MiamiHerald.com Broward schools superintendent earns high marks MiamiHerald.com The Broward schools chief is lauded for restoring art and music into the classrooms, and seeing to it that teachers got raises.
At our popular Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshops (http://www.youthchg.com), we always let the course participants name the problem areas they want to cover during the inservice workshop.
"Blended education. Hybrid learning. Flipping the classroom. Whatever one chooses to call it, this method of learning–which combines classroom and online education–is going places and making headlines along the way. While education experts continue to debate the efficacy of hybrid learning, its very existence has challenged them to re-evaluate not just technology’s place in (and out of) the classroom, but also how to reach and teach students more effectively. That alone is one of the major benefits of blended learning."
Teachers' expectations about their students' abilities affect classroom interactions in myriad ways that can impact student performance. Students expected to succeed, for example, get more time to answer questions and more specific feedback.
A list of the top 25 educational products of 2012 including the iPad, Samsung Galaxy Note, the Epson BrightLink interactive projector, Smart board, AMX ResQ, Creston FreeSpeech wireless mics, document cameras, Intel Studybook, Moodle learning...
Teacher Preparation: Educators Focus On Improving Quality of Teachers Hartford Courant Classroom management skills is just one of the issues likely to be considered by a new panel expected to recommend improvements in teacher training.
kypost.com Kentucky governor presses again to raise dropout age to 18 The Courier-Journal Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear talks about tax amnesty during a press conference at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Monday, Oct.
Atlanta school facing loss of charter Atlanta Journal Constitution According to the school, 49 percent of that was spent on classroom instruction. Mueller said he is not opposed to for-profit charter management companies “if they deliver.
Teacher training, career prep are keys to success, Cash-Greene says The Tand D.com Professional training for teachers, rigor in the classroom and exposing students to career options as early as kindergarten are leading Orangeburg Consolidated...
PolicyMic Education Reform: 6 Big Developments in Education in 2012 PolicyMic This year saw a boom of innovation in education on both the K-12 and post-secondary fronts and also welcomed a host of new initiatives from the Obama administration to...
Social engagement is defined by one’s involvement with a social group or community... Before the advent of online education, social engagement was something that educators probably took for granted because it occurs naturally for students on traditional campuses, where face-to-face courses, extracurricular activities, and dorm life provides many opportunities for students to get to know their new community and their fellow students. But for online students, who generally work alone from home computers, the chance to make connections with other students or their larger community is severely limited. It’s up to educators themselves to become creative and provide options for students."
"It is really amazing how popular the 15 iPad Skills Every Teacher Should Have has become. I never thought that it would grab as much attention to the point that it has been featured in some School district websites both here in Canada and the States . I am really glad you like it and as I said before I am working on the Android version of that article and I will get it published here inEducational Technology and Mobile Learning as soon as it is ready."
Anthony Cody spent 24 years working in Oakland schools, 18 of them as a science teacher at a high needs middle school. He is National Board certified, and now leads workshops with teachers focused on Project Based Learning.
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This is an excellent read. I, too, have learned more from the scholarship of Dr. Ravitch than I have from any other conservative.
Inside Higher Ed Tests With and Without Motivation Inside Higher Ed A new study by three researchers at the Educational Testing Service -- one of the major providers of these value-added exams -- raises questions about whether the tests can be...
Salon "Elections shouldn't exist": The new war on school boards Salon “The reason people want mayoral control is they want more privatization faster,” former assistant U.S. secretary of education Diane Ravitch told Salon.
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