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Writing workshop with US author, Joan Leegent

Pedagogy to Share

Last night, I had the pleasure of hosting a prize-winning American author, Joan Leegent , at my end-of-semester meeting for faculty. We are grateful to the US Embassy in Tel Aviv for bringing Joan to the country and funding her work with our lecturers and students. What an exciting way to conclude one of our most challenging semesters. We met on Zoom to be inspired by Joan and to process our thoughts, emotions and memories in writing.

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7 Reasons Why Online Learning Is The Future Of Education

TeachThought

With demand for continuous skill development, online education is well-positioned as a key player in the future of educational delivery. The post 7 Reasons Why Online Learning Is The Future Of Education appeared first on TeachThought.

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Unlocking the Spectrum of Learning: The Multi-Faceted Magic of Personalization

A Principal's Reflections

We live in exciting times as unprecedented access to knowledge, research, and effective strategies at our fingertips can assist educators in creating meaningful experiences for students that align with both needs and strengths. One thing is for certain: learning is not linear. While a one-size-fits-all approach either worked for us or we just managed to get by, our connected world has shined a light on shifts that can be made to maximize students' time in class.

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Building Better Collaboration Between Families and Schools

Cult of Pedagogy

Listen to my interview with Nawal Qarooni ( transcript ): Sponsored by Listenwise and Khan Academy Kids This page contains Amazon Affiliate and Bookshop.org links. When you make a purchase through these links, Cult of Pedagogy gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. What’s the difference between Amazon and Bookshop.org? When I am in spaces where people talk about solutions to some of our biggest problems — poverty, crime, addiction, environmental decline — one theme th

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PROOF POINTS: The chronic absenteeism puzzle

The Hechinger Report

More than one out of four students is chronically absent from school. Credit: Getty Images Why is it that only 15 percent of public school leaders say they’re “extremely concerned” about student absences, according to a recent Education Department survey? This question gnawed at me as I wrote my Feb. 12, 2024 column about how chronic absenteeism remains stubbornly high in elementary, middle and high schools.

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Finding Footprints Laid at the Dawn of Time

Sapiens

In the Brazilian Amazon, a university-trained archaeologist and Wajãpi Indigenous people understand traces from the past differently—but their partnership bears fruit for both. FOOTPRINTS FROM INFANT EARTH Sitting on a log, in the ever-present shadow of the Amazon forest, Roseno Wajãpi and I shared pieces of cassava bread and chunks of smoked fish. He told me about the beginning of time.

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How These Students Are Getting Ready for a Global Workforce

Digital Promise

Students who completed Digital Promise’s free online modules on global competence in the workplace reflect on their learnings.

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10 Careers In Educational Leadership

TeachThought

Educational leadership is an expansive field, rich with opportunities for those passionate about shaping the future of education. The post 10 Careers In Educational Leadership appeared first on TeachThought.

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On paper, teens are thriving. In reality, they’re not

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! By traditional measures of well-being, America’s children and teens should be doing well. Consider that: Over the past two decades, high school graduation rates have gone up.

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What’s Behind the Evolution of Neanderthal Portraits

Sapiens

Since the 1800s, Neanderthal depictions have evolved not only with changing science but also due to social views. An archaeologist explains why visualizations of our evolutionary cousins matter. NEANDERTHALS’ FIRST PORTRAITS In 1888, a few decades after the first scientifically named Homo neanderthalensis fossil surfaced, anthropologist and anatomist Hermann Schaaffhausen made a portrait of what that Neanderthal might have looked like in life.

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Why Schools Still Struggle to Provide Enough Mental Health Resources for Students

ED Surge

While the mental health of students remains a top concern of many in the education field, federal data reveals that it’s not all bad news. Or at the very least, not getting worse in all areas and potentially improving in some. The National Center for Education Statistics released its biennial Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools report covering the 2021-22 academic year.

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Situational Action Theory: Crime and Social Disadvantage

ShortCutsTV

While the relationship between social disadvantage and crime has long been known, an important question that’s often ignored is why only a relatively small proportion of the socially disadvantaged seem to engage in persistent criminal offending?

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Simple Ways To Use Artificial Intelligence In The Classroom

TeachThought

Google can't replace critical thinking. Artificial intelligence is similar: it can be useful or can also make users overly dependent on it. The post Simple Ways To Use Artificial Intelligence In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

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OPINION: Federal pandemic funds should not disappear just when we need them most

The Hechinger Report

It can be easy to think of school closures, remote learning and masked classrooms as part of the pandemic past. But educators across the country know better. They see the learning loss that persists, despite their best efforts to provide some measure of consistency amid all the disruption. While new data suggest students are making a “ ‘surprising’ rebound,” findings also show math and reading levels for elementary and middle school students are nowhere near pre-pandemic levels.

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Reading the Future of an Amazonian Mine

Sapiens

In Ecuador, Shuar people, an Indigenous group in the region, face increasing threats to their ways of life from industrial mining. But some find strength and courage to resist through knowledge gained by using hallucinogenic plants. ✽ Organizing a labor union is risky business. Even more so if you try to do it in an industrial mine in the middle of the Amazon.

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Inviting Community College Students to See Themselves as University Researchers

ED Surge

When Alicia Garcia first enrolled at College of the Desert, she felt lost. Her first semester grades at the California community college were not good, she says, and she didn’t know much about financial aid or academic advising. But when one of her professors announced an opportunity for students to participate in a research internship to study young people’s well-being and civic engagement in the Coachella Valley, her interest was piqued.

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How AI for Education Can Address Digital Equity

Digital Promise

The post How AI for Education Can Address Digital Equity appeared first on Digital Promise.

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On The Danger Of Popular Ideas In Education

TeachThought

New ideas, often in the shape of 'fads,' are, at best, distractions. It just might be that education already has more than enough new ideas. The post On The Danger Of Popular Ideas In Education appeared first on TeachThought.

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OPINION: Not enough students with dyslexia have access to high-quality reading and writing instruction. AI can help.

The Hechinger Report

As schools and educators grapple with using artificial intelligence, or AI, in the classroom, I find myself excited by the possibilities for students with dyslexia. Technology can finally give students with learning differences the personalized lessons needed to help them work with — instead of work around — their disabilities. Used strategically, AI can help teachers design assignments for students’ many different learning styles rather than trying to “fix” their brains with one-size-fits-all a

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Expert Witness Reviews Exhibits for Asylum Proceedings, Franco-González Class Member

Sapiens

A poet-anthropologist who has been an expert witness in asylum proceedings for Mexican nationals resists dehumanizing legal and political language to make space for the humanity of asylum-seekers. “Expert Witness Reviews Exhibits for Asylum Proceedings, Franco-González Class Member” is part of the collection Poems of Witness and Possibility: Inside Zones of Conflict.

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The Growing Importance of Digital Citizenship

ED Surge

In an era where technology and digital platforms are integral to our everyday lives, the role of digital citizenship is ever more critical. This is especially true in educational settings, where equipping students with digital citizenship skills is essential for their safe and responsible navigation of the digital landscape. On February 13, 2023, the Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy Act was introduced in the Senate.

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How Students Protect the Environment Through Interdisciplinary Learning

Digital Promise

The post How Students Protect the Environment Through Interdisciplinary Learning appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Advancing our Vision: A Message from Heinemann's President

Heinemann Blog

Matthew Mugo Fields reflects on the past year, and shares his vision for Heinemann in 2024.

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Challenging times

Living Geography

My Twitter notifications have been growing over the last few days because I was copied into a tweet from Jo Coles regarding challenges facing geography. What would you say have been the biggest challenges to geography’s place in education, or to geog’s curriculum, in the last 20 years? Many thanks. Cc @GeoBlogs @GeogMum @Jennnnnn_x @kate_stockings @davidErogers @MattPodbury @richardallaway @EYPPC_GA @SteveBraceGeog @RSAChiefExec — Jo Coles (@GeoDebs) February 16, 2024 The post has had a large nu

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2024 Ludwig Koenen Fellowship

Society for Classical Studies

2024 Ludwig Koenen Fellowship kskordal Wed, 02/21/2024 - 09:05 Image The Ludwig Koenen Fellowship is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and untenured faculty, including contingent faculty, who are seeking training in or to conduct research in papyrology. As of 2021, applicants do not have to be SCS members. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2024.

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As States Make It Easier to Become a Teacher, Are They Reducing Barriers or Lowering the Bar?

ED Surge

Everett Anderson was determined to become a teacher. It had always been his plan, and he had no reason to doubt it: He’d earned a full scholarship to college and acceptance into a leadership program designed to attract and retain Black male teachers. This story also appeared in USA Today. There was just one problem. Even as Anderson excelled in his coursework at Jackson State University, he struggled to pass one of the licensure tests required in Mississippi to gain full admittance into the teac

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Revealing an AI Literacy Framework for Learners and Educators

Digital Promise

The post Revealing an AI Literacy Framework for Learners and Educators appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Once and Future Worlds in Fukushima Japan: Postdisaster as Emptiness and Remainder

Anthropology News

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture generated a tsunami that washed away whole neighborhoods and led to a series of nuclear meltdowns in the nearby Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. As a result of the ensuing nuclear contamination, towns near the power plant were evacuated and closed to residents.

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Free Geography CPD in Madrid

Living Geography

Developed by Discover the World in association with the Geographical Association. Enhance your lessons with our FREE CPD for geography teachers! Delivered in collaboration with Geographical Association , we're bringing you high-quality CPD and networking opportunities for teachers in Spain including: How to raise standards in your department with Becky Kitchen from The Geographical Association How to improve your teaching using AI with Richard Allaway from geographyalltheway.

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Deciphering Neanderthal Ingenuity: Evidence of Advanced Cognitive Abilities

Anthropology.net

Recent research 1 has unveiled a remarkable aspect of Neanderthal intelligence: their adeptness in crafting complex adhesives to bind stone tools, challenging prior assumptions of their cognitive capabilities. Led by Patrick Schmidt and Ewa Dutkiewicz, an interdisciplinary team of scientists from New York University, the University of Tübingen, and the National Museums in Berlin embarked on a groundbreaking study, published in Science Advances.

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As Public Skepticism of College Grows, Students Become Savvier Customers

ED Surge

ST. PAUL, Minn. — At an information session about applying to college held at Central High School at the start of this school year, students listened as Tory Park, a career and college readiness coordinator, gave advice on how to narrow down a list of where to apply. The message was that students should balance two main factors: the right “fit” — weighing details like size of the institution, how far it is from home and whether it has the programs the student is interested in — and the right “ma

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Maximizing the Impact of Small-Group Literacy Interventions in Elementary Classrooms

Heinemann Blog

Literacy is a cornerstone of elementary education, pivotal in shaping students’ academic journeys and opening doors for them in the future. Many children need additional, responsive support to master the nuances of reading and writing.

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Tourism Growth in Singapore

O-Level Geography

What contributes to the growth of tourism in Singapore in 2023? How does tourism development contribute to the economy of a country? Why is there a need to encourage sustainable tourism development?

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Ashdown Forest - Winnie the Pooh

Living Geography

Catch up with Countryfile from last Sunday to see the close links between the Ashdown Forest and its fictional connections with Winnie the Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood. Check out the website here. The walk on the episode shows the link between Shepherd's illustrations, the story and specific locations. What are your nearby literary landscapes?

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