How Freshman Seminars Can Help Students Starting the Ninth Grade

MindShift

At Maplewood High School in Nashville, every freshman is required to take a semester-long freshman seminar course that helps them think about what they want to do with their lives, and prepares them for what high school will be like. The new Freshman Seminar will concentrate on preparing kids for the high school transition, learning about college and choosing a career. “We

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

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Policies At Big Universe, we developed SOPs (standard operating procedures) for every department, in the form of checklists, which served us well for employee onboarding and establishing norms for accountability, expectations and a reminder of what needs to be done when. Attending sessions and seminars at these events can also provide valuable professional development.

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Why all screen time isn’t created equally

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The thought is so alluring that parents often ask early education teachers what the best apps are, said Lisa Guernsey, speaking at the national seminar of the Education Writer’s Association in Nashville this week. My question comes at a time when states like Louisiana are imposing academic standards for preschool education, and as the state education department there is giving $265,000 for technology to 29 parishes participating in a pilot program.

Why the Boldest Ideas in Education Come From Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

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A child’s wellbeing is as important as their academics.” Transforming misery into agency” is among the visionary goals that co-founder Wisdom Amouzou has for The HadaNõu Collective , which currently operates centers in public high schools that “map authentic experiences to academic standards.” At Camelback Ventures ’ latest showcase, there were no hackneyed “hockey stick” graphs boasting viral adoption—as one often sees at startup pitchfests and demo days.

Teachers go to school on racial bias

The Hechinger Report

They’re known as cultural proficiency seminars and attendance is mandatory. Many educators cite these as contributing factors in the long-standing academic achievement gap between low-income students of color and their more affluent white peers. Attendance is nearly 95 percent, the number of students meeting or exceeding academic standards in English is on par with statewide levels and the school reported zero suspensions in 2018. “I

How Schools Can Help Teachers Understand and Address Racial Bias

MindShift

They’re known as cultural proficiency seminars and attendance is mandatory. Many educators cite these as contributing factors in the long-standing academic achievement gap between low-income students of color and their more affluent white peers. Attendance is nearly 95 percent, the number of students meeting or exceeding academic standards in English is on par with statewide levels and the school reported zero suspensions in 2018. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —