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Throwing teachers into the 'Shark Tank'

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Some enterprising educators are pouring everything they know about education into new tools for teaching. But can teachers be entrepreneurs?
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What is a Magnet School - Turbulence Training

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Turbulence Training is a much better way to burn fat
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Magnet schools encourage students to enroll in a different school, and provide specially-tailored programs and educational opportunities. This article talks more about what magnet schools are in the United States.

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Home-schooling numbers and opportunities grow

Home-schooling numbers and opportunities grow | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
After searching through private school options, which were either too expensive or too far away, the Lancasters decided the best choice for their daughter was to bring her home. Though many in the home-school movement started teaching their own children for religious purposes, parents now cite a wide range of reasons for keeping students at home, from security concerns to trying to give children an academic edge. School -- public, private, whatever -- any atmosphere that is ritualized, Monday through Friday program for kids, they go in and they're told to sit at a desk for six or seven hours a day with 30 minutes for lunch and 30 minutes for recess. [...] they're told not to speak, not to answer, not to interrupt. [...] as with any big, life-changing decision, the beginning of the Lancasters' home-schooling journey began with some serious challenges, the most daunting of which was placed on Janet's shoulders when she attempted to find the perfect curriculum for her daughter. In addition to the regular class meetings, Lancaster's daughter joins other local hom-eschooled children for field trips twice a month, heading off to museums and ice-skating outings, among other things. There are basketball teams, Shakespeare, rocket clubs, everything, Lancaster said, adding that the first year of home-schooling she enrolled her daughter in so many activities that the first-grader said, Mommy, this is too much. Overall, the last five years have been positive, said Lancaster who is favorite part of the process is the look in her daughter's eyes when she gets excited about learning. The school environment, with drugs, safety issues and peer pressure, was the most important reason that 25 percent of parents home-schooled, according to the 2011-12 National Household Education Survey. The report found about the same number of males and females were home-schooled, and the overwhelming majority of students were white, 68 percent, with Hispanics a distant second at 15 percent. "To a large degree, the concept of admitting home-school students has become normalized in college admissions," said David Hawkins, director of public policy and research for the National Association of College Admissions Counseling. Home-schooling has clearly not hurt the development or academic opportunities for students like the Speeds's son and daughter.
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Positive side of Home schooling. It shows how home schooling is not for everyone, but it may be very suitable for certain children.

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First the Classroom, Then the World: Motivating Students with Intrinsic Motivation

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Remembering my elementary school days. As teachers, its is important to help students to have intrinsic motivation in the classroom. Intrinsic motivation is what helps students in a long run.

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English Language Learners: Culture, Equity and Language - YouTube

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As a second language learner, myself, I can connect very well with this video. I believe that all teachers should also be aware of how their experiences are valued, and they are very special and belongs to the classroom.

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Developmental delays in children - Providence Eyewitness News

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Developmental delays in children
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You also want to be aware of red flags if your child is not progressing at the same rate as other children his/her age. There are many different types of developmental delays.
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It is amazing how as parents, and/or teachers, there are many ways developmental delays in children could be overcome. The video and the article explain the warning signs and helpful activities to help developmental delays

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Teach mental health, schools urged

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Mental health lessons should be on the timetable in every secondary school, a new charity says.
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Just like how our physical health is important, mental health is also very important for students. The article urges teaching mental health in schools, which will also reduce further problems.

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Why Are Private-School Teachers Paid Less Than Public-School Teachers?

Why Are Private-School Teachers Paid Less Than Public-School Teachers? | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
One explanation: The working conditions are better in private schools, so instructors are willing to take a salary cut.
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I personally had questions on whether I want to work in a private school or public school. This article gives some factors that all future teachers may consider.  #futureteachers #edci280 #privateschool #publicschool #edchat

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Home-Education is About Learning, Not Schooling

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A common misconception about home-schooling is that it is anti-education, or against the education establishment. The distinction that is missing here is that the autonomous learning movement is entirely pro-learning, but anti-formal education, which is, by its very nature, draconic and cannot suit every child's needs.
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Home education is a more natural way of learning, and yet, it is a legal way to teach their children.Home education is not anti-education, but instead, it is anti-formal education.

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S&E Indicators 2008 - Chapter 1. Elementary and Secondary Education - Teacher Salaries, Working Conditions, and Job Satisfaction

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How are working conditions and pay associated with teachers' long-term commitment to teaching? #edci280 #edchat

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Performance Gaps Widen as High-Achieving Students Progress in High School

Performance Gaps Widen as High-Achieving Students Progress in High School | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
An Education Trust report follows high-achieving students through high school and discovers those from low-income backgrounds and students of color don't excel as much as their wealthier, white peers.
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It is always interesting to see all the factors that effect students' education. Again, it is sad to see different academic levels in different ethnicity and different socioeconomic. Students' gap gets bigger and bigger in high school.

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20 Strong Interview Questions for Teachers -

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ICandidates seeking employment beware of these strong interview questions for teachers that you may be asked. Interviewers - take heed to challenge the candidates!


Via Eric Kramer
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It is very insightful because as a future teacher, there are many questions that are challenging for me to answer. These questions really makes me question what I need to do in many of these situations.

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Lauren Cook's curator insight, December 19, 2013 1:24 PM

I thought this was a good article because it shows really good questions that I could ask the elementary teachers while interviewing them. I like the questions like, "Tell me the most frustrating thing that has happened to you as a  teacher?"becuase then I could get ideas on how I would react. And also asking, "How do you encourage students to learn?" Although this article was what you would get asked if you were trying to get a teaching job, I think these are good questions to ask a teacher because it can help me get ideas for what it is like still.

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How are cities' accelerating growth affecting their poorest children? - The Guardian

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How are cities' accelerating growth affecting their poorest children?
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The daily experiences of these children appeared to strongly shape their perceptions of risk.
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Not everywhere on earth holds "urban advantage"when they are living in poverty. Education in s definitely not for granted. It is a privilege.

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