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Practicing Social Justice Through Arts Education

Last year, one of my first grade students could not look at herself in the mirror let alone have the will to draw her self-portrait. Maria* eventually tore her drawing in half, threw it on the floor, put her head down and cried. Of my six years teaching art to youth in Los Angeles, this was the …

Teaching

No trigger warnings in my class: Why you won’t find them on my syllabi

Learning is about rethinking our views. Censoring my students’ education before they obtain it will do the opposite<p>Every semester on the first day of my classes, I explain to students that at some point during the semester, the material that we cover will fundamentally challenge their thinking in …

The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

Brown v. Board of Education was arguably the most important decision of the Supreme Court in the 20th century. It was delivered May 17, 1954, 60 years ago, and it changed life in America forever.<p>Previous to Brown v. Board of Education, 17 states required schools within their borders to be …

Brown v. Board of Education

Uppervention: Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Students

Recognize Their Talents<p>Each and every one of our students is unique. As classroom teachers, sometimes we can become distracted with our daily lessons …

Study: Less Than 1 in 5 Public-School Teachers Are Nonwhite

New research on the “diversity gap” in U.S. public schools has revealed that a mere 18% of teachers are nonwhite, while roughly half of all students …

How Free Play Can Define Kids' Success

“So many of the things that we care about are completely learned through the creative process,” Ginsberg said at an event hosted by the Bay Area …

Utrecht 'Transfer Accelerator' (a Slide) Encourages Passengers To Take the Train

1/14<p>Slide to Overvecht Station-HIK Ontwerpers<p>One of the best ways to encourage good behavior is to make it fun, and this newly revamped train station …

Utrecht

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“They all responded that seeing their friends at school made them happy, but school itself was not making them happy,” she said.<p>All students at New …

Report: Fewer Than 1 in 5 US Public School Teachers Are Nonwhite

In new studies performed by the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association, it has been discovered that while almost half of …

Education

10 Art Terms That Don't Mean What You Think They Mean

When talking about art, there are more than a few vocabulary words that -- let's face it -- we use to sound smart. Call them highfalutin and grandiloquent (see what we did there?), terms like "postmodernism" and "assemblage" are tossed about like badges of honor or passwords to an exclusive club. …

Why B.F. Skinner May Have Been The Most Dangerous Psychologist Ever

B.F. Skinner gave us concepts like "conditioned behavior," "positive reinforcement," and even "time-outs" for children. But he was also a radical …

Psychology

Myths about how the brain works have no place in the classroom

Are you left-brained or right-brained? Are you more creative or rational? You can find out easily enough – there are myriad online tests that will help you find your dominant hemisphere.<p>Or so they claim. In fact, a study in PLOS One last year showed fairly conclusively that the idea one side of our …

How Preschool Impacts Student Scores Shown In One Graph

If policymakers want to improve students’ scores on international exams, they should start by bettering education options for their littlest learners.<p>That is part of the story told by a report released on Monday by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an international …

Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

More than any other academic disciplines, science and math draw their meaning by relating to life in the “real” world outside the classroom. They …

To mimic us, babies use 'body map' in brain - Futurity

New research suggests how brain processing lets babies observe people and imitate their body movements.

Neurology

Why Good Teachers Embrace Culture

Ari­zona’s at­tor­ney gen­er­al called the pro­gram “pro­pa­gand­iz­ing and brain­wash­ing.” An ad­min­is­trat­ive law judge ruled that it “pro­motes …

Education