Teaching

Is Blended Learning at a Tipping Point?

« Why Neuroscience Should Be Taught in Teacher-Preparation Programs | Main<p>| No comments<p>We all know that great innovations fail. A large reason for …

Flipped Classroom

What parents need to know about plagiarism

In the final week of teaching a college writing class this past semester, I failed two students for plagiarism. Neither was doing well in the class, but they were going to scrape by with D’s and be done with the required freshman course. That’s when they made the very poor decision to bring in …

Lifestyle

Is This How You Start Your Guitar Solos? [Lessons]

<b>Soloing</b>: On this lesson we are going to put into practice some of the concepts that we've covered in the past.

Guitar

6 Questions to Consider as You Start the School Year | Tom Murray

It was August of 2000. I was about to enter my very first year teaching fourth grade in Pennsylvania. At 21 years old and a new college degree in …

Education

A Kindergarten Math Routine: 'Tell Me Everything'

« Teaching Literacy Skills to English-Language Learners (Video) | Main<p>Kristin Gray, a K-5 math specialist at Richard A. Shields Elementary School in …

Mathematics Education

Universities can do more to stop the exodus from state school teaching

Almost a third of state school teachers quit in five years, but by supporting and mentoring NQTs for longer, universities can help keep people in the job<p>We are in the middle of a teacher retention crisis. Of the 21,400 teachers who started teaching in state schools in 2010, 30% quit within five …

Teacher Education

Microsoft President Brad Smith goes back to school to surprise math student who wrote him a letter

When Fernley, Nev., middle school student Sky Yi was assigned to write a letter to a favorite business, to learn how math is being used in the real …

Microsoft

I’m a teacher in Charlottesville. This is how I’ll talk to students about what happened

For the past 20 years, I have lived and worked in Charlottesville and Albemarle County in Virginia. I have taught every grade, kindergarten through …

Education

Saying Goodbye to Lectures in Medical School — Paradigm Shift or Passing Fad? — NEJM

Audio Interview<p>Interview with Dr. Richard Schwartzstein on alternatives to traditional lecture-based courses in medical school. (9:27)<p>“Become a …

Pedagogy

Singapore schools to introduce e-learning portal from 2018

The Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS), currently being piloted at 62 primary and secondary schools, will be rolled out in phases to all schools …

Learning

The Best Way to Test Students? Make Them Explain It On Video

As a physics professor, I have two jobs. The first, obviously, is to help students understand physics. That makes me something of a coach. But I want …

Physics

Army Vet Who Lost Both Legs to a Roadside Bomb Is Accepted to Harvard Medical School

A wounded Army veteran is close to achieving his dream of becoming a doctor after earning admittance to the prestigious Harvard Medical School.<p>Greg …

Science Education

I am not that good with technology and you probably aren’t either.

Years ago, I was having a conversation with someone who I knew as a brilliant mind in using technology. They were heavily recruited by both Microsoft …

Education

The Mortality of Arts Nonprofits

(Illustration by Adam McCauley)<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article covers a paper presented in June 2017 at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil</i> …

Education

At 15, He Had All F's and Was Sent to Juvie. Now It's One of His Biggest Tools for Teaching

As a child, Quamiir Trice was smart, but his intellect was outmatched by the bad hand he'd been dealt. According to Philly.com, Trice's father was …

Education

An Exploration of Instructional Practices that Foster Language Development and Comprehension: Evidence from Prekindergarten through Grade 3 in Title I Schools

To date, efforts to include evidence-based instruction in large-scale reading programs have not generated meaningful improvements in student …

Education

How Can A School Bridge the Ability Gap at A Level? via @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 2 minutes.<p>How can you bridge the ability gap at A level?<p>We often think of A Level students as being ‘high-attainers’; the ones who are …

Education

Opportunity areas could face 'unrealistic expectations', warns DfE research

<b>The ambitions of a government scheme to help pupils in disadvantaged areas may be set too high, according to a Department for Education study</b>The risk …

Research

Schools' mental health support based on 'patchy' evidence

Schools attempt to boost pupils' mental health in a range of ways, but these are often based on nothing more than anecdotal evidence, research has …

Education (UK)

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Pedagogy

Why Stubborn Myths Like ‘Learning Styles’ Persist

Opinion | Research<p>Why Stubborn Myths Like ‘Learning Styles’ Persist<p>By Dan Belenky     Aug 15, 2017<p>Lightspring / Shutterstock<p>“Fool me once, shame on …

Pedagogy

Eight listening-research findings every teacher should be aware of and their implications for teaching and learning

<b>0.Introduction</b><p>As my regular readers would know, Steve Smith and I are currently in the process of writing a book on aural instruction. This has …

Pedagogy

What emerging research says about the promise of personalized learning

By John F. PanePersonalized learning has grown increasingly popular in recent years, encouraged in part by a 2015 RAND study showing large gains from …

Research

Why Math Instruction That Focuses On 'Understanding' Cheats Kids

Over the last several years, the press and television have publicized many parents’ frustration with how math is being taught in the lower grades. …

Mathematics

How to encourage 'active' good behaviour

In a recent assembly, I spoke to pupils about the significance of "active" good behaviour. It felt like an idea that must have belonged to someone …

Education (UK)

Before You Study, Ask for Help

What’s the best way to study for a test?<p>Many students will plunge into marathon study sessions this fall, rereading textbooks and highlighting their notes late into the night. The more effort the better, right?<p>Not so, new research shows. Students who excel at both classroom and standardized tests …

Lifestyle

2 Days of Relationship Building? But how? | Mrs. Js Classroom

We’ll be starting school a week from today but many teachers have already begun. Relationship building can (and should) happen all year. That being …

21st Century Skills

From bystander to upstander: A conversation about shyness, bullying and everyday heroism

Shy children who are bullied by a classmate aren’t their tormenter’s only victims.<p>“Bullies create bystanders,” said Philip Zimbardo, psychology …

Science Education

The Nation's Teaching Force Is Still Mostly White and Female

Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>Teachers tend to be white, female, and have nearly a decade and a half of experience in the classroom, …

Education

'In the aftermath of the Durand ruling, we need an open discussion about what purpose Ofsted should serve'

Speaking at the Headteachers’ Roundtable Summit in February 2017, I mooted the idea that someone would challenge Ofsted in the courts and that Durand …

Education