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Should pets ever be kept in classrooms? | Education

Watching duck eggs hatch in a classroom was a “wow” experience that brought the topic to life, says Sarah Holmes, teacher in Derby High School’s primary department. “It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn about the life cycle, see the ducklings grow and learn to swim. They also learned to take responsibility for looking after them.” Classrooms across the UK house a wide range of school pets: hamsters, fish, guinea pigs and even tortoises. But though they…

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Tips on Student Loans Consolidation – Education Article

As if education was not hard enough to handle and care making in itself a very daunting and difficult task; in the growing world of technology and advancement, education has also become a very expensive affair and the need to find the right type of education with the quality of offering is a matter of grave consideration these days. Along with all these nightmarish elements to consider, is the fact that people are suffering from financial hardships and living has…

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The Best Uses of EdTech: Giving Every Student a Voice – Education Article

One meaningful use of education technology is the ability to change how students can share their voice After 10+ years of exploring and writing about the evolving relationship between technology and teaching and learning, I find |myself asking more often than ever, “out of all of these ideas, what’s really working and making a difference?” One great answer to that question has been the subject of a couple of recent discussions I’ve shared here, and it’s really been resonating with…

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A Principal’s Reflections: The Future of Work – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: The Future of Work The Future of Work The future of work should be on the top of everyone’s mind as it is smacking us right now in the face.  As I have previously written, we are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where rampant innovation and exponential advances in technology are changing the societal landscape.  We are seeing professions being redefined or outright eradicated.  Here is a fact.  Millions of jobs are and will…

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Ofsted chief: pupils’ wellbeing at risk as sport is squeezed out of schools | Education

The Ofsted chief inspector has called on the government to do more to increase sport in schools amid growing concern that physical education is being squeezed out of the curriculum as a result of funding cuts and excessive focus on exam results. Amanda Spielman told the Observer it was essential that ministers and school leaders acted to show they understood what should be obvious – that sport and exercise for young people were vital parts of a full and balanced…

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Finding Work in Canada – Education Article

Finding work in Canada after attaining your permanent residency and immigration can be challenging and getting Canadian work experience is usually essential for new comers. To improve your chances of finding a relevant job, it is important to network with people in the same field as you, and with other Canadians from your country of origin. Most employers will be particularly interested in your ability to work effectively in English or French, so improving your language skills improves your chances…

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I can’t remember! Or can I?….Let’s learn about retrieval practice – Education Article

Maybe you are chuckling to yourself about a moment recently where that happened to you. You sat at your desk or stood in the middle of the room or waited in your car at the intersection…trying to remember the thing you wanted to recall. You may have employed some mnemonics or keywords or other tools to help you store and later access that information. Sometimes if information hasn’t seemed to clearly fit into our mental mapping or schemas, or we…

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Standardized Tests Are Not Objective Measures of Anything – Education Article

 When it comes to standardized tests, most people are blinded by science.   Or at least the appearance of science.   Because there is little about these assessments that is scientific, factual or unbiased.   And that has real world implications when it comes to education policy.   First of all, the federal government requires that all public school children take these assessments in 3-8th grade and once in high school. Second, many states require teachers be evaluated by their…

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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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Basic Stages for a Crime Scene Investigation – Tips for Crime Scene Technicians – Education Article

Approach scene: The crime scene investigator returns the microphone to its clip and begins the drive to the latest assignment. A crime scene investigation begins well before the CSI enters a structure, an open field or wooded area. Usually the radio dispatch message is brief and seldom reveals the full nature of the incident. Most often this is done to avoid drawing onlookers and the media who may be monitoring the dispatch frequency. As the CSI turns onto the street…

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Controversial Ex-Governor Is Out as Harvard Fellow, Days After He Was Appointed – Education Article

Less than a week after Rick Snyder landed a senior research fellowship at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the former Michigan governor announced on Wednesday he would turn it down following opposition that stemmed from his handling of the water crisis in Flint, Mich. “It would have been exciting to share my experiences, both positive and negative; our current political environment and its lack of civility makes this too disruptive.” Snyder, who served as governor from 2011…

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2019 Teacher of the Year: ‘Everyone Benefits From Diversity’ – Education Article

Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year addresses the delegates during the NEA Representative Assembly. Rodney Robinson, the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, brought the 7,000 NEA Representative Assembly delegates to their feet on Saturday with an impassioned plea for diversity, increased opportunity for our most vulnerable students, and a day of reckoning for politicians who refuse to fully-fund public education. “When we talk about education justice,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García, “Rodney lives it every day.” Robinson…

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A Principal’s Reflections: Learning Never Stops – Education Article

“Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams How do you make, not find, the time to learn and get better? Often the number one impediment in this area is fitting it into our busy schedules.  Trust me; I get it.  There never seems to be enough time in the day to do what needs to be done both personally and professionally.  The only piece of advice…

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Teachers strike over pupils ‘carrying knives and brawling’ | UK news

Teachers have gone on strike at a school in Birmingham rated outstanding by Ofsted where they say “feral” students are carrying knives, threatening staff and brawling in classrooms. Staff at Starbank school, whose pupils’ ages range from three to 16, have been given panic buttons and are “scared to come out of their classrooms” between lessons, according to a teaching union. The NASUWT, whose members began a two-day strike at the school on Thursday, said it took urgent action when…

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Non-Formal Education in the Philippines – Education Article

Non-formal Education is one of the means to spread literacy and employable skills to the people and it covers a much larger audience than the formal system. The NFE in Philippines is designed to assist the out-of-school youth and adults who have been deprived of formal education. There may be varying reasons for this.It may include the economic, social and geographical limitations which have hindered the path of literacy and employable skills. The mission of the NFE program in Philippines…

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