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C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report - Around the World in 30 Days

This past month, I spoke to education innovators around the world about topics ranging from improving city schools to inclusivity to the increasing importance of film festivals in the digital age. The perspectives were manifold and brought a diverse range of opinions to the table. More than this, though, I found these stories inspirational. Which brings me to my...

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Teacher Equity, Teacher Preparation,...

Last year, the U.S. Department of Education issued a call, under its Excellent Educators for All initiative, for every state to provide an “equity” plan detailing how they would ensure that effective teachers were in every school. In doing so, ED implied we can no longer stand by policies or practice that shortchanged high-need schools when it came to excellent educators.

In recent years (or even in recent decades), it has become all too common for folks to accept that our “best”...

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Why Teachers Should Have to Take a...

 

 

            It’s safe to say that most college graduates going into teaching have little knowledge of the needs of gifted children.

In one case, researchers Berman and Shultz, when working with pre-service teachers—some obtaining their master’s degrees before heading  into the classroom- found that they had virtually no knowledge of the needs and nature of gifted kids. The teachers-to-be essentially viewed these kids as perfect peer-tutors for...

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The Best Ways a Teacher Can Demonstrate...

Effective leadership in the classroom, according to...

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Getting Creative About Teaching...

E. Paul Torrance, the late psychologist who dedicated his life to study of creativity, proposed that you can enhance creativity in children by establishing the right conditions. Like a plant that needs sunlight, water,...

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Lesson Opportunity: Treasury to Place a...

Do you know who is on a ten dollar bill? If you answered Alexander Hamilton, you are correct...for now. The U.S. Treasury has announced that there will be a change coming in 2020. A woman's face will be featured on the ten dollar bill!  The year, 2020, is the 100th anniversary of the 19th...

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The Global Search for Education:...

"Increased awareness of the positive correlations between engaged parents/families and student achievement has led to a number...

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Science Activity: Exploring Brain Facts

COOL BRAIN FACTOIDS!
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Gail Skroback Hennessey

The brain is made up of five main parts: the brain stem, pituitary gland, hypothalamus, cerebellum, and the cerebrum. ...

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Tips for Teaching K-12: From A to Z

What suggestions might you add to this A to Z List? Include your ideas in the comments section below. 

I...

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A Facebook Fictional Writing Caper...

The following multi-part blog is an excerpt sample Facebook fictional writing caper lesson plan from the new book Social Media Writing Lesson Plans by Erik Bean and Emily Waszak, published by Westphalia Press, imprint of the Policy Studies Organization, Washington, D.C.. 

Creative writing takes on a new twist in...

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C. M. Rubin's Global Education...

 

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report - Around the World in 30 Days

This past month, I spoke to education innovators around the world about topics ranging from improving city schools to inclusivity to the increasing importance of film festivals in the digital age. The perspectives were manifold and brought a diverse range of opinions to the table. More than this, though, I found these stories inspirational. Which brings me to my...

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