Education Articles

The Importance of Being Experimental – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

Educators are problem-solvers in a profession riddled with instructional and non-instructional problems. In any one school, countless problems need to be solved concurrently; Maybe one grade level needs help with improving students’ decoding skills, while the specialist teachers are curious how adjusting class periods would affect learning, while at the same time, despite heavy investment by the school, the virtual learning platform is not being adopted. Once one problem is addressed, another inevitably rises to take its place at the…

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When the Covid-19 crisis finally ends, UK schools must never return to normal | Education

From goodness knows where, in the last few weeks school and college leaders have pulled out all the stops. Despite 10 years of real-term funding cuts and ongoing fears of redundancies, the education profession has risen to the Covid-19 challenge. From nursery schools to further education colleges, colleagues have entrenched themselves in their communities, caring for the children of key workers and those at risk of harm while becoming distributors of food and providers of essential social care services. Hundreds…

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NEA Member Connections Help Sustain Educators During Crisis – Education Article

Everyone knows educators are there for the students. But it’s your relationships with your educator colleagues that make your job more satisfying, whether you’re sharing resources and ideas, or just venting about the day-to-day demands of the education profession. Connections with others are powerful – research shows they help us live longer, and there’s evidence educator connections might help us teach longer. But when your daily interactions with everyone, let alone your colleagues, are suddenly cut off, finding a way…

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School closures have little impact on spread of coronavirus – study | Education

School closures are likely to have a relatively small impact on the spread of Covid-19 and should be weighed against their profound economic and social consequences, particularly for the most vulnerable children, according to a UK study. The research, led by University College London (UCL), is the first to look at evidence behind many governments’ decision to shut schools and keep pupils at home. According to the UN’s education body, Unesco, more than 90% of the world’s pupils have been…

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Education Article

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How To Handle Parents Who Want To Talk And Talk – Education Article

We want parents involved, of course. But when they overstay their welcome, when they hang around your door and talk and talk (and talk), about everything under the sun, it can be aggravating. It can keep you from your work, add more stress to your day, and prevent you from going home at a decent hour. It’s as if they don’t comprehend that you have a life outside of school. So what can you do about it? Keep your relationship…

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UK councils face lawsuits over access to education in lockdown | Education

The UK government must ensure pupils from poor backgrounds have computers and internet connections during the coronavirus lockdown or face legal action for depriving children of their education, according to a group of legal activists. The Good Law Project argues that the widespread reliance on online learning during the lockdown is illegally disadvantaging state school pupils who lack access to tablets, laptops or adequate broadband. It says it will sue local authorities to try to push the government into action.…

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‘Zoomed Out’: Why ‘Live’ Teaching Isn’t Always the Best – 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. Does it seem like you now conduct most aspects of your life on Zoom? I explain how that’s added to experts’ discomfort with videoconferencing as the default mode of remote instruction. Have you found a creative way to engage students online? To cover the pandemic in your course? We’re collecting readers’ stories.…

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Free resources for middle and high school. – Education Article

Philippe Cousteau, Jr.’s environmental youth leadership organization EarthEcho International offers its free environmental education resources to teachers, students, and families affected by school closings due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Resources are available immediately via the EarthEcho Website: www.EarthEcho.org The resources, many of which are designed to satisfy national and state education standards, are a collection of live virtual events, recorded videos and short activities designed by teachers and EarthEcho’s education team to support high-quality experiential learning. Most of the videos…

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‘A weird time’: students tell of a future snatched away | Education

It might seem like a holiday for some, but the school closures, cancelled exams and university shutdowns are wreaking havoc with many students’ lives. Sixth formers have lost the chance to improve their grades through last-minute revision, and university students have been left hanging, unable to sit their final exams, say goodbye to friends, or invite their families to graduation ceremonies. Students from different stages in their education tell how their plans for the future are being shaped by the…

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College Students: 5 things to do when you’re stuck at home – USACollege Students: 5 things to do when you’re stuck at home – Education Article

Like most college students these days, I’m spending a lot of hours stuck at home. Even though I’m keeping up with my school work, I’m finding I have an excess of time on my hands. If you’re stuck at home, here are some ideas for things to do while you’re there. Read a book  I don’t know about you, but during the school year it seems that the only kind of books I have time to read are textbooks. I’ve had…

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Coronavirus Complicates an Already Tricky Balancing Act for Adult Learners – Education Article

On a typical weekday, Cindy Buchanan drives more than an hour from her home, in eastern Tennessee, to attend cosmetology classes at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Harriman. There, the 47-year-old Buchanan cuts, dyes, and perms the hair of mannequins. Two days a week she gets to practice on clients. These days, Buchanan’s commute is just a short walk to her computer. Her lessons have moved online due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19. They now center…

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How to Spark Middle Graders’ Interest in Reading Nonfiction – Education Article

Cate By Cate Gerard and Sunday Cummins There’s so much good nonfiction out there for our students to enjoy for self-selected reading, and the benefits seem endless. Nonfiction has the power to inspire curiosity and continued learning and to transform how students view their world. Sunday Recently, Cate interviewed 13 middle grade students about their nonfiction reading habits. During Cate’s conversations, 10 out of 13 students revealed that they self-select primarily fiction books for independent reading. Why not nonfiction? As…

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Evolving as a ChemE – USAEvolving as a ChemE – Education Article

With time comes change. It is no secret that engineering has a challenging curriculum, especially Chemical Engineering (ChemE). For community college transfers, the transition can be blindsiding compared to expectations, which is exactly what happened for me. Like a rollercoaster, I was in line to begin a new ride of my life, along with other “top-notch” students. But little did I know, the journey ahead of me was going to be different than expected. Claiming My New Reality Stepping up…

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