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If you’re checking out this page then chances are, you’re here to <b>learn more about product management and learn how to break into a product role</b>.<p>You …

New Study Reviews 25 Years Of Research Into What Helps Students Graduate – Here’s What They Found

Paul Bruno tweeted out a link to an important new study (that is, unfortunately, behind a paywall) titled Factors that Promote High School …

Do Teachers Need Response to Intervention?

Response to Intervention (RTI) has been proven to work with students. Why don't we use it with teachers?

Pedagogy

A student told me I 'couldn't understand because I was a white lady.' Here's what I did

Emily E. Smith is a fifth-grade social justice and English language arts teacher at Cunningham Elementary School in Austin. She was just awarded the …

Teaching

Why I've 'Softened' My Classroom-Management Style

Published Online:<p>Complete Coverage<p>On a Monday, it was a student in the back of the room on her cell phone. On another day, it was a student with his …

Watch adults reunite with their favorite childhood teachers in emotional video

Most of us can look back and recall teachers who had a big impact in our lives — the ones who not only taught us the subject at hand, but also taught us to be confident and trust our creativity.<p>However, most of us never get the chance to tell those teachers just how much they meant to us, and …

Teaching

The 13 most innovative schools in the world

It can be a floating school in an impoverished region, like the one in Lagos, Nigeria.<p>Or it can be a school that's blind to gender, like Egalia, in Stockholm, Sweden.<p>Keep scrolling to see what the future of education can, and probably should, look like.

Pedagogy

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Infographics

Boys and Reading

Much of the popular discussion today focuses solely on instructional-reading strategies, which misses the point. While these strategies may produce …

Teaching

Some of The Best YouTube Channels for Physics and Chemistry Teachers

July 11, 2015<br>Science in general is all about understanding how the world around us functions. It investigates the laws governing the internal …

Education Technology

Why the US needs to reinvent its education system

Senator Bernie Sanders is making waves with a big idea to reinvent education: Making public colleges and universities tuition-free.<p>I couldn’t agree …

Education

Fixing Urban Schools Without Fixing Poverty Is Possible

That’s the argument of Dr. Pamela Cantor, who believes there are tools we’re failing to give students that would help them overcome the stress that’s holding them back.<p>Are urban schools paying too little attention to stress and its classroom effects?<p>This week, I’m sharing a variety of responses to …

Education

The future of education may be glimpsed through the windows of this "laboratory" classroom in Ohio

MENTOR, Ohio – A two-way mirror was a window to the classroom of the future.<p>A kindergarten teacher worked with a small group of students. Other …

Is European Energy Sustainable?

With two-thirds of the world’s crossborder pipeline infrastructure traversing Europe, and the European Union (EU) importing over 50 percent of the energy it consumes, Europe is a unique place to observe energy consumption, production, and policy. A long history of conflict and dependence on foreign …

Natural Gas

Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different

In a quiet classroom adorned with the joyful creations of small children, Ville Sallinen is learning what makes Finland’s schools the envy of the world.<p>Sallinen, 22, is teaching a handful of eight-year-olds how to read. He is nearing the end of a short placement in the school during his five-year …

Education

At one elementary school, 5 boys befriend the bullied — and change lives

At the end of this year, Mankato Area Public Schools honored five fifth-grade boys from Franklin Elementary in Mankato, Minnesota with its Spirit of Youth Award.<p>Their teacher, Mallory Howk, had nominated them after witnessing their interactions with James Willmert, a boy at the school with a …

Education

6 Models of Blended Learning Teachers Should Know About

May 16, 2015<br>In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that combines …

The Math Question That Went Viral

One word problem from a Singaporean school exam briefly became the talk of the Internet last weekend.<p>It didn't rise quite to the level of "The Dress"—the recent quandary that resulted in accusations of color-blindness across the Internet—but it still gave the education world its own viral moment …

Education

Tax Inequality In America: Lego Edition!

It’s tax time! Here’s an explainer on how taxes are (and are not) helping to bridge the income gap, using everyone’s favorite toy blocks.<p>In 2013, upon accepting his Nobel Prize for Economics, Yale professor Robert Schiller said: “The most important problem that we are facing now today, I think, is …

Demographics

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

High School

Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and …

How 'social air bags' for rich kids exacerbate unequal opportunity

What's the difference between growing up in an affluent family and growing up poor in America?<p>Yes, upper-middle-class kids have more money. But they also have more attentive parents, stable families, good teachers — and even more friends and acquaintances.<p>As a result, well-off kids have one more …

Recruiting More Minority Teachers Could Do Wonders For Minority Students, Study Says

One way to help low-performing students do better in school could be to put them in classrooms with teachers who share their race, a new study says.<p>The study, which will be released in the April issue of the Economics of Education Review, looks at how students’ test scores are impacted by the race …

Education

Why Teachers Make The Best Entrepreneurs

The best innovators, fundraisers, and problem solvers are often found at the front of a classroom.<p>These days more teachers are launching their own startups and developing products that may transform the educational landscape for good.<p>Great educators, unhappy with outdated books and off-the-shelf …

Teaching

Google.org Making Tech For Good A Reality

Jacquelline Fuller manages Google.org, the Internet giant’s philanthropic arm. Google reportedly doles out more than $100 million each year in grants and donations, $1 billion in products, and roughly 80,000 volunteer hours. She recently had a quick chat with me about the organization’s projects …

Google Glass

A Top 10 List Of The 2014 Lists We Liked

1. The highlights. 2. Of the highlights.<p>The web itself was once famously described in a giant list (see right).<br>• That giant list became what we call Yahoo.<br>• The year will often be described in a giant list.<br>• Here, the list will be a list of the other lists, generally focused on media, science, and …

Top 10

100 Coaching Book Recommendations, Part 1: Entrepreneurship, Job Search, Career Change, Leadership and Real-Life Examples

Books make excellent holiday gifts, especially for yourself. As an executive coach and avid reader, here are my picks for the best in career and business coaching books:<p><b>Entrepreneurship: Start A Business, Grow A Business</b><p><i>Blue Ocean Strategy: How To Create Uncontested Market Space And Make The</i> …

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

December 7, 2014<p>When it comes to differentiating critical thinking from creative thinking, things get a little bit blurry as there is no consensus as …