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Thousands of university workers strike across UK | Education

University workers have formed picket lines on campuses across the UK on the first day of the “biggest-ever wave of strikes” over higher education pay, pensions and working conditions. The University and College Union (UCU) reported that support from staff and students remained solid, despite the fact it will be the third time university staff have gone on strike in the last three years – most recently just before Christmas. UCU branches across the country posted pictures of lively picket…

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Education Article

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10 Great Virtual Reality Apps – Education Article

The potential impact of Virtual Reality (VR) in the classroom can’t be overstated. It has become the most exciting education device in a decade, enticing students to become engaged in pretty much any topic that includes a VR overlay. As a learning tool, it’s affordable, inclusive, and worth the moderate learning curve required to get it up and running. Let me step back a moment and explain what VR is. HowStuffWorks defines it this way: using computer technology to create…

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Downing tools in protest is not the way to solve headteachers’ Ofsted problems | Laura McInerney | Education

School inspections in England began in 1839 – they are older than the zip, toilet paper, or tea bags. But for the first time in the inspectorate’s history it is facing a major and potentially destabilising problem: school leaders are politely withdrawing their labour. A few years ago, Ofsted decided that instead of grading schools using inspectors who had never worked in one, it should recruit more school leaders; they would be employed part-time for the inspectorate, and as senior…

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Cultural Responsiveness is Not Just for White Teachers – Education Article

I remember my first year teaching….I was having difficulty with a few of my 6th-grade students. They were male and Hispanic. I wasn’t sure what the gap was but they ignored me when I spoke, they made rude comments and made it quite clear they weren’t going to do anything that I asked (including their homework). Here I was a young, naive, African American middle school teacher and I taught in a middle school where the majority population was Hispanic. …

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Ofsted chief: funding cuts forcing schools to narrow curriculum | Education

Schools are cutting back the curriculum and not replacing teachers when they leave because of a growing funding crisis, the chief inspector of schools has said. In an unprecedented step, Ofsted’s Amanda Spielman laid out the impact of cuts in a blogpost that has since been removed because it was published “erroneously”. It will be published again in the coming weeks, along with a more detailed study on school funding. Spielman has previously been criticised after she said it would…

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Check 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Cut Off – Education Article

Haryana LEET Cut Off 2020: Haryana State Technical Education Society conducts the Haryana LEET for the lateral entry of the candidates in various engineering institutions across Haryana. Through this process, the candidates directly enter into the 2nd year of various technical programmes in Engineering and Technical Institutes of Haryana. The Haryana LEET 2020 Cut off is released after the declaration of the Haryana LEET Result. The cut-off will be released after the Haryana LEET Counselling. On the basis of the…

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Are junior academic roles at universities stepping stones or exploitation? | Letters | Education

Re Owen Jones’s article (We will all pay for the crisis in our universities, Journal, 14 February), I am the mother of a young academic who, since her graduation three years ago, has jumped through every hoop required and yet is still employed on a casual, short-term basis with no career structure, and no security. These young scholars are being continually forced to take on administrative work by senior staff, working regularly through the night so they can not only…

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Dozens of Colleges Pledged to Enroll More Low-Income Students. So Why Did Their Numbers Go Down? – Education Article

You’re reading the latest issue of The Edge, a weekly newsletter by Goldie Blumenstyk. Sign up here to get her insights on the people, trends, and ideas that are reshaping higher education. I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, covering innovation in and around academe. Here’s what I’m thinking about this week. Good intentions go only so far when the goal is to enroll more low-income students. People looking for the good news in the…

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Being The Best For The World (Not The Best In The World) – A.J. JULIANI – Education Article

I often share this video of Clint Pulver’s story during my talks, and it has influenced my thinking in many ways. It has changed the way I think about being a teacher, leader, parent, coach, and friend. Being the best for the world starts with empathy. Make sure you watch the video below before you keep reading! You don’t need to be the best teacher in the world. Instead, we should focus on being the best teacher for OUR…

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Leavism: the troubling truth behind the trend to keep working while on holiday | Money

‘I can’t wait for my holiday,” a colleague told me. “I’m going to get so much work done!” At the time, I wasn’t shocked. Many professionals I know use their holidays as an opportunity to work. I have to admit that when I’m on holiday, I wake up early so I can do some sneaky work before the rest of the family appear and demand I “relax”. Now this trend of working on holidays has been given a name: leavism.…

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Getting Personal with Your Major – USAGetting Personal with Your Major – Education Article

Committing to your college major can be so personal and gut-wrenching. You spend so much time trying to decide what you want to do with your life, how it will affect you and those around you, if it is something you will always love, etc. It truly is terrifying to make such a seemingly permanent decision for your future profession. The earliest memory I have of what I thought I may want to be when I grew up was when I…

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Three Good Ways to Make Stop Motion Videos – Education Article

Creating a stop-motion video or a time-lapse videos can be a good way for students to tell a story in the style of Gumby. Making stop-motion and time-lapse videos can also be a good way for students to demonstrate how a lengthy process works without making people watch a long video. Here are three good and easy-to-use tools for making stop motion videos. Cloud Stop Motion At the recommendation of Danny Nicholson I recently tried a new stop motion tool called Cloud Stop Motion.…

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Private student housing is failing students. The government must step in | Graham Galbraith | Education

Settling in at university can be difficult for students – so the last thing they need is to arrive and find they have nowhere to live. Unfortunately, that is exactly what has happened up and down the country this year, not least for more than 200 University of Portsmouth students. Two days before our students were due to move in they were told their new private development was not ready. Could they stay at home for the first few weeks…

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