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Ed Tech: Managing Training in Your Future

And differentiation applies to how teachers learn as well. Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? If you are a teacher, or spend any time talking with one, you probably know that the in-class use of social media is a scourge of daily class activity.

Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms?

It’s frustrating for lecturers - or even one-on-one tutors - to have to stanch a brazen tweet or like in mid-sentence. However, constructive uses of social media in education is becoming an integral (and one might venture inevitable) part of the learning experience. Here’s a look at how so, at every stage of the game. Elementary level. TeachThought - Learn better. Create Your Professional Teacher, Student or Career Portfolio Website. Make a Comic. Kevin Dougherty and Rebecca Natow, "The Politics of Performance Funding for Higher Education" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2015) Chuing Prudence Chou, "The SSCI Syndrome in Higher Education" (Sense Publishing, 2013) Our Universities: The Outrageous Reality by Andrew Delbanco. Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream by Suzanne Mettler Basic Books, 261 pp., $27.99 The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem by Joel Best and Eric Best University of California Press, 233 pp., $26.95 Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization by William Zumeta, David W.

Our Universities: The Outrageous Reality by Andrew Delbanco

Harvard Education Press, 255 pp., $29.95 (paper) Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education by William G. The Futility of Trying to Attract (and Retain) College Graduates - Pacific Standard. Since 1970, the smartest metros have attracted more and more college graduates.

The Futility of Trying to Attract (and Retain) College Graduates - Pacific Standard

The distribution of talent is divergent, concentrating in a few places. That divergence has gone hand-in-hand with economic prosperity. Hazing Remains an Issue for College Marching Bands - Pacific Standard. When Robert Champion, a member of the Florida A&M Marching Band, died in a 2011 hazing incident, there was hope that the widespread publicity would help quash the culture of mistreatment.

Hazing Remains an Issue for College Marching Bands - Pacific Standard

But according to a recently published study, abuse—albeit usually verbal rather than physical—remains widespread among these high-profile college musical institutions. In a large-scale survey, “nearly 30 percent of respondents indicated they observed some form of hazing in their marching band,” report Jason Silveira of Oregon State University and Michael Hudson of the University of Kentucky. “The most common acts of hazing involved public verbal humiliation or degradation, which generally went unreported,” they write in the Journal of Research in Music Education. Nearly 30 percent said they had observed some form of hazing among members of their band. The researchers surveyed 1,215 members of college marching bands from 30 schools. I Spy, U. Spy? - Pacific Standard. Temple University’s physics department chair, Xiaoxing Xi, may be moonlighting as a spy.

I Spy, U. Spy? - Pacific Standard

The superconductivity expert was charged last week with scheming to trade information about United States defense technologies to China. Federal prosecutors allege that the professor, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was attempting to trade information on an undisclosed (but we can only assume, very, very important) device for “prestigious appointments in China,” reports. As strange as this story sounds, academic spies are not all that uncommon. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant director for counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, told Bloomberg in 2012 that his one-time employer has "intelligence and cases indicating that U.S. universities are indeed a target of foreign intelligence services. " And the FBI's stress doesn't just stop at America's borders. A Colorblind Constitution: What Abigail Fisher's Affirmative Action Case Is Really About. College Board Caves To Conservative Pressure, Changes AP U.S. History Curriculum.

After backlash from conservatives that AP guidelines released last year by the College Board were unpatriotic, the new AP standards, which are effective immediately, will use the phrase “American exceptionalism,” and includes the founding fathers, according to Newsweek.

College Board Caves To Conservative Pressure, Changes AP U.S. History Curriculum

The College Board said it “previously assumed it wasn’t something it needed to spell out as part of what would be taught in an American history course.” Some of the main criticisms of the guidelines, conservatives voiced, were less emphasis on the founding fathers and more emphasis on slavery. The guidelines also included earlier American history that included violence against Native Americans and mentioned the growing influence of social conservatives. Texas officials: Schools should teach that slavery was ‘side issue’ to Civil War. Five million public school students in Texas will begin using new social studies textbooks this fall based on state academic standards that barely address racial segregation.

Texas officials: Schools should teach that slavery was ‘side issue’ to Civil War

The state’s guidelines for teaching American history also do not mention the Ku Klux Klan or Jim Crow laws. And when it comes to the Civil War, children are supposed to learn that the conflict was caused by “sectionalism, states’ rights and slavery” — written deliberately in that order to telegraph slavery’s secondary role in driving the conflict, according to some members of the state board of education. Slavery was a “side issue to the Civil War,” said Pat Hardy, a Republican board member, when the board adopted the standards in 2010.

“There would be those who would say the reason for the Civil War was over slavery. No. Doxxing to Defend Student Privacy. 10 min read (Mostly this is the sort of thing I put on my personal blog and not Hack Education, but this is too important to let slide…) News broke late last week, thanks to Bob Braun’s Ledger, that Pearson is engaged in social media monitoring of those involved in the PARCC exams.

Doxxing to Defend Student Privacy

(News flash: lots of schools, lots of corporations, lots of testing orgs are.) Badasses vs Bad Asses: Abuses of power & privilege within social justice movements (with images, tweets) · TeacherSabrina. Complaints about the Badass Teachers Association (a Facebook group for education activists who generally-- though not necessarily uniformly-- oppose high-stakes testing, the Common Core Standards, and certain other features of what's too often called education reform) started to surface almost instantly after they started last June (2013).

Badasses vs Bad Asses: Abuses of power & privilege within social justice movements (with images, tweets) · TeacherSabrina

At first, the dominant complaint was about the name, with objectors arguing that teachers would never be taken seriously if they included a cuss word in their title. I personally (I was added somewhere in the first few hundred members) discounted these kinds of comments. To me, it reeks of the sort of tone-policing that marginalized groups, including women (and thus, a majority-female profession), are hounded by all the time. Sure, there are moments when it might be "prudent" to not curse if it offends people, but teachers should have the same right to express themselves as anyone else, especially on their own time. Minding the Discipline Gap in Education - Pacific Standard. The achievement gap doesn’t stand alone. Beside it is the discipline gap in American education that also needs our attention. Temper Tamers In A Jar. Learn how to calm down and keep your cool in order to control your temper and express your feelings in positive ways. Use Temper Tamers In a Jar to promote group discussions about healthy ways to deal with anger.

Individuals can also use cards to learn calming strategies for tense or difficult situations. There are four different kinds of cards: Learning to Be "Good" Illustration by Joe Snow After 20 years as a teacher and counseling aide at Ala Wai Elementary School in Honolulu, Hawaii, Thomas Yos carries with him something a parent once said. Our Schools All Have a Tragic Flaw; Silicon Valley Thinks It Has the Answer - Pacific Standard. Last year, Jamie Herre and Kate Blumberg were confronted by a dilemma. Their young son, Benno, had reached kindergarten age, and it was time to pick a school for him. Yet like many other members of San Francisco’s affluent class of technologists and entrepreneurs, Jamie and Kate could not purchase for Benno the one thing they wanted more than anything else: a good public education.

In most parts of the country, this transaction takes place through the real estate market: You find a good school and buy a home nearby. The Lost Purpose of School Reform by Diane Ravitch. Fifty years ago, Congress passed a federal education law to help poor children get a good public education: the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.

Revised many times, it is still the basis for federal education policy today. When it was last reauthorized in 2001, it was named “No Child Left Behind,” which was President George W. Bush’s signature education initiative. Both the House and the Senate are now debating a reauthorization of the law, which has been pending since 2007. Common Ground. Why failure is crucial for a student's success. How crucial is failing to helping a young student learn? Photo by Flickr user KT King. 100-Year-Old Chalkboards, With Drawings Still Intact, Discovered in Oklahoma School. Avatars and Activists. Learning to Evaluate Analog Games for Education. We have recently seen a resurgence of board games designed to educate or help elucidate complex real life problems and systems.

Reading and Recommending Graphic Novels. Snow Wildsmith knows graphic novels. Npr Ed. 7 Things To Remember About Classroom Feedback. Teaching the “3 Rs”: Responsibility, Respect, and Refinement. Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom. You have probably heard that teachers are the hardest people to teach. I submit teaching teachers is a lot like teaching younger learners (except that they have more autonomy). Guest Post: Top Ten Classroom Life Hacks for Teachers. Three Tips for Current-Event Lesson Plans. iHeartLiteracy: Technology in the Classroom. Let's get some technology resources together for teachers.

Cash in on Learning: Engaging Students through Interest-Based Anchor Activities. Terrific way to structure extended responses to reading. How to Write a Great Essential Question - The Art of Education. Cash in on Learning: Ignite Student Creativity! Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Ready or Not...Meet the Teacher! Cash in on Learning: Breathe! 6 Strategies to Reduce Stress During Testing Season. Three Books (and a reading light) for the Three Months of Summer. Counselor’s Corner: Ways for School Counselors to Celebrate National School Counseling Week, Part 1. Reading Together: Why Your Baby Needs Books. We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom. Diary of a bewildered mother. The Ups and Downs of Growing Up Gifted. What is Dyspraxia? One Parent’s Experience « the open book. Hate in the Hallways. Confronting Students’ Islamophobia. Guest Post: Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Friendship. ADHD in Girls - Are You Missing The Symptoms?

How Do Teachers Feel About Their Quiet Students? What You DON'T Know About THAT Kid. A Hand to Hold. Guest Post: A Deeper Kind of Safety. Bully Victims and Bullies at High Risk for Suicidal Thoughts. Expert Opinions—Students Speak About Bullying. "My Child Is Being Bullied" - Check out These 7 Helpful Resources. The Point Magazine. The Justice Department Compares the School-to-Prison Pipeline to Racial Segregation - Pacific Standard. 404 Error: Teacher Not Found. Bless you so much for parsing academic jargon. honestly that is one of the things i struggle with a lot and i already find your blog an incredibly wonderful and supportive endeavor so just keep on keeping on and happy holidays to you if you celebrate - Su. The Cult That Spawned the Tough-Love Teen Industry. 4 Brands Of Crayons Contain Asbestos, Report Finds. Common Sense Vs. Common Core: How to Minimize the Damages of the Common Core. Yong Zhao, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?” (Jossey-Bass, 2014),

Rajika Bhandari and Alessia Lefébure, "Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower?" (2015) Art Projects, Tissue Paper and Coffee Filters. Cupcake Liners, Paper Plates and Fine Motor. Halloween Treats, School Birthday Treats and Birthday Treats. Art Projects, For Kids and Crafts For Kids. Art Projects, Earth Day Crafts and Plastic Spoon Crafts. Pinterest. Why Do Teachers Quit? Teachers Can Be Bullied Too. Under Attack. Abuse of Power. The Classroom Closet. The Secret Lives of Teachers, Anonymous. Who Is Your Teacher Today? Are Adjunct Professors the New Fast-Food Workers? - Pacific Standard. Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board Summer Meeting (with images, tweets) · Tolerance_org. Viewcontent. State of California - Department of Justice - Kamala D. Harris Attorney General. ED530677.pdf. Better late than never? Not anymore: An Analysis of Recent Anti-Truancy Regulation in the District of Columbia.