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by Skhedam posted 5 years 4 weeks ago to Homework and Study Skills

Emotional Abuse In the Name of Academic Success in Indian Schools   Child abuse is a very serious matter in western schools and any teacher, parent and school involved in child abuse have to face the law. In spite of serious steps we still see some cases of child abuse here and there, but majority of children are safe from abuse. This is not the case when it comes to developing and under... continue reading

by Clark Kugler posted 5 years 1 month ago to Classroom Management

Home gardens are making a comeback in the United States. Everyone from the First Lady to moms, dads, and teachers on the home front are planting flowers, vegetables, and herbs. There are a lot of reasons for this. Partly, it’s a great lesson in economics and saving money by growing your own food. Gardening is also full of teachable moments about healthy eating. Finally, it’s just... continue reading

by markelay posted 5 years 1 month ago to Essays on Teaching

     "The mediocre teacher tells.The good teacher explains.The excellent teacher demonstrates.The great teacher inspires".A great quotation by William Arthur Ward which served as my guiding principle as a teacher.I remember when I was in kindergarten,everytime my friends would ask  who will be our teacher in grade one, all they have to do is ask me. I knew all our... continue reading

by Bruce Deitrick Price posted 5 years 1 month ago to Essays on Teaching

To put this article in perspective, I should mention that I write a lot of harsh articles about the counter-productive practices used in public education. A few weeks ago I wondered: well, is there any good news? Let’s approach this thing from the other direction and ask: are there still classrooms that are sensibly conducted; are there still subjects that are taught in an intelligent way... continue reading

by Victor posted 5 years 2 months ago to Mathematics

The next three causes of difficulties in mastering the multiplication tables are considered in this article: the times tables from 11 to 20, poor memory of pupils, and the use of calculators. Cause #6. Some educators suppose that pupils must learn the times tables up to 20 by 20. But several results (16 by 17, 19 by 18, etc.) are too difficult for kids to remember for a long time. A few months... continue reading

by lagibiln posted 5 years 2 months ago to Homeschooling

Graduating from homeschool to university is an exciting time – and also a little intimidating. Here's the good news: plenty of homeschooled students have made the transition, and we know many times over that these students are more than up to the challenges of college. Below are five things you should know about the transition from homeschool to university. Keeping these tips in mind can... continue reading

by Clark Kugler posted 5 years 2 months ago to School Improvement

If you’re a teacher, parent, student (or former student), then you know the importance of assessment. Teachers strive to evaluate their students as fairly as possible, but it can be difficult to know what “fair” assessment is. Kim Hughes and Dominic Gullo wrote a fascinating and effectual article about assessment in the May 2010 issue of Young Children. The authors examined the... continue reading

by Bruce Deitrick Price posted 5 years 2 months ago to Essays on Teaching

Two years ago producer Robert Compton put out 2 Million Minutes. a documentary about high school students in China, India and the US. The basic idea was that the foreign kids master their subjects, sacrifice to excel, and will out-produce us forever. Meanwhile, the American kids are lazy, never pushed to achieve real mastery, coddled by constant praise and inflated grades, more concerned with... continue reading

by aciment posted 5 years 2 months ago to Standardized Testing

Recently, students across the country took the Advanced Placement English Literature exam. This three hour test, which grants college credit to qualifying students, is the culmination of a year of intense study and preparation in a high level class. On this year’s exam, students were asked to write an essay in response to the following quote: "Exile is strangely compelling to think about... continue reading

by edthroughengage posted 5 years 3 months ago to School Improvement

    Race To Nowhere is an excellent description of the standardized testing movement. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, increased the role of the federal government in public education and also expanded the role of standardized testing. This morning, I had a conversation with another educator who was ending a California State Testing week. The dedication of this teacher is... continue reading