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British Education Experts: 'Empathy Must Be Integrated Into School Curriculum' A recent report entitled “Making Education Work” urges the British government to introduce radical changes into the English education system.

British Education Experts: 'Empathy Must Be Integrated Into School Curriculum'

This report – prepared by an independent advisory board comprising prominent business leaders and led by preeminent academic Professor Sir Roy Anderson – provides a six-month overview of the British education system and recommends the establishment of a new independent body consisting of teachers, employers, political parties, etc. This cross-party body would be responsible for: Ensuring that the school curriculum is aligned with Britain’s economic goals Ensuring that the A-levels are gradually replaced by a Baccalaureate system Recognizing the importance of empathy and interpersonal skills as essential to the core curriculum.

Inspirational Stories, Videos and Quotes for Children. Home. Children's rights. Two Ways to Explore the News Through Maps. When teaching students about current events I have always tried to incorporate maps so that students can make a connection to the places that they are reading about.

Two Ways to Explore the News Through Maps

I do this if the story is about something happening in Africa or something happening twenty miles down the road from our community. Newspaper Map and the Breaking News map are both helpful in showing students the connections between story subjects and their corresponding locations. Newspaper Map is a neat tool for locating and reading newspapers from locations all around the world.

Newspaper Map claims to have geolocated 10,000 newspapers. Browse Hundreds of Old Newspapers in the Google News Newspaper Archive. World Geography Games - Let's play and learn about the world. Links for Units of Inquiry in PYP. 36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads.

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads

In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves. Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image). The original pdf for the first file can be downloaded here. 36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads; image attribution St. How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process. Hypothetical situation: you’re a student and your teacher has tasked you with identifying a topic that is important to you, understanding it, interpreting it, and then delivering a report to your classmates.

How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process

Aside from the nerve-wracking part of talking at the front of the classroom (eep!) There are a lot of things to consider. For example, how do I find my particular topic? How do I find relevant resources, interpret what I read, and then distill it all into a presentation that shows I learned … you know … something. Curious Homework: An Inquiry Project for Students and Parents. Photo credit: iStockphoto International educator Scot Hoffman is a big believer in the power of curiosity to drive learning.

Curious Homework: An Inquiry Project for Students and Parents

After nearly two decades of teaching around the globe, he also realizes that school isn't always so hospitable to inquiring minds. (As Einstein said, "It's a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. ") That's why Hoffman has developed The Curiosity Project, a self-directed learning experience that engages students, parents, and teachers as collaborators in inquiry. I first met Hoffman a couple years ago during a visit to the American School of Bombay in Mumbai, India. Authentic Inquiry Maths. Teaching Strategies: Stimulate Through Effective Questioning. If you’re looking to improve the effectiveness of your teaching strategies, it’s best to start by improving your questions.

Teaching Strategies: Stimulate Through Effective Questioning

Questioning students is the foundation of teaching, and when done effectively, it can transform a traditional teacher-led classroom into one where the students lead. Oftentimes teachers ask questions in an attempt to “fish” for the right answer. When doing this, teachers are missing out on giving all students the opportunity to participate in the class discussion. To help shyer students develop skills of inquiry that will extend learning beyond the classroom, consider the following teaching strategies.

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning. If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institution?

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

“Our whole reason for showing up for school has changed, but infrastructure has stayed behind,” said Diana Laufenberg, who taught history at the progressive public school Science Leadership Academy for many years. Laufenberg provided some insight into how she guided students to find their own learning paths at school, and enumerated some of these ideas at SXSWEdu last week. 1. The Question Formulation Technique in Action. We’ve been at work for more than 20 years teaching a strategy that helps people in low-income communities learn to advocate for themselves and their families.

The Question Formulation Technique in Action

We have seen people use the strategy to advocate for their children at school, participate in decisions that affect them at the welfare office, secure better job training opportunities, and partner more effectively with their healthcare providers. We’ve also seen that the same strategy has universal value and has been used by college and graduate school students, professors, and professionals in various fields. What is the “Right Question Strategy?”

It is deceptively simple: Teach two just skills; how to ask your own questions and how to participate in decisions that affect you. Wonders To Start the School Year. Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning. Small Acts That Change the World. Dear Friends,

Small Acts That Change the World

Change the World in 5 Minutes - Everyday at School. Action in the PYP - Mrs. Aho's Awesome Fourth Graders! International-mindedness - Resourcing the PYP, MYP, & DP. International Mindedness - PYP @ the Library. The IBO encourages young people to help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

International Mindedness - PYP @ the Library

The PYP library supports this by providing resources that encourage international mindedness developing a collection of mother tongue resourcesIBO Global EngageThe Global Engage website supports members of the IB community, and particularly teachers, in engaging with our global world. Includes information, resources, ideas and opinions, links, and suggestions for action concerned with global issues - and reports of actions taken by the IB community. Wondrously Infinite Global Library. Inspirational Stories, Videos and Quotes for Children. Teaching activities. Read Around the World. My kids and I have had fun taking two imaginary trips around the world. Our imaginary trips have consisted of choosing a new continent every couple of weeks and reading stories set in that continent.

During our second trip, I compiled booklists of the very best books I could find and posted booklists and reviews here at Delightful Children’s Books. (See Read Around the World booklists below.) GEP Primary resources for learning and teaching. The Story Museum - 1001 stories from around the world. 3 Great Films for Teaching About Globalization and Modernization. Scene from the Iranian film "Children of Heaven.

" Photo Credit: Miramax Films. Science, ICT, and the Global Classroom (Crowd-Sourced Notes) The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures. I’ve compiled several “The Best…” lists that sites where you can learn about the geography, data, languages, and holidays of different countries around the world.

Those resources are important, but I think it’s like learning the words, but not the music, of a song. So I thought I’d develop a separate list just focused on helping students learn about the cultures of different countries, and would love to hear additional suggestions. Santas Around the World. Resources and Downloads for Global Competence. Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Global Competence Unit Plans. A Model School Focuses on Students Taking Global Action. John Stanford International School has been a model for developing global awareness curricula. Now they've expanded their lessons to teach students how to take action to help others. The Green Team (above) is just one of the ways that students at John Stanford International School take action to help address global issues.

Credit: Suzie Boss. Students Put Global Skills to Work. A Global View: The Adventure of Kid-Friendly Foreign Films. Rivers and Stories. Global Competence: Teaching Young Learners to Take Action for Worldwide Impact. East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait. By Maria Popova German punctuality, Western ego and how to stand in line like a Chinese.

Pypchat - home. Kid World Citizen - Activities that help young minds go global. 21 Images of Where Children Sleep Around the World Paints a Powerful Picture of Inequality. 5 Ways to Inspire Students Through Global Collaboration. Around The World with 80 Schools. 30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World. 5 Powerful Videos That'll Help You Understand Global Education. Teaching strategies. Global education covers complex and controversial issues. Two Ways to Explore the News Through Maps. State of play: school playgrounds from Kenya to Japan. Paso Payita schoolAramasi, Chuquisaca, Bolivia, photographed 9 August 2011 Situated in a remote area on rough terrain 3,000m above sea level, the school has two teachers and 31 students aged from six to 12 years.

Many students have to walk several miles to school. A road to the village was built only 15 years ago and there are no cars or buses. Most people are indigenous Quechua peasant farmers. Half of the students go on to secondary school, of whom half again go to university in Santa Cruz. Likoni school for the blindLikoni, Mombasa, Kenya, photographed 25 March 2011 This school has 166 students. The students go home to their villages for a visit every three months. Nativity SchoolSouth Central Los Angeles, US, photographed 10 November 2011. Browse Hundreds of Old Newspapers in the Google News Newspaper Archive. Recycling around the world. Recycling for Kids. Bigfoot - test your ecological footprint. Current events for kids; World news for kids.