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Panic Attack review: a wake-up call the woke won’t read | Education

When a member of the American Nazi party spoke at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1964, he did so at the invitation of a leftwing student group. As a stunt to promote the event – part of a series which also featured Malcolm X, the conservative William F Buckley, communists and a member of the fringe rightwing John Birch Society – the students wore Nazi uniforms. All such guests were “greeted politely”, according to the feminist scholar Jo Freeman,…

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Manchester University students paint over Rudyard Kipling mural | Education

Students at the University of Manchester have painted over a mural of a poem by Rudyard Kipling, arguing that the writer “dehumanised people of colour”. The poem If, which was written around 1895, had been painted on the wall of the university’s newly refurbished students’ union. But students painted over the verses, replacing them with the 1978 poem Still I Rise by theUS poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. In a statement on Facebook, Sara Khan, the union’s liberation…

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8 Book Recommendations on Student Behavior – Education Article

Helping You Put Behavior Puzzle Pieces Together! Student behavior is a puzzle. Many pieces are necessary to make up the complete, TRUE picture. Does the child have positive connections with staff and other students? Does the child need routine? Could the child benefit from resilience building? What is developmentally normal? Has the child experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences or trauma? What is the function of behavior? Does she have a skill deficit? What is his learning style? Is she receiving proper nutrition? Did the child get a good night’s sleep? So…

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Workers feel more stress and anxiety than ever before. We need to talk about this | Elliot Perlman | Books

In towns and cities across Australia, one gets the sense that many people are just barely hanging on. You see it on their faces, hear it in their voices, and sometimes even fear the consequences of it via spontaneous outbursts of public incivility over things that, decades ago, one would not have expected to cause any disturbance of the peace. You see it on the street in the menacing – or at least defensive – looks people give one another,…

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George Richardson obituary | Education

My friend George Richardson, who has died aged 94, spent most of his working life at Oxford University, including as chief executive of Oxford University Press (OUP) from the mid-1970s to the late 80s. He was born in Cricklewood, north London, to Christina, a homemaker, and George, a businessman. After Banff grammar and Aberdeen central schools he studied mathematics and physics at Aberdeen University before heading south to the Admiralty’s scientific research department in London, for which he worked during…

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Forest schools: is yours more a marketing gimmick than an outdoors education? | Education

Ash trees rustle in the breeze while beneath them muddy children run free, collecting leaves and searching for bugs in the shadows. This must be a forest school. Or is it? According to academics in a book, Critical Issues in Forest Schools, to be published next month, there is a high probability that it is not a forest school as, it says, large numbers of nurseries, primaries and secondaries are falsely claiming claim to be one. The forest school movement,…

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Not Too Easy – Embracing Graphic Novels at Home – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

One of the biggest changes within children’s publishing since I became a teacher and a parent has been the explosion of graphic novels onto the market. While comics have long been a mainstream in the home, and many of us grew up devouring comics, the power of the graphic novel to excite readers and keep them reading is tangible. So much so that if you looked at my own classroom collection, you wouldn’t just see a bin or two but…

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Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! – Education Article

YOU are invited to join the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study! I am #superexcited to launch the official book study of my book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic. The Shake Up Learning book was designed for book studies! I couldn’t just write a paper book. I had to make it an interactive experience and give you extra resources to go deeper and make reading the book a dynamic learning experience. About the Book…

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Win a Copy of the Shake Up Learning Book! – Education Article

To kick-off the Shake Up Learning summer book study, I’m giving away 5 copies of my book! The Shake Up Learning book study starts on July 11th. Get all the details here. Fill out the form below to be entered in the contest to win a copy of Shake Up Learning! Winners will be announced and contacted on July 2, 2019.   © Shake Up Learning 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

About 4 years ago, inspired by a local writer’s conference, I created a WordPress-powered website to independently sell digital copies of my books as well as offer a subscription-based video library of instructional how-to videos. I haven’t given that project much attention or “care and feeding” in awhile, since I transitioned to a new job role at a new school and have (overall) focused less on my secondary consulting work. Clearly I need to do a better job checking my…

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20 of the Best Space Books For Kids in 2019 – Education Article

Divided into three sections, Stars, Explore Space, and The Night Sky, the book explains and help teenagers discover stars and space. True to their form of publishing highly visual photographic nonfiction, DK Publishers, used NASA photos and 3D images to display the wonders of the universe. As part of the Knowledge Encyclopedia series, the book’s outlay is encyclopedic in nature. Packed with facts, details, and descriptions using infographics, diagrams, timelines, and data boxes to highlight and explain makes space come…

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Why Digital Leadership Can’t Wait – Education Article

Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Eric Sheninger share his passion for digital leadership. You can imagine that when I heard about the new edition of his bestselling book, I had plenty of questions! The first edition sits on the bookshelf of my office. It’s full of practical, actionable information and the big ideas that support best practices for digital leadership. If you aren’t familiar with Eric’s work, he is a Senior Fellow and Thought…

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Danielle Steel is a prolific writer, but is that to be envied? | Oliver Burkeman | Money

The novelist Danielle Steel has written 179 books, releasing them at the rate of seven a year – and for all I know, she’ll have released a few more in the days between my writing this column and you reading it. But how? In an interview this month with Glamour magazine, Steel revealed the productivity trick that is central to her success: she works all the time. No, I mean, all the time: for at least 20 hours a day,…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

Today I had an opportunity to share a 41 minute presentation with Mrs. Finley’s 12th grade Creative Writing class at our school, which I called, “Book Publishing 101.” Her students have spent the past several weeks writing and creating original children’s picture books, and publishing them as eBooks as well as printed books using Book Creator online, Book Creator for iPad, and the website Lulu.com. Here are the slides I used during my presentation: Mrs. Finley requested I record my…

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These STEM books for kids are perfect for summer reading – Education Article

A summer reading list containing exciting STEM books with great stories and authentic problems to solve may inspire kids to want to read more this summer. STEM principles incorporate four subjects: science, technology, engineering, and math. For some, these are fun subjects, but for other students, it may be difficult and daunting topics. Here is a list of 35 stellar STEM books that could have your child change their mind and inspire them to explore these topics more. Science Books…

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2 books for 2 different needs | @mcleod – Education Article

It’s always gratifying when something you write resonates with others. That’s particularly true when it’s something as big as a book (even a small book). I have had the wonderful opportunity over the past year and a half – thanks to series editor Bill Ferriter and the amazing folks at Solution Tree – to publish two very different books, both of which are intended to meet very specific needs of school leaders and classroom educators and both of which have…

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