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How teachers see the classroom redefined by the cloud

The Library of Alexandria was one of the most important libraries of the ancient world. Its vast number of scrolls, collections of works, lecture halls, and...

Teaching the teachers

TO THE 11- and 12-year-olds in his maths class, Jimmy Cavanagh seems like a born teacher. He is warm but firm. His voice is...

Primary teachers trained in new techniques to arrest dropout rate (India)

The primary schools in the state will be reinvigorated by the department of education from the academic year 2015-16, to strengthen the educational base...

Lessons Learned From Great Schools Around the World

Much has been written recently about the differences between education systems around the world, but much less has been said about what excellent schools...

Smart Strategies for Student Success

Even students who’ve had years of active involvement in learning activities don’t automatically use strategies that best foster learning. However, working smarter through the...

For Truly Personalized Learning, I Had to Try, Try Again

After 26 years of teaching, I was the model of a traditional teacher. Class began with review, then new material and cooperative or independent work,...

Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum

As defined by Jeannette Wing, computational thinking is “a way of solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior by drawing on the concepts...

Teaching emotional skills pays big dividends for Winnetka elementary school

It sounds a bit touchy-feely. But worrying about students’ emotional well-being has had concrete benefits at one Los Angeles Unified elementary school. Social-emotional learning is one...

US: These ‘Bouncy Bands’ Are Helping Kids Focus In The Classroom

A creative solution to helping kids channel their energy during the school day has gone viral. On January 9, Becky Rangel, who works in public...

I’m a Teacher Who Hates Technology—So Let Me Design the Products

I find myself sitting in front of a crowded room of inquisitive faces—“techies” from the Kentucky State Department of Education who want to know...

Why teachers have to use technology

One of 43 qualified as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts in the Philippines, I was one of three chosen to represent the country at...

What Works For Getting Kids to Enjoy Reading?

Excerpted from “The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads” by Daniel T. Willingham.  Getting Kids to Read I said at the outset that our...

The Secret to Being a Better Teacher? Find Your Tribe

By Farhat Ahmad (Columnist)     Dec 13, 2017 On November 20th, 2015, I received an email in my inbox that would change my teaching career—it was from...

If teachers are judged by student test scores, how about state...

School reformers are big believers in measurement, which can be a problem when the data they use to create policy is wrong. A recent...

Where are the worst teacher shortages?

Education is fundamental to building healthy societies and economies, but a lack of teachers in many countries is holding back progress. Across the world at least 74...

Twelve things your child’s teacher will never be able to tell

RECENTLY yet another study about the effects of controlled crying made the news. The study out of Flinders University concluded that babies left to cry themselves to...

Use PBL to Inspire Passion and Teach Lifelong Learning

Over the past decade, the No Child Left Behind Act and Common Core have created a new era of student and teacher accountability. Teachers...

New Teachers: Classroom Management Essentials

Before I share my thoughts, I must make a disclaimer. If you’re looking for a magic solution to classroom challenges, the following will be...

New York State to Review Teacher Certification Exams

At its February 13, 2017 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents, the governing body for educational policy in the state, is scheduled...

Absentee teachers, students in Afghan schools despite $868mn US investment –...

The US has so far contributed around $868 million to education programs in Afghanistan, but that investment is being met with no-show teachers, small...

The Power of Visualization in Math

When do you know it’s time to try something different in your math lesson? For me, I knew the moment I read this word problem...

Six tactics to help your students deal with stress

Educators like me will not be surprised at the results of a survey conducted by the Association of School and College Leaders, in which...

Setting A New Curriculum For Global Education

Published: 07/07/2017 by Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen Can you remember your favourite teacher? The person who introduced you to a still-cherished book, flicked a switch in your brain, or...

Teacher’s Letter To A Student With Autism Is What Education Is...

Eleven-year-old Ben Twist has autism and attends Lansbury Bridge School and Sports College in St. Helens in Merseyside, England. Though his special needs pose...

4 ways social media can improve the quality of education

Photos and videos. Endless news articles and last-minute reports. Tweets and Facebook comments. Social media are an entire universe full of information of all...

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

The phrase “personalized learning” gets tossed around a lot in education circles. Sometimes it’s used in the context of educational technology tools that offer...

US: I Am A Public School Teacher. Give Me All The...

Come into my classroom any day of the week and you’ll see refugees. That little Iraqi boy slumped over a book written in Arabic while...

Dropping the ‘e’: Focusing on the ‘learning’ in e-learning

Last month’s post outlined a set of research-based recommendations on for creating successful online and blended learning (e-learning) programs for teachers.  This month’s post...

Teacher quality matters a lot. But can high-quality teachers be made?

The Economist’s new cover story makes a pretty strong case that teacher quality is really important. Among the many studies cited: a University of Melbourne review...

Teacher growth via mentoring

Further to an article penned by the Faculty of Education dean Sandro Caruana (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 6) on the MTL course...