Creating Control: Managing Bullying in the Classroom
MARCH 24, 2017
One of every four students reports being bullied during the school year, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center. Bullying in the classroom has always been a problem, and educators are now taking bullying seriously.
Why I Hack My Classroom
MARCH 22, 2017
Written By: Grace O’Shea. New York City, Summer 2011. I was excited to be joining a force of Teaching Fellows poised to tackle the opportunity gap in NYC. I began my summer school assignment feeling a healthy mix of zeal and terror. I was about to go live. The challenge?
Unlocking Hidden Potential through Recruitment
APRIL 7, 2017
Written by: Brittany Bir, COO, 42USA. 42, a non-profit, tuition-free, computer programming school is not only disrupting the traditional education model, but also the traditional admissions process.
How This Teacher Took A Risk And Found Happiness In Her Work
MARCH 26, 2017
This is our fifth interview from our thought-leadership series from teachers who work at 51Talk. Elizabeth, please tell us about your education background.
5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid
If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.
Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Written by: Robyn D. Shulman. Quiet people have the loudest minds,”- Stephen Hawking. About two weeks ago, via LinkedIn, I shared Josh Steimle’s book review of Susan Cain ’s bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.
How the ‘Pre-Professionals’ Title Gives High Schoolers the Upper Hand
MARCH 5, 2017
The high school years are a time for discovering oneself — learning strengths and weaknesses, identifying dreams and goals for the future, developing key communication and real-world skills, and mapping out plans for college or a career after graduation.
The Many Benefits of Teaching Online
MARCH 29, 2017
This is our sixth interview from our thought-leadership series with teachers who work at 51Talk. Tequesta, please tell us about your education background. I graduated from Everest University, Tampa, Florida, where I earned a Master’s of Science degree in Business Administration.
KidZania: Hands-On Kid Sized Cities Coming To America
MARCH 21, 2017
The world’s fastest growing experiential learning center for children is coming to the U.S., promising to bring unique educational experiences to American children.
Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted
SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.
Digital Citizenship: The Critical Call To Educate and Prepare 21st-Century Learners
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed. We live in unprecedented times of great digital advances and innovation. Technology is moving and changing rapidly across the world while connecting us in unforeseen ways.
College Prep: The Often Winding Road for Parents, Students and High Schools
JUNE 16, 2016
By Robyn D. Shulman. You can now hold the future in your hand before this phrase comes to life. Meet the career and college-planning app, Schoold.co. Today, parents and students have the ability to access endless amounts of college and career planning information.
Blending Online and Field Learning To Inspire Young Girls in Science
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Op-Ed, Dr. Mikki McComb-Cobza. Ocean First Education. Today, there have been major strides in efforts to increase the use of technology in classroom teaching.
YouTube Kids Launches #Learn A Language
JANUARY 10, 2017
YouTube Kids gives your family an easy way to watch their favorite shows, or explore anything that captures their imagination. It’s free, simple to use, and full of family-friendly videos. YouTube Kids. Made for curious little minds. Download in iTunes or Google Play. Kicking off this month!
Leveling Up: How Digital Game-Based Learning Is Altering Education
OCTOBER 20, 2016
At the turn of the 21st century, public interest in games as learning tools took hold. In the eyes of digital game-based learning proponents, the general public and today’s teachers finally understood something that students and educational researchers knew all along.
Top 5 Tips for Teaching English Online
MARCH 7, 2017
Every day, more teachers leave the classroom, and they are looking for different ways to stay in education and still make a difference using their skills, talents, passion and knowledge. Becoming an online teacher is a big step , one that most educators have never even considered.
Martellus Bennett-More Than an Athlete
MAY 22, 2016
I am so excited to share this TED Talk given by athlete and creative genius, Martellus Bennett. On a personal note, my huband plays basketball with him. This video is as authentic as it gets and is an inspiration for all kids. Please listen and share with your classroom if appropriate.
How this Teacher is Finding True Joy in Her Profession: A Chat with Ariel from 51Talk
JANUARY 11, 2017
This is our third interview with teachers from 51Talk. I enjoyed this interview. You can hear the happiness in Ariel’s voice as you read her experience. If you have any questions about teaching with 51Talk, please reach out to us. You can also apply to teach at this link: 51Talk Application.
The Quizlet Advantage
APRIL 12, 2017
Op-Ed, Written by: Michael Snead, recently named ‘Teacher of the Year’ at Barton Middle School in Buda, Texas. All across the education field, teachers are always trying to find ways for students to be successful in school.
STEAM Learning in Action
NOVEMBER 25, 2016
The need for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is critical, especially because there will be more than 3 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018.
An Exclusive Interview with Christopher Gray: Founder of Scholly, Shark Tank Winner, Forbes 30 under 30
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
By: Robyn D. Shulman, Huffington Post and EdNews Daily. Chris, can you tell us about your childhood background? Also, how have social good projects played a role in your early life? I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama to a single mom and two younger siblings.
Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama. The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated.
PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17
AUGUST 29, 2016
This is an important documentary series for everyone. Please share this information. FRONTLINE, POV, NOVA, TED TALKS, AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY Among the Featured Programs, with Special Reports from PBS NEWSHOUR and PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND; Funded by CPB as Part of American Graduate.
Your Teacher Doesn’t Hate You – But She Might Not Like Your Writing
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Written By: Stephen D. Senturia. Too often a student is reduced to tears or driven to fury by the red marks and criticisms that a teacher puts on an essay or term paper.
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: The Impact of School Lunch on Student Performance
MARCH 22, 2017
By now, it is no mystery that what people eat has an effect on their daily physical and mental health. When people keep themselves well-nourished, they can participate more fully and effectively in a wide variety of activities.
Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner
JULY 2, 2016
SAT Scores: A New Number. Have you ever wondered how to achieve higher SAT scores? I had the pleasure to interview Shaan Patel, founder of 2400 Expert SAT Prep (renamed Prep Expert this weekend) and winner on ABC’s Shark Tank.
Got an Idea for an Edtech Tool to Support Special Education? NewSchools Ignite Might Fund it!
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Announcing up to $1.5 Million in New Funding Opportunities for Edtech Entrepreneurs! NewSchools Venture Fund is excited to announce the launch of its next ed tech funding opportunity: the NewSchools Ignite Special Education Challenge.
The Importance of Financial Literacy: Interview with Brenda Campbell of Make A Difference – Wisconsin
APRIL 4, 2017
This interview was published with permission from Joshua Scarver’s #DoWhatYouDesire’s Blog. You can also find more of his work via his personal site at: [link]. Hey everyone! Joshua here! If you are reading this, I hope you are having a positive and life changing day!
Character Playbook: How the NFL are Champions for Youth
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
The NFL, Houston Texans, United Way of Greater Houston, United Way Worldwide and Verizon have announced the Houston launch of Character Playbook , a new education initiative focused on youth character development and building healthy relationships.
Class Divide Debuts Oct. 3rd: HBO Documentary Shines Light on the Inequalities of Education
OCTOBER 1, 2016
Main (Top) Photo: Joel. Credit: Tom LeGoff/courtesy of HBO). Commentary by Robyn Shulman: I was privileged to have an early screening of this film. As a parent, educator and writer, this film hit every emotion within me.
Making a Global Impact in Education: An Interview with Karl Mehta, CEO of EdCast
JULY 24, 2016
Robyn Shulman. I was honored to chat with Karl Mehta, the founder and CEO of EdCast Inc. Thousands of new education technology platforms have emerged in the past decade. As education technology continues to grow, it is important to identify services with purpose and meaning.
How Self-Service Technologies Help College Students Find Jobs
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
By Sarah Wallace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs in July, continuing a period of strong job creation. And, for the first time in more than eight years, the U.S. unemployment rate has remained below 5 percent for several consecutive months.
College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy
OCTOBER 7, 2016
Sometimes, if we are lucky enough, our paths cross with genuine people who truly want to make a difference in the world, especially for youth. When I come across someone of this nature, I make extra effort to ensure I nurture and care for the relationship.
Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students
MAY 31, 2016
André Thomas, CEO of Triseum and former Head of Graphics for EA Sports Madden Football, brings gaming to new heights on university campuses combining rigorous learning and resources with state-of-the-art graphic design.
Free Virtual Clinic To Provide Parents in California With Education Support
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
Free Virtual Clinic To Provide Parents in California With Educational Support Regarding Challenges and Questions. Needs include: Special education. School discipline. Discrimination issues.
Best Google Education Apps for Teachers
AUGUST 19, 2016
Written by Kate Durocher. We live in a world where the influence of technology cannot be ignored. In health, everyday communication and education, tech plays a huge role in shaping and creating the narrative. While technology continues to grow and improve, why not embrace the benefits it offers?
How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind
JANUARY 14, 2017
Robyn D. Shulman, Author. My daughter turned 14 in November. As I reflect back on her childhood, I tend to do what many parents do: compare her life now to how my life was as a teenager then -my then seems like a different planet.
Grit in the Classroom
DECEMBER 18, 2016
Guest Article by: Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D. Grit has been celebrated and critiqued by many in academic circles and the academic press, but the conversation has remained largely focused on the work and opinions of researchers.
A New Day at Morton College
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Op-Ed Contribution. Dr. Stanley Fields, President of Morton College, Cicero, Illinois. It’s the beginning of another school year, with another class of students, and another year of quality education.