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Ditch the Drill and Choose to Thrill: Personalization with Student Choice

A Principal's Reflections

There is a saying out there that I hear often: learning is learning. While I don’t discount this view, I firmly believe there is so much to it at the individual level. Preferences and experiences play a significant role in how we all learn, and interests do as well. When asked to do the same thing at the same time in the same way, it is pretty much a fact that a few people will thrive, some will get by, and others will struggle.

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AI: Another Big Adjustment for Educators

World History Teachers Blog

Edsurge just published a new story by Jeffery R. Young about new features of AI that will require educators to make even more adjustments. First, Open AI is making its latest generation of Chatbot free to anyone. Second, new tools make it easier for students to skip notetaking in class. For example, one tool allows students to simply record a teacher's lecture.

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Does instructional coaching have a PR problem?

A Psychology Teacher Writes

Before we think about instructional coaching, let’s talk about teaching. It’s clear from just spending a short time reading statements from politicians, reports in the media, or discourse on social media that teaching also has something of a PR problem. Part of the issue is that few people outside of the teaching profession seem to really understand just how complex and challenging teaching is (see more on this here ).

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Math ends the education careers of thousands of community college students. A few schools are trying something new

The Hechinger Report

ALBANY, Ore. – It’s 7:15 on a cold gray Monday morning in May at Linn-Benton Community College in northwestern Oregon. Math professor Michael Lopez, in a hoodie and jeans, a tape measure on his belt, paces in front of the 14 students in his “math for welders” class. “I’m your OSHA inspector,” he says. “Three sixteenths of an inch difference, you’re in violation.

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How Schools Can Better Support Military Children and Families

ED Surge

While summer is the busiest time of year for military families to transition to their next duty station, throughout the school year, they move from state to state, and sometimes even across the world. Even after 16 years of being married to the military, my family learned that my husband would be moving in an unaccompanied permanent change of station for a year overseas.

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A New Initiative to Strengthen STEM Career Pathways in San Diego

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s new STEM Pathways initiative, in collaboration with community partners, aims to reimagine the Pre-K to workforce pipeline

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Neanderthal Child with Down’s Syndrome Unveils Early Human Compassion

Anthropology.net

A groundbreaking study 1 has revealed that a Neanderthal child with Down’s syndrome survived until at least the age of six, providing the earliest-known evidence of the genetic condition and hinting at compassionate caregiving among Neanderthals. This discovery offers profound insights into the social dynamics and empathy within Neanderthal communities.

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As Schools Serve More Immigrant Children, Demand Grows for Bilingual Psychologists

ED Surge

A couple of years ago, as schools that had been forced to go virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic began to bring students back on campus, Pedro Olvera noticed that his phone started ringing more. Olvera spent much of his career as a school psychologist in Santa Ana Unified School District, just a stone’s throw from Disneyland, where about 40 percent of students are English learners who speak Spanish.

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Lift Every Voice in Tech: Black Talent Share How to Transform the Tech Industry

Digital Promise

The post Lift Every Voice in Tech: Black Talent Share How to Transform the Tech Industry appeared first on Digital Promise.

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PROOF POINTS: This is your brain. This is your brain on screens

The Hechinger Report

One brain study, published in May 2024, detected different electrical activity in the brain after students had read a passage on paper, compared with screens. Credit: Getty Images Studies show that students of all ages, from elementary school to college, tend to absorb more when they’re reading on paper rather than screens. The advantage for paper is a small one, but it’s been replicated in dozens of laboratory experiments , particularly when students are reading about science or other nonfictio

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Two-year teaching plan for the new psychology curriculum

Psychology Sorted

Planning ahead This two-year plan is for a combined HL/SL class. It will also work if you are lucky enough to teach your HL and SL students separately. Tomorrow I will provide a one-year plan for teaching SL students. Though the IB Diploma psychology is recommended as a two-year course , I know that some teachers have to fit it into one year! The recommended teaching hours from the subject brief are: This equates to about 3 hours a week for SL over two years and around 5 hours for HL.

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Water Rights in the West: The Hoover Dam

Teaching American History

On this date (June 25 th ) in 1929, President Herbert Hoover signed the Boulder Canyon Project Act of 1928, authorizing construction by the federal government of a gigantic dam on the Colorado River, just west of the Grand Canyon. The dam, which would eventually be named after Hoover, took five years to complete, at a then unprecedented cost of $49 million (about $900 million today).

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LGBTQ+ Resources for Educators

Heinemann Blog

Classrooms need to be safe and welcoming spaces for all children, including children and teens who identify as LGBTQ+. And teachers need to have all the tools to nurture and support all learners and build a classroom community that is inclusive and inviting. To that end, we have pulled together resources to educate ourselves, our classrooms, and our school communities to better support our LGBTQ+ students and colleagues.

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What If Banning Smartphones in Schools Is Just the Beginning?

ED Surge

The movement to keep smartphones out of schools is gaining momentum. Just last week, the nation’s second-largest public school system, Los Angeles Unified School District, voted to ban smartphones starting in January, citing adverse health risks of social media for kids. And the U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, published an op-ed in The New York Times calling for warning labels on social media systems, saying “the mental health crisis among young people is an emergency.

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New psychology curriculum – concepts, content and contexts

Psychology Sorted

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a new IB Diploma psychology curriculum coming soon. All Year 1 Diploma psychology students will be studying it from September 2025. The new psychology guide won’t be published until Feb/March 2025, but teachers don’t need to wait till then to start preparing. The subject brief in the public area of the IB website can help you get started.

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TEACHER VOICE: My students are bombarded with negative ideas about AI, and now they are afraid

The Hechinger Report

Since the release of ChatGPT in November 2022, educators have pondered its implications for education. Some have leaned toward apocalyptic projections about the end of learning, while others remain cautiously optimistic. My students took longer than I expected to discover generative AI. When I asked them about ChatGPT in February 2023, many had never heard of it.

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In Conversation with 2024 National Teacher of the Year, Missy Testerman

Smithsonian Voices | Smithsonian Education

Meet the Tennessee educator ensuring a sense of belonging in her classroom and supporting newcomer immigrant students and their families in her rural Appalachian community

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Opportunities for OpenSciEd: Identifying Practitioner Needs for Equitable Implementation

Digital Promise

The post Opportunities for OpenSciEd: Identifying Practitioner Needs for Equitable Implementation appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Join Us for TCRWP Office Hours with Lucy Calkins

Heinemann Blog

The popular Office Hours webinar series from Lucy Calkins and the TCRWP will resume on February 6th, 4:00–5:00 PM (ET). In these interactive webinars, which will occur on the first Thursday of the month from 4:00–5:00 pm (Eastern Time), Lucy and her TCRWP colleagues will respond to questions you pose live.

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STUDENT VOICE: Getting into a top college is stressful, unfair and overrated

The Hechinger Report

Growing up in an immigrant family, I was painfully aware of the sacrifices my parents made for me to be educated in the United States. Their love and support were boundless, embodied by their long hours of work and their emphasis on education from an early age. One day, I remember taking it upon myself to try to give them the best of everything by chasing after the golden ticket to success: getting into an elite college.

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Women Performers, their Writhing Reptiles and that Wrought Indian Connection – Debanjali Biswas

Women's History Network

Please note that this article contains content that may be sensitive to readers with herpetophobi In the last decade of the nineteenth century, the British public was reportedly enthralled by a snake charmer’s performances. She was“richly attired in picturesque Hindoo costume, toyed with huge snakes, serpents, and boa-constrictors in a manner which held lookers-on spellbound”.

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How District Leaders Make Edtech Purchasing Decisions

ED Surge

Imagine being a district leader tasked with selecting the ideal educational technology tools from a sea of thousands of options. The stakes are high: The right choice can transform classrooms, while the wrong one can waste precious resources. How do you decide? At the heart of this challenge is understanding how districts approach their edtech procurement decisions.

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Integrating Poetry into a Busy Classroom

Heinemann Blog

How can I fit poetry into my busy classroom schedule? And how do I even introduce poetry to students?

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Washington lawmakers keep local fund that boosts child care teacher pay

The Hechinger Report

What happened: The D.C. Council maintained funding for the Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund, the nation’s first publicly funded program intended to raise the pay of child care workers in the district and provide them with free or low-cost health insurance. The back story : In the face of a $700 million budget shortfall, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser proposed cutting the $87 million program to replenish the city’s diminished reserve fund.

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David Cliff Grove

Anthropology News

1935-2023 David C. Grove, 1935-2023 David C. Grove, Jubilee Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Courtesy Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida, passed away on May 24, 2023, at the age of 87 after a long illness. His career trajectory focused on the archaeology of complex societies in central Mexico c. 1000–500 BC in the Formative (Preclassic) period.

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In Memoriam: David Konstan

Society for Classical Studies

In Memoriam: David Konstan kskordal Fri, 06/28/2024 - 08:35 Image David Konstan: November 1, 1940 – May 2, 2024 [link] The Society for Classical Studies is deeply saddened by the recent loss of David Konstan, who passed away Thursday, May 2, 2024. He served as President of the SCS (then named the American Philological Association) in 1999, and he was the recipient of the Charles J.

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The Tricky Relationship Between Open-Mindedness, Critical Thinking and Indoctrination

Pedagogy and Formation

In this post I want to address what I see as the tension for people of faith between three well known concepts, 'Open-mindedness', 'Critical thinking' and 'Indoctrination'. My specific focus will be on how Christian schools deal with them. For some of my readers who identify with other faiths, what I have to say has equal relevance to you too. Educating the whole child, involves many things, but the role of faith in their (and our) lives must be central and obvious.

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Atomik

Living Geography

A few weeks ago I was reminded of the Atomik spirit which was distilled from fruit found within the exclusion zone at Chernobyl. I have long had a fascination with this place, and had almost got to the point of organising a visit several times - it seems unlikely to ever happen now. There was a bottle and a wooden box in which it can be delivered and I now have a bottle to sip on special occasions, and savour the radioactive fruit.

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Early Homo sapiens Facilitated the Establishment of Bonelli's Eagle in the Mediterranean 50,000 Years Ago

Anthropology.net

A groundbreaking study 1 led by the University of Granada (UGR) uncovers how early Homo sapiens influenced the establishment of Bonelli's eagles in the Mediterranean. This research highlights the complex interplay between human activity and avian competition, revealing that while early human presence facilitated Bonelli's eagles' establishment, modern human activities now threaten their survival.

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Join us for the first paper of our Summer Seminar Series

Women's History Network

One week to go until we kick off our Summer Seminar Series with a fantastic paper from Dr Emily Rees Koerner entitled ‘Transnational Collective Action by Women in Engineering and Applied Science in the 1960s and 70s’ To sign up for the seminar please visit the following paper: sign up here We hope to see as […]

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Mister Rogers Showed Me How to Teach Civics (Opinion)

Education Week - Social Studies

Learning civics can begin in kindergarten with the simple understanding that we are all part of a community. Here’s what that looks like.

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Filterworld

Living Geography

Via Tim Cresswell, I discovered this book. I haven't bought a copy yet, but will see what else I can find out about it, and what extracts and related articles there are online. From the description: What happens when our cultural and artistic lives are dictated to us by an algorithm? What does it mean when shareability supersedes innovation? How can we make a choice when the options have been so carefully arranged for us?

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Direct Evidence Found for Dairy Consumption in the Pyrenees in the Earliest Stages of the Neolithic

Anthropology.net

A comprehensive study 1 of the Chaves and Puyascada caves in the Huesca province of Spain has yielded the earliest direct evidence of dairy consumption and processing in the Pyrenees, dating back approximately 7,500 years. This discovery challenges the previously held belief that dairy products were introduced to this mountainous region much later. The research also reveals the consumption of pig meat during this period.

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Why Literacy Matters: 6 Smart Strategies for Student Success

Leah Cleary

This summer we’re going to take an important journey together. We’ll consider why literacy matters by exploring 6 smart strategies for student success. I hope you’ll join me! It’s summertime, which means it’s time to rest and do those home projects we can’t seem to find time for during the school year. It also means it’s time to reflect on the past school year–what worked, what didn’t, and how we can improve our game.

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Reminder of Summer Seminar Series

Women's History Network

Summer Seminar Series A reminder to all that our Summer Seminar Series will be taking place in July, comprised of three seminars. Each of these seminars was originally due to take place earlier in the year but unfortunately had to be rescheduled due to speaker illness or other unavoidable absence.

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New Icelandic resources from Time for Geography - coming soon

Living Geography

The Time for Geography folks have been spending some time in Iceland and the results of their efforts will appear soon on their website. This was supported by Rayburn Tours, who I work for as a field tutor. It's a new resource on the volcanic island of Heimaey (home island) - part of the Westmann Islands. A taster video has now been added. To go along with the video, and explain the story, there's also a special episode of the GA's GeogPod podcast.

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New Insights Challenge the “Ecocide” Theory of Easter Island

Anthropology.net

For centuries, the fate of the native population on Easter Island (Rapa Nui) has been cited as a stark example of the consequences of environmentally unsustainable living. The prevailing narrative suggests that the islanders deforested their land to build massive stone statues, leading to ecological collapse and a significant population decline. This story, however, is increasingly being challenged by new evidence.