Gu Yinzi

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Tenure is not the problem: Debunking education reform myths — and providing a real path forward

There are ways to fix public schools, but too many “reformers” are blinded by ideology. Let’s listen to a teacher<p>I’ve been a California public high school math teacher for eight years. I’m not the best teacher in my school or even in my department, but I get consistently positive evaluations, I …

A New Approach to Education

<i>The following is an excerpt from Daniel Goleman's new book with Peter Senge,</i> The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education.<p>Empathy and Academic Success<p>The key to compassion is being predisposed to help -- and that can be learned.<p>There is an active school movement in character education and teaching …

Secret Teacher: jargon is ruining our children's education

"What do you do when you get to school in the morning?" a colleague asked a younger member of my family recently. "Well, when we get to class, we get out our books and start on our non-negotiables," replied the child, who is in year 2. "What are they?" the colleague inquired. "Don't know" was the …

67 (Yes, 67!) Ways to Lose More Weight

PROOF that there's more than one way to downsize<p><i>This article was written by Nicole McDermott and repurposed with permission from Greatist.</i><p>Losing weight is no easy task, and doing it the healthy way can be even harder. But instead of drastically changing your lifestyle with unsustainable habits, try …

Nutrition

Secrets of amazing teachers: What both sides of the education reform debate get wrong about autonomy and accountability

Everyone knows teachers are key. But the debate over reform and Common Core has stalled. This is a way forward<p>The common view of great teachers is that they are born that way. Like Michelle Pfeiffer’s ex-marine in "Dangerous Minds," Edward James Olmos’s Jaime Escalante in "Stand and Deliver," and …

'Building A Better Teacher': Dissecting America's Education Culture

Teacher effectiveness is a hot topic in education circles right now. How do you measure it, and how can you improve it? What type of teachers should schools keep, and who should they let go?<p>Elizabeth Green says that it's not, as some people assume, a question of personality or charisma. Great …