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upworthy.com - Nine years ago, Perry's son was born with Down syndrome. At the time, he didn't know a whole lot about disability rights, but he wanted to learn. He took his training and skills as a researcher to ...

McFeely: Concordia cuts show colleges driven by job market, not...

Shared by Rob Townsend

inforum.com - "This is not what a liberal arts education should look like," say the critics. "There is more to higher education than getting trained for a job." More Concordia College coverage And they are corre...

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Shared by Kay Conners

npr.org - Erika Christakis' new book, The Importance Of Being Little, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards. Ditch the tired craft projects (yes you, Tha...

Peer Teaching

Shared by Mike

michaelkaechele.com - In my math class I feel I did a good job teaching some student the content, but many students in class learned more from each other than from me. Many students do not learn math well from large gro...

Commonplace Book Assignment

josephadelman.com - A few weeks ago on Twitter I mentioned I was working on a new assignment for my US History survey (titled at Framingham State “United States History to Reconstruction”). In the interest of sharing,...

12 Barriers To Innovation In Education

Shared by Beth Still

teachthought.com - Ed note: This post has been reposted (unchanged) from its original posting in 2014. Innovation is not something that just happens–or, rather it does given the right chemistry. Oftentimes this chemi...

Central Montcalm Middle School Student Survey

Shared by Mr. Basom

surveymonkey.com - * 2. What grade are you in? * 3. In my school, the purpose and expectations are clearly explained to me and my family. * 4. In my school, a high quality education is offered. * 5. In my school, all...

A PD Plan That Works: Begin by Asking Teachers What They Need

Shared by Kerry Dunne

inservice.ascd.org - Last spring, our Boston Public Schools history department administrative team, which consists of a director and two assistant directors, conducted our annual survey of 6th to 12th grade history tea...

My Classroom Experiment: Part 1

biancahewes.wordpress.com - If you follow me on Twitter, you will have seen that I recently encouraged people to (re)watch The Classroom Experiment by Dylan Wiliam – it’s a two-part documentary that follows renowned education...

In an age of resegregation, these schools are trying to balance poor and wealthy kids

Shared by Molly Myers

washingtonpost.com - New research shows that a growing number of school districts and charter schools are striving for greater balance among their students. (iStock) As U.S. public schools have grown increasingly segre...

Teacher shortages in England, spending watchdog confirms - BBC News

Shared by ed_podesta

bbc.co.uk - Teacher shortages in England are growing and the government has missed recruitment targets for four years, the official spending watchdog has said. It means 28% of secondary physics lessons are tau...

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture

ww2.kqed.org - Adilene Rodriguez admits she has always struggled with academics. Especially in middle school she hated getting up early, found her classes boring and didn’t really see where it was all going. When...

The debate over the liberal arts vs. vocationalism is a lazy one (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

Shared by Rob Townsend

insidehighered.com - Policy makers, politicians and the general public have been doing a lot of hand-wringing over the idea that liberal arts programs are fatally out of touch with the job market. But, in fact, liberal...

The Poisonous Reach of the College-Admissions Process - The New Yorker

newyorker.com - The superintendent of schools for West Windsor and Plainsboro*, New Jersey, was doing something laughable. That I knew from Twitter. He wanted to dumb down the high-school curriculum, turn it all t...

Enrollment in online courses rises, but their importance to academic chiefs wanes - The Hechinger Report

Shared by Rob Townsend

hechingerreport.org - The number of students in online courses continues to rise, even as higher-education enrollment is declining—but enthusiasm for them appears to be waning slightly among some university leaders, acc...

Blended Mastery Learning

gm8585.edublogs.org - No system is perfect, right? There are those that are great, those that are terrible, and of course everything in between. We’ve all experienced the entire spectrum, I’m sure. Blended Mastery Learn...

When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher?

Shared by Kelsey Giroux

theatlantic.com - Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from ...

The “Scorecard” Bites Back

willmackintosh.org - Like much of academia I have been riveted over the past 24 hours by the saga unfolding at Mount St. Mary’s in Maryland. (Imagine me, late last night, trying to peer around the paywall at the Freder...

Curriculum

thesa.ca - Home Economics Educators of BC have been actively involved in the development of the new ADST draft framework and we are finally able to give you a more in-depth preview of these new documents. Ple...

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