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Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Yoga

Children considered 'average' miss out as teachers focus elsewhere, report warns

Children labelled "average" by teachers are missing out because more focus goes on those at the bottom of the class, a report has found.<p>Experts say children who are classified in the middle range risk having late-blooming ability ignored as teachers assume they are neither struggling nor …

Teaching the Art of Listening: How to Use Podcasts in the Classroom

As studies continue to prove the educational value of podcasts, educators across the country are using them to teach research skills, critical …

Trump order could give immigration agents a foothold in US schools

Activists fear the plan puts students and families at risk by increasing collaboration between federal agents and police officers in American schools<p>Read part 1: ‘Sanctuary schools’ across America defy Trump’s immigration crackdown• <i><br>This series was reported by The74Million.org, a nonpartisan</i> …

You Need Data to Personalize Learning

Download<p>For all children to be ready for college and careers, they need a learning experience tailored to their unique needs, skills, and interests. …

Jeffco Public Schools emphasizes restorative practices as part of discipline change

Jeffco Public Schools is investing more resources in so-called restorative practices as an alternative to suspensions, part of a broader …

“Kids Can’t Learn From Teachers They Don’t Like”

...The post “Kids Can’t Learn From Teachers They Don’t Like” appeared first on TeachThought.

Best and worst public schools by state

Massachusetts has the best public schools in the country, per WalletHub, which looked at the overall quality and safety of public schools in each …

A boy told his teacher she can't understand him because she's white. Her response is on point.

Fifth-grade teacher Emily E. Smith is not your ordinary teacher.<p>She founded The Hive Society — a classroom that's all about inspiring children to …

Teachers Union President Thinks You’re a Racist if You Yank Your Kids from Their Crappy Schools

Ethnically diverse Los Angeles boasts a population that's nearly half Latino, 10 percent Asian, and 10 percent African American. The metropolitan …

The Problem With Public Schools Isn’t Low Test Scores. It’s Strategic Disinvestment.

Imagine you’re settling in to enjoy an article on-line or in your favorite print newspaper and you come across this headline:<p><i>U.S. Schools Ranked Low Internationally</i>!<p>Or<p><i>Out of X Countries, U.S. Places Far From the Top in Math</i>!<p>You feel embarrassed.<p>Soon that embarrassment turns to anger.<p>Sweat starts to …

The Best Sites For ELLs To Practice Online Dictation

Dictation exercises in class, where English Language Learners need to listen and write down what they hear, is an excellent language-learning …

Teachers Don’t Want All Of This Useless Data

I always thought the purpose behind student data was to help the teacher teach. But it has become an end to itself.<p>One of the most frustrating things I’ve ever been forced to do as a teacher is to ignore my students and concentrate instead on the data.<p>I teach 8th grade language arts at a …

Response: 'Double Flip' Your Classroom

<i>(This is the last post in a two-part series. You can see Part One here.)</i><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>What are the best ways to make a flipped</b> …

A Collection Of Resources On “Tricky” Teacher Topics

My post yesterday on eating in class (see What Are Your Rules About Students Eating In Class?) received a lot of feedback, and it prompted me to …

High School

Colorado will no longer give PARCC English and math tests, forging its own path

Colorado will begin shifting away from standardized tests developed as part of a controversial multi-state effort and toward tests developed mostly …

Education

Bored Kids? Here's What's Missing to Make Their Creativity Explode

Hint: A little bit of 'ownership' goes a long way...<p>A study published in 2013 examined why students dropped out of high school, charting students' motivations for dropping out since 1955.<p>The students were broken into three categories:<p>Students who are "pushed" out, meaning their underperformance …

Teaching

Why we need wisdom taught in schools

<b>Prof. Robert Sternberg argues that a national focus on standardized tests and IQ scores is hampering global progress.</b><p>Intelligence without wisdom …

Kids Are Quoting Trump To Bully Their Classmates And Teachers Don’t Know What To Do About It

BuzzFeed News reviewed more than 50 reports of school bullying since the election and found that kids nationwide are using Trump’s words to taunt their classmates. If the president can say those things, why can’t they?<p><b>Donald Trump’s campaign</b> and election have added an alarming twist to school …

NY Times Publishes Best Summary Of Why Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough….

As regular readers know, I’m a big advocate of Social Emotional Learning (The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources).<p>I’ve also been a …

Teaching

Charter schools vs. traditional public schools: A false choice

For Ezdehar Abu-harab, the North Star Charter Academy in Newark, New Jersey was a godsend. She was horrified at the quality of education her son was receiving in one of Newark's other public elementary schools.<p>"No homework!" she said, incredulous. "They never got homework! It was just about …

Education

Two Important Reports On Education Released Today

Two important reports on education were released today.<p>One is a big Education Week multi-article report on testing and assessment called SPECIAL …

Education

Teachers, Forgive Thyself or Burn Out Quickly

Psst! Come in closely. I have a little secret I'd like to share with you. It's important, and although obvious, often overlooked...<p>Teachers are human …

Teaching

6 Steps To Create Effective Seating Plans

Reading Time: 3 minutes.Why are seating plans so important? We all know the important influence that classroom layout has on pupil behaviour, but too

Teachers reveal how education has changed dramatically over the past 20 years

A lot has happened since they were born in the mid-1990s, and perhaps no one has seen the effects of those changes on future generations than teachers.<p>Business Insider spoke with a handful of elementary, middle, and high school teachers to get a sense of just how much the US education system has …

Is personalized learning the future? This high school thinks so.

Vista High School near San Diego will use a $10 million grant from XQ: The Super School Project to make high school more personal.

High School

A 25 year-old figured out a way to save low-income kids from the dreaded 'summer slide'

Karim Abouelnaga may have found a workable solution to this phenomenon, known best as "summer slide."<p>Abouelnaga is the 25-year-old cofounder and CEO of Practice Makes Perfect (PMP), a company that hires teenage mentors to help low-income kids stay engaged for six weeks over the summer. Based on …

How Trump Could Get Fired

The Constitution offers two main paths for removing a President from office. How feasible are they?<p>Hours after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, a post appeared on the official White House petitions page, demanding that he release his tax returns. In only a few days, it gathered more signatures than any …

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I made my classroom look like the real world…and test scores soared

<i>Anthony Johnson is an elementary school teacher in North Carolina and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Below, he describes his innovative classroom</i> …

Teaching