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The Global Search for Education: New...

“Perhaps the most distressing threat to student well-being is bullying, and it can have serious consequences for the victim, the bully and the bystanders.” — Andreas Schleicher

“When disenfranchised youth from the heart of our countries, who have ticked all the boxes of formal education, join the Islamic State to turn...

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TREES! Free Interactive Notebook...

TREES! Interactive Notebook Activity by Gail Skroback Hennessey

Click here for a free downloadable version. 

Arbor Day 2017 is April 28th. It’s a time to...

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Considering Teacher Evaluation Models

First, I’m not theoretically against evaluating teachers or the idea of holding professionals accountable. Evaluation systems can provide teachers, new and experienced, with new perspectives and consistent feedback that helps them grow and perform at higher-levels. I have personally received feedback that dramatically changed my teaching practice. As a supervisor of undergraduates who are training to become teachers, I know the value that comes from being evaluated by others in the field....

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The Global Search for Education: First...

“The divide between ‘refugees welcome’ and ‘refugees not welcome’ seems to be a global phenomenon in which refugees are viewed as outsiders and the public education system is understood as primarily serving national citizens.” — Elizabeth Buckner

In a new global study of ...

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The Global Search for Education: How...

“I was exposed to even more sites than I was currently aware of. It was a great place to exchange ideas.” 

— Linda Bean

A new era of personalized professional development is penetrating New York schools. Online learning methods that in the past enriched students are now engaging educators. Participation in...

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Earth Day Fun Facts (Possible...

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Around the World in 30 Days: March 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report

In her interview with CMRubinWorld this month, Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia, speaks about the troubling trends in world politics: “We have seen strong anti-globalization sentiment worldwide,” and how to address them: “Globalization has exposed students to a...

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Debunking Myths and Stereotypes Around...

As a parent or teacher, please answer the following questions about gifted students:

  1. Do you believe gifted students excel at academics?
  1. Do gifted students have fewer problems than other classmates?
  1. Do gifted students need less help or instruction than other students?

If any of your answers reflected notions that all gifted students do well in school, are perfect or near perfect, and will be fine by themselves,...

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The Global Search for Education: Global...

“Relationships are becoming increasingly self-defining; there has been an explosion in the language used to describe them. People are taking a more active role in the formation of language, whether it be creating the right word for their relationship, or their gender,” writes Marguerite Ohan.

The face of the family has...

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The Global Search for Education: Global...

“To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society,” Theodore Roosevelt once said. In his book, Four Dimensional Education: The Competencies Learners need to Succeed, author Charles Fadel notes the three commonly cited reasons for character education are: “to build a foundation for...

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