For two weeks in third grade, I preached the gospel of the wild boar. My teacher, the sprightly Mrs. DeWilde, assigned my class an open-ended research project: Create a five-minute presentation about any exotic animal.
The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013 asked lower secondary education teachers about the distribution of class time during the average lesson. So, how much time is actually spent on teaching and learning? Find out in this Teacher infographic.
As schools and districts choose from a growing menu of online educational products and services, many educators seek evidence to inform their purchasing decisions. Of little use are hyperbolic marketing flyers and bubbly testimonials. They’re looking for data—but which numbers are the most useful
There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days. Kids
Ahh summer, a time for BBQs, water sports and having a go at teachers about the length of their holidays. The most notable stab this year, has come from Liberal backbencher Andrew Laming, who questioned via Facebook whether teachers were back at work, or "'lesson planning' from home?". However many teachers rarely switch off, even when on 'holiday', and this is having a devastating impact.
Teacher wellbeing is critical for enhancing individual student outcomes, but with figures suggesting that anywhere between 25 and 40 per cent of new teachers quit globally within one to five years of beginning to teach, something is well amiss.
This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the best programming languages to learn today? Answer by Avi Flombaum, co-founder and dean at Flatiron School. What programming language you learn depends entirely on who you are and what your goal is. I’m going to assume you’re an informed beginner, meaning you haven’t been writing code professionall
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