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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Education Article

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The Importance of Addressing “I’m so bored” Comments – Education Article

This past semester I was in the midst of teaching one of my favorite units that I’ve ever taught in my career thus far. My students read a play about characters who are a part of a First Nations community in British Columbia, Canada. The play, titled Where the Blood Mixes, deals with tragedy and trauma, sheds light on the effects of residential schools (where indigenous children were sent to be forcibly assimilated into the white colonial culture) on the…

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Who Will Protect My Right NOT to Pay for Your Child’s Religious Education? – Education Article

    When I was a kid back in middle school, I had a crush on this girl, let’s call her Patty.     She wasn’t the most popular or beautiful girl in class, but I kinda’ liked her.       Of course, she had no idea I was alive.     Or so I thought, until one day she walked straight up to my desk and started rubbing my hair.     I was shocked at first, but…

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Dutch schoolchildren make video appeal amid teacher shortage | World news

Parents of children at a primary school in the Netherlands have responded to a national teacher shortage by making a short video of their offspring asking for candidates to come forward and help make their dreams come true. In the film the children talk about their plans to be a caretaker, pilot, plumber, acrobat or director when they get older. “But that is not possible without a good teacher,” the parents write on the website of Wereldboom school in Amsterdam.…

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Pune University Admission 2020: Dates, Application Form, Counselling – Education Article

The Pune University Admission 2020 will start in the first week of May 2020. The Savitribai Phule Pune University is the main conducting body for the Pune University Admission. The University offers various course programs such as Graduate/Post Graduate/Integrated/Interdisciplinary Courses. The admission process of UNIPUNE includes Application Form, Entrance Test, Merit List, Result and Counselling. Hence, the Pune University 2020 Admission of the candidates will take place on the basis of the Entrance Test. Thus, in this article, we have…

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All hail the Cardiff ‘maths whisperer’ – and other life-changing teachers | Education

Francis Elive deserves a bonus. The 55-year-old maths teacher recently helped his entire class of 30 year 11 students at the Fitzalan high school in Leckwith, Cardiff, to achieve A* grades in their GCSE maths exam – six months early. Inspirational teachers like Elive, who has been dubbed the “maths whisperer”, don’t come along often. But when they do, they can have a lifelong impact. When Lauren Aitchinson was 17, she had a wobble with her mental health. Her boyfriend…

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A Letter from a Sentimental College Senior – USAA Letter from a Sentimental College Senior – Education Article

Four years have gone by so fast. As I look back on those years, I remember all of the smiles, laughter, and tears I have gone through, the lessons I have learned, and the memories I have made. Being a senior is bittersweet; I have the rest of my life ahead of me, but I am closing a chapter of my life that I have cherished so much. Make those memories I find myself trying to squeeze in all of…

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Ethermap Streamlines Collaborative Map Creation – Education Article

Ethermap is a new tool that simplifies the process of collaboratively creating online maps. Unlike Google’s My Maps, Google Earth, or ESRI’s mapping tools, Ethermap doesn’t require user registration. In fact, there isn’t even a place to enter your email address on the Ethermap site. To create a map on Ethermap simply head to the site then enter a title for your map and click “create map.” On the next screen you’ll see a map that you can search, browse,…

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‘There’s a reason for doing something so difficult’: what to expect from a PhD | Education

A PhD is not just three years of intense study, but something that will affect your whole life. “It is a long project that is very different to any academic work you’ll have done before,” says Alicia Peña Bizama, Life Tools programme manager at the University of Reading. Psychological problems aren’t uncommon. The risks of developing common psychiatric disorders is very high, so it’s no surprise that evasion rates are also high. Above all, says NUS postgraduate representative David Evans,…

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Soros Urges World Leaders to Back His $1-Billion Global Education Network – Education Article

George Soros urged world leaders on Thursday to back his Open Society University Network, a $1-billion effort to integrate teaching and research across higher-education institutions worldwide to solve big problems. Soros, speaking at the Davos global… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by By Dan Parks (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Read Full Article

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Minister criticises lack of senior black UK academics | Education

The universities minister has criticised UK higher education institutions for their failure to recruit and promote black and minority ethnic academics, after figures showed that no black staff were employed at the most senior levels. Chris Skidmore, higher education minister for England, said it was unacceptable that the number of black academics in the most senior leadership roles had fallen from an estimated five in 2017-18 to possibly zero in the last academic year. According to figures published by the…

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Five things you should know about AI and learning – Education Article

The robots are coming – or have likely already arrived – to a school or university near you. Should you be worried? It’s easy to understand why some feel that applying AI to learning will dehumanize education. But the algorithms and models that drive these technologies form the basis of an essentially human endeavor. AI can provide teachers and learners with tools so they can see not only what is being learned, but also how it is being learned. It…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

Welcome to Episode 469 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast from January 18, 2020, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode features a conversation with 3rd grade teacher Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) about the second “Immersion Day” at Casady School in Oklahoma City. Immersion Days are half-days for students which focus on a special…

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UK universities issue health warnings over travel to China | Education

UK universities with links to China have issued warnings to staff and students travelling to and from areas affected by the coronavirus, urging anyone with symptoms to seek medical advice. With concern growing about the spread of the virus, universities in the UK are keeping a check on staff who have recently returned from Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak, as well as Chinese students who come from affected areas, many of whom will be concerned about…

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What Happens When You Give Students Control of the Syllabus? – Education Article

You’re reading the latest issue of Teaching, a weekly newsletter from a team of Chronicle journalists. Sign up here to get it in your inbox on Thursdays. This week: I tell you about two projects in which instructors ask students to help create the syllabus. I share some readings that inspired these projects to give students more agency in the classroom. At AAC&U this week? Meet up with us today! Details below. Giving Students a Say Brenda…

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