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What happens when instead of suspensions, kids talk out their mistakes?

PITTSFIELD, N.H. — When freshman Hope Parent left her cellphone unattended at Pittsfield Middle High School, last year, her classmate Brandon …

New Hampshire

Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

<b>EDUTOPIA:</b> What is the current status of the discipline system and such practices as zero tolerance?<p><b>DR. BRIAN SMITH:</b> Suspension and expulsion disrupt …

Teaching
Grand Rapids

Fighting Chronic Absence during Attendance Awareness Month

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership <br>August 10th, 2016 <br>Posted In: Awareness, Campaigns, In Real Life<p>This September marks the fourth annual …

Texas Teacher Defends Her Controversial No-Homework Policy: 'Eat Dinner as a Family, Read Together, Play Outside'

No homework? No problem!<p>One Texas teacher is causing a stir with her controversial no-homework policy, which she shared in a letter that has gone …

The Trauma-Sensitive Teacher - Educational Leadership

Diane is among a growing number of educators who are trained to view children's difficult behaviors through a <i>trauma-sensitive lens</i>. She is prepared …

Data Tools

Attendance Works offers free data tools designed specifically for schools and school districts to track chronic absence. The tools, self-calculating …

Whirlpool - Care Counts™ Program

What If High School Were More Like Kindergarten?

Students in the U.S. are being taught to focus only on becoming educated.<p>I have a strange-looking, handmade bust of Yoda sitting atop my desk at school. I made this statue in a high-school art class because the teacher asked us to create a life-like bust of a human face. While molding my sculpture, …

Education

Teachers Share The Most Ridiculous Things Parents Have Ever Said to Them

Teachers share threats, insane requests, and absurd accusations from parents<p>As summer winds down teachers are preparing their classrooms while …

Moving From Lecture to Learning

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Learning

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 …

Schools must take an active role in educating disengaged parents

There has been a lot in the news of late about the importance of parents and the home in supporting children’s education.<p>The correlation between parents who play an active role in their children’s education and achievement at school tells us what we have always known: that a supportive home …

Two Stories of “Getting” PBL | Blog | Project Based Learning

July 12, 2016<br>Two Stories of “Getting” PBL<p><i>Beth’s Story</i><br>Hey! Beth Mitchell here, a West Carrollton High School Pirate of 20-plus years. I teach ELA …

Project-Based Learning Connects Real World with Deep Impact

The students in Flight by Design, an engineering and math course at Raisbeck Aviation High School in the Highline School District are immersed in a …

Pedagogy