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Rubio says humans aren't behind climate change

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> - Sen. Marco Rubio says he doesn't believe humans are causing climate change and doesn't think any action can reverse course.<p>This as a new White House report indicated that Rubio's home state of Florida is one of the most vulnerable to rising sea levels.<p>"I do not believe that human …

Why To Kill a Mockingbird is my favourite book to teach

<i>To Kill a Mockingbird,</i> by Harper Lee. I love teaching this classic because of its depth. It is a beautifully written coming of age story, a study in the nature of courage, truth and integrity, and a poignant tale of the injustice of racial discrimination. Sadly, and despite the progress the world …

Human Rights

Teach With Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom

Pick a Student<p>It's important that all students are held accountable during class discussions and everyone has a chance to speak his or her mind. …

Apps

Rules and Routines in the Classroom

Follow Through<p>Rules have consequences, and routines have reminders. What worked for me was far fewer rules and many, many more routines and …

Pedagogy

New School: Two Apps That Let Teachers Remix Lessons Like DJs

OpenCurriculum and Activate Instruction offer free platforms for teachers to share digital “playlists.”<p>Teaching is changing for the better. Instead of one teacher delivering one lesson for one hour to one room full of students, the ideal is now for teachers to enable each student to discover the …

21st Century Classroom Design

<b>21st Century Classroom Design</b><p>The 21st Century classroom is designed with two key concepts in mind: technology access and student-centered …

Kids Involved in Bullying Grow Up To Be Poorer, Sicker Adults

Bullied children and kids who bully others have more health problems when they grow up than kids who aren't part of the bullying cycle, a study finds. They're also more likely to have financial problems, including difficulty keeping a job.<p>The findings run counter to a still-widespread notion that …

AP classes failing students

Taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years to nudge more students into Advanced Placement classes — but a close look at test scores suggests much of the investment has been wasted.<p>Expanding participation in AP classes has been a bipartisan goal, promoted by U.S. Education …

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Remake Your Class: 6 Steps to Get Started

Here are the steps that can help you get started today.<p>1. Give Yourself Permission to Start<p>Remaking your physical environment is an exciting way to …

New Clues To Why Some Autistic Kids Are So Good At Math

Differences in cognitive organization turns some people with autism into math whizzes.<p>Though children with autism spectrum disorder often have difficulty with social interaction and communication, they're also much more likely to be savants--to show extraordinary skill in a particular area, like …

Back-To-School Books For Students Of All Ages

HuffPost Blogger Devon Corneal is done. She's gone to every park, planned every playdate, caught a million lightning bugs, eaten every flavor of popsicle, Italian ice and ice cream cone, played every pool game and BBQ'd until the sight of another hot dog may send her screaming to her room. She's …

Poetry Isn't As Useless As A Lot Of Poets Say It Is

Poetry is useless.<p>That's the prevailing sentiment in our culture, as far as I can tell. CEOs and lawyers rule the world. Policemen protect property and keep the peace and provide material for television dramas. Athletes and rock stars and movie stars make tons of money and provide material for …

7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

Our students <i>know</i> how we feel about them. If we don't like them -- or if we see them as a behavior problem -- they know it. Even if we don't say it, …

Teaching

Why our best students are totally oblivious

<b>(Oksana Kuzmina via Shutterstock)</b><p>While being up in arms about popular injustices, they’re educated how not to see race, empire and colonialism<p>Falguni A. Sheth<p>September 13, 2013 4:43pm (UTC)<p>This past week, I taught my first classes of the semester. The college where I teach attracts young men and …

Why Teach Multicultural Literature?

<i>iStockphoto.com</i><p>I have taught literature at the college level for almost a decade and at as many as six different campuses. These have mainly been classes that were focused on non-western writing. One semester, I had assigned Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's <i>Purple Hibiscus</i> and only a …

The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture

Having been able to observe this school pre- and post-Morning Meeting, I can tell you that it was transformational. We didn't use a fancy prepared …

Search

The Hattie Effect: What's Essential for Effective PBL<p>Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving<p>Metacognition- The importance of making students AWARE …

11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary

Following are 11 strategies, supported by education and memory research, for teaching critical CCSS words while keeping the cognitive verbs in mind:</i> …

Teaching

The Curriculum Map: How to Find Your Way Through Lesson Planning

One of the greatest challenges for new teachers and veterans alike can be lesson planning. For new teachers, getting to know the curriculum and …

Literature, What Is It Good For?

As I get ready to begin another year of teaching literature and literary theory classes at my university, it occurs to me to reflect on what it means to teach such courses today. Recently, there has been another outbreak of public debate regarding what value, if any, the teaching of the liberal …

Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction

Two Approaches, Many Possibilities<p>In a differentiated classroom, children are working in groups based on level, interest or learning style. Teachers …

Education Technology

Student Robotics and the K-12 Curriculum

The next important step for student robotics will be to make it a central part of the regular, daytime classroom experience. Here are some favorite …

Should teen books be banned?

You might have noticed (our latest quiz and top 10 were probably a bit of a giveaway) that it is currently banned books week, which means that libraries and bookshops are working to draw attention to the problem of censorship. It's something we rarely think about in Britain, but censorship is a …

Why Do We Have to Write Today?

To flirt. • To be understood. • To understand. • To forward social justice, suppress tyranny and save the world. • To critique. • To see faces in …

Obama administration to allocate $45M for cops in schools

The Obama administration plans to spend millions of dollars to place armed police officers in schools throughout the country in a move advocated by the National Rifle Association in the wake of last December's shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn.<p>The Department of Justice announced Friday it's giving …

What to Expect on a Viking River Cruise

River cruising is a unique category of vacation. Different from ocean cruising, it more closely resembles a land-based trip with a quality tour …

5 Best Small Towns for Honeymoons

We get it: you love the romance of small towns but also want a chic spot to take your honey after the wedding. You’re looking for high-thread-count …