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‘It can’t go on’: students join lecturers on the picket line | Education

Early on Thursday morning, striking staff and supportive students braved wind, rain and hailstones to picket at the University of Manchester, demanding an end to unequal pay, unfair workloads, rising pension costs and the casualisation of work. Outside the Samuel Alexander building, Spanish lecturers Adriana Bausells and Rubén Peinado said the precariousness of pay and contracts had become the norm for their department, increasing their workloads and stymieing prospects for promotion. Peinado, 34, is on his fourth fixed-term contract in…

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Join the Cause and Be Inspired at the ELT4PR Online Conference for Teachers – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela This weekend, January 25th to January 26th, join me and teachers worldwide for the ELT Day for Puerto Rico 24 hour online conference (#ELTDay4PuertoRico). This event is being held to raise funds for the people in Puerto Rico who have suffered through various earthquakes and Hurricane Maria. Educators from all over Latin America, the Caribbean, and the world are delivering 10 minute presentations…

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Students: don’t complain about your striking lecturers – join them | Education

This week, staff in 60 universities across the UK will take part in a strike led by the University and College Union (UCU). Their choice to strike has the full support of the National Union of Students (NUS) – but not all students have come out in favour of the action. Unfortunately, I’ve heard many fellow students criticise the decision of lecturers to go on strike. Within a few hours after the industrial action was announced, a petition was launched…

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Teachers on Twitter: why you should join and how to get started | Teacher Network

I’ve been using Twitter for six months and it’s already one of the best career decisions I’ve made. For a while, it seemed that my relationship with teaching was going to be short lived (the first rush of excitement and energy was gone and in need of resuscitation). But thanks to some of the inspiring educators on Twitter, I have fallen back in love with teaching. Earlier this year, a colleague (@historychappy) presented a 10-minute continuing professional development session on…

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Join us: sign up for the Guardian Teacher Network newsletter | Teacher Network

The Guardian Teacher Network is the place for news, features and opinion about education and teaching. With articles tapping into ideas and debates about learning, insights on best practice, and accounts from teachers lifting the lid on life in the classroom, we get to the heart of the daily issues faced by those working in schools. We also bring you the Guardian’s teaching resources website, a free platform for sharing lesson plans. Join our lively and engaged community of readers…

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Oxford professor’s children refused visas to join her in UK | Education

Amber Murrey, an American academic, was “ecstatic” about being appointed associate professor in geography at Oxford University last year. But the dream turned sour two weeks ago when the Home Office refused to grant visas for her two daughters, aged four and nine, to live with her in the UK. Dr Murrey used an immigration lawyer to make sure the visa applications for her daughters, who have US passports, went smoothly, and was not anticipating a problem. Her husband has…

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Join the Global Day of Design on May 6th (over 75,000 learners participating) – A.J. JULIANI – Education Article

Last year over 100,000 students from four different continents participated in our third annual Global Day of Design. The hashtag went viral as students and teachers shared and launched their creative projects all day long around the globe. This year, we are doing it again, and we can’t wait to see what students design, build, and make! Already we have over 75,000 students signed up to participate from 600+ schools, in over 14 countries and four different continents for the 2019 Global…

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