Education, Teaching & Language

By David Deubelbeiss | A reader featuring all the latest news, research & resources for teachers.

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

As avid lovers of literature, teachers often find themselves wanting to impart every bit of knowledge about a well-loved text to their students. And …

e-Learning

Parents are key to academic success, study finds

It is parents who have the greatest influence on whether or not pupils perform well and stay in school, <b>new research</b> has found.<p>Pupils whose parents …

Education

What’s the future of education? Teachers respond

What’s the future of education? How will students learn differently? What will the schools of the future look like? We asked TED-Ed Innovative …

Education

My philosophy on activism

My response to a request to comment on academics and activism,<p>from a journalist/scholar writing for the New Indian Express.<p>My activist philosophy is …

Learning and earning: Equipping people to stay ahead of technological change

Learning and earningEquipping people to stay ahead of technological change<p>It is easy to say that people need to keep learning throughout their …

Education

The challenge facing libraries in an era of fake news

How can students think critically about information in today's age? UBC Library Communications/flickr, CC BY-NC-NDImagine, for a moment, the …

Research

19 quick changes you can make today that will make you a better language teacher

In a recent article, I asked the question: Are you wasting your money on language classes?<p>The article made the point that, while classes can help …

Education

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

How the JET Program Changed Japan

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program has played a major role in the internationalization of Japan. It was launched in 1987 as a means of boosting …

Japan

The Real Crisis in Education:An Open Letter to the Department of Education

by Krista Taylor<p><b>U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos</b> <br>U.S. Department of Education<br>400 Maryland Avenue, SW<br>Washington, D.C. 20202<p><b>Governor John …

Education

I can’t answer exam questions about my own poems, says US poet

Badly worded or poorly conceived questions on standardised tests are not uncommon (remember the question about a “talking pineapple” on a New York …

Education

Gazette » The Beliefs and Behaviors of Star Teachers by Martin Haberman

The Beliefs and Behaviors of Star Teachers by Martin Haberman<p><i>Add your comments and reactions following the article.</i><p><i>Reprinted with permission from</i> …

Philadelphia School District librarians: a species nearly extinct?

Similar Articles Added Earlier<p>CHICAGO – Hummus is too fatty, pretzels are too salty. Even hard-boiled eggs and yogurt don’t make the cut. Those …

You requested someone with a degree in this? *Holds up hand*

You requested someone with a degree in this? *Holds up hand*<p>So there are two main schools of Artificial Intelligence — Symbolic and …

Software Engineering

The English language’s domination of the globe may be skewing scientific research

People speak over 6,500 languages worldwide. Some are known to only a very few while others are spoken by billions. One is dominating.<p>Increasingly, the world’s common language is English; speaking, reading and writing it are critical skills for workers in the global economy. For example, this month …

Language

Lessons from Singapore Education System

Singapore Education System, the most recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) report and Programme for International …

Education

Forget charter schools and vouchers — here are five business ideas school reformers should adopt

Donald Trump never tires of reminding us that he is a businessman, and in Betsy DeVos, he has nominated a secretary of Education who endorses a business model for improving elementary and secondary schooling. The problem is, it’s the wrong model.<p>DeVos’ prescriptions include for-profit school …

Education

Some People's Brains Are Wired for Languages

Babies' ability to soak up language makes them the envy of adult learners everywhere. Still, some grown-ups can acquire new tongues with surprising …

The Brain

5 Positive Effects Technology Has on Teaching & Learning

In today’s society, there is no question that technology has become a part of our everyday lives. According to a 2014 Pew Research study, 58% of …

Education

Leave Your Laptops at the Door to My Classroom

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this article misstated how much laptops and tablets in the classroom hurt exam performance. Their presence lowered results by 1.7 percent, according to a study, not 18 percent.<p>When I started teaching, I assumed …

Education

KQED

<b>By Shelley Wright</b><p>Academics. Most of our current school system revolves around it, and yet, I think it falls miserably short of what our kids need. To …

The Black Hole

I Can't Answer These Texas Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems

When I realized I couldn’t answer the questions posed about two of my own poems on the Texas state assessment tests (STAAR Test), I had a flash of panic – oh, no! Not smart enough. Such a dunce. My eyes glazed over. I checked to see if anyone was looking. The questions began to swim on the page. …

Education

Study explores deafening silence in Japan’s English-language classes

English-language teachers in Japan often complain about being met by a wall of silence when they ask students to talk in class. But until now there …

Education

Why Introverted Teachers Are Burning Out

Educators are feeling drained by the insistent emphasis on collaboration and “social learning”—and that could be undermining kids’ achievement.<p>Jayson Jones was my favorite person to call when I needed a substitute for my high-school English classes. Jayson was an aspiring teacher who was extremely …

Education

Is a virtual education the future for K-12 students?

Modern technology connects us and allows communities to share resources in unprecedented ways. Virtual education leverages these connections to …

Education

5 Resolutions for Language Learners

It’s a new year and time to make resolutions!<p>One of the most common resolutions is to learn and study English. We’ll be pleased if you take on the …

When Finnish Teachers Work in America’s Public Schools

There are more restrictions to professional freedom in the United States, and the educators find the school day overly rigid.<p>“I have been very tired—more tired and confused than I have ever been in my life,” Kristiina Chartouni, a veteran Finnish educator who began teaching American high-school …

Education

America’s underpaid-teacher problem, in one chart

Every year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) releases a data-packed report (pdf) on the state of education in its 35 member countries. The 2016 edition contains a salary comparison for high-school teachers versus other full-time workers in that country with similar …

United States