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A Collection Of My Best Resources On Student Motivation

Yesterday, I published A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners, which brought together many of the materials on that …

Teaching

Five steps to leading an effective maths intervention

Improving students’ maths attainment is a huge focus for many schools and in recent years there has been a growing trend for schools to run maths …

Reading Promotion for Middle and High Schools

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> <b>Reading Promotion for Middle and High Schools</b><p><i>on</i> 11/15/2017 • ( 2 )<p>I imagine most school librarians have a range of experiences with …

How the Truly Successful Make Time for Constant Learning

If you read just 30 pages of a book every day, you'll finish a 300 page book in 10 days.<p><i>How do successful people find time to learn so much everyday? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer</b> …

Fire Up Your Class With Student-Interest Surveys

Snag Ideas From Students<p>What’s the easiest way to know what students are interested in? What are the issues most on their minds? Ask them. Ask them …

Open-Source Learning in Action

At our school, we’re establishing an “open-source learning” culture in which students and staff openly share, collaborate, and create with people …

How can schools use research to better inform teaching practice?

To tackle misinformation about what works in teaching, schools must find effective ways to help teachers understand the implications of research<p>In the past few years, schools have focused more on the use of research, especially into how pupils learn and the implications on effective teaching.<p>One …

Teaching

MASS WIRE: TOUGHER TESTS DON’T IMPROVE TEACHING QUALITY

BOSTON — New research seems to suggest what many Bay State educators have been saying for a while: the time spent preparing students for testing can …

Step Away From Your Over-Scheduled High School Student

There’s a reason your teen is so tired.<p>Striving to build long lists of extracurriculars to beef up their college applications, high-school students face mounting conflicts with teachers, coaches and other activity leaders who all expect 100% commitment. Teens often have two events at once, or …

Des Moines schools finally wake up to teenager sleep patterns

CLOSE<p>Elected officials are considering switching the start times of elementary schools to start earlier, and middle and high schools to start …

Des Moines

What Happens When a School Stops Arresting Kids for Throwing Skittles

School officials in Jefferson Parish have embraced a much softer approach to discipline than just a few years ago. And suspensions are down dramatically.<p>There’s been a fight at Marrero Middle School. Two sixth graders traded insults during football practice, someone threw a punch, and soon enough …

Middle School

US students aren’t bad at math—they just aren’t trying hard enough

It’s no secret that young Americans perform poorly on math and science tests, especially compared to their peers in countries like Singapore, Korea and China, where math scores are among the highest in the world. Now, a working paper surfaces a fundamental reason for that weak performance: American …

Teaching kids 21st century skills early will help prepare them for their future

<i>This is an edited extract written by Iram Siraj, from Future Frontiers: Education for an AI World, a New South Wales Department of Education</i> …

We cannot continue to educate students in classrooms designed for a world that no longer exists

Hazel Mason said: We can’t make America great again, or Europe only white by trying to recreate the world of the past. The era of well paying …

The most important skill for students is to say "no" more

Can you code? Speak a second language? How high is your IQ?<p>There’s much debate on what students need most to succeed in an increasingly competitive world. The challenges of automation, globalization, and political upheaval leave out the fact that we’re living an age of information …

Cutting workload isn't enough to stop teachers leaving schools

If we want to convince teachers to stay in the profession, let’s look at what inspired them to join in the first place<p>It seems almost impossible at present to discuss any aspect of the teaching profession without the topic of workload being raised – and rightly so. The latest Department for …

When Students Drive Learning, They Can Do So Much More

The industrial model of education is failing. Our communities are being deprived of engaged citizens equipped with the skills required to be …

Why the U.S. Fails at Worker Training

Automation and globalization are making some workers’ skills obsolete. Why can’t the federal government figure out how to successfully prepare Americans for the future?<p>When asked about Donald Trump’s June 2017 executive order calling for the expansion of apprenticeships, Anthony Carnevale says it’s …

How Iowa is bringing STEM to new minds

CLOSE<p>Iowa employers report trouble filling jobs requiring education in science, technology, engineering and math.<p>While it may be apple orchard and …

Re

Common Core State Standards. Professional Development. Evaluation. Planning. Data teams. Standardized testing. And so on, and so on. In education …

Student Driven Learning in the Makerspace #MakerEd

One of my favorite parts of managing a Makerspace is the freedom it gives me to allow students to explore areas that interest them. I have no idea …

When these kids are told to create their own classroom, the results are badass. 

Think back to high school. What if your teacher had told you to throw out the curriculum and run the class yourself?<p>What would you have done? Would …

Curriculum Design: Definition, Purpose and Types

Curriculum design is a term used to describe the purposeful, deliberate and systematic organization of curriculum (instructional blocks) within a …

Differentiating Instruction for the 21st-Century Classroom

By onNovember 1, 2017 2:43 PM<p>By Kathleen Pesce and Fatema Mohassib<p>America's classrooms are becoming more and more diverse every day, and it appears …

Teaching

21 High-Paying Jobs of the Future

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts major job growth in the health care industry.<p>When looking for one of the best jobs of the future, two considerations will be crucial: what jobs are well-paying, and what jobs will expand dramatically in the next decade?<p>Jobs in healthcare and tech tend to …

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Five years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

Making Homework Matter: Don't Ban It, Fix It

Last year a second-grade teacher from Texas sent a note home to parents declaring that she was not assigning homework. Parents posted it on Facebook, …

Middle School

The Importance of Academic Courage

There’s a lot of talk these days in education about growth mindset and grit, which are important. We know that both grit and resilience are critical …

Want to be a good principal? Teach, an innovation school leader says.

A lot has changed at School 44 in just two years.<p>In January 2016, the elementary school for grades K-6 had suffered years of low test scores and …

School Administration

'We need to change the story we tell about our profession – to the world and to ourselves'

A profession that should be one of the most joyful, the most optimistic, is too often depicted as one of the most joyless, the most dispiriting.<p>This …