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Why school management matters even more than we thought

Good management in schools has a stronger effect than class sizes or quality teaching, according to new international research The only thing more painful than teaching a Friday afternoon maths class to restless teenagers could be subjecting teachers to 'learnings' in...

Seven Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools

By Katrina Schwartz MARCH 16, 2016 There’s a growing consensus among students, parents, teachers and education leaders that the current education system isn’t appropriately preparing young people for the future. Many districts are looking toward technology to patch...

Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth World

Renee Hobbs It's time for schools to upgrade and reinvest in media literacy lessons. In the summer of 2016, I found a startling announcement in my Facebook feed from WTOE 5 News, saying, "Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President, Issues...

The 7 Characteristics of a Good Leader

By Maurice J. Elias April 4, 2011 Updated January 4, 2014 Blogger Maurice Elias on school leadership through the lens of social and emotional learning. How can we determine not only who is a competent leader, but a good leader? Some, like Tom Lickona of the Smart and...

Role of Principal Leadership in Improving Student Achievement

The most influential educational leaders are the principal and superintendent, and their leadership is inextricably linked to student performance. This article looks at the basics of good leadership and offers practical suggestions. School and district leadership has...

Qualities of highly effective school administrators

By Sheree M. Usigan October 17, 2017 While children are at the center of campus education, it is the teacher who plays the most critical role in ensuring learning among young minds in school. However, parents and the community as a whole also have roles to play in...

Harvard: Research: How the Best School Leaders Create Enduring Change

Alex Hill, Liz Mellon, Ben Laker, Jules Goddard  SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Transforming a school is a long, hard, and often lonely task. Some people want change, others don’t, and some simply aren’t prepared to wait for results to show. As a school leader sets off on this...

Editorial: Here’s a better way for Bill Gates to fix schools

The San Diego Union-Tribune Nov 10, 2017 Bill Gates has been one of the world’s richest people for decades. To build a legacy beyond Microsoft — and to build a better world — in 2000, he and his wife launched the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has spent...

Ireland falls behind on education due to lack of spending

Patrick Smyth Nov 16, 2017 New report criticises low levels of funding and class bias in ‘two-tier’ secondary system Ireland’s lack of spending on education has resulted in the country lagging behind the majority of its EU counterparts, a new report has found. In...

Thailand: Education failings: Is anyone listening?

DANIEL MAXWELL & PEERASIT 16 Nov, 2017 It is disheartening each time an international report is released which further condemns Thailand's education system. The utter lack of progress in significantly improving the country's schools demands urgent attention for...

5 Principles of Outstanding Classroom Management

By Samer Rabadi, Betty Ray November 14, 2017 When we asked our community for their best classroom management practices, over 700 ideas rolled in. Effective classroom management requires awareness, patience, good timing, boundaries, and instinct. There’s nothing easy...

There are no global solutions in education

This message is loud and clear in two flagship reports on global education, both released this month: the Global Education Monitoring Report, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) annual snapshot of progress toward achieving the...

Malaysia: Younger generation urged to learn coding

PUTRAJAYA: Exposing students to coding programmes in schools will ensure Malaysia is on the right track towards becoming a digital economy nation. In line with this, Deputy Education Minister II Senator Chong Sin Woon said it was important for the younger generation...

2018 Budget: Educators, students seek education boost

By Amirah Nabilah - October 25, 2017 @ 6:41pm KUANTAN: Educationists from institutions of higher learning are hoping for more allocation to research grants to boost research and development (R&D) in the 2018 Budget which will be tabled on Friday. Dr Siti Fazelah Mohd...

Nepal: Redefining child education in developing countries

By  Kathmandu Tribune November 14, 2017 An absolute new approach that builds relevant skills, infrastructure, and even wide scope is needed to transform a new revolutionary era in education in developing the world. In most of the poor countries, few children graduate...

A New Lesson to Teach Refugees

The number of children displaced from their homes is daunting, but groups are working with governments to offer a brighter future. During the past month half a million Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority, have fled their home country of Myanmar and taken refuge in...

Singapore: Commentary: Are we still missing the point of education?

The official narrative surrounding education has been changing, but is this powerful enough to uproot entrenched views in society, asks Channel NewsAsia's Bharati Jagdish. SINGAPORE: It’s no secret that in Singapore, one’s academic prowess plays a pivotal role in the...

German Development Bank grants Jordan 10m euros for education programme

By Ana V. Ibáñez Prieto - Nov 12,2017 AMMAN — Minister of Planning Imad Fakhoury and executive member of the German Development Bank (KfW) Joachim Nagel on Sunday signed the Financing Agreement of the second phase of the “School Construction Programme”, granting an...

What matters for managing classrooms?

- November 09, 2017 by Francesca Gottschalk Teaching is a demanding profession. Teachers are responsible for developing the skills and knowledge of their students, helping them overcome social and emotional hurdles and maintaining equitable, cohesive and productive...

Bangladesh: Is innovation in education oversold?

Innovation and technology are seen as the solutions to the educational deprivation of millions of children in the developing world. How does the technology-based model of innovation relate to the real world of learners, teachers, schools, families and the communities...

Resources for Responding to Trauma and Tragedy

November 13, 2017 By Matt Davis Guidance for supporting students who have experienced trauma or grief and for coping with violence and disasters. Understanding Trauma’s Effects on Learning Childhood Trauma and Positive Health: Learn about adverse childhood experiences...

Digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa

African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done. Today, 32.6 million children of primary-school age and 25.7 million adolescents are not going to school in sub-Saharan Africa. The...

Where sports becomes a tool for social inclusion

Mifalot’s Game of Life program teaches coaches in Israel and in developing countries how to promote self-confidence, trust and education. Children with special needs are often sidelined in life, and especially in sports. The Israeli nonprofit Mifalot: Sport for...

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