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Education Is A System; Teaching Is An Action; Learning Is A Process

<b>Life Isn’t Fair, But Education Should Be</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Let’s take a moment to separate some ideas that get confused.<p>As a backdrop, let’s consider that …

Louise Erdrich's 6 favorite books that will transport you

<b>Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny</b> (Knopf, $26).<p>World entered: an overpopulated New York City apartment. This book has a veneer of ordinariness …

I Seriously Could Not Put This Book Down

As an avid reader, there’s nothing I love more than becoming so entranced by a book that the hours—and pages—fly by. It’s a thrill I constantly chase.<p>…

Books

Unraveling Racial Hatred in ‘Mudbound’

The drama “Mudbound” debuted to a standing ovation and rave reviews earlier this year at Sundance, kicking off inevitable awards speculation, especially for its director, Dee Rees. If Ms. Rees were to land an Academy Award nomination for best director, she would be only the fifth woman, and the …

Mary J. Blige

5 Ways to Get Back to Solid Teaching and Learning by @jmattmiller

Get Back to Teaching and Learning Guest Blog Post by Matt Miller After working with tons of schools and teachers around the United States and beyond, …

Education Technology

No teacher summer slide…FUN summer PD for teachers! #TTESS #PD

I’m sure the last thing a teacher is thinking about right now is summer professional development, but! Melinda Miller is an amazing principal that I …

Forget The “Praise Sandwich”: Five Better Ways To Give Good Feedback

Stop reaching for unrelated compliments to sweeten your critiques. Here are some better options.<p>Giving criticism–whether by email, over the phone, or face-to-face–can always be awkward. Even if the message is basically the same, the way you deliver it plays a huge role in how well (or badly) it’s …

Shoring

You can now insert Google Drive videos in Google Slides on the web

When you're creating a Google Slides presentation, you can insert videos from YouTube, but what if the video you want to add isn't published there or …

Inspiring Mobile Education Apps

There are more than 250,000 teachers who use TED educational tools to spark student curiosity and explore presentation literacy skills. Here are some …

Homework: is it worth the hassle?

Parents and educators question the value of setting assignments for students. But what does the neuroscience say?<p>Like all teachers, I’ve spent many hours correcting homework. Yet there’s a debate over whether we should be setting it at all.<p>I teach both primary and secondary, and regularly find …

Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' Soars To Top Of Amazon Bestseller List

Margaret Atwood's feminist classic, <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>, is the latest dystopian novel to hit the Amazon bestseller lists, following <i>1984</i> and <i>It Can't Happen Here</i>.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>At this point, it's probably safe to call it a trend. Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, "The Handmaid's Tale," is …

Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation

Jackie Walsh shares resources and strategies teachers can use to partner with students and create new roles and responsibilities in classroom …

How to Keep Rewriting Alive in the Classroom

First Person<p>—Image by Paige Bollman, licensed under Creative Commons<p>In the era of high-stakes testing, teachers break conventional revision rules by …

Hypothes.is – a digital annotation tool for collaborative and active reading

To define annotation it is when you add notes, comments or opinions about a piece of writing, or a drawing, photo, or diagram. Often these are …

27 Books Every Woman In America Should Read

These novels, essay collections, memoirs, histories, and more will help you understand why there is no feminism without intersectionality, why we should remember our history before we repeat it, and why Roe v. Wade is a lot more tenuous than you might think.

25 of the Most Exciting Book Releases for 2017

<i>This week we’re looking to the year ahead by tracking down the most anticipated pieces of pop culture in 2017. Below, 25 books we can’t wait to get</i> …

31 Days, 31 Lists: Day 31 – The Best Picture Books of 2016

And that, as they say, is that. A noble experiment runs its natural course. For those of you who followed along every day, I thank you. It’s been a …

4 practical ways to teach critical thinking in the classroom

19 December 2016<p>There’s an often-touted debate in modern education about the nature of the teaching in schools. For a long time, it has been believed …

Beautiful, Icy 'History Of Wolves' Transcends Genre

There's a reason that some readers view contemporary coming-of-age novels with suspicion. Too many play out the same way: An odd but winsome young person goes on some kind of journey of discovery, either literal or figurative, and learns something about himself or herself in the process. Often, …

Books

A totally rebuilt Sites, customer-tested and open for business

We’ve started turning customer feedback into new and improved features. For example, some customers asked for the ability to measure how much …

Apps

5 Excellent Google Docs Templates for Teachers

November 23, 2016<br>As you probably know, the old Google Docs gallery will be unavailable early 2017 and to access pre-made templates users will have to …

The Best Video Collections For Educators

There are lots of videos out there, and many for education purposes.<p>I thought it would be useful to bring together some curated collections for …

Using Technology to Teach the Art of Asking Questions (Blog)

By Eileen McGivney & Paul KimTechnological innovations have the potential to transform education, but only if they encourage a more active learning …

Colson Whitehead's 'Underground Railroad' Is A Literal Train To Freedom

Whitehead was recently awarded the National Book Award for his novel about a young slave who has escaped a Georgia plantation and is heading north. <i>Originally broadcast Aug. 8, 2016</i>.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, editor of the website TV Worth Watching, …

How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools

Designed to be an affordable, “green” learning space with a heterogeneous student body, the school is in a racially diverse, middle-class suburb of …

Schools will teach 'soft skills' from 2017, but assessing them presents a challenge

When students go back to school in January 2017 there will be some significant changes to their timetables. As well as learning areas like English, …

Pedagogy

How School Crushes the Child's Natural Love of Learning

The very structure of school makes children passive recipients of education designed by others.<p>When you pick up an orange you feel its texture and …

Pedagogy

10 books that helped Colson Whitehead write 'The Underground Railroad'

It's hard to list influential books of 2016 without mentioning <i>The Underground Railroad</i>by Colson Whitehead.<p>The book paints a portrait of slavery and …