A Blog for Principals and Teachers - School Matters Confessions of a Former SAT Hater Ask a progressive educator about standardized tests, and more often than not you will receive a negative response. Ask more specifically about the SATs, and you... The SAT Controversy Discourse - Examples and Definition of Discourse Discourse Definition Foucault presents possibly the best definition of discourse. He says, “Systems of thoughts composed of ideas, attitudes, and courses of action, beliefs and practices that systematically construct the subjects and the worlds of which they speak.” Originally it has roots in the Latin language.
Would You Let Your Baby Do This? Posted by janet on Nov 23rd, 2011 There’s a certain ubiquitous playground apparatus that has always given me the willies. Luckily, my children never seemed drawn to it. My nervousness may well have made them wary. For ESL English Language Learners "1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future, but Orwell’s narrative is now timelier than ever. A startling and haunting vision of the world." "Reading George Orwelll's 1984 in post Edward Snowden America is almost surreal. Perhaps Orwell foresaw that Britain would wield surveillance like an unrestrained weapon, with London boasting more CCTV cameras than any other city in Europe. But he couldn't have guessed that the degree of surveillance he imagined in his worst nightmares, when he wrote the book, would be so easily surpassed by an out-of-control NSA in the United States.
How to Show Kids You Care Over the years, Search Institute has sold more than six million copies of 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care, a simple yet powerful poster. Like all of Search Institute’s work, the poster translates scientific research into simple, actionable ways that adults can make a positive difference in young people’s lives. A Search Institute team recently visited the Woodson Kindergarten Center in Austin, Minnesota, where the students helped us re-imagine the ideas on the poster. coordinacionbilingueotura - Language Skills Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! guest
Feminist Frequency Content Warning: This educational episode contains graphic sexual and violent game footage. In this episode we explore the Women as Background Decoration trope which is the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose sexuality or victimhood is exploited as a way to infuse edgy, gritty or racy flavoring into game worlds. These sexually objectified female bodies are designed to function as environmental texture while titillating presumed straight male players. Sometimes they're created to be glorified furniture but they are frequently programmed as minimally interactive sex objects to be used and abused. Full transcript, links and resources available at: ABOUT THE SERIESThe Tropes vs Women in Video Games project aims to examine the plot devices and patterns most often associated with female characters in gaming from a systemic, big picture perspective.
Las lenguas en la educación What is the EU's role? Member States shape their own education policies. The European Commission works with Member States and stakeholders, in line with the principle of subsidiarity, to ensure that objectives are shared, and assists them in their efforts, notably by encouraging the sharing of good practices. Math Play Research Research Clips The Relationship of Teacher-Child Interactions in Preschool Play to Young Children's Mathematical Abilities View a transcript of this video. Want to view this video on an iPod or iPad? The Magic of Everyday Moments How do you help parents and students of child development understand how they can best help young children thrive? Seeing is believing! <<< Click the video titles to the left to view the first 4 videos in this compelling series. This video series has been made possible through the generous support of the MetLife Foundation Get More from the Magic of Everyday Moments!
InBrief: Resilience Series Reducing the effects of significant adversity on young children’s healthy development is critical to the progress and prosperity of any society. Yet not all children experience lasting harm as a result of adverse early experiences. Some may demonstrate “resilience,” or an adaptive response to serious hardship. A better understanding of why some children do well despite early adversity is important because it can help us design policies and programs that help more children reach their full potential. These three videos provide an overview of why resilience matters, how it develops, and how to strengthen it in children.
Mapping Brain Connectivity The new field of “connectomics” aims to show how brains behave at a level not previously possible—examining how entire brains are wired together, how wiring changes as brains grow up, and how interactions with the external world affect this wiring. The Lichtman Lab at Harvard University, a partner in the Conte Center at Harvard, pioneered tools to potentially map every connection in a complete brain and has started to map the connectome in mouse brains. In this narrated, 15-minute multimedia presentation, postdoctoral fellow Bobby Kasthuri shares some of the results and insights from his work at the Lichtman Lab, using images and videos that show three-dimensional recreations of actual neural connections in the brain.
relief - definition of relief in English noun mass noun1A feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress. ‘much to her relief, she saw the door open’ ‘I felt a sense of relief, reassuring myself that that girl wouldn't be me.’ ‘A rush of relief washed over him as Lukas' voice answered the inquiry.’
PDQ Blog An inside look at some of the top teacher prep programs Today NCTQ released its Teacher Prep Review, which takes a close look at the quality of training provided by 2,420 teacher preparation programs across the country. Our results show that most have a long way to go to get teachers classroom ready from day one. But there are some programs that stand out. To paint a picture of what strong teacher prep can look like, we've created short videos on some of the programs that excel overall (Lipscomb University, Ohio State) or in particular areas (Louisiana State in elementary math, Arizona State in student teaching, and Morgan State in elementary and secondary content).