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The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli

Woman Shares Shocking Note Teacher Gives To Kid After Asking For Permission To Go To Bathroom

A teacher at Aspire Hanley Middle School in Memphis, Tn, has sparked a debate about classroom discipline by choosing to issue bi-monthly passes for …

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<i>Real Talk for Real Teachers</i> with Dr. Becky Bailey and special guest Kelly Frazier-Wawire<p><b>Episode Summary</b><p>1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men are victims of …

'Crucial to the life of a child': The crisis facing child's play

Teachers sometimes felt pressured into so-called direct instruction - straightforward, explicit teaching techniques - "to get [kids] reading and get …

Fear and hope on Dallas' 10th Street, one of the nation's last freedmen's towns

Two homes, minimal lot space in between, sit side by side on Cliff Street where Church intersects.<p>At first they seem no different from the other …

Resources for Adam Dovico's S.P.E.C.I.A.L. First Impression

This little resource guide is all about how to implement Adam Dovico's "S.P.E.C.I.A.L. First Impression" approach with primary students. The …

No, private schools aren’t better at educating kids than public schools. Why this new study matters.

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Despite evidence showing otherwise, it remains conventional wisdom in many parts of the education world that private schools do a better job of educating students, with superior standardized test scores and …

Matthew 3:17 KJV; And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

7 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in July

Creepy murders, suspicious plane crashes, celebrity tell-alls: July’s new crop of books is oh-so beach blanket ready.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How to Coach for Stellar Results and Behavior

Measurement is necessary but not sufficient to coach for great performance.<p>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 …

How to Manage--and Motivate--Employees Who Are Very Different from You

Your team’s greatest asset may be an "outsider." Here’s how to get the best out of every team member.<p>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 …

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

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 see. …

3 Things That Will Instantly Improve Your Leadership Skills After the Holidays

What is your single biggest leadership challenge right now? This may fix it.<p>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 …

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 …