Education

Critical thinking: how to help your students become better learners

Want your class to make the most out of learning opportunities? Try focusing not just on the task itself, but how they approach it<p>Encouraging students to build awareness, understanding and control of their thought processes – also known as metacognition – has been identified by the Education …

Teaching

How Teachers Are Taught

New York charter networks may soon be able to use alternative educator-certification methods they say work better than master’s degrees.<p>One charter school teacher-training program gives first-year teachers a part-time workload and allows them to learn alongside mentor teachers.<p>Another has summer …

Charter Schools

28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area

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critical

Texas School District Approves Paddling As A Form Of Punishment

A Texas school district has voted to use paddling as a form of punishment when students misbehave. According to reports, trustees for the Three …

School Districts

Why Not Being Popular in High School Is a GOOD Thing

“Researchers followed teens for over a decade after high school.”<p>Imagine you had one million Instagram followers. Every post liked by thousands. Every selfie flooded with compliments. Imagine if every idea you ever posted on social media inspired others, and people all over the world looked up to …

Psychology

Monitor Classroom Noise - Bouncyballs.org

• Use this website as a fun way to monitor classroom noise levels!<br>• Show this website with the use of a projector to your students as they are …

Education Technology

Leopard-print leggings and iPhones in class: how do we teach professionalism?

Today’s dental students can seem like they’re on their own planet. But really they just want to learn from our example<p>Here’s a typical day. It’s 9am: half my students are missing. I only have six, but that’s 50%. I have six patients booked for dental treatment at 9am and half the workforce is …

Higher Education

Amazon Inspire educational site opens to all schools, applying lessons learned in year-long beta

Amazon Inspire, a site that lets teachers and schools upload and access unlimited educational and classroom resources, is now available to all …

Enterprise Tech

Collections Of Academic Sentence Starters

Here are some nice collections of printable academic sentence-starters that I’m adding to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & …

Teaching

Attending one of these 10 universities could mean a higher salary in the first 5 years after you graduate

Choosing the right university can be a tricky decision, especially as rankings might not be as clear cut as they seem.<p>Another factor to consider is what position you'll be in once you graduate. For freshers, this can seem like a million years away, but as anyone who has been to university will tell …

Higher Education

We are Witnessing the Revival of Religion in Higher Education

The influence of religion within higher education is expanding. In the midst of it all there is much to celebrate, yet also a great deal to consider.<p>While some institutions have responded accordingly to the changing dynamics of religion, others are failing to cultivate a suitable learning climate, …

Higher Education

Florida school district replaces homework ... with books!

<b>Instead of worksheets, elementary students will be required to read for 20 minutes each night.</b><p>One Florida school district is taking a radical stance …

School Districts

For-profit schools are closing fast, but Trump could change that – VICE News

The for-profit schools that saddled millions of students with billions in debt — and left taxpayers on the hook — are closing their doors fast, thanks to a set of Obama-era federal rules.<p>Newly released numbers from the National Center for Education show the number of all U.S. schools eligible to …

Higher Education

Why are some D.C. schools underreporting student suspensions?

AFTER POST reporters raised questions about the accuracy of suspension rates in some D.C. public schools, a warning went out to principals. “Inappropriate, unprofessional and fraudulent” was how the system’s instructional superintendent described failure to accurately record students barred from …

Education Policy

Private school using a Royal Park as a 'playground' will open for London's super-rich in September

A private school for oligarchs is opening in Mayfair and Chelsea in September, it was revealed yesterday, as the new head claims that a Royal Park will be used as the students’ “playground”.<p>Charging fees of £22,500 a year, the Eaton Square upper school is the first co-educational private school to …

London

Primary school in crisis after every single teacher quits

<b>A primary school has been thrown into chaos after every single member of staff quit since the beginning of the academic year.</b><p>In total 14 teachers, …

7 words that make you sound smarter without sounding like a jerk

You can improve how you sound to those around you by adding a few words to your vocabulary. But don't go randomly searching through the dictionary. You don't want to come off sounding pretentious.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

Grammar

Coding School Iron Yard to Shutter

In a surprise announcement made this week, South Carolina based coding school <b>Iron Yard</b> announced its plans to shutter the business. Launched four …

Education Writers Association

Blog: The Educated Reporter<p>March 1, 2017 Erik Robelen<p>If anyone doubted that school choice would be a top educational priority for the Trump …

Charter Schools

School board race reveals chronic gaps in education politics coverage

Via Pixabay<p><i>This story is co-published with The Grade, an independent effort to improve mainstream education coverage in partnership with PDK</i> …

Charter Schools

It's Not Parents Who Make The Biggest Contribution To College Costs

Financial aid is now the single biggest source of funds in paying for a college education, according to new research.<p>Scholarships and grants make up more than a third of college costs, outstripping the contributions made by parents and students themselves.<p>And the financial commitment is …

Students

Teachers union president calls charter schools ‘polite cousin of segregation’

American Federation of Teachers boss Randi Weingarten wants to “dehumanize” charter school advocates through inflamed racial rhetoric, a sector …

Education Policy

Supreme Court sets Sept. 5 hearing on charter school funding | Miami Herald

A case affecting funding for more than 30 Louisiana charter schools is set for arguments Sept. 5 before the state Supreme Court.<p>Charter schools are …

Charter Schools

Protests against Betsy DeVos before ALEC conference in Denver (2 letters)

Andy Cross, The Denver PostHundreds of Colorado Education Association members and others march in protest of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on …

Betsy DeVos

Second Coding Boot Camp Plans to Close as Industry Retrenches

Both schools had backers but struggled to sustain growth<p>Two high-profile coding boot camps have announced plans to close in as many weeks, signaling a shakeout in the fast-growing market that aims to turn liberal-arts graduates and others into entry-level computer programmers.<p>The Iron Yard, a …

21st Century

Higher Education Fallacies: What’s Behind Rising Conservative Distrust of Learning?

Photo by Hammerin Man | CC BY 2.0I recently delivered a lecture at the “Open University of the Left” in Chicago, titled “Does Capitalism Have a …

Higher Education

Betsy DeVos calls protests against her a “badge of honor”

Betsy DeVos calls protests against her a “badge of honor”<p>By Andrew Joyce<p>2m ago<p>Hundreds gathered to protest her speech before a notorious conservative …

Betsy DeVos

Meet Tay Anderson, Denver's Youngest School Board Candidate

Tay Anderson is 19 years old, and is the youngest person to ever run for a Denver School Board position. But five years ago, things looked very …

School Administration

Why are students getting more firsts at university?

The number of UK degree students receiving first-class degreess has soared. Here academics and students give their explanations for why this is<p>More UK universities and colleges are awarding the top grade to students, figures show. One-third of UK universities and colleges awarded a first for 25% of …

Higher Education

Plenary spotlights teacher-driven professionalism

The transformational power of teacher professionalism—intentionally shaped, deliberately cultivated and frontline driven—was featured Friday at a …

Teaching