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The Global Search for Education: What...

"It used to be that character education was the prerogative of parents/families, governments, and religious institutions, but over time all of these have weakened, and so now schools are the best place where this education can take place.”– Charles Fadel

In an...

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The Global Search for Education: What...

“New sets of skills such as team work, innovation and creativity are becoming increasingly important. The leaders of this major transformation can only be the principals and the teachers themselves, but principals need to be able to show the way in this uncertain world.”  — Montserrat Gomendio...

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The International Day of Peace is...

Children are certainly not seeing the world demonstrating the concept of peace. Is there really anything we can do to foster the concept when our news continually shows just the opposite?

The International Day of Peace is held every year on  September 21st. Also called Peace Day, the first celebration was adopted by the United Nations in 1982. In 2001, nations of the world established September 21st as International Day of Peace. In 2016, the theme for the...

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"I, too, am America" -...

A new eight-story museum on the National Mall opens on September 24th and it was 100 years in the making. Called the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the museum was first discussed back in 1915, when African American Civil War veterans called for a museum to highlight the accomplishments of African Americans.

Congress established such a museum, to be part of the Smithsonian Institution, in 2003. Groundbreaking for the National Museum of...

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The Global Search for Education: Just...

“I will use my office as a ‘bully pulpit’: to describe what should happen in our educational systems; to call attention to positive as well as negative examples; to cheerlead for promising initiatives; and, whenever possible, to demonstrate by example the kind of education that I...

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is...

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15th–October 15th. It was originally established, in 1968, as Hispanic Heritage Week, by President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988, it became a month-long celebration. Some people question the need for an Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Native American Heritage Month, and other such months that recognize the achievements of groups which have helped to make this nation great. I believe we do...

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The Global Search for Education:...

The changes in immigration are dramatically impacting our global communities and our classrooms, which are becoming more diverse and multicultural.

Our Global Teacher Bloggers are pioneers and innovators in fields such as technology integration, mathematics coaching, special needs education, science instruction, and...

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The Global Search for Education: WHAT...

“We are taking the trends identified by futurists and economists, and connecting them to relevant fields of study and competencies required.”  —  Charles Fadel

Employers complain that graduates are not ready for work. Students who drop out cite...

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New School Year: Teaching A-Z

With the new year about to begin, I’d like to share my A–Z Teaching List. If you have suggestions, please share.

A–Z Teaching List

  1. Always exhibit an interest in what you are teaching. If you think it’s important, your students will, too. Have an assessment for how to grade your students.
  2. Be prepared with your lesson. Have “bell ringers" to keep students on task when you are...

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The Global Search for Education:...

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve the 17 SDGs over the next 15 years. The goals address the needs of people in both developed and developing countries, emphasizing that no one should be left behind.

The changes in immigration are dramatically...

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The Global Search for Education: What...

"It used to be that character education was the prerogative of parents/families, governments, and religious institutions, but over time all of these have weakened, and so now schools are the best place where this education can take place.”– Charles Fadel

In an...

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