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Is Teaching Kids Empathy Just as Important as Teaching Them Math? — Pacific Standard

Shared by John Chase

psmag.com - Committee for Children is a non-profit organization that focuses on a vision that we have [of] safe children thriving in a peaceful world. So the question is, how do we get there? That’s kind of a ...

Students Who Lose Recess Are the Ones Who Need It Most

Shared by Rodney Bickel

parenting.blogs.nytimes.com - Unfortunately, I’m not alone. According to a Gallup poll commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 77 percent of school principals report that they withhold recess as punishment, even as ...

OER. Share: Feed Learning.

rethinkredesign.org - Educators share. Most educators share freely. Whether posting student work examples or lesson and unit ideas, many in education share their passion. Just as no recipe in my recipe box is so sacred ...

To build empathy, teach kids to lead — Changemaker Education

Shared by John Chase

medium.com - In Chicago Public Schools, students from neighboring schools attend summer school at a host school in an effort to minimize expenses. Two summers ago, as I was walking to an unfamiliar school, I sa...

Exclusive Interview: Alice Wong (Disability Visibility Project)

colorwebmag.com - The Disability Visibility Project (DVP) is a site everyone working towards equal representation needs to visit. Too often, those of us in the online field of social justice journalism/opinion-makin...

9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should "Unsettle" Us

Shared by Chuck Taft

huffingtonpost.com - At a recent morning workshop for school leaders at a fairly small New England public school district, about an hour into a conversation focused on what they believed about how kids learn best, an a...

Tips on reducing teacher stress from the ‘happiest school on earth’

theguardian.com - An extra week’s summer holiday, shutting the school at 5.30pm and cancelling revision sessions are just some of the ways more considerate headteachers are trying to ease the burden on teachers. A h...

Skype in the Classroom: Experiences Beyond Mystery Skype - Simplek12

simplek12.com - Using Skype with students is an ideal way to engage them and connect what they are learning to real-world topics. Beyond Mystery Skype, what are other ways can you utilize Skype in your classroom? ...

School Is In Session: How one history professor is modeling the future of labor education

talkingunion.wordpress.com - Sometimes, the greatest ideas and innovations begin unintentionally. So it was with #SaturdaySchool, the weekly Twitter social justice teach-in hosted by Rhonda Ragsdale, a Ph.D. candidate at Rice ...

Reforming schools? This is more like a doomed exercise in control freakery | Simon Jenkins

Shared by tony fox

theguardian.com - There is only one purpose in the government’s chaotic regime for primary school testing. It is control. No wonder headteachers are up in arms. The latest proposals for testing seven-year-olds have ...

Why Teachers Fudge Their Students' Standardized-Test Scores

Shared by tshreve

theatlantic.com - It was almost exactly a year ago that 11 former Atlanta educators were convicted of conspiring to tamper with thousands of students’ test scores. The cheating scandal, which led to years of prison ...

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