Mel Oneill

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How One Principal Uses Flipboard to Rally Teachers and Parents

Sandra Menxueiro, principal at Farias Early Childhood Center in Houston, sometimes feels like the pressures of motherhood and the administrative tasks at her elementary school crowd out the time she wants to spend on things like sharpening her skills and stockpiling the reading material and other …

Periscope: Connecting Classrooms to the World

Periscope for Student Instruction<p>As a digital collaboration tool, Periscope affords the opportunity for students to see the world through the …

Let pupils set classroom rules and punishments, says education expert

Sean Bellamy, one of the shortlisted teachers for the $1m Global Teacher Prize, says children should be able to choose how they are educated<p>"Petty rules and uniforms" should be scrapped in schools and pupils given the opportunity to lead disciplinary decision making, an education expert has …

Give the Gift of Flipboard to…Educators

With schools on winter break right now, teachers can get some R&R and maybe even explore areas for personal or professional development. The Gift of Flipboard for Educators quickly gives anyone in the field an effortless way to set up their Flipboard with interesting content about current events, …

India recognises transgender people as third gender

India's top court has issued a landmark verdict creating a third gender category that allows transgendered people to identify themselves as such on official documents.<p>Activists say it will give relief to millions of people who face discrimination in India's deeply conservative society.<p>The supreme …

Transgender Model Comes Out In Inspiring TED Talk

Geena Rocero courageously reveals her path to becoming a transgender model<p>In an inspiring TED talk given on March 31, the International Transgender Day of Visibility, model Geena Rocero publicly came out as transgender. Rocero, who has been working in the fashion industry for almost a decade, hid …

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A Mother And Her Transgender Daughter Share Their Incredible Story

This is one incredible way to recognize all of the great mothers out there today.<p>In this video, a transgender teen, Zoe, recalls her journey to realizing her gender identity and authentic self. Her mother appears to be endlessly supportive and provides some incredible words of support for other …

We're at a tipping point for transgender equality

Is transgender the new gay? Is the transgender cause the next great frontier when it comes to human rights, as Time magazine boldly declared on Thursday? I'm not altogether sure it's right. In fact, I rather hope it's wrong.<p>Of course, there are "transgender issues". The trans community may have won …

2nd-Grader's Cure For Playground Loneliness: A Buddy Bench

Second-grader Christian Bucks, of York, Pa., knew that some of his classmates felt lonely during recess, and he decided to do something about it. His simple, utterly heartwarming solution was to install a playground "buddy bench."<p>As reported by the York Daily Record, a buddy bench is a designated …

Learn Math with LEGO

Teaching fractions can be easier if you start with something a child is familiar with, <b>like LEGO bricks</b>. This introductory lesson is only good for the …

15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There's no better way to start your day than with a …

Arlene Vidaurri Cain « Five Things I've Learned

1<p>We need to educate students for the future not the past.<p>The amount of information in today’s world is overwhelming. We cannot focus on teaching …