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How will you be affected by UK university strikes? | Education

The University College Union (UCU) have confirmed that staff from 74 universities across the UK will go on strike starting on Thursday for 14 days until 13 March 2020. The strike follows the November and December 2019 strike, in which staff from 60 universities walked out over disputes regarding pay, pensions and working conditions. The strikes are expected to cause significant disruption to the studies of university students during the final weeks of term. Students at some universities including Edinburgh,…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

Last Thursday was the last day of our second trimester at school, and therefore the end of my second opportunity in 2019-20 to teach Digital and Media Literacy to 5th and 6th Graders. As classroom teachers, one of the things we quickly learn is how different the dynamics of separate classes can be based on the composition of students, their personalities, and the ways in which students interact and sometimes “play off of” each other. In this post, I’d like…

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University employers say union demands on pay are unaffordable | Education

Union demands on pensions, pay and conditions are unaffordable and will put vulnerable institutions that are already in deficit at even greater risk, university employers have said. Speaking before strike action planned for this week on 74 campuses across the UK, the employers said many institutions that had already reported shortfalls were being asked to go beyond what they could afford to meet union demands. They appealed to the University and College Union, which represents lecturers, librarians, technicians and other…

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Find the Right Tools for Student Projects – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! The majority of our students use technology daily to learn and share their voice, creativity, ideas, and passion with the world! When we integrate technology effectively into the curriculum students discover how to use technology to problem solve, create, and better their future and world. Before students embark on any digital project, you need to find the right tools. Below are some websites, blogs, and Twitter accounts where you can find…

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Beat the graduate blues: how to prepare for life after university | Education

Around half of students report feeling low after leaving university, according to a recent study which highlighted a lack of support available to recent graduates. “There are lots of reasons why they might experience difficulties with their mental health. Moving on after studying can be both exciting and daunting,” says Stephen Buckley, head of information at Mind. However, there are steps you can take in your final year at university to make the transition easier. Avoid comparisons “It is completely…

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How to Ace an Online Interview – USAHow to Ace an Online Interview – Education Article

As a junior in college and a Pearson Campus Ambassador Regional Coordinator, I have conducted and been a part of many online interviews over Skype, Zoom, and other online video platforms. I have a lot of experience in this field and I believe that I can provide the necessary tips that will help you ace that online interview and land that internship or job position that you desperately need. Dress for success So you were able to secure an online…

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Are things so good that normal seems bad? – David Didau – Education Article

Former Irish president Mary Robinson has been doing the rounds warning the world it needs to wake up as the hands of the Doomsday Clock are moved to 100 seconds to midnight. Apparently things are so bleak that the world is closer catastrophe than at any point in history. Not only is climate change about to wash away most of the world’s coastline, but the threat of nuclear annihilation is greater than at the peak of the Cold War. Basically,…

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‘It’s scandalous’: when free schools shut for want of a permanent home | Education

Louise Grace’s two children, aged 13 and 11, spent more than a week off school last term suffering from anxiety. Their school, the International Academy of Greenwich (IAG), is earmarked for closure and the worry of watching it happen – friends taking up places elsewhere, teachers leaving – is affecting both children badly, their mother says. “My daughter is so upset by it all: she is losing her friends and she is worried about going to a new school, with…

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Resourceaholic: The Rule of Three – Education Article

Multiplication is vexation; Division is as bad; The Rule of Three doth puzzle me, And Practice drives me mad. You may know this classic nursery rhyme, which was apparently written by John Napier in 1570. Most modern English maths teachers don’t know much about the Rule of Three. I hadn’t come across it myself until I started reading old textbooks, where it is ubiquitous. In Hodder’s Artihmetick (1702) the Rule of Three is described as the ‘Golden Rule’ (for as…

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UK universities face pressure to reform admissions process | Education

British universities are taking a hard look at changes to their admissions procedures for undergraduates, after evidence that significant numbers of disadvantaged and ethnic minority students are dissatisfied with the current system.A survey of university applicants commissioned by vice-chancellors and seen by the Guardian found that many black and other ethnic minority candidates, as well as those from families without a history of studying in higher education, complained of obstacles during their applications, including poor careers advice and a time-consuming…

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Education Needs A Lot More ‘YES’ – Education Article

Several years ago, actor Jim Carey starred in a movie entitled “Yes Man.” The basic premise was that a person’s life would vastly improve if one just learned to say ‘yes’ to things. In other words, our first instinct is often ‘no.’ If education is about creating, utilizing and benefitting from opportunities, then consider how often we say ‘yes.’ Or rather, consider how often we say and hear the word ‘no.’ Saying the word ‘yes’ is often harder than it…

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Our ideologically driven curriculum fails the test | Letters | Education

No one who knows anything about education – a category that rarely includes government ministers – could disagree with the main thrust of your editorial (The gap between rich and poor pupils is not the only thing wrong with GCSEs, 12 February). In particular, you are right to point out “the inadequacy of a whole mode of thinking about education, according to which anything that cannot be audited can appear virtually without meaning”. However, it is simplistic to imply that…

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Dos and Don’ts When Working with International Students in the Classroom – Education Article

Annually, approximately one million international students study in the U.S. where they advance science and research in various fields. Many international students go great lengths to accomplish their goals and fill voids in the job market, and several Nobel laureates were once international students. In response, it is crucial to acknowledge mistakes professors make and how to best avoid these to both welcome and support international students. Professors in U.S. colleges are often unaware of how certain interactions, assumptions, and…

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