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.
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As a writer myself, I still believe that the best way for students to become writers is by reading as much good writing as possible and internalizing the various structures and techniques they encounter. For extras, the habit of reading will also increase their vocabulary, improve their spelling, and help them grasp the fact that many of the conventions of written language are different from those of spoken language.
If you are a parent trying to help a child apply for college, you know how hard the process can be. Figuring out what to do and not do can be bewildering. In this post, Liz Willen, editor of The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news website focused on inequality and innovation in education, offers some help.
One really nice tool mentioned is Tuition Tracker: view trends and estimates from over 3700 universities (part of a joint project developed by The Hechinger Report, the Education Writers Association, and The Dallas Morning News that uses federal data to show how financial aid and tax credits for tuition have shifted from lower- to higher-income students).
image via flickr:CC | Peter Gene
Bill Ferriter - In Celebration of Teaching Geeks!
As an eLearning professional, you are in a unique position to facilitate learning transfer by:
- Encouraging learners to see how they can use the course materials in a real-world context
- Be sure to include plenty of practice into your eLearning courses—practices makes perfect! Incorporating a variety of real-world scenarios and examples in eLearning design
- Remember, it’s not about what people know—it’s about what they can do with what they know!
College textbooks are expensive.
And prices have been soaring, doubling over the past decade, growing faster than the price of housing, cars, even healthcare.
But, surprisingly, the amount students actually spend on textbooks has not been rising.
A fight or flight reaction may be useful in some situations, but it is highly detrimental in the classroom. Whether anxiety stems from test taking or from an unstable home environment, the brains of students experiencing high levels of stress look different than those who are not — and those brains behave differently, too. In this article, we’ll take a look at the neural and hormonal responses that underpin a student’s stress response, and make a few suggestions for continuing to teach through the challenges it presents.
Students who check Facebook, Twitter, their cell phones, etc. while attempting to study add approximately one hour to their homework load each night.
image via flickr:CC | ryantron | story via Dr Mansfield
3 of the 25 featured from left to right:
- Malala Yousafzai, 17 (youngest Nobel Peace Price recipient)
- Ciara Judge, 16, Émer Hickey, 17, and Sophie Healy-Thow, 17 (Google Science Fair winners)
- Mo’ne Davis, 13 (pitched shutout in Little League World Series)
In Neshaminy, Pennsylvania, students wear face paint to football games. There is a mascot in headdress. This is just kids having a good time, or so many locals believe. For generations, their local team has been the “R[-word].” But since student journalists voted to ban publication of the offensive term last October, the administration has handed down a series of punishments: editor Gillian McGoldrick was suspended from her post for a month, the newspaper’s co-curricular adviser was suspended without pay for two days, $1,200 was withdrawn from the newspaper’s account, and a new school board policy requires at least 10 school days’ time for pre-approval of content by the principal, whose own newsletter is called “R[-word] Rumblings.”
It’s a fight over words (and against discrimination) that has turned into a full-blown battle over student press rights.
Stephen King on teaching kids to write
Also see King on writing and creative sleep – doubly poignant in the context of high school students, given how cognitively crippling current school schedules are in working against adolescents’ internal clocks.
Support students in organizing their space, time, and backpacks so that they’ll perform better and develop the efficiency that will help them later in life.
- Develop a schedule
- Create a workspace
- Set goals and rewards
- Visualize your motivation