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Annette Naranjo: From Kindergarten to Who They Really Are

<i>This post originally appeared on A Teacher Like You.</i><p><b>What teaching means today.</b><p>"My mom always knew teaching was in the cards for me. She recently found a bunch of drawings I did in 2nd grade, of me teaching my class when I grew up. I was always the teacher's helper (maybe the teacher's pet, I guess) …

Instrument-Accommodating Stools : guitar stand

For those who play the guitar, it's well-known that the stringed instruments and stools go together like peas and carrots, so the Guitar Stand Stool …

Signs of a Dying Society

(Photo: outtacontext)<b>PAUL BUCHHEIT FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b><p>While Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou are vilified for revealing …

249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

<b>249 Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are …

Teaching

3 Ways Instructional Coaches Are Used as Compliance Officers

When done correctly, instructional coaching offers enormous benefits to teachers and students. Unfortunately, during these days of accountability …

How Do We Make Writing? Five Ways to Hack Your Writing Workshop

Brilliant or InsaneIn a different life, I was an English teacher. In fact, I spent the first half of my twenty-four year career in education writing …

Should Teachers Work for Free?

This is a post that will resonate with most other teachers. The writer of this blog worries that she will be penalized if she doesn’t work for free.<p><i>I</i> …

Slavoj Žižek on Obama, Bernie, sex and democracy: “That’s the reality of global capitalism. Everyone is violating the rules”

Salon exclusive q-and-a: “When voters really do have a choice, it’s usually perceived as a crisis of democracy”<p>As academic disciplines become more specialized, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek flirts with the line between relic and rebel. His interests are unabashedly broad — from Hegel to …

The first day of high school, with one of Orange County's best teachers

<i>For teachers, going back to school means getting restless students just back from summer vacation into learning mode. When it comes to building a positive classroom dynamic, the first few days back are key.</i><p><i>We wanted to know, how do teachers set the tone for the year? How do they welcome their</i> …

John Kasich and education reformers’ dirty secret: How his “joke” betrayed their contempt for teachers

Presidential candidate’s off-the-cuff dig at teachers exposes GOP’s anti-union pathology<p>Among Democratic observers of the GOP presidential primary, John Kasich, the former Lehman Brothers executive and current governor of Ohio, is seen as the relatively sane one. And it’s not an entirely …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

Republican Education Policy is Idiotic

Titan of industry, Henry Ford, once said, "The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing." For an example of a group that has proven to ironically learn nothing from its past mistakes, one need look no further than the race for the Republican presidential nomination.<p>For instance, …

8 things all great students have in common

Fewer people remember great <i>schools</i>.<p>Sir Ken Robinson — a 30-year veteran of the education industry who has taught in classrooms, worked alongside governments, and researched educational theory worldwide — finds this troubling.<p>In April, Robinson released a new book called "Creative Schools: The …

Four Traits of a Great Teacher

My dad passed away recently. He was 86. As time goes by, my heart and brain think and ponder about all of the life lessons he taught me.<p>Even at 86, he was the type man who made you want to sit up and listen when he spoke. He did not have a college degree, but he said his degree was the one he …

American Schools Are More Segregated Now Than They Were In 1968, And The Supreme Court Doesn’t Care

Over the past two weeks, This American Life ran a two part series on the resegregation of American public schools. It is excellent and you should go …

Camille Paglia takes on Jon Stewart, Trump, Sanders: “Liberals think of themselves as very open-minded, but that’s simply not true!”

Trump’s a carnival barker, but funnier than Stewart. Richard Dawkins is a joke. Sanders and Drudge earn approval<p>In part one of our three-day conversation with Camille Paglia, the brilliant cultural critic talked Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton and the odd, persistent return of '90s political correctness. …

Training for teachers in war against pupils who use mobile phones in school

Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, announces new plan to curb "low-level disruption" such as mobile phone usage in schools that leads to children losing up to 38 days of learning time every year.<p>Ministers will order a crackdown on the “curse of low-level disruption” in the classroom which can …

12 Reasons Why Dehydration Is Bad for Your Body

It doesn’t take much to become dehydrated. Lose just 1.5% of the water in your body (the human body is usually about 60% H2O), and you’ve reached the …

Wellness

10 Techniques to Ensure That Your Lessons are as Dull as a Dishwater

Seriously, it’s our Job to Inspire Learning? We’ve all heard of or witnessed so many of these tired old approaches to delivering lessons. If you do …

All about Guitar strings | Chord Buddy

This lesson is designed to give you all of the basic information that you need to know about different types of acoustic and electric guitar strings. …

How to Turn Elementary School Teachers into Emotional Detectives

About four years ago, I found myself asking a question many teachers ask their students: “Why would you do something like that?”<p>I was sitting down …

Teaching

How do teachers remember children's names?

You’ve got your lesson plans nailed, have mastered the interactive white board and know all of your teaching techniques; but there’s still one nagging doubt at the back of your mind: “What if I can’t remember the names of my students?”<p>Memorising monikers can be a minefield; there’s nothing like an …

School phone use 'wastes week of learning time every year'

Schools which ban pupils' phones add the equivalent of a week's learning to the school year<p>Banning mobile phones from schools saves one week's worth of learning per pupil over an academic year, it has been claimed.<p>New research found that schools which banned the devices saw their 16-year-olds' test …

Mobile phone bans improve school exam results, research shows

Schools that ban pupils from carrying mobile phones show a sustained improvement in exam results, with the biggest advances coming from struggling students, according to research published by the London School of Economics.<p>The findings calculated that pupils at mobile-free schools benefitted by the …

15 Signs You Have The Cutest Teacher Ever

Do you have the cutest teacher ever? Share with friends and discover if your teacher is the cutest of all teachers.

BB King - obituary

Virtuoso blues guitarist and singer who combined technical agility with passionate vocals<p><b>BB King</b>, who has died aged 89, was the most eminent and influential blues musician of his generation.<p>King was above all a showman, and his willingness in later life to temper his music to suit the tastes of a …

Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education

/ May 8, 2015<p>Sometimes I find, no matter how uncomfortable it makes me and others feel, I have to speak the truth. We can use all the euphemisms we …