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The Global Search for Education: Are...

“We should be working harder to figure out how soon large-scale employment disruption will occur and exactly what income policies will be needed when the time comes.” — Elliott/Van Damme

Technological advances are going to change work skills in the future and leave certain kinds of workers unemployable. A new book, Computers and the Future...

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Developing a Mentoring Program for...

Mentoring is a relationship in which a more experienced person facilitates the broad development of a less-experienced person on a regular basis and over an extended period-of-time, as said by B.A. Lankford.

In its simplest form, a veteran teacher volunteers or is assigned to guide a novice teacher for a certain amount of time to help smooth the transition. How new teachers are mentored will likely determine how successful they become and how long they stay in the profession.

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Fairy Tales Strike Back

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The Global Search for Education: Yes...

“Our global society faces dangers of inequity inside and outside our schools. If we are to realize the peaceful and prosperous vision of the future we desire, a focus on equity through and within our educational systems must be one of our main driving forces.” — Michael Soskil    

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The Global Search for Education: What...

Something needs to be done about student well-being globally.

Today students face many different environmental, social and economic challenges compared to the generations that came before them. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the number of children and adolescents admitted to children’s hospitals for “thoughts...

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Adding Authenticity to Assessment

During their preparation years, teachers likely learn to ensure that assessment appropriately aligns with learning objectives. However, the words real-world and authentic are often also associated with assessment. While it sounds nice, just how do we make an assessment “authentic.”

First, let’s discuss what’s meant by authentic. One definition might be: assessments that measure not only the learning objective but also how those skills and knowledge might be applied in real-world...

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World Water Day is March 22nd:...

 
Water actually has a day when people focus on just how important water is to all of us. World Water Day is March 22nd. In 2018, the theme for world Water Day is “Nature for Water”. The organization says the focus for the day is  “exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.”
 
Did You Know?
1. Our planet is about 75% water.  Yet, less than 2% is able to be used by humans. Can you think of two reasons...

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Concerns Facing Literacy & Writing...

One of the major concerns facing literacy and writing today is the lack of interest or time paid to children of different learning styles. 90% of our students are visual/kinesthetic learners, yet not enough resources or time is placed on this learning style throughout many school districts and unfortunately, some at-risk children or those with needs have fallen into the gray area of education. They might be over-looked, taught with mediocrity, or expected to not succeed. Interestingly, these...

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Building a Positive School Climate with...

Building positive school, parent, and community volunteer relationships will improve school climate and make the school a better place to work and learn. Some possible volunteer activities:

  • Tutoring and remedial help
  • Mentoring
  • Working with academic booster club
  • Working with band, sports, cheerleading, drama, etc. clubs
  • Acting as volunteer coaches
  • Join and become active in parent and teacher organizations
  • Arranging and...

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St. Patrick's Day is Coming:...

Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day

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Using the News in the Classroom:...

 
 
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