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When I failed to help Peter I knew I had to change my teaching. He was dragged into my classroom, clutched firmly by the arm as if he would try to escape.

When I failed to help Peter I knew I had to change my teaching

Colorado Teacher Shares Heartbreaking Notes From Third Graders. Kyle Schwartz teaches third grade at Doull Elementary in Denver.

Colorado Teacher Shares Heartbreaking Notes From Third Graders

The myth of learning styles. Three children doing group work together.

The myth of learning styles

Credit: Anthea Sieveking/ Wellcome Images Before becoming a writer, I spent a year-and-a-half training as a science teacher and then working at a secondary school in Croydon. During my short stint in education, the biggest buzzword was “differentiation.”

Éducation alternative

Éducation sexuelle. My Students are Not My "Customers" L’errance des sciences molles. L’autre soir à l’émission, le professeur d’histoire Marc Simard a évoqué «les gens en sciences humaines» qui sont dans «l’errance un petit peu».

L’errance des sciences molles

Avec raison, de nombreux intervenants sur le plateau ont réagi vivement. Je pourrais pourtant rejoindre M. Simard sur ce point (ce serait bien la première fois): c’est vrai que ça erre fort en sciences humaines. Nous pourrions nous demander si c’est si grave d’errer ou encore si ça n’erre pas ailleurs, mais aux fins de la réflexion, je voudrais surtout insister sur cette errance des sciences humaines. Il me semble que si ça erre là plus qu’ailleurs, ce n’est pas tant que les sciences humaines provoquent l’errance, mais plutôt que nous avons tendance à envoyer ceux qui errent en sciences humaines.

Encore souvent considérées comme les sciences molles, les sciences humaines traînent avec elles le boulet de leur mauvaise réputation. Collectivement, nous n’avons aucun respect pour les sciences humaines. Rationalization of Higher Education: We’re All Bureaucrats Now. I have been working on a project with a good friend and mentor about the rationalization of higher education.

Rationalization of Higher Education: We’re All Bureaucrats Now

It has been a joy. I am less happy with the survey I did as part of the preparation for this project. I had read most of this literature over the past few years. This was one of the first times I had an opportunity to step back and synthesize it all without competing demands from exams, teaching and the like. It was not easy on the stomach. L’école du désir. Le souvenir est franc.

L’école du désir

Intimidation Elizabeth English: Why So Many Schools Remain Penitentiaries of Boredom. "It's harder to change a school than it is to move a graveyard.

Elizabeth English: Why So Many Schools Remain Penitentiaries of Boredom

" Or, as it's also been said, "It's harder to change a history course than it is to change history. " I think we can all agree that our schools should be among our most dynamic and innovative institutions; but despite the endless talk about school reform, they remain among our most ossified. Take a look at the typical American classroom, public or independent, urban or suburban, and what you will see looks very much like the classrooms of the 19th century.

Yes, slates have been replaced (in most places) with digital tools, but the structure signals the musty past: teacher as authoritative source of knowledge, student as tabula rasa. Or take the structure of the school day itself, typically divided into seven 45 minute classes. And it's not just the structure of schools that is chained to the past. Authentic learning at its core is about doing, creating, constructing.

19 Crazy Things That School Children Are Being Arrested For In America. With each passing year, the difference between America’s prisons and America’s public schools becomes smaller and smaller.

19 Crazy Things That School Children Are Being Arrested For In America

As you read the rest of this article, you will be absolutely amazed at some of the crazy things that school children in America are being arrested for. When I was growing up, I don’t remember a single police officer ever coming to my school. Discipline was always handled by the teachers and by the principals. But today, there are schools all over the country that have police officers permanently stationed in the halls.

Many other schools will call out police officers at the drop of a hat. Of course very few people would deny that the character of American schoolchildren has changed dramatically over the decades. So there is definitely a discipline problem in our schools.

Éducation et féminisme

Agile Learning Design: Periodic Table. 11 Eye-Opening Highlights From a Creationist Science Textbook. The disclaimer, and what it ultimately means.

11 Eye-Opening Highlights From a Creationist Science Textbook

I saved this for last. I noticed this one sentence that brings everything into perspective. "Any references and ancillary materials are listed as an aid to the student or the teacher and in an attempt to maintain the accepted academic standards of the publishing industry. " What that means: We jammed our science textbook full of science because we had to in order to publish this. Creationism's far from unintelligent design on our schools. I knew a creationist once. He believed in a literal Adam and Eve and in the Tower of Babel, yet claimed to find natural selection implausible. He was no-one's idea of a knuckle-dragging, inbred redneck, either, but went on to gain a first class degree from Oxford.

He could argue me under the table, and often did, since with the naive overconfidence of youth I imagined that I might somehow be able to alter his mind by presenting it with facts. Small hope. His sharp, subtle, trap-like mind was entirely dedicated to defending propositions that had been obsolete since the middle of the nineteenth century. So I've never made the mistake of underestimating creationists.

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Enseignement du français. Théories critiques. TIC. Tout-petits. Décrochage/Réussite scolaire.