Kris Carter

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Teaching is among the 'top three most stressed occupations'

Teaching is consistently among the top three most stressful professions, according to a respected academic who has studied well-being in 80 …

Education

This Comic Perfectly Nails How Men's Lives Change When They Become Dads

Having children isn't just a transformative experience for women. Men also go through some changes when they become dads, and they can be downright …

Parenting

Incorporating Authentic Assessments in Chemistry

Recently, my district made a commitment to helping its teachers reflect and rethink their grading and assessment practices. One of the phrases I kept …

Pedagogy

Teens in Netherlands regularly top life satisfaction tables, with schooling playing a big role<p>In a biology class at a secondary school near Rotterdam, Gerrit the skeleton is not the only one with a permanent grin.<p>The Groen van Prinstererlyceum, which first trialled happiness lessons a decade ago, …

Mental Health

Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

The most successful companies are successful because they are always looking for ways to improve. When it comes to their employees, there is no …

Pedagogy

17 Pictures That Prove Teachers Have The Best Sense Of Humor

Teachers are the greatest gift!

Teaching

One Question We Should Always Ask When Implementing Technology into Classrooms

In 2014, and in my book, “The Innovator’s Mindset,” I wrote about the notion of “school vs. learning,” and it was summarized in the image below by …

Education Technology

A company is paying work-from-home teachers $20 an hour, and you don't even need experience

Working from home certainly seems to be increasing in popularity, and it's not hard to see why. Not only does it mean you can stay in your pajamas, but you'll also save money in gas and — perhaps the best part — no actual co-workers you have to pretend to like.<p>Dozens of companies are jumping on the …

Work from Home

Making Your Flipped Classroom More Human

<i>The Man Who Lied to His Laptop</i> describes how people often respond to computers the same way they do to people. We will do them favors, tell white …

Education Technology

Edtech Should Be Only A Means, Not An End, For Your Local Schools

In a science classroom in suburban St. Louis, a group of middle school students were huddled over a map.<p>They were searching for a site to build a zero-waste car factory for their community.<p>The students were calculating distance and area. They were evaluating topographical suitability and proximity …

Education Technology

The Pedagogy of Digital Discussion

I wasn’t an overly confident student when it came to engaging in open conversations during class. If one of my teachers posed a question, I only …

Education Technology

'There is a culture that asks too much of teachers, who in turn embrace the personal sacrifice of burn-out'

If you're like anything like me - and God help you if you are - you love a good action film. Among my favourites are the Jason Bourne films, starring …

Teaching

Exams 2018: The 'myth' of the visual learner

<b>If you're a visual person, do you always need pictures in order to learn best, even if the thing you're learning is a musical instrument? And what about aural learners who like to hear their information in order to remember it - do they need to listen to learn? What about if they're learning to</b> …

Language Learning

Essential Classroom Management Advice: Listen For The Emotions, Not The Words

Atul Gawande writes a lot about the medical field, and a lot of what he says can be applied to education. You can see many previous posts where I’ve …

Teaching

What Non-Education Podcasts Are Good For Teachers?

I haven’t been a big podcast listener, though I do listen to a few specific education ones, as well as to my own :).<p>I’m in the midst of recovering …

Education Technology

Simple Relationship-Building Strategies

Time<p>Time is a precious commodity in education, and the scant class time teachers have is often lost to outside factors like assemblies, standardized …

Teaching

7 Amazing Facts about Flipped Learning

Flipped Classrooms have been around as an offshoot of blended learning methodology for more than a decade, now. In the flipped classroom, your …

Education Technology

Classroom Management: A Summer to Plan Ahead

Once you settle into summer break and find yourself thinking back over the past year's successes and struggles, why not explore some fresh tools for …

Teaching

Teachers Shouldn't Have To Work Alone -- And Now They Don't Have To

With the rise of online learning in schools—what educators call “blended learning”—what teachers do daily is changing in big and small ways.<p>A central question is what will teaching look like in the future, as online learning can increasingly help students learn knowledge personalized to their …

Pedagogy

Brain Scans of Transgender Youth Could Put an End to Gender Dysphoria

Brain imaging could change everything for transgender youth.<p>Approximately 1.4 million Americans are transgender. Despite scientific evidence to the …

LGBTQI

Why rudeness is so toxic — and how to stop it

No one likes being cut off, bumped into or the recipient of a terse email. Yet it happens all the time — both to us and if you think hard enough, you can probably think of something you did or said not too long ago that someone else may have seen as not so nice.<p>Therein lies the problem, explains …

Psychology

Student Evaluations of Teaching are Not Valid

In a review of the literature on student evaluations of teaching (SET), Philip B. Stark and Richard Freishtat—of the University of California, …

Education

Show What You Know: The Shift To Competency

“GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless,” said Laszlo Bock, former head of HR at Google. “Google famously used to ask everyone for a transcript and GPAs and test scores, but we don’t anymore, unless you’re just a few years out of school. We found that they don’t …

Pedagogy

Schools ARE reducing workload, here's how

Workload is still cited as one of the biggest factors contributing towards the teacher recruitment and retention crisis. But schools across the …

Consumer Reports Tested 73 Sunscreens, and This Formula Got a Perfect Score

When we recently asked dermatologists about the best thing to do for better skin in the future, their answer was unanimous: sunscreen. Says Tara Rao, …

Stress almost drove me out of the profession. But a change in leadership has helped me fall back in love with education<p>Not so long ago, I was ready to quit teaching. Now, I’ve got my sights on leadership. The difference is my headteacher.<p>Under my previous head, I got the point where I couldn’t go …

Mental Health

'How many teachers are living their lives in the hands of someone who is constantly making them feel worthless'

Bullies. People who speak down to you, demand too much from you, manipulate you, leave you helpless and lost - perhaps even abuse you - vocally …

Eric Holder: ‘The teachers are right. This must remain a movement and not just be a moment.’

Eric Holder, attorney general under President Barack Obama and the first African American to hold the job, told graduating seniors at Teachers College at Columbia University that educators who have been protesting in recent months for better pay and more school funding are “right” and that they …

No, the customer is not always right, especially in school

David Michael Slater is a veteran middle and high school teacher who now lives and teaches in Reno, Nevada. He is also the author of more than 20 books for children, teens, and adults. His new book is “We’re Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don’t Work — And How to Fix Them.”<p>Each …

Education

'Soft skills should not be a priority in education'

Education is full of buzzwords, jargon and initiatives. It is a profession like no other with the endless desire for the next, new, shiny thing that …