As technology takes hold in the classroom, educators are constantly shifting tactics, experimenting with new tools, and trying to connect with students. That’s far easier said than done, but effective teachers know that education at its best is a human endeavor.
“Just like with students, every teacher is different. We never said ‘you have to do blended learning like this or like that.’ What you have to do is support teachers to find their way of doing what’s best for kids.”
This post is based on the latest episode of my weekly podcast, Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers. A podcast is like a free talk radio show you can listen to online, or download and take with you wherever you go. I release a new 10-15 minute episode each Sunday and feature it here on the…
A new survey from McGraw-Hill Education found that most parents of college and K-12 students believe classrooms will go digital by 2025. The majority also prefers personalized digital learning compared to "old school" textbooks.
It is easy to blame racial inequality in the United States on "bad choices" of Black people. If the "problem" is their "bad choices," that means the economic and political system is basically sound and people who are doing okay, both Black and White, can credit themselves for their "good choices."
'This is kindergarten. We force children to take tests that their brains cannot grasp. We ignore research that proves that children who are 5-6 learn best experientially. We rob them of precious free play that teaches them how to be good citizens, good friends and good thinkers.'
In the classroom, writing conferences are an essential component of teaching students how to write effectively and eloquently. Conferencing can take the form of either teacher-student conferences or peer conferences, which can be done with partners or in small groups. Benefits of conferencing include: increased opportunities
The claim always seemed too good to be true: park your infant in front of a video and, in no time, he or she will be talking and getting smarter than the neighbor's kid. In the latest study on the effects of popular videos such as the "Baby Einstein" and "Brainy Baby" series, researchers find that these products may be doing more harm than good. And they may actually delay language development in toddlers.
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