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Zinn Education Project. How Liberal Colleges Breed Conservative Firebrands - WASHINGTON — Stephen Miller has been called a lot of things since becoming President Trump’s senior policy adviser.

How Liberal Colleges Breed Conservative Firebrands -

Last month, when Mr. Academics can change the world – if they stop talking only to their peers. Research and creative thinking can change the world.

Academics can change the world – if they stop talking only to their peers

This means that academics have enormous power. Zinn Education Project. Arkansas Teachers: Request Your Copy of A People’s History and LessonsMarch 3, 2017 With the legislative proposal to ban “any books or other material authored by or concerning Howard Zinn,” the Zinn Education Project is offering free copies of A People’s History of the United States to teachers in Arkansas.

Zinn Education Project

Just fill out the form below. Read more » Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices. My Edutopia post When Grading Harms Student Learning generated a lot of buzz.

Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices

Grading is an emotional subject, with strong-held opinions and ideas. I was really excited to see discussion on all sides of the issue. The best feedback for me was that, while many readers agreed with parts of the premise, I hadn't been specific on support strategies. Thank you for that feedback -- it was specific, actionable, and created the need and excitement for a follow-up post. While there are many tools out there that help address concerns around redoes, zeroes, not grading homework, and more, here are some of my favorites: Address Behavioral Issues Affecting Academic Achievement. Forbes Welcome. 6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject. As avid lovers of literature, teachers often find themselves wanting to impart every bit of knowledge about a well-loved text to their students.

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

And this is not just an ELA issue—other disciplines also often focus on the content of a text. However, teaching reading skills in English classes and across the disciplines is an almost guaranteed way to help students retain content. Unfortunately, the tendency to focus on the content is a real enemy to the ultimate goal of building reading skills.

Without a repertoire of reading strategies that can be applied to any text, students are being shortchanged in their education. In order to teach students to read effectively, teachers must be sure that they are not simply suppliers of information on a particular text but also instructors of techniques to build reading skills. Teach Close Reading Skills. The Best Tips for Spotting Fake News in the Age of Trump. In this op-ed, William Colglazier — an AP US History teacher from California who is teaching his students how to spot fake news — explains how we can do the same.

The Best Tips for Spotting Fake News in the Age of Trump

Wait, what?! Did you hear? The days of saying the Pledge of Allegiance are gone! Check it out… Now the question is, would you click Post to Facebook? The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids. Step into an American preschool classroom today and you are likely to be bombarded with what we educators call a print-rich environment, every surface festooned with alphabet charts, bar graphs, word walls, instructional posters, classroom rules, calendars, schedules, and motivational platitudes—few of which a 4-year-old can “decode,” the contemporary word for what used to be known as reading.

The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids

Because so few adults can remember the pertinent details of their own preschool or kindergarten years, it can be hard to appreciate just how much the early-education landscape has been transformed over the past two decades. The changes are not restricted to the confusing pastiche on classroom walls. Pedagogy and curricula have changed too, most recently in response to the Common Core State Standards Initiative’s kindergarten guidelines.

Fake-academe-looking-much-like-the-real-thing. OMICS is also in the less well-known business of what might be called conference fraud, which is what led to the call from John.


Both schemes exploit a fundamental weakness of modern higher education: Academics need to publish in order to advance professionally, get better jobs or secure tenure. Nurturing Genius. This article was originally published in the September 8, 2016, issue of Nature with the title “How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Super-Smart Children.”

Nurturing Genius

It is reprinted with permission from Nature, which, like Scientific American Mind, is part of Springer Nature. On a summer day in 1968, psychology professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of his classmates in mathematics that his parents had arranged for him to take a computer science course at Johns Hopkins University, where Stanley taught. Even that wasn't enough. Having leapfrogged ahead of the adults in the class, the child kept himself busy by teaching the FORTRAN programming language to graduate students. The Ex-Con Scholars of Berkeley. All Stories by Andrew Simmons.

Teaching 1984 in 2016 Every year, one high-school educator converts his classroom into a totalitarian state to teach George Orwell’s book.

All Stories by Andrew Simmons

This year, the lesson feels different. The Tragedy of Vice Principals The jokes in the HBO comedy may not be all that funny, but the show reveals something raw and authentic about public-school dynamics. Literature’s Emotional Lessons Grappling with the way books make students feel—not just analytical skills—should be part of the high-school English curriculum. Noam Chomsky on the Perils of Market-Driven Education. Free higher education could be instituted without major difficulties, but neoliberalism is standing in the way. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland. Approaching the school’s playground that morning, I watched as an army of 5- and 6-year-old boys patrolled a zigzagging stream behind Niirala Preschool in the city of Kuopio, unfazed by the warm August drizzle. When I clumsily unhinged the steel gate to the school’s playground, the young children didn’t even lift their eyes from the ground; they just kept dragging and pushing their tiny shovels through the mud.

At 9:30 a.m., the boys were called to line up for a daily activity called Morning Circle. (The girls were already inside—having chosen to play boardgames indoors.) They trudged across the yard in their rubber boots, pleading with their teachers to play longer—even though they had already been outside for an hour. The Course Outline of Record: A Curriculum Reference Guide. Curriculum is at the core of any educational endeavor, and the course outline of record plays a central role both internal and external to the California Community College System. This update to the original Academic Senate paper Components of a Model Course Outline of Record also incorporates material from the previously published Academic Senate papers Stylistic Considerations in Writing Course Outlines of Record and Good Practices for Course Approvals.

In spite of the fact that internal and external standards for courses regularly evolve, this paper offers the curriculum developer a clear framework for the writing of a course outline of record. 31672150. COR Curriculm Reference Guide. Curriculum Samples. How Trauma is Changing Children’s Brains. For several years, John Snelgrove began his workweek with a lengthy fax from the local police, listing the home addresses where officers had answered domestic violence calls over the weekend. Snelgrove, head of guidance services for Brockton (Mass.) Public Schools, would check those addresses against the district’s student database. The Myth of Having Summers Off. 8 Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators. Summer is the perfect time to research and apply for a teacher travel grant. The Education System Is Rigged Against Low-Income Students, Even In Kindergarten.

TED Talks for Social Studies Teachers. What Can I Do with This Major? At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology Can Wait. How Higher Education in the US Was Destroyed in 5 Basic Steps. Photo Credit: Steven Frame via A few years back, Paul E. The Ultimate Collection of Free Physics Videos. 5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Great Video Resources for Teaching Math. When Grading Harms Student Learning. The Profound Ways that Schooling Harms Society: Incredibly, All of This Is Invisible to Our Culture.

By Carol Black / Jan 24, 2012. Teacher Burnout Is More Likely Among Introverts. 30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers. UCLA Luskin professor Ananya Roy: a scholar with a mandate for social justice. What the US could learn from Singapore about making teachers better. No more physics and maths, Finland to stop teaching individual subjects. No more physics and maths, Finland to stop teaching individual subjects. Clark Street Community School. What Quality Education Should Teach You. Kindergarten Has Become the New First Grade. Your holiday reading list: 58 books recommended by TED speakers.

What Can Schools Do to Address Poverty? 53 Ways to Check for Understanding. Henry F. De Sio, Jr., Addresses International Symposium on "Why Empathy Is As Important as Reading and Math" How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus. The delicate little flowers on today's college campuses. When Grading Harms Student Learning.