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Welsh, Hawaiian and Navajo … now Gaelic is in line for a rescue | Education

Sorley MacLean’s poem Hallaig, a lament to the cleared homesteads of the Isle of Raasay, is his most famous work, lauded by Seamus Heaney, the Irish Nobel laureate whose translation was published in 2002, and the inspiration for countless other poets and songsmiths. Yet few have ever read the poem as MacLean wrote it, or any of the other masterworks from the lyrical canon of Scottish Gaelic literature. Barely 60,000 people speak Gaelic, one of Britain’s fragile minority languages which…

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Transitions: New School Names Next Chief Executive, Lincoln Land Community College Hires New Vice President – Education Article

Dave Cillay, vice president for academic outreach and innovation at Washington State University, has been named the university’s first Global Campus chancellor. He will retain his current position as well. Ginny Favede, executive director of the Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council and chair of the Board of Trustees at Wheeling University, has been named the university’s president. She succeeds Michael Mihalyo, who was placed on administrative leave in August. Adam C. Hutchison, provost of the Waco campus at Texas State…

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How to Quickly Email Parents in Multiple Languages – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela Each week I communicate with the parents of my 200+ students in multiple languages and this has made such a profound impact on student outcomes and relationships! In this post I explain how to use the free Google Sheets add-on,  Form Mule,  to send a personalized email to…

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A grandfather’s tale taught me the true value of time spent with my children | Daryl Austin | Opinion

I was at the park with my daughters some time ago when I fell into a conversation with a kind grandfather. He was there with his grandson and confessed that he loved spending so much time with his grandchildren because he missed so much when his own kids were growing up as he was “working all the time”. He added that he wished he would have “said ‘no’ to my boss more, and to my family less”. This grandparent isn’t…

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Prepositions of Place Worksheet – Education Article

Are you looking for a fun way to practice or teach prepositions of place? This worksheet helps you to have a fun class as it provides students with a listening practice activity when watching the video, plus, it also helps you review the verb TO BE in the present. You’ll find a brief description of how to use this worksheet along with the link to the video on youtube.com. Have fun and I’d appreciate any comments you may have. Similar…

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What do Ofsted reports reveal about the way schools are being inspected under the new framework? – David Didau – Education Article

What do Ofsted reports reveal about the way schools are being inspected under the new framework? Ofsted’s new inspection framework went live at the beginning of September and the first reports have now been published. Anecdotally, I’ve heard whispers from two different inspections about the sorts of questions that are being asked and the sorts of challenges being made, but it’s interesting and, I hope, useful, to interrogate the published reports to get a sense of the common themes and…

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What are your biggest career regrets? Share your stories | Guardian Careers

Hindsight is a wonderful thing – but it can also shine an unflattering light on the decisions we’ve made. Ask yourself the “what if” question and there’s always a risk of opening up an endless pit of regrets. But every choice – be it a good or bad one – is a lesson, right? And we’ve all had a few regrets we can learn from. As many as nine out of 10 people in the UK regret rushing their choice…

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Nine Ways Technology Can Boost STEM Learning – Education Article

Across the nation, innovative programs are preparing students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These subjects, often called STEM, can open up new pathways to success in the 21st century workforce and also means new opportunities for students and teachers alike. Technology can play an important role in the STEM learning process. The Office of Educational Technology, in partnership with Digital Promise, reviewed research literature on how technology can enrich STEM learning. They found nine ways…

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Resourceaholic: Classroom Reflections – Education Article

It’s been a long time since I last wrote a blog post reflecting on what I’ve been doing in the classroom. I remember writing one when I returned to work after maternity leave in 2015. During maternity leave I’d joined Twitter and became hugely inspired and excited about maths teaching – I returned to work raring to try out loads of new approaches and resources for the first time. My current situation feels like that one all over again. I’ve…

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Cambridge don leaves college after new investigation into harassment claims | Education

A Cambridge don has agreed to permanent exclusion from his college following allegations that he breached sanctions placed on him two years ago after an internal investigation into complaints that he had sexually harassed undergraduates. Peter Hutchinson, a non-stipendiary fellow at Trinity Hall, was banned in September 2015 from teaching undergraduates and attending social events where they were present. Trinity Hall, whose alumni include Stephen Hawking and the Oscar-winning actor Rachel Weisz, launched an investigation earlier this month into whether…

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Education Article

HuffPost is now part of the Verizon Media family. We (Verizon Media) and our partners need your consent to access your device, set cookies, and use your data, including your location, to understand your interests, provide relevant ads and measure their effectiveness. Verizon Media will also provide relevant ads to you on our partners’ products. … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Read Full Article

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The 3 Preconditions of PBL – Education Article

The lure of the classroom is a monthly series chronicling the author’s decision to go from classroom to boardroom and back again. In this third edition, he focuses on the preconditions for doing high-quality PBL. The post The 3 Preconditions of PBL appeared first on Getting Smart. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by David Ross Read Full Article

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Britain’s private school problem: it’s time to talk | Education

The existence in Britain of a flourishing private-school sector not only limits the life chances of those who attend state schools but also damages society at large, and it should be possible to have a sustained and fully inclusive national conversation about the subject. Whether one has been privately educated, or has sent or is sending one’s children to private schools, or even if one teaches at a private school, there should be no barriers to taking part in that…

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The Past Meets the Future: How to Bring Confucian Virtues into Higher Ed with Educational Technology – Education Article

On August 6, 1991, the World Wide Web became public to the world and forever changed the way that ideas move. Although in-person dialogues and interactions are historically significant ways for the movement of information, communication technologies have become a central way to learn in higher education and beyond. With increasing technology in our lives, professors should be selective about the usage, aiming to balance technology and personal approaches.  Indeed, digital tools and instructional technologies such as Smartboards are implemented in…

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The secret to a high salary? Emotional intelligence | Guardian Careers

While IQ remains a very strong predictor of career success, our research suggests that people with high emotional intelligence are more likely to have higher wages. The study, published in the Journal of Vocational Behaviour in August 2017, tested US university students for emotional intelligence, or EI, during their studies – and then looked at their career trajectory over the course of 10 years. The results showed us that students who scored highly for EI went on to have better…

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