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OPINION: How Finland broke every rule — and created a top school system

Spend five minutes in Jussi Hietava’s fourth-grade math class in remote, rural Finland, and you may learn all you need to know about education reform …

Lightroom 5: Importing Your Images

21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know

If you are a new camera owner this guide will walk you through the most important settings, techniques and rules you should know.

What Do We Lose By Measuring ‘Average’ In Education?

<i>Excerpted from The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness by Todd Rose. Copyright ©2016 by L. Todd Rose, published by</i> …

Education

Children put in the bottom maths group at primary believe they'll never be any good

Jayden wasn’t getting on with his maths work. “Can I help you Jayden?” I asked. “I can’t do this work, Miss, I’m only a moped.”<p>Jayden was six years …

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Full disclosure. I spoke to someone last week who has been having a tough time recently. She is […]<p>A visitor to our school recently asked if I could …

Is Our Grading System Fair?

The great majority of kids who fail do so because of the dreaded zero, which is most generally the result of a missing assignment, not necessarily an …

Pedagogy

‘Not a Math Person’: How to Remove Obstacles to Learning Math

Stanford math education professor Jo Boaler spends a lot of time worrying about how math education in the United States traumatizes kids. Recently, a …

Teaching

Standards, Grades And Tests Are Wildly Outdated, Argues 'End Of Average'

Todd Rose dropped out of high school with D- grades. At 21, he was trying to support a wife and two sons on welfare and minimum wage jobs.<p>Today he teaches educational neuroscience at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He's also the co-founder of The Center for Individual Opportunity, a new …

Education

Getting Rid of Grades: Case Studies

January 2010<p>Getting Rid of Grades<p>Case Studies<p>By Alfie Kohn<p>Given that most schools still send home report cards with letter or number grades, and most …

Pedagogy

Step By Step, the Journey Towards Freedom From Grade Levels

<b>SMALL LEARNING COMMUNITIES</b><p>Sanborn has not reached the extreme conclusion of a mastery-based system in which students would move through different …

From Degrading to De-Grading

HIGH SCHOOL MAGAZINE<p>March 1999<p>From Degrading to De-Grading<p>By Alfie Kohn<p><i>Pour lire cet article en français, cliquer ici.</i><p>You can tell a lot about a …

Teaching

How 'Deprogramming' Kids From How to 'Do School' Could Improve Learning

The class read Timothy Slater’s article, “When Is a Good Day Teaching a Bad Thing?” which discusses the unspoken contract that can exist between …

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"Studios are not subjects in the traditional sense, as they involve finding a solution for a very real human problem," said Arida. "What students do …

What is Statistics? - Mathematical techniques to analyze data

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Let’s Get to Know You! 20+ Icebreakers for Kids

<i>“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” by Plato</i>The beginning of the school year is a great time to …

Education Technology

Pi Day Jokes: 101 Pi Day Jokes for Math Teachers

3.14% of Sailors are PI rates! <i>(Top Pirate Jokes)</i><p>What is a math teacher’s favorite dessert?… Pi! <i>(Find a U.S. math teacher who tutors!)</i><p>What is the …

Geometric Sequences

Suppose you were to draw an equilateral triangle on a sheet of paper. It might look something like this:<p>Now suppose that you draw lines connecting …

Mathematics

How Folding Paper Can Get You to the Moon

Fold A Piece Of Paper In Half 103 Times And It Will Be As Thick As The UNIVERSE

Did you know that if you could fold a piece of typical paper 42 times you would have a tower that would stretch to the moon? No? It's just one of the …

Why do we reverse/flip the inequality sign?

You have probably remembered in Algebra that if we multiply an inequality by a negative number, then the inequality sign should be flipped or …

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Does 0.99999.. equal one or does it not?

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Dr. Justin Tarte on Twitter: "This is a super cool awesome idea for utilizing all spaces for learning: #edchat #unionrxi #mathchat http://t.co/dBxiZW6fEw"

Replying to @<b>justintarte</b><p>“@<b>justintarte</b>: This is a super cool awesome idea for utilizing all spaces for learning: #<b>edchat</b> #<b>unionrxi</b> #<b>mathchat</b> …

Lesson 1 Percent of a quantity

Mathematics 09 Standard - School Year 2014.2015 Lesson 1 Outline 1 Quick review of prior knowledge 2 Percent of a quantity 3 One quantity as a …