"no matter what framework was used, teachers got higher scores on procedural tasks like planning and behavior management, but relatively low scores on things like "analysis and problem solving," "using investigation/problem-based approaches," "student participation in making meaning and reasoning," and "relevance to history and current events."
"The Consortium on Chicago School Research recently released final results from that city's pilot implementation of the Danielson Framework for Teaching and found similar results. Here, too, teachers generally scored lower on the domains of "using questioning and discussion techniques" and "engaging students in learning" than on managing the classroom."
"Many of us have heard the stories of how our parents or grandparents had to walk miles in the snow to get to school. Perhaps some of these tales were a tad embellished, but we got the point. A lot of American kids have the luxury of being driven in a warm car or bus to a good school nearby. This is not the case for the children in this gallery.
The photos you are about to see are snapshots of the treacherous trips kids around the world take each day to get an education. Considering there are currently 61 million children worldwide who are not receiving an education—the majority of which are girls—these walks are seen as being well worth the risk.
In the above photo, students in Indonesia hold tight while crossing a collapsed bridge to get to school in Banten village on January 19, 2012.Flooding from the Ciberang river broke a pillar supporting the suspension bridge, which was built in 2001."
'Overfishing is a problem across the EU' Deutsche Welle The European Parliament has voted against new subsidies for the fishing industry, opting to deliver funds to conservation research and the protection of fish stocks instead.
The same Kitikmeot region of Nunavut hosts two former producing mines – the once top Canadian gold producer the Lupin gold mine and the Jericho diamond mine. Elgin Mining and Shear Diamonds are making efforts to ...
What are the top 5 tech skills every educator should have? I struggle with this question because what I have come to understand is that powerful learning is not necessarily about the technology. To be effective in creating a learning environment where students can practice 21st century skills, the emphasis must be on good instructional design –backwards design, that begins with the learning goals aligned with the standards, with a real-world or scenario based project or problem to solve that kids can connect with, be motivated by, allowing them to demonstrate transfer and understanding. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=6661#sthash.H0Om6kdn.dpuf
Amnesty International Canada says it's worried more violence could break out at anti-fracking protests in New Brunswick unless the provincial government takes a different approach toward the First Nations groups involved.
Members of Vancouver's Chinese community are calling the actions of the B.C. Liberal Party 'immoral' after a leaked document revealed a wide-ranging plan to win ethnic votes in the upcoming provincial election.
Did you know that the 1st nation to adopt ‘multiculturalism’ as an official policy was Canada? In the early 70s, it was introduced into the country and was made a federal law in 1988 by the Multiculturalism Act.
"By 2030, two out of three people will live in an urban world, with most of the explosive growth occurring in developing countries. For a preview of the future, the last in the Challenges for Humanity series explores São Paulo, Brazil; Lagos, Nigeria; Bangkok, Thailand; and Hyderabad, India."