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U Can’t Talk to Ur Professor Like This - NGSS Curriculum — Activate Learning. Claim A claim is a statement of a student’s understanding about a phenomenon or about the results of an investigation; it answers the original question by expressing what he or she is trying to help an audience understand and believe.

NGSS Curriculum — Activate Learning

In practice, teachers often teach that a claim cannot begin with "yes" or "no," and is typically the first sentence of an explanation. Although a claim does not need to be the first sentence in an explanation, it is helpful for students to learn to construct explanations with specific guidelines that can be varied later. The claim is typically the part of an explanation that students find easiest to include and to identify as they critique others’ explanations. Reading Like A Historian History Curriculum. Opinion: First generation college students face huge hurdles. Monday was National College Signing Day.

Opinion: First generation college students face huge hurdles

For students who’ll be the first in their family to graduate from college, this milestone is a symbol of personal, social and economic potential. Genghis Khan's Surprising Approach To Learning Could Explode Your Business In 3 Simple Steps. Five-ways-to-bring-creativity-back-to. How This High School Senior Is Disrupting Education. A few weeks ago, I had the chance to speak with 17-year old Femi Adebogun, the co-founder and CEO of Testify Software Solutions.

How This High School Senior Is Disrupting Education

Femi and I talked about his education and the problems he faced in the system-much along the lines of feeling lost or disengaged. Along with a friend who faced similar struggles, they developed MindMap, an edtech tool to helps teachers learn about their students’ learning styles, interests, and career goals in a short period. A young entrepreneur Femi, please tell me about your background. Uk.businessinsider. Nelson Ureña advises students to turn their dreams into passion projects that make an impact.


Nelson Ureña During my time in the undergraduate admissions office at Cornell — and even more so as a college application adviser — I've come across stellar academic students whose applications didn't get the type of results they felt their hard work merited. I often tell the story of an applicant to the atmospheric sciences program at Cornell whose application I remember reading. The Real Reason Black Kids Benefit From Black Teachers - Anne Lamott on the Life-Giving Power of Great Teachers.

“You try to appeal to the goodness of every human being and you don’t give up.

Anne Lamott on the Life-Giving Power of Great Teachers

You never give up on anyone,” the great civil rights leader John Lewis insisted. A century earlier, Helen Keller, a supreme optimist of the human spirit, asserted that “the highest result of education is tolerance.” It can be said, then, that if we are bent on building an ennobled world of dignity for all, nowhere is the urgency of not giving up on any human being greater than in education. What Would Happen If Learning in School Became More Like Working at a Startup? At its most basic level, a startup is a learning machine—one that helps its founders understand and serve the real world in a manner that enables itself to continuously gather information and grow. If it doesn’t learn and adjust, a startup ends. Successful students, like startups, are those who are resilient, constantly absorbing new information and challenging their assumptions. We’re not surprised, then, to see a proliferation of startup and entrepreneurial programs springing up in and around K-12 schools.

School Retool. Teacher conditions. How Teachers Can Help Immigrant Kids Feel Safe. What happens if they take my parents?

How Teachers Can Help Immigrant Kids Feel Safe

Will they come into the school to get me? What if they hit me? Over the past few weeks, these are the questions children have been asking Seattle teachers I know. Many students here are undocumented immigrants or they have family members who are. In a post-election survey of over 10,000 American educators, 80 percent of administrators and school staff reported more anxiety and fear among students. One teacher in Austin, Texas, asked her elementary students to write or draw about their feelings after an immigration sweep there, reported the Huffington Post. Why Elite Colleges Aren't Always The Answer. The stakes are high, and the critical questions to ask before placing your bet are which college and what major, and how much debt those are worth.

Why Elite Colleges Aren't Always The Answer

It’s that time of year again, when a new cohort of graduating high-school seniors finalize decisions on which college they will attend come fall. As colleges sell their worth and endless rankings are released in a dizzying array of information leading to the May deadlines to deposit, the hype makes it increasingly difficult for families to pierce the noise and understand what is truly at stake. There are so many colleges in so many categories and at such different price categories that many families don’t know what to ask, or how to value what they find. But, first, let’s be clear about a central point and ask who we are really talking about. The reality is that the average college student is not someone right out of high school attending a four-year college and living on campus in dorms.

Read, Talk, Write: 35 Lessons Teach Students to Analyze Texts. Read, Talk, Write: 35 Lessons That Teach Students to Analyze Fiction and NonfictionBy Laura Robb (Corwin, 2016 – Learn more) Reviewed by Linda Biondi I love gifts.

Read, Talk, Write: 35 Lessons Teach Students to Analyze Texts

When I received Laura Robb’s new book, Read, Talk, Write: 35 Lessons That Teach Students to Analyze Fiction and Nonfiction, I was so excited to read what was inside my package that I didn’t open it carefully but just tore into it! What Do People Know About Excellent Teaching and Learning? - Center for American Progress. It’s a set of questions that nags just about every parent with school-age kids: Does their child’s teacher employ good instructional practices?

What Do People Know About Excellent Teaching and Learning? - Center for American Progress

What are educators doing to help their kid learn? Is the school using effective programs and approaches? Four Steps to Create a More Cohesive Teacher Team. By Nick Tutolo Imagine that your teaching team has just been given the task of designing and creating the graduation experience and trip for the first 8th grade class in your school’s history.

Four Steps to Create a More Cohesive Teacher Team

How would your current team respond? Would you be up for the task? This very task was handed to my colleagues and me at the beginning of our second year together. New First Nations courses at Lakeside Academy open students up to different cultures - Montreal. In the seventh grade art class at Lakeside Academy, Delta Jacobs carves a portrait of a Native woman into a linoleum rectangle.

The stamp will be dipped in paint and pressed against a cotton square along with her classmates' to make a Thanksgiving quilt. "Mine represents the people, so I chose a picture of a native woman," said Jacobs, who is Mohawk. The project is part of a new three-week Mohawk Culture course at the Lachine high school. Jacobs said she really enjoyed seeing people learn about her culture.

The goal is to give students a deeper understanding of First Nations communities, starting with the Mohawk culture course in the seventh grade. It was put together with the help of members of the Kahnawake community. Education professor explores relationship between Western and Indigenous science. Jim Rollins - Recognized for Managing Growth & Demographic Change. During Jim Rollins’ tenure as superintendent, the Springdale, Ark., district has undergone an incredible season of growth and demographic change.

Schools and subdivisions have sprouted up where farms and pastures used to line Springdale’s outskirts, signs of the rapid growth of the northwest Arkansas region and driven by jobs at Tyson Foods, the poultry giant, and companies that support the headquarters of Walmart Stores in nearby Bentonville. And Springdale’s student body, which swelled from about 5,000 students when Rollins arrived in 1980 to 21,500 students in the 2016-17 school year, is also markedly more diverse. Once largely filled with white students, schools now educate thousands of Hispanic immigrants, many of them recent arrivals to the United States.

Springdale has also become home to one of the largest populations of Marshallese people outside the Marshall Islands, a Micronesian country that was the site of U.S. nuclear tests during the Cold War. Lessons from the Leader. Want to Be a Successful Leader? Make This a Top Priority (Most Don't Even Bother) Colleges Remake Remedial Education by Going Back to High School. What are the most important skills to succeed — Quartz. At first glance, I don’t look like someone with a disability. But when people look closer, they see the small, plastic pod on my arm. “Is that a nicotine patch?” I get asked on the subway; “I don’t mean to be rude, but what is that?” “It’s an insulin pump,” I explain, hoping to end the conversation before this stranger gives me diet advice or asks whether I ate too much sugar as a kid.

As a Type I diabetic who has relied on injections for most of my life, I am used to having an “invisible disability.” In the past, I tried to brush it off when well-meaning strangers got under my skin. But over the past few months, I’ve become convinced that misconceptions about living with a disability aren’t just personally annoying.

What I Will Teach On Inauguration Day (and Every Day After) - The Intersection: Culture and Race in Schools. ​Social Studies Should Teach Students for Tomorrow, Not the Past. Education Week. How to Get Into a Top College? Be a Good Kid - The Atlantic. School choice gutted Detroit’s public schools. The rest of the country is next. Ability Grouping: Better for Students or Easier for Schools? The Burden On Black Teachers: 'I Don't Belong At Your Table' Students need many things, from visionary principals to sharp pencils. Somewhere near the top of that list should be these two words: How A Happy School Can Help Students Succeed : NPR Ed.

All kids deserve the best, wherever they grow up. Linda Cliatt-Wayman has spent her career working in low-income, low-performing schools — the same Philly schools she grew up in. The Cost of Being First. But Not at the Expense of the Humanities. The 14 most innovative schools in the world. School [Professional Development] vs. Learning. Study Finds Students Of All Races Prefer Teachers Of Color.

Report: New England School Districts Embracing Competency-Based Education. Growing up poor taught me that good opportunities aren’t enough to guarantee a better life. Education Experts Discuss the Core Content Areas in Perfect Schools. This is the second installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read the first here. We asked prominent voices in education—from policy makers and teachers to activists and parents—to look beyond laws, politics, and funding and imagine a utopian system of learning.

They went back to the drawing board—and the chalkboard—to build an educational Garden of Eden. Hillary Clinton's Push for Tuition-Free Public College Could Have Some Problems. It seems self-evident that eliminating tuition at public colleges for most families, as first Bernie Sanders and now Hillary Clinton has proposed, would increase access to higher education for low-income and minority students. It would reverse one of the key trends limiting opportunity for lower- and middle-income young people: a sustained shift of the cost of public higher education from taxpayers to students and their families.

But without the proper safeguards, such a program might still, paradoxically, narrow access. That’s because tuition-free public college could compound the increasing stratification of post-secondary education into a two-tier system that slots most low-income and minority students into the least selective institutions with the fewest resources and reserves admission to elite campuses mostly for kids from the upper middle-class and beyond. That powerful sorting shapes not only private, but also public, post-secondary schools. Three things people can do that robots can't. Students in My Math Classes Next Year Will Do a Lot of Writing. Here’s Why. The Secret of Popularity. Everyone knows the stereotypical images of popular kids: mean girls gossiping at the playground, cool jocks picking on weaker classmates.

Good School Design & Why It Matters: 9 Point Checklist. Bill Gates Uses This Free Tool To Teach His Kids. How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science : NPR Ed. These Graduates Beat The Odds, Now They Need A Job : NPR Ed. It's OK For Boys To Cry, But Only If They Do It In The Right Way. Classroom 'passion projects' create new learning culture - New Brunswick. Want Your Kids to Grow up Successful? Science Says You Need These at Home. How to Keep Good Habits. “The forces that are driving inequality are pretty powerful right now”: Paul Tough talks race, poverty and how we really fix our schools. Do teachers care more about schoolwork than your kids do? Here’s how to fix the apathy problem. This Harvard Graduate's Powerful Speech Is Moving People To Tears - BuzzFeed News. The Education System Is Rigged Against Low-Income Students, Even In Kindergarten. 8 Ways Smart People Act Stupid. 16 Modern Realities Schools (and Parents) Need to Accept. Now.

Universities must enter the digital age or risk facing irrelevance. Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom. In Wealthier School Districts, Students Are Farther Apart. Reading with intention can change your life — Quartz. If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits — Quartz. How International Students Benefit From Going To College In America. A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching : NPR Ed. An Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: the Right Question. 52 Of Our Favorite Inspirational Quotes For Teachers. 'Winning the Brain Game' Will Help Fix Your Fatal Flaws of Thinking. The US leaves some of its most gifted kids behind in education, because they’re poor. How educators can apply innovation methodology in everyday projects. Why This Teacher Says More Classrooms Should Be Modeled After Gangs.

10 Action Verbs That Define a Great Leader (Hint: They All Start With the Letter R) New Study Reviews 25 Years Of Research Into What Helps Students Graduate – Here’s What They Found. Why the poorest kids quit high school. Massachusetts is a lot like us, so why are its schools so much better? Turmoil Behind The Scenes At A Nationally Lauded High School : NPR Ed. How Adults Can Encourage Kids To Be Original Thinkers : NPR Ed. These mistakes cost many students their shot at college financial aid.

These 6 Amazing Things Will Happen If You Read Before Bed. A Group of American Teens Are Excelling at Advanced Math. Do we really use what we learn in school? OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap? : All Tech Considered. The educational strategy that’s turning students into unimaginative robots. 'Micro Schools' Could Be New Competition for Private K-12. To Be Young, 'Gifted' And Black, It Helps To Have A Black Teacher : NPR Ed. 15 inspiring quotes chosen by teachers, for teachers. Our (Bare) Shelves, Our Selves.

The Greatest Paper Map of the United States You’ll Ever See. The Lesson Plan For A New School: Teaching 'Joyous Service' : NPR Ed. The Online College That's Helping Undocumented Students : NPR Ed. There Were Fewer Black Men In Medical School In 2014 Than In 1978. The Big University. Jim Crow Segregation Lives On: An Examination of Pennsylvania’s Race-Based System of Public School Funding. Inside-Out: Where Campus Life Meets Prison Life : NPR Ed. The Perks Of A Private College (Hint: It's Not The Cost) : NPR Ed. 1 Tutor + 1 Student = Better Math Scores, Less Fear. Why Aren't There More Higher Ed Programs Behind Bars? : NPR Ed.


How Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' Captured the Decline of the American Dream. How Will Pearson Spend $2 Billion More On Education? : NPR Ed.