Teaching

Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says.

Meditation is meant to help students deal with stress. But the hype may be outpacing the evidence.<p>Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>First period, 8:45 …

Mindfulness

Professor awarded taxpayer-funded grant to research 'microaggressions'

The National Science Foundation awarded over $200,000 in taxpayer dollars to a professor who plans to research microaggressions.<p>First reported by The Daily Caller, Mary Atwater, a professor of science and mathematics education at the University of Georgia, received $229,061 to study the …

Science Education

AltSchool: Designing the Future of Learning

« Structures Drive Behavior: Right is Magic, Wrong is Deadly | Main<p>| No comments<p>Colleen Broderick came to appreciate the pedagogy of wonderful ideas …

Personalized Learning

WISE Panel at European Development Days

<b>Date:</b> June 7, 2017 / 09.30 - 10.45<p><b>Location:</b> Brussels<p>WISE organizes a debate entitled “21st Century Skills: Why Entrepreneurship Matters” during the …

21st Century Skills

Don't Be Alone during Office Hours | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

Folks:<p>The posting below gives some great tips on how to increase student participation in faculty office hours. It is by Richard Freishtat, PhD, and …

Education

AQA Geography Exam Leaves GCSE Students Frustrated With Question About Dishwashers

'I might as well go home and revise fidget spinners for physics.'<p>Exam board AQA has sparked outrage among GCSE geography students who say they spent hours revising case studies for Monday’s exam, only to be asked about dishwasher sales.<p>Hundreds of pupils have vented their frustration about the …

Education

Why Every 8th-Grade Student Should Write a Résumé – Bright

Opinion<p>Why Every 8th-Grade Student Should Write a Résumé<p>You don’t have to be an adult to write and revise a CV. The process can help adolescents …

Education

The success of post-conflict peace studies rests with teaching teachers

In recent years, it has become common practice within post-conflict countries to introduce peace education or human rights courses into the school …

Education

Four Online PD Opportunities With Me In June

Last summer more than 200 people joined me for online professional development. This summer is shaping up to have even more people earn professional …

Professional Development

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all …

Education

'Ofsted needs a new criterion for judging schools in poor areas – the playing field must be levelled'

Most teachers are passionate about bettering the lives of those less fortunate, particularly children. It’s a mission statement that’s driven so many …

Education

Are Your Classroom Plenaries Effective? via @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 4 minutes.<p>Are your classroom plenaries effective enough?<p>In a classroom you should do everything for a reason. A lot of teachers, often …

Education

Revision

Reading Time: 1 minutes.Which strategies do you use in a revision lesson?<p>Reading Time: 3 minutes.This is a blog about a resource students and …

Education

EduTech: Keep your knowledge up during summer break with these apps

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.</i><p>As …

Education Technology

The importance of understanding what’s being asked

<i>“My dad heard this story on the radio. At Duke University, two students had received A’s in chemistry all semester. But on the night before the final</i> …

Mathematics

How Stress Changes A Student's Brain: The Neurology Of 'Pressure'

<b>How Stress Changes A Student’s Brain: The Neurology Of ‘Pressure’</b><p>by J<b>udy Willis</b><p>From neuroimaging and correlated neurocognitive research, we’ve seen …

Pedagogy

‘The Toughest Part of Teaching is…’

‘The Toughest Part of Teaching is…’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>In it, Roxanna Elden, Robert Ward, Cindi Rigsbee, …

Education

Reinventing high school

Textbooks are rare. So are traditional grades. Students progress at their own pace. See how one New Hampshire school is retooling education.<p>May 21, …

Education

Why Should Principals Care About Their Own Self-Efficacy?

« Why Does Teacher Talk Still Dominate High School Classrooms? | Main<p>"<i>When faced with obstacles, setbacks, and failures, those who doubt their</i> …

Professional Development

How Should Schools Design Professional Development? 10 Ways To Organise CPD by @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 5 minutes.<p>How should schools go about organising teacher professional development?<p>Spending per pupil is to fall 6.5% by 2019-20, …

Professional Development

The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far

Here’s another mid-year “Best” list…<p>I’m adding this list to All Mid-Year 2017 “Best” Lists In One Place.<p>Three years ago I began publishing a regular …

Education

How Balanced Is Your Teaching Staff? Schools Need The Old And Young! via @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 3 minutes.<p>How balanced is your teaching staff?<p>Young and inexperienced teachers dominate teaching. Generally speaking, teaching is a …

Education

Learning Can't and Shouldn't be Quantified

« Early Teaching Myth: All Students Will Learn as We Learned | Main<p>With the boundless intricacies of life to learn about, and the variety of ways and …

Education

KQED

For teachers, the carefully controlled conditions of education research can seem ridiculous when the reality of the classroom involves regular …

Pedagogy

NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning Breaking Down Biases Through STEM Education

I will be the first to tell you I have unconscious biases. I don’t feel too guilty. We all have them. But until recently, I didn’t realize one of them involves hockey. I would not admit that my vision of hockey players did not include women or people of color or migrant workers. That makes as much …

Science Education

Shanahan on Literacy

<i>Teacher question:</i><p><i>What makes good readers? What are kids lacking making them not so good readers?</i><p>Shanahan response:<p>I love this question because it …

Education

Empowered or Entitled?

<i>I am writing to understand my learning…Hopefully, I can work this out through a blog post…</i><p>In a recent workshop, I was asked an interesting question …

Education

May’s (2017) Best Tweets – Part Two

Every month I make a few short lists highlighting my choices of the best resources I through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily …

Education

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

M-learning

Secret Teacher: we're not reading – so why do we assume children will?

English teachers at my school don’t have time to read whole books, and are told to rely on extracts in class. This is no way to inspire a love of literature<p>On the rare occasion that the staff in our English department surface from their marking pile long enough to enjoy a cup of tea together, I’ll …

Education