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The prevailing enthusiasm for personalized learning has obscured a fundamental question: How should it be defined?
Institutions can undertake several specific actions in order to foster academic integrity across campus. Create campus-wide definitions and decision processes, including an academic integrity policy and consistent definitions and penalties for infractions. Such documents should contain input from all campus stakeholders (e.g., faculty, students, and support areas).
Set up regular communication among faculty who teach the same students, and consider creating an academic integrity reporting/review board for handling cases in a formal way.
There are also several course-level best practices…
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In the era of “big data,” it can be easy to forget the importance of the human connection in certain enterprises, including the education of children. School reformers have set up funding programs that are competitive rather than collaborative, and evaluation systems don’t pay attention to collaboration and school culture. In the face of all of this, here is a post that talks about the importance of relationships between teachers and between teachers and administrators. After all, these connections are really what hold a school together.
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Administrators, educators and students are discovering ways to include students in the programs that affect them most. Some programs help students speak directly to the people in charge.
Where do teachers go when the 3 p.m. bell rings?
When you’re a kid, you don’t really think they go anywhere. Except home, maybe, to grade papers and plan lessons and think up pop quizzes.
But of course teachers go off and do all sorts of things: They write books and run for office and start businesses and so much more.
Today we begin our new project, The Secret Lives of Teachers, to collect the stories of teachers’ lives after the students leave for the day.
Tell us about the Secret Lives of Teachers – share your own story or tell us about a teacher you know. You can tag your stories on social media with #secretteachers or drop an email to NPREd@npr.org.
Caption: For Mathias “Spider” Schergen, his Secret Life plays out in a one-car garage out back of his house in Southwest Chicago.
He turned it into a studio, a crowded place full of lumber and wood and paint and scrap metal and odd things like shoes and fabric. Stuff that he fashions into art.
Photo credit: Elissa Nadworny/NPR
Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR
New research from the Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY) shows that no matter how differently school districts approach their expanded learning time partnerships, there are five common strategic elements that school districts can address to make the most out of these partnerships to support student success.
PCY’s report, titled Time Well Spent, is based on an exhaustive literature review, interviews with a dozen experts, visits to eight sites and in-depth discussions with 35 district leaders, school principals, program directors, site leads, and line staff.
#whyIrefuse are tweets from parents, teachers and others about why they don’t want their children or students to take high-stakes standardized tests.
After Brown v. Board of Education (more on that below), America specifically ordered many school districts to desegregate (aka stop having just one type of person at the school). This was supposed to make it more likely that African-American kids would be in schools with non-African-American kids … this is desegregation. It made it official: Separate but equal is unconstitutional.
Turns out, our schools are even MORE segregated now. Even more separate.
One of the people tasked with making the jump is Dr. Jeneen Graham at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in California. She currently teaches psychology to 18 students; next year she’ll be teaching thousands. “I think it’s incredible,” says Graham, “and also a little bit scary.”
Graham is creating an intro to psychology MOOC for the online learning nonprofit EdX, one of the biggest MOOC providers. Her class will be one of about two-dozen free high-school classes EdX is launching.
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- Setup a dedicated class account
- Don’t make joining mandatory
- Establish a hashtag
- Follows are student-friendly
- Get permission to post pictures
- Vary your tweets
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At several NYC schools teachers decide on everything from field trips to who gets hired, but making these decisions democratic doesn’t make them easy.
- MIT Open Courseware
- National STEM Video Game Challenge
- Khan Academy
- Academic Earth
- 50 Sources of Free STEM Education
- The 10 Best STEM Resources for preK-12
- STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup
- Top 10 Online STEM Resources for Advanced Students
- 7 STEM Apps for Higher Order Thinking
- The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids
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