Alicia Bates

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Why Educators Need to Step Up and Address Racial Injustice

Today marks 20 years that I have worked in education advocacy, representing the interests of the nation's public school teachers. In 1994, the fight …

Education: practical maths in schools is a formula for future success

Conrad Wolfram, an entrepreneur and teacher, has a challenge for the British education system. In the UK, he asks, why do we introduce coding in primary schools but ban calculators? Instead, why not allow pupils to solve problems using computers in class and in exams? "Maths should be more …

The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course

One year ago, many were pointing to the growth of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, as the most important trend in higher education. Many saw the rapid expansion of MOOCs as a higher education revolution that would help address two long-vexing problems: access for underserved students and cost.<p>…

Best Practices: Mobile Application Usage of Canadian Educators

Smartphone or tablet, Apple or Android, mobile applications have become ubiquitous in the classroom setting.<p>Both Canadian educators and their …

10 OpenCourseWare Sites for a Free Education

10 Best OpenCourseWare Sites<p>1. MIT<p>2. OpenCourseWare Consortium<p>3. Yale<p>4. Open.Michigan<p>5. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health<p>6. Harvard …

A Classroom Where No One Cheats

A new book says it's possible—but only if teachers get their students to care about learning for learning's sake.<p>When I catalog my personal top ten list of teaching failures, the first spot always goes to the same offense: cheating. The times I’ve caught the eye of a student whose glance has …

Are You a Thought-Provider or a Thought-Provoker?

<b>by Matt Renwick</b><p>I have the upmost respect for catechism teachers. They volunteer their time to teach students after the kids have experienced a whole …

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3 Reasons Why the School Principal Needs to Tweet

I envision every school principal with smartphone in hand, anxious to send out the next tweet. And here's why:<p>Now, more than ever before, schools have their own media channel -- the ability to say what they want and show the world how amazing they are.<p>It's saddening to read mainstream media's …

A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education

Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our …