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Education World News Round Up: Best of 2014

Education World News Round Up: Best of 2014

The year is coming to an end, and Education World has provided teachers with the news they need to help with professional development, technology, Common Core, trends, and more. 

Education World has gathered a list of the best news items in 2014. 

  1. Dunkin Donuts Promotion Causes Confusion for Educators: Back in September, a Dunkin Donuts promotion in Illinois circulated around Facebook and promised that teachers would receive free coffee every Monday that month. The enticing advertisement confused teachers all across the country and the Dunkin corporate office had to clarify that the offer was only a local promotion. 
  2. Teacher: 10 Ways to Sabotage Classroom Management: An educator from MiddleWeb displayed ten ways that teachers can sabotage classroom management. Along with the negative actions, educator Jennifer Gonzalez offered alternatives for teachers to turn to. Education World wishes you all the improvements in classroom management that 2015 has to offer!
  3. Time Magazine Cover Leaves Teachers Outraged: In November, Time magazine published a controversial headline, "Rotten Apples: It's Nearly Impossible to Fire a Bad Teacher. Some Tech Millionaires May Have Found a Way to Change." This inflammatory headline and cover left teachers all over the nation outraged, and prompted the American Federation of teachers to start a petition to ask Time to apologize for its cover.
  4. ADHD Experts Share Strategies for Teachers: ADDitude magazine, a publication for readers with ADHD, posted an informative slideshow explaining to teachers how they can approach students with ADHD. Some of the tips were to "be specific", "model and write down what good behavior looks like", and provide 'clear routines'". Education World invites teachers to provide their tips on dealing with students with challenges and we are still looking for an educator to write about what it's like to teach when you (the educator) have ADHD. Write us at editor[at]educationworld.com if you'd like to contribute.
  5. Young Women Can 'Let It Code' With Anna and Elsa on Code.org: Code.org announced a new program where students can learn how to code alongside Disney's Frozen characters Anna and Elsa. With the program, students can learn how to create coding that will make Anna draw snowflakes and make snowman perform magical "ice craft." Visit the site during your winter break if you haven't yet!

Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor

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