Teaching

Math Class Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Solution

I love math, but I know that I’m unusual. Math anxiety is a rampant problem across the country. Researchers now know that when people with math …

Mathematics

The Student Whose Silence Transformed My Teaching

Kathleen Whalen thought she’d mastered managing her chaotic classroom—until she met a kindergartener who simply wouldn’t talk.<p><i>This is the ninth installment in an audio series called What My Students Taught Me. Each episode features a teacher reflecting on a particularly challenging student, in</i> …

Education

Students Stage A Walkout After Teacher Insults Them For Speaking Spanish During Class

In the midst of today's political and cultural turmoil, it isn't surprising to hear many are speaking up about their opinions and beliefs. However, it's a different story when it is someone who teaches at a high school mostly comprised of Spanish-speaking students.<p>A female teacher at New Jersey's …

Education

Larry Ferlazzo - four ways to give ELL students feedback on their writing

What is a teacher and, particularly a teacher of English Language Learner, supposed to do to be effective and maintain his/her sanity?<p>Here are four …

Education

Everything You Wanted To Know About Performance Assessment, But Were Afraid To Ask

The Annenberg Institute has published a pretty impressive two-part series of practical articles on performance assessment:<p>And, if those don’t contain …

Afraid

National approach to nurturing higher education aspirations

Awarded $600,000 through the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP), UON will collaborate with researchers at La Trobe …

Education

Cardiff teacher accused of 'swinging' pupil through the air

<b>A teacher who grabbed a pupil to stop him climbing out of a window during a lesson "may have used excessive force", a disciplinary hearing has been told.</b><p>Adrian Dursley, 33, is accused "swinging" the pupil through the air at Court School in Llanishen, Cardiff.<p>Mr Dursley, who denies the allegations, …

News (Wales)

Are you ready to hear what your pupils think? via @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 1<p>Are you ready to hear what your pupils think?<p>Ask The Pupils<p>Get feedback on your teaching – from your pupils.<p>Spend a short time …

Education

Which university is right for me?

We profiled more than 70 of Canada's universities to help secondary students decide which school is the best fit.<p>For many students gearing up to graduate from high school, a difficult task lies ahead – picking a university. Whether students want a school with a robust athletics department, …

Education

Teaching Basics

Most of the questions contained in this study guide are ones you can think about on your own, but you might consider pairing with a colleague or …

Data Analysis

Teacher who invited pupils to punch him in the stomach banned from the classroom

<b>A science teacher who invited pupils to punch him in the stomach has been banned from the classroom.</b><p>Michael Harrison also made sexual and personal …

Education

Building a Thinking Classroom in Math

One day in 2003, I was invited to help June implement problem solving in her grade 8 classroom. She had never done problem solving with her students …

Pedagogy

Well done? A guide to using praise effectively in the classroom

Praise has its place in any lesson, but using it too much or when it’s not deserved can be demotivating. Here’s how to inspire your students<p>To praise or not to praise, that is the question. After condemnation in reports such as What Makes Great Teaching, confusion reigns around how frequently …

Article

The Effect of High School Socioeconomic, Racial, and Linguistic Segregation on Academic Performance and School Behaviors<p><b>Background/Context:</b> The 1954 …

Education

No-calculator math test reveals weak mental math among Alberta students

Grade 6 students did poorly on a new no-calculator portion of provincial mathematics exams, Alberta’s education minister said Tuesday.<p>Last fall, …

Education

Curiosity Leads to Growth

I received a lovely tweet the other day regarding something I shared in my last post. The interesting thing was that it was not actually about the …

Education

The 2017 MCAS math scores for 4th graders

More 2017 MCAS scores<p>3rd grade: MathEnglish<br>• 4th grade: MathEnglish<br>• 5th grade: MathEnglishScience<br>• 6th grade: MathEnglish<br>• 7th grade: MathEnglish<br>• 8th grade: …

Boston

My New British Council Post Shares Four Ways To Give ELLs Feedback On Their Writing

Four ways to give ELL students feedback on their writing is the headline of my latest Teaching English – British Council post.<p>You can see a list -and …

Language Learning

Supportive text messages boost GCSE resits grades

Sending students supportive text messages can boost performance in their GCSE English and maths resits, a new study by the Behavioural Insights Team …

Education

New trustees will question unimpressive math results, demand new strategies

As the Calgary Board of Education released yet another round of unimpressive math results Tuesday, new trustees elected Monday are already planning …

Education

'Without any sense of irony, the chief inspector criticises schools for “a weak theoretical understanding of the curriculum"'

The curriculum was once famously described as a 10-letter dirty word.<p>One leading authority asserted: “The curriculum matters, but that is the extent …

Education

How Is Homework Helping Students Learn?

« Do Schools Need Certified Teachers? Do Children? | Main<p>| No comments<p>Practice, or reinforcement of a skill, is part of the educational process. …

Education

The Power of Admitting What We Don’t Know

Although I’m a former high school English teacher who now works to prepare new teachers for the secondary classroom, I had a stint early in my career …

Education

What if We Teach as if Teaching is a Story?

Sometimes I feel like a fraud. I spend all this time thinking, talking, teaching, and writing about workshop, and I love it, honestly– but sometimes …

Wanted: maths graduates

Mathematicians have a vast amount of roles open to them – and as the importance of data continues to grow across all sectors, graduates will be in ever greater demand<p>Demand for maths graduates is soaring as technology, data and machine learning become the driving forces of our economy. From …

Education

How Important Is the “Why” in Math Class?

Math students retain more and gain confidence when they understand why a process works. But some are more interested than others in learning about …

Education

Fake news: improved critical literacy skills are key to telling fact from fiction

False information can be found online and shared in an instant. How can we teach young people to spot it?<p>Fake news is a buzzword of our time, but its impact can be significant. Not only can it threaten our democracy, our confidence in governance, or our trust in journalism, but it has also been …

Fake News

Sorry, Kids: Homework Is Good for You, According to New Research

The University of Tübingen says kids should study up.

Education

'We no longer have a curriculum – we simply prepare pupils for exams'

Amanda Spielman, the Ofsted chief inspector, is right that too many schools in England are guilty of circumventing a curriculum of study with …

Education

Coaching the Veteran Teacher

There are subtle and substantial differences between coaching our novice teachers and our veteran teachers. Novice teachers, while inexperienced in …

Education