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US is falling behind other nations in providing pre-K schooling

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to early childhood education, the United States needs to step up. Many developed nations now have more than 90% enrollment in pre-K programs, surpassing the US with just 66% enrollment for 4-year-olds. Rising superpowers are making significant commitments to expand access to …

Education

Texas can do better than suspend its youngest students [Editorial]

Why do kids act up in school?<p>It’s a question difficult to answer for pre-K students. After all, many of them simply haven’t learned the basics of …

Education

Why Are Black Students Punished So Often? Minnesota Confronts a National Quandary

MINNEAPOLIS — When Erin Rathke, the principal at Justice Page Middle School, is called to extract a student from class, she hears the same plea over and over again, most often, she has to admit, from black children: “The teacher only sees me.”<p>The plea weighs heavily at Justice Page, where …

Education

What Do We Mean When We Talk About STEM?

STEM might win the award for the most talked-about education buzzword of the last 10 years or so. It’s gotten to the point where, similar to the …

Embracing the Whole Child

Four Suggestions<p>In embracing a more whole-child, humanizing approach to teaching and learning, Salazar proposes specific ways educators can express …

Teaching

School students want passionate teachers and to be taught life skills, report finds

Students have spoken up about what works for them at school and what could be improved in a series of reports released by NZSTA and the Children's …

Education

Everyone’s favourite psychology theory isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

For decades, psychologists and educators have believed that a growth mindset can have a significant influence on the way a child performs …

Inside one of three Denver schools serving as a national model for how to do discipline differently

What struck Erika Strauss Chavarria the most was the mutual respect she saw between adults and teenagers at Denver’s North High School. Having …

Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today. Typing your notes is faster — which comes in handy when there's a lot of information to take down. But it turns out there are still …

Teaching

Making Elementary School A Lot More Fun: Like Preschool!

In Kelly Stevens' kindergarten classroom, each day begins with circle time for what sounds like a menu of lesson options.<p>Students — or "friends" as Stevens calls them — can read at the green table, they can build boats or make things out of clay, among other options.<p>Students Marco Carias …

Education

Aiming for Discipline Instead of Punishment

With our most difficult students, the current way schools try to discipline students does not change their behavior, and often it escalates the …

Teaching

10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes,</i> a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares …

The Purposeful Silencing of Black Women in Educational Leadership

[Photo credit |The Reel Network]<p><b>By Contributor Rebecca Lais</b><p><b>“Aggressive.”</b><p><b>“Strong-willed.”</b><p><b>“Passionate”</b><p>— have been words falsely labeled as simple …

Management

How to Manage--and Motivate--Employees Who Are Very Different from You | Inc.com

The moment you met that employee at her interview, you knew she would be a perfect fit for your team. After all, she thinks like you, works like you and even listens to the same bands as you. It's no wonder that you think of this employee first whenever you need to assign an interesting, …

Leadership

Yes, Learning Targets Can Make Our Lives Easier - Cooper on Curriculum

Shares 259<p>My first few years in the classroom I wasn’t a big fan of learning targets or posting learning targets prior to each lesson for students to …

How to Coach for Stellar Results and Behavior | Inc.com

Measurement in and of itself is necessary but not sufficient. When someone performs well or poorly, your job is to involve the employee in finding out why so he/she can either double down on the causes of good performance or change the causes of poor performance. Most leaders tend to focus their …

Management

3 Things That Will Instantly Improve Your Leadership Skills After the Holidays | Inc.com

Now that 2018 is just around the corner, it may be time to ask that one glaring question to move you forward: <i>What is your single biggest leadership challenge right now?</i><p>This is not a hard exercise, but it does take some level of accountability and self-reflection. It should be obvious enough because …

Harvey Weinstein

The Best Collections Of Instructional Strategies

There are many lists of different instructional/teaching strategies online. However, I thought readers might find it useful if I compiled a sort of …

How to Clear the Cache on Kodi

Advertisement<p>If you ever encounter playback issues, lagging addons, or other strange occurrences on Kodi, flushing the cache can often help remedy …

Education

Ask Your Employees These Questions. They Will Thank You

How can leaders help employees find meaning at work?<p>Organizations spend considerable resources on corporate values and mission statements, but even the most inspiring of these — from Volvo’s commitment to safety to Facebook’s desire to connect people — tend to fade into the background during the …

Employee Engagement

How To Stop The Classroom Chatter

Teaching kids can be challenging. There are only so many hours in the day and the list of things that need to get taught and completed each day can …

New research finds “Magic 8” preschool classroom practices

Laila Webb, 5 and Reezahnny Veiga Rodrigues, 5, add to the model of their home city they and their classmates have built in their Russell Elementary …

Education

Getting The Most Out Of Pre-K, 'The Most Important' Year In School

Suzanne Bouffard's new book, <i>The Most Important Year,</i> may be just what parents of preschoolers have been waiting for: a guide to what a quality pre-K program should look like.<p>Bouffard spent a lot of time in classrooms watching teachers do some really good things and some not-so-good things.<p><b>What are</b> …

Teaching

If Dallas hates erasing history so much, why doesn't anyone know about park honoring three slaves who were hanged?

Wednesday afternoon Dealey Plaza was teeming, as ever, with photo-taking, pamphlet-buying, theory-trading tourists gawking at the spot along Elm …

How To Become An Education Entrepreneur: The Top 5 Voices You Need To Follow

An edupreneur is an entrepreneur who works within in the education sector.<p>Edupreneurs are usually mission-driven and live for bringing to light positive impact. They can be found building new education organizations and businesses, developing the latest edtech tools, running new schools, and giving …

Education Technology

Parents Who Pay to Be Watched

Shep was 13 when he started stealing from his parents. It began not long after he and his siblings moved with their parents to a suburb north of New …

Parenting

Disney Dreamers Academy Essay Contest

Know a high school student with the potential for greatness and the courage to dream, who is able to see beyond the horizon and explore a new world …