I know how many hours teachers work. And I also know that a phone call can take three minutes. If every teacher allocated 15 minutes a day to calling parents with good news, the impact could be tremendous. In the long list of priorities for teachers, communicating good news is usually not at the top. But try it — just for a week — try calling a few kid’s parents (and maybe not just the challenging ones — they all need and deserve these calls) and see what happens. The ripple effects for the kid, the class, and the teacher might be transformational.
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Md. college will let applicants submit two-minute shorts, without sending test scores or high school transcripts.
- What do we want technology to do in schools?
- Does more money equal increased learning?
- If we buy a lot of expensive technology and sometimes use it ineffectively, or dangerously, what does that get us?
- Are we asking the right questions about technology, learning, and schools?
- What world will our students exit school into?
- What skills will they need to be successful? Collaboration - Communication - Creativity - Divergent thinking
- We need technology to help foster these skills, and point our students in the right direction
- Is the way we are using technology now turning our students ‘off’ to the people and the world around them?
Brand new episode of Tropes vs Women is online! Please heed the content warning on this video. It contains some especially triggering scenes of sexual violence.
College for America, an online degree program, has no classes, professors or credit hours. It’s been cited as an innovative way to make college more affordable. But how do its students qualify for a degree?
How do I transform my class from being driven by me to students wanting to take ownership?
For nearly a decade, artist and educator Christine Sun Kim has worked with the Whitney to develop programs and resources for Deaf audiences. In this Whitney Stories video, Kim, who was born Deaf, discusses her use of sound as a medium, and speaks about the importance of removing barriers for museum audiences, both online and in person.
Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional, school segregation is making a comeback. What’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools — and what’s the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education? In part two, Omarina’s Story, FRONTLINE revisits a student who made the most of her “middle school moment”.
55 minutes and worth every one.
Underwater Dreams, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts. And defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process.
At Glenview Elementary School, circles are part of a program called Restorative Justice, which is aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students. The circles were implemented in classrooms slowly, and after two years, there was a marked improvement in classroom behavior.
Jeff Charbonneau was named 2013 National Teacher of the Year for a reason. The man gets involved. In his small school in Zillah, Washington, a community of only 3,000 people, Charbonneau wears many hats. He’s the high school chemistry teacher. He’s also the yearbook teacher and the assistant drama teacher. He used to be the assistant baseball coach. He even serves as an adjunct professor at three universities.
Despite the wide variety of Charbonneau’s many passion projects, they all began with the same question: “What if?” What if we could teach differently and embrace curiosity in our students? What if we allowed them to dig in the mud more and get their fingernails dirty?
Michael Anderson of Yale’s Peabody Museum and Natural History and Ken Lovell of Yale’s Digital Media Center for the Arts are researching 3D printing techniques for maintaining and restoring the Peabody’s unique natural history dioramas.
Read more about Yale’s many 3D printing projects here.
While there are many ways to take notes, Cornell Notes are among the most useful for pure academic study, but they’re also a bit complicated. Simpler forms like combination notes are easy to explain and use, but lack the depth a form like the Cornell System has.