Teaching

Why ‘Personalized Learning’ Can Feel So Impersonal

Why does personalized learning, ironically, feel so impersonal?<p>Personalized learning, in its broadest application, suggests tailoring instruction to …

Personalized Learning

Learning Disabilities:Learning Disabilities

Many applaud the involvement of students with learning disabilities in high-stakes testing as the logical outgrowth of the inclusion movement that …

Pedagogy

Here's How To Get Kids To Stop Saying They Hate Math

Despite decades of reform efforts, mathematics teaching in the U.S. has changed little in the last century. As a result, it seems, American students …

Mathematics Education

Make Your Acoustic Rhythm Playing Interesting! Part 7 - Mayer Right Hand Rhythm Slap [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Techniques</b>: In part 7 we look at the acoustic guitar rhythm style of John Mayer. Love him or hate him, this is a great technique to add to …

Guitar

Augmented Reality and Its Potential Effect on Education

<b>Augmented reality (AR)</b> is set to change the foundations of education, irreversibly modernizing it in ways we don’t yet fully understand. It will make …

Augmented Reality

Response: Leaders Must 'Walk-the-Walk' and Create a Culture of Innovation

« Response: Support Curriculum Innovations by 'Failing Forward' | Main<p><b>(This is the second post in a three-part series. You can see Part One here.)</b><p>The …

Education

UK school apologises after outrage on English assignment asking students to pen suicide notes

An English teacher in the United Kingdom asked over 60 teenage students to draft a suicide note for homework as part of a module on Shakespeare's …

Education

Google Earth takes students globetrotting from the classroom

Google has a fun new educational tool for those students slowly falling asleep at their desks.<p>The company on Monday launched 10 new "stories" on Google Earth Voyager specifically designed for educational use. Students can explore remote places such as the Costa Rica Thermal Dome Hope Spot through …

Google Apps for Education

Key Characteristics of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

written by admin on September 20, 2013 in Studying EL with no comments<p>In “Principles of Good Practice in SoTL,” Peter Felten describes five …

Pedagogy

Children born prematurely able to perform equally as well at school as their peers, research shows

Premature babies can perform just as well at school as children who were carried to full term, an extensive new study has found.<p>Tracking the …

Education

Assessment at SLA — Science Leadership Academy @ Center City

Students at SLA are assessed through a variety of means with a focus on project-based learning and our five core values of inquiry, research, …

Education

Teacher spotted marking homework during Liam Gallagher’s Glastonbury set

School's out...<p>Liam Gallagher delivered an unforgettable set on Glastonbury‘s Other Stage over the weekend – but it seemed that one person in the …

Music

A Student Agency Game Plan—How to Use Data to Bridge Choice and Accountability

A few years ago, Harvard’s Achievement Gap Institute conducted a study on teaching and student agency. The study recognized agency as potentially …

Education

Feeling blue about the state of teaching? Here are reasons to be optimistic

With funding cuts and growing workloads, all is obviously not well in education – but teachers are regaining control<p>These are gloomy times in education. Despite claims from the Department for Education that it has “protected school budgets in cash terms”, we can see schools being asked to do more …

Education

We cannot compromise safety in schools. Asbestos must be removed

If the government is serious about learning lessons from Grenfell, then it needs to rid schools of asbestos. Otherwise its toxic effects could prove a health timebomb<p>Here’s a sentence that I never expected to make it into print: “School buildings do not need to be sprinkler-protected to achieve a …

Education

'Primary and secondary teachers need each other — and we need to start viewing each other in a more positive light'

Transition time is fast approaching, and along with it the inevitable discussions about how we can make the move from primary to secondary school …

Education

Students given vouchers in Louisiana do worse than their peers. But new research shows some kids catch up

A new analysis of Indiana’s school voucher program offers something for both sides in the heated debate about whether public money should be used to …

Education

What is driving so many young teachers out of the profession?

We are now at that point in the year when schools will be trying to finalise their staffing structures for September. Teachers will soon be finding …

Education

MIT study finds poorer kids benefit more from summer reading programs

Children who come from poorer homes may benefit more from summer reading programs than kids from wealthier homes, according to a new study from the …

Boston

Ofsted fails Orthodox primary school for not teaching eight-year-olds about sexual orientation

A strictly Orthodox primary school has been failed by Ofsted inspectors for not teaching pupils about homosexuality or gender reassignment.<p>Vishnitz …

Jewish Culture

Compliance isn't Mastery of Learning

« Five Things for Next Year | Main<p>School is a game in many ways and so the rules create winners and losers. Points are earned by those who know how …

Education

Turkey pulls evolution from its high school curriculum

If Turks want to understand biology, they’ll have to wait for college.<p>In the US, opponents of evolution have tried to undercut instruction on the …

Curriculum Development

How Do You Use Projects Within The Classroom? via @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 2 minutes.<p>How do you use projects within the classroom?<p>Projects can enhance the curriculum that you teach, encourage logical thinking …

Education

Gmail will no longer snoop on your emails for advertising purposes

Google is making a change to its advertising practices that will affect millions of Gmail users around the globe. Starting later this year, the company will stop reading your emails to refine its ads.<p>If you're just learning that Gmail scans your messages, this is an issue that dates back for years. …

Google Apps for Education

Storyboard to Plan Your Video

Last week I attended a webinar hosted by Lee LeFever from Common Craft. The webinar was about the process that Common Craft uses to produce their …

Filmmaking

Creativity in Australian schools suppressed by onerous testing regime and crushing teacher restrictions

Once upon a time early childhood teachers used to learn singing and playing the piano, primary school teachers could study electives (and even …

Teacher Education

Informal STEM Learning Has Big Positive Impact

A MiddleWeb Blog<p>As an elementary-age child, I was fascinated and excited by a collection of fossils and minerals that a local geologist kept in his …

Science Education

School curriculum must have a chapter on Emergency, says BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu

The Union Minister said very few youngsters were familiar with the ‘trauma and torture stories’.<p>Bharatiya Janata Party leader Venkaiah Naidu said a …

Curriculum Development

3 Shifts in the Use of Ed Tech: Exploring, Personalizing, Closing Equity Gaps

« ISTE 2017: Google, Tech Titans to Make Their Pitches Directly to Educators | Main<p><i>San Antonio</i><p>Ed tech is at a "tipping point," Richard Culatta, the …

Education

Thinking Dangerously: The Role of Higher Education in Authoritarian Times

(Photo: Wonderlane)<p>What happens to democracy when the president of the United States labels critical media outlets as "enemies of the people" and …

Pedagogy