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Installation, image manipulation and performance art: When does photography stop being photography?

Installation, image manipulation and performance art: When does photography stop being photography? | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
What is photography? Over the past few years contemporary photographers have incorporated sculpture, performance, moving image, analogue processes and digital technologies into their practice, stoking a sometimes-heated debate about where exactly the medium begins and ends. But for Catherine Yass, s
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Should mixed media have it's own art form? Should it have more than one?

It's been used to describe work for a long time, maybe it's past due?
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Students with consumer mindset ‘get lower grades’

Students with consumer mindset ‘get lower grades’ | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
Study suggests ‘higher consumer orientation associated with lower academic performance’
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Students throw their teacher a birthday party and he's moved to tears

Students throw their teacher a birthday party and he's moved to tears | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
Students at Burleson High School, Texas threw a surprise party for their English teacher in their classroom and Kyle Simpler, 56, cried he was so overwhelmed by their singing, gift and cake.
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The 13 most innovative schools in the world - Tech Insider

The 13 most innovative schools in the world - Tech Insider | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
Sculpting future success.
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14 TED Talks that re-imagine school

14 TED Talks that re-imagine school | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
All over the world, there's a growing consensus that our education systems are broken. These educators offer lessons in how we might re-imagine school.
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The 30 Craziest Complaints Teachers Have Had From Parents

The 30 Craziest Complaints Teachers Have Had From Parents | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
"I don't do homework, so why should my son?"
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Teacher who had sex with pupil changes Facebook status to ‘in a relationship’ with teen

Teacher who had sex with pupil changes Facebook status to ‘in a relationship’ with teen | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
Eppie Sprung Dawson lost her job after police caught her in a car with 17-year-old Matthew Robinson in 2012          
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Lap dancing teachers - YouTube

Two Canadian teachers have been suspended after performing a lap dance during a school event
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30 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Nature

30 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Nature | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
Urbanism and nature do not always get along well, but when they do, the collaboration may create something really special and unique. We're talking about street artists who incorporate elements of nature into their graffiti, turning 2D paintings into amazing 3D installations.
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I'm always amazed by the skill of graffiti artists, being able to see a three dimensional space and imagine it coming to life with their art. These artists have impressed me further by incorporating nature into their work, showing it is something to be treasured and to draw inspiration from.

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I Drew These On My Bathroom Mirror

I Drew These On My Bathroom Mirror | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
The mirror art is made out of different markers, mostly chalk markers, Posca markers and acrylics.

Instagram: @mirrorsme
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Now this is how all selfies should be done! :) x

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10 Educators Who Went Above And Beyond For Their Students

10 Educators Who Went Above And Beyond For Their Students | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
They are the most important influence in a child's life. These ten teachers take that extra step to ensure their kids' futures are bright. Target recognizes the value of excellent teachers,...
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This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education

This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. Not only was he home schooled, but Logan had the ability to tailor his education to his interests and also his style of learning, something traditional education does not offer. As Logan has mentioned, when […]
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Is it possible for schools to make up happy and healthy?

Home schooled Logan thinks we should be making this a priority.

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Teen Girl Accuses Her School Of Slut Shaming After Being Sent Home Because Her Jorts Were Too Short

Teen Girl Accuses Her School Of Slut Shaming After Being Sent Home Because Her Jorts Were Too Short | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
"They can pick and choose at random… which girls are filling out their clothes more…"
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White Paper: End of QTS as bar is raised for new teachers

White Paper: End of QTS as bar is raised for new teachers | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
Department for Education announces plans for 'more challenging' system to replace QTS in new White Paper
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19 Teachers Who Are So, So Tired

19 Teachers Who Are So, So Tired | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
ENOUGH...
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5+5+5=15: Why this maths answer is wrong

5+5+5=15: Why this maths answer is wrong | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
5x3 may not look like much of a puzzle but this particular maths question may just be the most challenging one you come across today, if parents’ online reactions are anything to go by. According to one post doing the rounds on image sharing site, Imgur, a US third-grade school pupil correctly answered the question ‘15’ - as expected - only for the teacher to mark it incorrect as part of the country’s controversial Common Core standards.
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So stupid.

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School sent 13-year-old girl home for her leopard-print hair cut

School sent 13-year-old girl home for her leopard-print hair cut | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
Lauren Mcdowell, pictured, has her head shaved on one side which is dyed in the pattern of a leopard's skin. On her first day of the term, Forge Valley School in Sheffield, told her to leave classes.
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‘The exam system destroys our passion for learning’: a student’s view of GCSEs

‘The exam system destroys our passion for learning’: a student’s view of GCSEs | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
Everyone does exams and everyone hates exams. We adhere to the system because it is a simple way of comparing intelligence. But I have a feeling of dread about the planned increase in the difficulty of GCSEs. The complaint is simple: it’s not fair on the pupils.
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20+ Of The Most Awesome Teachers Ever

20+ Of The Most Awesome Teachers Ever | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
As much as most of us grumbled while at school, we all had that one teacher who inspired us, who truly engaged us and got us interested in learning. This post is for those awesome teachers – the ones that know how to communicate with kids and get them excited about school.
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This Trainee Teacher Was Sent Home On Her First Day Due To “Inappropriate” Tattoos

This Trainee Teacher Was Sent Home On Her First Day Due To “Inappropriate” Tattoos | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
The mother-of-two claimed the school was prejudiced against her because of her body art.
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It would have probably been best to bring this up during the interview process.... oops

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These Amazing Before-And-After Drawings Show The Real Value Of Practice

These Amazing Before-And-After Drawings Show The Real Value Of Practice | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
"For the first couple years you make stuff," public radio host Ira Glass stated once, "it's just not that good. It's trying to be, but it's not."

Glass' pep talk, directed at creatives but applicable to pretty much everyone, m...
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Practice, practice, practice

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A Teacher Says Exactly What He Thinks About His Students (And We All Need To Hear It)

A Teacher Says Exactly What He Thinks About His Students (And We All Need To Hear It) | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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18 People Explain Why They're Proud To Be On Strike

18 People Explain Why They're Proud To Be On Strike | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
A lot of people are angry at Michael Gove.
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Watch Teachers Talk About What They Learned Their First Year Teaching

Watch Teachers Talk About What They Learned Their First Year Teaching | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
Now go back and thank your teachers.
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Dad Hits Teacher With Baseball Bat After 'Inappropriate' Texts Sent To Daughter

Dad Hits Teacher With Baseball Bat After 'Inappropriate' Texts Sent To Daughter | Schools and the media | Scoop.it
A Maryland dad likely won't see any charges after he struck a local teacher with a baseball bat.

Police say the dad saw a series of texts on Thursday between the 42-year-old teacher and his daughter, a 15-year-old student. The girl's mother deemed...
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