Education-Caitlin
460 views | +0 today
Follow
Education-Caitlin
Current thoughts and ideas for the future
Curated by Caitlin Virta
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Caitlin Virta
Scoop.it!

Study Weighs Benefits of Organizing Recess

Study Weighs Benefits of Organizing Recess | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Researchers found that a structured approach to managing recess led to less bullying and more time for learning.

Interesting idea.  Maybe structure recess myself if no school program.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Virta
Scoop.it!

Study Asks: Is There an Ideal Amount of Recess?

Study Asks: Is There an Ideal Amount of Recess? | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Reporter Sarah D. Sparks spent the last five years writing about federal and state education regulations. Now covering education research, she can most often be found with a double-shot mocha in one hand and the latest academic journal in the other.

"more recess does not decrease reading scores—and may lead to social, cognitive, and other benefits. 'It allows a child to be a child.'"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Virta
Scoop.it!

The Dreaded F Word: Fractions

The Dreaded F Word: Fractions | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
David Ginsburg is a consultant specializing in instructional coaching, school leadership, math instruction, and new teacher training.

"teachers need to develop students' understanding of fractions using manipulatives--actual and/or virtual"  So true!!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Virta
Scoop.it!

The Trouble With Pay for Performance

The Trouble With Pay for Performance | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Teacher pay should reflect a multidimensional evaluation system, write Gerald Tirozzi, Marian Hermie, and Wayne Schmidt.

Interesting twist on pay for performance.  I especially like #2: as a new student teacher, I am going to reallyyy want a good mentor!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Virta
Scoop.it!

Talk With Your Students About Trayvon Martin

Students want and need to talk about difficult and complex life events and educators shouldn’t avoid the discussions, explain Jeffrey P. Carpenter and Scott Weathers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Virta
Scoop.it!

More States Retaining Struggling 3rd Graders

More States Retaining Struggling 3rd Graders | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
As increasing numbers of states move to end social promotion, some are also including interventions to help students learn to read.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Virta
Scoop.it!

Education Week Teacher: Lisa Delpit on Pervasive Inequities

Lisa Delpit makes the case that African-American students do not achieve to their potential because they're hindered by "society's deeply ingrained bias of equating blackness with inferiority," stereotype threat, and curriculum that is not...

"Teachers must be "warm demanders," meaning that they need to communicate clear, high expectations and hold students accountable for their performance, but also show care and concern"  Awesome quote!

"She recounts an instance in which an African-American student asked a tutor: "Why you trying to teach me to multiply, Ms. L.? Black people don't multiply; black people just add and subtract. White people multiply."  Sad quote.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Virta
Scoop.it!

Man vs. Computer: Who Wins the Essay-Scoring Challenge?

Man vs. Computer: Who Wins the Essay-Scoring Challenge? | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.

"A new study suggests there is little, if any, difference in the reliability and accuracy of the computer approach."  WOW

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Virta
Scoop.it!

Why I No Longer Use Groups in the Classroom

Why I No Longer Use Groups in the Classroom | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
A writing teacher says research on the limits of collaborative brainstorming confirms his instinctual distrust of small-group work in the classroom.

Wow, so apparently group work isn't as great as we thought!  Students apparently come up with more ideas when they work alone first.  Revolutionizing.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Virta
Scoop.it!

No Obituary Needed for Arts Education, Study Reveals

No Obituary Needed for Arts Education, Study Reveals | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Two new federal reports present a complex picture of the arts' presence in schools and the benefits derived from students' exposure.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Virta
Scoop.it!

Momentum Builds for Dual-Language Learning

Momentum Builds for Dual-Language Learning | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Growing numbers of schools are offering dual-language classes, where teachers split instruction between English and a second language.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Virta
Scoop.it!

Edited Version of 'Bully' Film Earns PG-13 Rating

Edited Version of 'Bully' Film Earns PG-13 Rating | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Edited version of 'Bully' film earns PG-13 rating after removing three explitives...

more...
No comment yet.