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The Global Search for Education: Wanted...

Girls outperformed boys in every country. “Girls show more positive attitudes towards relationships, meaning that they tend to be more interested in others’ opinions and want others to succeed.” — Andreas Schleicher

We live in a world where trust and teamwork is more important than ever. OECD...

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The Global Search for Education: What’s...

Singularity. It’s discussed by futurists and by scientists. Then there are the rest of us grappling to get our heads around the “reality” that within a decade or so, Artificial Intelligence will cause machines to become “smarter” than human beings. What does all of this mean for quality of life and future learning?

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Simplifying Differentiation: Content,...

When explaining to pre-service teachers how to differentiate in the classroom, I usually revert to drawing a simple diagram. It consists of three circles containing the words: content, process, product (I wish I could give proper credit to whoever conceptualized this diagram. While I’ve heard different theories, I’m not quite sure where it originated from).

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The Global Search for Education: Hello...

“We specifically write our content using language that even young children can understand.” — Derek Lo

Why were 600,000 high-paying tech jobs unfilled in 2015 in the United States alone, or is the better question: Is technology developing faster than humans can learn to handle it?

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Ideas to Replace Homework in the Early...

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There are many controversial topics in the world of education (assessment, standardized testing, curriculum, inclusion, gender discrimination and religion) to name a few. I wanted to speak on a topic that I believe is important to note, because it affects not only a students’ outlook on...

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Amazing Turkey Facts! Interactive...

 

November is Thanksgiving time and most of us will be celebrating with a turkey...

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Federal Grant Resources by State Map

There are three main categories of grants:
1.    Government (state and federal)
2.    Foundation
3.    Corporate

Government grants are often federal allocations to school districts, you are entitled to these funds. This does not mean there is no work to be done to claim the funds. There is often a rigorous application process for securing federal pass-through grants that come to you from your state education department. You’d be surprised to know that some grant...

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Around the World in 30 Days – November...

“Education is the key to addressing inequity and racism in society” and if we are not “working in education to combat racism, we are complicit in maintaining inequity and the status quo,” relayed Professor H. Richard Milner, an expert on the topic of race. He also noted that teachers “can struggle with tools to advance...

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Thanksgiving Pilgrim Factoids:...

 
Pilgrim Factoids:
1. Over the...

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Lessons from the Lotus: An Analogy for...

The lotus flower has been a symbol in Buddhism tradition as well as Hinduism and Egyptian culture.  For example, Buddhists have come to associate the flower with beauty and purity and as a symbol of spiritual awakening. The flower is certainly unique. Growing in murky ponds, the lotus rises above the water and mud in all its colorful glory.

Growing up (I’m about to date myself), I loved the television series, Kung Fu, starring David Carradine, who played Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin...

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