Devon Teran

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How to Stop People Who Bog Things Down with Bureaucracy

Companies are filled with energy vampires. We all know who these people are: When their names come up on your phone, you automatically stop and think, “Do I have the energy to take this call?” They’re the people in the company who have demonstrated repeatedly that they will suck the life out of you …

Management

Children with no shoes on 'do better in classroom', major study finds

Children who learn with no shoes on are more likely to behave better and obtain good grades than peers with footwear, a decade-long study has …

New Study Highlights Six Components Of An Effective Apology

I’ve written a fair amount about the importance of teachers apologizing to students, both for modeling and relational purposes (see The Best …

Why some LAUSD teachers are balking at a new approach to discipline problems

In a South Los Angeles classroom, a boy hassles a girl. The teacher moves him to the back of the room, where he scowls, makes a paper airplane and repeatedly throws it against the wall. Two other boys wander around the class and then nearly come to blows.<p>"Don't you talk about my sister," one says …

The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools

Recently a neighborhood in Brooklyn made national headlines for a fight over public schools. Lots of affluent, mainly white families have been moving into new condos in the waterfront area called DUMBO, and the local elementary school is getting overcrowded.<p>The city wants to redraw the zones in a …

Why White Parents Won't Choose Black Schools

Last year when I attempted to pick my daughter up from school, the volunteers in the carpool line tried to put a fourth grader in my car, not the four year old I was attempting to retrieve. Both of us were vehemently shaking our heads, both of us looked totally confused, but the man with the radio …

Why most professional development for teachers is useless

There has been a strong reaction to my recent post titled “A video that shows why teachers are going out of their minds,” which revealed Chicago teachers being led in a professional development session in which they sound like kindergarteners, repeating words in unison. Some commenters on the post …

Jessica Fechtor's Five

<b>Author Notes:</b> This all might sound like a lot to keep track of, but I am a person who has a special impatience, and even I found this to require very little of me—no more than a half hour of paying attention overall. Plus, all the timing prescriptions are flexible: "Sometimes I'm giving my kids a …

5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

• Flexible Learning Environments (04:02) - Students and teachers at Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, talk about the district's …

Why 'Don’t Worry About Money, Just Travel' Is the Worst Advice of All Time

I have an internet acquaintance that I’ve been following on social media for a little over two years now, an all-around nice, smart girl who blogs …

Eastern Europe

New School Study Shows Black Kids Get Cops, White Kids Get Docs

A new study says black students are more likely to get criminalized discipline, while white students receive medical intervention.<p>In the midst of …

How We Went from 200 Suspensions to 3

Supportive Student Discipline<br>July 23, 2015 | Volume <b>10</b> | Issue <b>22</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Field Notes: How We Went from 200 Suspensions to 3<p>Wesley Owings<p>…

Poor schools tend to punish, not help, students

Poor schools with more black and minority students tend to punish students rather than seek medical or psychological interventions for them, …

Education

Cultivating Healthy Teams in Schools

Healthy, high-performing teams of educators require a number of conditions to thrive. A team's potential for greatness depends on many factors, …

I Just Asked My Students What Kills Their Motivation

“What can we do to motivate our students who need it the most?” my principal recently asked. ​Because I am fascinated with motivation, because I love …

Teaching

One battle the Confederate flag is still winning

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you want to know what Southern heritage is all about, don't follow the debate over the Confederate flag.<p>Follow the money, says Michael Lind, a historian and native Southerner.<p>While the Confederate battle flag may be coming down in places like South Carolina, there is one part of the Old …

Income Inequality

Why I founded #CharlestonSyllabus after the Charleston shooting

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>After a shooting killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, educator Dr. Chad Williams wondered how he and</i> …

History of violence against black communities: Mapping project for lynching riots pogroms and punishments.

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Black Culture

Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Leigh Robinson was out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 …

Tell Your Stories

The author of Between the World and Me asks readers to submit their own experiences with racism and its physical consequences.<p>It was not until perhaps the fourth or fifth draft of my forthcoming book, <i>Between The World And Me</i>, that it took the form of a letter. The reason for the change was …

Letter to My Son

“Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”<p><i>And have brought humanity to the edge of oblivion: because they think they are white.</i><p>—James Baldwin<p>Son,<p>Last Sunday the host of a popular news show asked me what it meant to lose my …

The Civil War’s Dirty Secret: It Was Always About Slavery

The war was never about states’ rights, unless it was the states’ right to permit slavery, and Charles Lamar was its firebreathing poster boy.<p>Seven …

Here’s What Scientists Aren’t Telling Us About Learning

It’s rare for educators to be kept in the scientific loop, and rarer still to encounter research that might actually compel us to change our teaching …

Kids in Hong Kong can solve this logic puzzle in 20 seconds, but it completely stumps adults

First-grade students in Hong Kong breezed through this puzzle in 20 seconds, but it has us stumped. Or at least it did before we looked up the answer!<p>Although the puzzle was invented two decades ago, it recently appeared on an elementary-school entrance exam in Hong Kong and has since gone …

Do We Practice What We Preach?

Our words matter to most of the people on the receiving end of them. Those words that come out of our mouths, especially when we are in the role of …

Teaching

3 Handy Google Drive Tools for Math Teachers

May 31, 2015<br>Today while we were browsing Google Docs Add-ons we selected these three tools specifically for math teachers and students. The apps will …

If you want teachers to innovate, don't train them using a sage on a stage

Teacher Network,Education,Australian education,US education,Professional development,Schools,Primary schools,Secondary schools,Teaching,Teacher training<p>Teacher Matt Esterman talks about his dream schools with no boundaries and why he’s developing a Tinder-style app for professional development …

Teaching

Practical Online Teacher Training

A community of educators to support you!<p>Individuals<p>Take professional development into your own hands. Learn what you want, when you want, wherever …

Education Technology

Super Power Your Time Management Strategies

Rethinking Time<br>May 28, 2015 | Volume <b>10</b> | Issue <b>18</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Super Power Your Time Management Strategies<p>Barb Golub<p>As classroom teachers, …