Jeannette Leach

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The Data Delusion: On average, it’s a bit more complicated.

With apologies to Richard Dawkins…<p>Increasingly I am becoming frustrated by <b>the lack of sophistication that is applied to the whole process of</b> …

Pedagogy

Words, words, words

I love that bit in ‘Hamlet’ where Polonious asks Hamlet what he is reading. Hamlet replies, “words, words, words”. It has recently come to my …

Why I teach

I’ve really enjoyed two unrelated articles this past week. The first, by Tom Bennett, was entitled “Why do you teach?“, and emotively and powerfully …

12 steps to a ‘Great Teacher’ reputation.

<b>Introduction.</b><p>I’m celebrating writing my 100th post, by trying to link together various posts relating to teaching. I suggest in my post ‘How do I …

Teaching

‘Thinking Outside the Books’

<b>‘For many teachers, the current climate of education, with its stress on academic attainment at the expense of a commitment to the development of the</b> …

Tip of the Week – Six Great Ways to Publish Student Work

We know that the world is moving online and that to prepare our kids for that world, we need to train them to use that world’s tools.<p>We know that …

Education Technology

Data.gov

Highlights<p>The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is responsible for investigating reportable marine casualties, accidents, and serious marine incidents. The …

U.S. Coast Guard

Burma carrying out 'policy of ethnic cleansing' against Muslims, says human rights agency

Human Rights Watch calls for an international inquiry into the violence in Burma as they release evidence that Burmese security forces organised and stood guard over Buddhist attacks on Muslim settlements before burying scores of bodies in mass graves.<p>Evidence of official involvement in the …

East Coast Cities at Risk in Future Tsunamis

French fisherman fights off crocodile 'latched onto his head'

A French deckhand swimming in remote waters in Australia has fended off an attack by a six-foot crocodile which grabbed his head in its mouth and began a death roll.<p>Yoann Galeran, 29, was dragged underwater by the crocodile but said he "punched” it and escaped with a “few holes on the head".<p>“I just …

Australia

Midwest's Floods Aren't Over, But So Far, So Good

The good news is that "the big river didn't get too big," <i>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i> writes this morning.<p>"Sandbags held back the cresting Mississippi River from several towns north of St. Louis on Sunday," it adds, "while the forecast for the immediate vicinity remained high but manageable."<p>But The …