Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators


In many cases, without even realizing it, educators plan their curriculum without considering whether it includes the diverse backgrounds and identities of their students. 10] By prioritizing diversity and inclusion in class, educators can prepare every student to reach their potential.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

The following three sections detail the range of best practices found by researchers to be critical for ensuring educator growth and success: Effective Administrator and Teacher Leadership. 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ). Schools that foster trust among parents, teachers, and school leaders are more likely to see academic improvement than schools that do little or fail to foster trust ( Bryk and Schneider, 2003 ). This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?


PISA 2000 showed Finnish youth to be the best young readers in the world, in 2003 the country’s youth led in math, by 2006 Finland was first out of 57 countries in science, and by 2009 Finland came second in science, third in reading and sixth in math among nearly half a million students worldwide. Read more: How can we address the 4 Cs of education online? Exploring the characteristics of the Nordic education. The effect on education outcomes is significant.

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley wrote the heads of each of the nation’s state departments of education to formally invite them to apply to the federal government to receive newly appropriated federal funds under the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 to “help every child in every school utilize technology to achieve high standards by the dawn of the 21st century.” Department of Education or other federal agencies) in and out of inclusion.

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The main theme is that people are naturally very efficient learners and that we can more effectively make use of this fact in our current education and training systems. The power to learn Heutagogy has come a long way since its initial inception over a bottle of wine and notes written on a napkin in a restaurant in 2000 (Hase, 2002, 2009; Hase and Kenyon, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010; Kenyon and Hase, 2010). The Definition of Heutagogy; Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education;

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

EdNews Daily

As a leader in educational media for children and students and a key partner with parents and educators across America, PBS today announced SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION, a special week of primetime programming examining the challenges facing today’s students and America’s education system. SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION also kicks-off of a year-long teacher support campaign—“Teach Boldly”—led by PBS and local member stations across the country.

Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

More than 340,000 students, educators and parents have “spoken” so far as part of this year’s Speak Up surveys about how they use – and how they would like to use – technology for learning. 24th, they say “how to use technology to differentiate instruction” (51 percent) and “how to use educational games in the classroom” (35 percent) are at the top of their wish list for professional development this year. Since 2003, more than 3.7

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NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

President Bush promotes his “No Child Left Behind” education agenda during a visit to Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., 8, 2003. Fifteen years ago, Brenda Cassellius was an assistant principal at a Minneapolis high school when a local reporter asked her about the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the brand-new congressional overhaul of federal education policy. That data has become a valuable tool for educators, policy makers and researchers.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

Faced with fast-changing instructional models, varying infection rates, decreasing revenue sources, and a variety of natural disasters, how can education finance officials meet the short-term needs of their districts as well as longer-term requirements? By Robert Low.

Preparing Young Students for Home Row Keyboarding: An Unplugged Approach

Ask a Tech Teacher

Then I ran into Dr. William Morgan on one of the education forums I frequent and was thrilled that he knows a lot about them and was willing to share his expertise to kick-off a mini-seminar in classroom keyboarding. If students wait to receive formal instruction in secondary grades they may already have too many bad habits engrained ( Bartholome ,1998). National Association for the Education of Young Children , International Society for Technology in Education ).

3 Key Actions for 2021-22 You Can Take Now

It looks like COVID-19 has one in the education sphere. COVID’s impact on schools was so substantial that Congress established the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). What else must educational leaders do to get their schools and districts future ready?

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

But it wasn’t until the ASCA adopted a national model in 2003 that mental health gained an official role in school counseling duties. The state board of education later approved about half that money for schools to hire nearly 150 new counselors by August 2020.

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Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

The Hechinger Report

Minnesota ranks among the most educated states in the country, with nearly half of adults aged 25 to 64 holding an associate degree or higher. But that impressive statistic masks severe racial disparities in degree completion: The state has the second largest attainment gap between whites and blacks in the nation, according to the Education Trust. He estimated that nearly one in three new jobs created through 2026 will require education beyond high school.

Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change

In order to address education equity, administrators must first recognize the common barriers. A holistic approach to child development, education, and differentiated support – This is a chance to make classrooms developmentally conducive to learning. By Stacey Pusey.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ). 3, and Connected Educator Month in October--how are we still standing?!), The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Where does this type of problem solving fit in in the current education landscape? partnership in education.

India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy

The Hechinger Report

Education is free, lunch is free, books are free, sanitary napkins are free,’’ Ballani tells parents, urging them to visit this government-run school on the edge of the Thar Desert, where, on a warm day late last spring, 12 teachers were overseeing the education of 260 students from first grade through high school. Your kids will have a better life if they are educated. Related: India’s push to better educate its girls.

Top 12 apps for law students and the bar exam


Law school app # 1: Black’s Law Dictionary It’s the most widely-used law dictionary in the United States and a trusted staple of any law student’s education: Black’s Law Dictionary.

Shocking data reveals Millennials lacking skills across board

eSchool News

It’s a conversation a decade ago that was so widely circulated and discussed that even dedicated education stakeholders grew weary of it: U.S. Ten years of jumbled reform initiatives and touting Millennials as the most educated demographic in recent history later, national and international research groups say nothing has changed; and, in fact, it may be getting worse. But what are the hard numbers to support these claims; and is it just a matter of more education?

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Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” post-secondary education needs closer connections to K-12, especially given demographic and economic changes (126-8). future of education reviews trends

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” post-secondary education needs closer connections to K-12, especially given demographic and economic changes (126-8). future of education reviews trends

Something NEW is coming to Truth for Teachers…

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I spent the first half of the summer working a lot — this is one of my primary busy seasons as an educational consultant — and we successfully kicked off another cohort of the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek program. The new tagline for Truth for Teachers is “Real talk from real educators.”

Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them

The Hechinger Report

Her parents, like many Mexican immigrant families, didn’t believe in taking out loans, even for education. They both believe that having Hispanic teachers might have made a difference in their education. Students who share racial and/or gender characteristics with their teachers tend to report higher levels of personal effort, happiness in class, feeling cared for, student-teacher communication, post-secondary motivation, and academic engagement.”.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

A secondary argument is that there is a large amount of content on the web that is spurious, deceiving or inaccurate, and that user generated sites such as Wikipedia and blogs undermine the authority of professionals and academics. In his seminal work, Natural Born Cyborgs (2003), Clark sees a future that combines the best features of human and machine, where we literally wear or physically internalise our technologies.

Working and conferencing with a rubric: easy tweaks for effort + quality

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Dennis Kafalas is the author of An Obvious Life (Dare Empire E-Media e-book, 2012), Whale Pirates , (Debut Press trade paperback, 2003; e-book, 2012) and Inspired Learners, Active Minds: A Guide for The English Classroom (Rowman & Littlefield Educational Publishers, 2009). He was a secondary Language Arts teacher in an urban school setting, and is currently a middle school principal.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

While the state’s Department of Education cycled through commissioners (six in six years) superintendents struggled to figure out the law, largely on their own. Related: Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education. Now, as a new governor and legislature grapple with these gaps, many parents and educators are left asking: How did Maine get into this mess? In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8

The Emergency Home Learning Summit Final Week - 24 Amazing Interviews Start Tomorrow

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education at the University of Kansas Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas and a professor in Educational Leadership at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Australia.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

Like a handful of states, New Hampshire is taking the opportunity provided by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to revise its accountability measures to further individualize education. The bad news is we’re not seeing a lot of innovation or discussion around personalized learning,” said Claire Voorhees, national policy director for the Tallahassee, Florida-based Foundation for Excellence in Education, an advocacy group for personalized learning. Higher Education.

Live (Early) Friday February 24th with Dennis Littky on Big Picture Schools Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Big Picture Learning design is "a dynamic approach to learning, doing, and thinking that has been changing the lives of students, educators, and entire communities since 1995. He is nationally known for his extensive work in secondary education in urban, suburban, and rural settings, spanning over 40 years. in psychology and education from the University of Michigan. In 2003, Dennis was recognized as a leader in the small schools movement and awarded the Harold W.

How Being Part of a ‘House’ Within a School Helps Students Gain A Sense of Belonging


Modern elementary and secondary house systems aren’t just a California thing. Educators at schools like these claim additional systemic advantages. In the spring of 2016, Hayes, Seamons and six others traveled to the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, a nonprofit middle school created to serve as a model school for educator training programs. Dan Green helped launch a house system at California’s Goleta Valley Junior High in 2003.

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

More than 60 percent of American fourth-graders are not proficient readers, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and it’s been that way since testing began in the 1990s. One of the excuses educators have long offered to explain America’s poor reading performance is poverty. In fact, by some estimates, one-third of America’s struggling readers are from college-educated families. Louisa Moats, an education consultant and researcher.

Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works


It’s not uncommon to find professional educators who look down on homeschooling as a way of circumventing learning standards, seeing it as a path chosen mostly by families wanting to include religion in their children’s education. The appeal of home schooling has grown over the past decade — between 2003 and 2012, the percentage of students who are homeschooled grew from 2.2 Department of Education.

May 31 - Interview with James Bosco on Digital Media and Participatory Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, May 31st, for a live and interactive Future of Education webinar with James Bosco, Principle Investigator at the Consortium for School Networking ( CoSN ). James Bosco is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Educational Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1961. 2003); “Is it Possible to Reform Schools?

Thursday Interview: The Personalized High School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event and Recording Page : [link] Denise Wolk is Director of Publications and Communications and Senior Program Associate with Educators for Social Responsibility. While at Brown she also contributed to Changing Systems to Personalize Learning: Discover the Power of Advisories (LAB, 2003). Joe DiMartino is president of the Center for Secondary School Redesign, Inc.

The breaking point that led to my sabbatical (and what’s next)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Circumstances are really kind of secondary. I’ve attended dozens of education conferences. I’ve spent my free time socializing with other educators and participating in Twitter chats and Facebook groups about teaching.

OPINION: Trump’s Justice Dept. “would better serve students by focusing on legitimate threats to students’ civil rights”

The Hechinger Report

Department of Justice received swift pushback from supporters of affirmative action in higher education, including the American Association of University Professors. In any case, the incident highlights the Justice Department and civil rights issues, including in educational contexts. Bakke , it has periodically affirmed that colleges and universities may use race as one factor among many to achieve the educational benefits of a diverse student body.

“Today’s child needs more than just a classroom filled with words, textbooks or school politics — they need a classroom that allows their style of learning to develop their understanding of what is around them.” – Jillian Mary Sigamoney, South Africa

Daily Edventures

That’s especially true in the remote South African villages where Jillian Sigamoney got her start as an educator. The ICanLearnProgram is a combination of educational activities coupled with art, sports, music and counseling that fosters healthy development in teamwork, self-esteem, mental initiative and decision-making in children. Based on outcomes-based education methods, each child in the program is taught to learn in a method he/she is comfortable with.

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School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

The Hechinger Report

“Since my parents didn’t get much education, it’s hard to talk to them about my schoolwork and applying to college, or how to plan my time and get everything done,” says Mariano Almanza, 18, pictured speaking with his Coronado High School guidance counselor, Colleen McElvogue. Since my parents didn’t get much education, it’s hard to talk to them about my schoolwork and applying to college, or how to plan my time and get everything done. Higher Education.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

While much of the speculation about the future of education technology under President Trump has been focused on the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ( her investment in various ed-tech companies , her support for vouchers and charter schools), it’s probably worth remembering that the Department of Education is hardly the only agency that shapes education and education technology policy.