagiarism to bypass detection

The proliferation of online tools allowing students to paraphrase academic work for their own assignments is facilitating plagiarism, according to …