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Quantifying Innovative Practices

A Principal's Reflections

Lately, I've been giving a lot of thought to effectiveness, and this has been mirrored in my writing and work as a coach. Reflecting on my time as a principal at my previous school, I recall the successful shift towards digitalization and incorporating innovative practices. Our main goal was to demonstrate tangible improvements rather than just discuss them.

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Is email feedback a waste of time?

A Psychology Teacher Writes

Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.com Teacher chat on social media is at its best when there is healthy discussion around how best we can do our job, grounded in mutual respect. That doesn’t mean an echo-chamber in which we all congratulate each other on what a marvellous job we’re doing, rather that there is a discourse which pushes our thinking, makes us reflect on what we’re doing and how we might make it even better.

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Top 7 Reasons To Study Healthcare Management Program

TeachThought

by TeachThought Staff The field of healthcare is experiencing rapid growth globally as people live longer lives. This expansion requires knowledgeable individuals from healthcare management programs to develop strategies for providing affordable and available healthcare to more people. Advances in digital technology are transforming the healthcare industry, opening doors for students with expertise in technology and business to create inventive solutions in finance and operations.

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Eduprotocols Field Guide: Elementary Edition

Catlin Tucker

In the newest episode of The Balance , I chat with Ben Cogswell and Jenn Dean about their new book, EduProtocol Field Guide: Primary Edition. These two are a powerhouse of passion when it comes to educating young learners! Ben is a kindergarten teacher in Salinas, California. He was awarded Teacher of the Year, Computer Using Educators (CUE) Blended and Online Educator of the Year, CUE’s Gold Disk Award, and KSBW’s Crystal Apple Award.

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Teacher Well-Being Depends on Workload, School Climate and Feeling Supported

ED Surge

In the two decades that Jennifer Merriman has been in education, she’s seen a tendency in the field to solve problems by piling more tasks onto teachers who are already straining under the weight of their workloads. That ultimately works against what researchers say is one of the most important pillars of a school’s success: the well-being of its teachers.

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2024 Newcombe Fellows

Institute for Citizens & Scholars

Twenty-two Fellows have been named to the 2024 class of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, administered by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars.

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PROOF POINTS: 5 takeaways about segregation 70 years after the Brown decision

The Hechinger Report

It was one of the most significant days in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. On May 17, 1954, the nine justices unanimously ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that schools segregated by race did not provide an equal education. Students could no longer be barred from a school because of the color of their skin. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Brown decision, I wanted to look at how far we’ve come in integrating our schools and how far we still have to go.

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An Innovative Journey to Scalable Computer Science Programs

ED Surge

In a time when technological advancements shape our daily lives and drive economic growth, focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in K-12 schools is not just a trend but a necessity. Initiatives like the U.S. Department of Education's YOU Belong in STEM and the National Science Foundation's vision for the STEM Education of the Future underscore a national commitment to equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in a tech-centric world

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NEH Grantees: April 2024

Society for Classical Studies

NEH Grantees: April 2024 kskordal Mon, 05/06/2024 - 09:22 Image Congratulations to the following individuals and organizations announced as National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grantees in April 2024, for their projects in classical studies and adjacent fields: David Danzig, Paige Brevick (Save Ancient Studies Inc): Increasing Humanities Engagement through Archaeogaming Christy Schirmer: A Socioeconomic History of River Exploitation in the Roman Empire Joel Mann (St.

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To support underserved students, four-year universities offer two-year associate degrees

The Hechinger Report

CHICAGO — Jazmin Mejia went straight from high school to what she thought was the perfect fit at Loyola University, a 30-minute drive from the Chicago neighborhood where she grew up. But Mejia was quickly overwhelmed on the North Side campus of nearly 17,000 students. “The classes were too big,” said Mejia, 18. “I was struggling to ask for help.” A year later, she says college has become much more manageable.

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The Face of a Neanderthal: Shanidar Z's Story Revealed

Anthropology.net

In the heart of Iraqi Kurdistan lies a cave that holds secrets from the depths of time. Among its ancient chambers, nestled in a gully, lay the remains of a 40-something woman, known as Shanidar Z. In a groundbreaking discovery, scientists have meticulously reconstructed her skull, offering a glimpse into the life of a Neanderthal who walked the Earth 75,000 years ago.

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Can ‘Linguistic Fingerprinting’ Guard Against AI Cheating?

ED Surge

Since the sudden rise of ChatGPT and other AI chatbots, many teachers and professors have started using AI detectors to check their students’ work. The idea is that the detectors will catch if a student has had a robot do their work for them. The approach is controversial, though, since these AI detectors have been shown to return false positives — asserting in some cases that text is AI-generated even when the student did all the work themselves without any chatbot assistance.

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Announcing the 2024 Erich S. Gruen Prize

Society for Classical Studies

Announcing the 2024 Erich S. Gruen Prize kskordal Tue, 05/07/2024 - 08:44 Image On behalf of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), the Erich S. Gruen Prize Committee invites all graduate students in North America to enter the fifth annual competition for the best graduate research paper on multiculturalism in the ancient Mediterranean. This year the prize will be a cash award of $1,000.

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Fearing fires, colleges are starting to clamp down on campus e-bikes

The Hechinger Report

This special higher education newsletter comes to you from The Hechinger Report’s executive editor, Nirvi Shah. Robert Fitzer was watching news footage of New York City firefighters rescuing people from a Manhattan apartment building on fire, a fire started by a lithium-ion battery in an electric bike. Fitzer, the associate vice president for public safety at Fordham University in New York, looked at the calendar.

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Mysteries of Cracked Mirrors: Decoding Maya Supernatural Communication

Anthropology.net

In Mayan civilization, mirrors held more than just reflections—they served as portals to realms beyond the mundane. While the superstition of seven years' misfortune echoes through time, the Maya imbued cracked mirrors 1 with a profound significance, utilizing them as conduits for communion with the divine. Pyrite Mosaic Mirror from Guatemala.

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13 Innovative Programs That Invite Early Learners to Explore the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Voices | Smithsonian Education

These free regularly scheduled, drop-in programs across the Smithsonian introduce the youngest learners and their caregivers to a wide-range of playful, engaging, age-appropriate topics, including shapes and storytelling, animals and nature, and music and movement

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SCS Diablog: Forever in Bloom: Kehinde Wiley’s Archaeology of Silence

Society for Classical Studies

SCS Diablog: Forever in Bloom: Kehinde Wiley’s Archaeology of Silence Richard Armstrong Wed, 05/08/2024 - 10:29

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OPINION: This is no time to ban DEI initiatives in education; we need DEI more than ever

The Hechinger Report

Education has become a major battleground for the attempted anti-racist paradigm shift of diversity, equity and inclusion work; mirroring society, this work remains stuck in a cycle of advancement and retaliation. Education administrators at all levels need to act now to resist a rising tide of efforts against social science knowledge. That tide includes bans on state funding for teaching DEI in schools, public colleges and state agencies.

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To Serve Bilingual Students, This Future Teacher Will Draw on Her Own Experience

ED Surge

Viridiana Martinez’s family immigrated twice when she was in elementary school — once, from Mexico to Canada, and a second time to the United States. With each move, she had to learn a new language and adjust to a different culture. During those transitions, Martinez was both challenged and uplifted, often by kind teachers and mentors whom she met at school.

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Teacher Appreciation Week 2024 Discount

Heinemann Blog

Heinemann thanks our teachers! Get 15% off the list price of Heinemann Professional Books + free shipping for Teacher Appreciation Week! Restrictions apply.

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Sociology OER PowerPoints

ShortCutsTV

If you’re interested in free textbooks – of either the Sociology or Psychology variety – you may well have come across the Openstax Introduction to Sociology textbook published by Lumen Learning. And if you haven’t Openstax is an example of a growing field in education called OER (Open Educational Resources).

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‘I can be mom and teacher’: Schools tackle child care needs to keep staff in classrooms

The Hechinger Report

When Christina Zimmerman returned to teaching last year after maternity leave, she grappled with postpartum depression that she says could have led to quitting her job. But her school’s onsite day care made all the difference, as she knew her daughter was just a few classrooms away. “I can be mom and teacher in the same breath,” said Zimmerman, who teaches fourth grade at Endeavor Elementary in Nampa, Idaho.

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Early Human Presence in Europe: Stone Tools and Nuclides Reveal Ancient Origins

Anthropology.net

High-energy particles from supernova explosions, reaching Earth after millions of years, have paved the way for a groundbreaking discovery: the earliest evidence of human presence in Europe. Scientists utilized cosmogenic nuclides to date stone tools unearthed in Korolevo, Ukraine, pinpointing human habitation to 1.4 million years ago. Possible human dispersal routes shown by arrows and a selection of archaeological sites mentioned in the study.

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Support for English Learners with The Comprehension Toolkit

Heinemann Blog

As educators, we strive to create a classroom community that is inclusive and supportive, and to provide all students the instruction they need to build confidence and thrive. The Comprehension Toolkit (Primary and Intermediate) supports teachers to teach content knowledge and thinking strategies to students who come from varying cultural and linguistic backgrounds and are learning English as a new language.

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The first annual Maud Sulter lecture

Women's History Network

Presented by Glasgow Women’s Library, Street Level Photoworks & Glasgow School of Art, the first annual Maud Sulter lecture will be given by poet and former Scottish Makar Jackie Kay.June 20 2024, 3pm Glasgow School of Art, Reid lecture theatre, Renfrew St, Glasgow.

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For-profit beauty school settles class-action lawsuit

The Hechinger Report

After four years battling a chain of for-profit cosmetology schools in court, and many more years struggling with debts caused by those schools, about 150 students will receive some financial relief. As part of a settlement finalized this week in a class action lawsuit, La’ James International College, which is based in Iowa, will pay current and former students who joined the lawsuit $1,500 each.

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How to Teach Soft Skills in Elementary School

Studies Weekly

How to Teach Soft Skills in Elementary School May 6, 2024 • By Studies Weekly In elementary school, students learn and refine an immeasurable number of skills. They develop math, reading, spelling, grammar, and writing skills that teachers measure and monitor. But what about the skills they learn that are hard to quantify, like active listening, teamwork, communication, and problem-solving?

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Heinemann Launches New Edition of Units of Study in Writing for Grades 3-5

Heinemann Blog

Updated Units of Study offer fully integrated solution with new digital experience to extend teacher capacity.

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10 Steps Every K-12 Leader Must Take to Implement Standards-Based Grading [Infographic]

ED Surge

Standards-based grading is an educational assessment approach that focuses on evaluating students’ mastery of specific learning objectives. Grades are assigned based on a student’s understanding and proficiency of essential skills and knowledge outlined in predetermined standards. Standards-based grading promotes transparency, fairness and individualized learning experiences.

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Asesores universitarios prometen “abrir la puerta” a estudiantes negros e hispanos a pesar del fallo de acción afirmativa

The Hechinger Report

WILMINGTON, Del. — Entrando a un centro comunitario repleto de estudiantes de último año de secundaria, Atnre Alleyne tiene algunos consejos para la audiencia, miembros de la primera clase de solicitantes universitarios que serán influenciados por el fallo de la Corte Suprema del pasado junio que derribo las admisiones con conciencia racial. “Hay que obtener buenas calificaciones, hay que encontrar una manera de hacer lo académico, pero también convertirse en líderes”, dijo Alleyne, el enérgico

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You Have Primary Sources in Your Family

Studies Weekly

You Have Primary Sources in Your Family May 10, 2024 • By Studies Weekly Primary sources transport students through history. They help students understand what real people of the past saw, felt, and heard as they lived through the events we study in school. Letters, photographs, postcards, journals, and other first-hand accounts add detail, humanity, and relevance to our picture of the past.

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Patterns of Aging Cultures & Societies: Lessons from the Past

Anthropology.net

The notion of societies rising and falling over time is deeply ingrained in historical narratives. But is there empirical evidence to support this idea? A comprehensive study 1 conducted by archaeologists, historians, and complexity scientists delves into the longevity of pre-modern states, revealing intriguing patterns that offer valuable insights into the dynamics of societal aging and vulnerability.

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Nurturing Teacher Well-Being: Shamari Reid's Smoothie Recipe

Heinemann Blog

May 6 - May 12, 2024 is Teacher Appreciation Week! Shamari Reid, the author of the recently released Humans Who Teach , shows us one small way we can nurture our physical well-being with a nutritious smoothie recipe.

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“Julius Caesar” at the Shelby County Community Theatre!

Life and Landscapes

22 actors on stage for Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar!” The Shelby County Community Theatre puts on tremendous productions! This is a Main Stage Show by our wonderfully Shakespearienced Director, Dr. Jack K. Wann. The performance will pin you to your seats while simultaneously entertaining and teaching you. These are dream roles in all parts of theatre.

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George Roth

Anthropology News

1940–2023 George Roth died on December 11, 2023, from a rare disease, CIPD, which is similar to ALS. George, who had one older brother, was born in 1940 in the Bronx. In 1947, the family moved to Tucson, AZ. Tucson was a very small town at the time, but he enjoyed living in the desert. After graduating from high school in 1958, he enrolled at Reed College because of a high school science teacher he much admired.

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Maya Ballcourts as Sacred Spaces

Anthropology.net

For the ancient Maya, ballcourts were not just arenas for sporting events but sacred spaces infused with ritual and reverence. Recent excavations by archaeologists at the University of Cincinnati shed light on the ceremonial significance of these architectural marvels. Discovering Hidden Treasures: Unearthing Maya Offerings Utilizing cutting-edge environmental DNA analysis, researchers unearthed a trove of botanical specimens beneath the plaza floor of a ballcourt in Yaxnohcah, Mexico.

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Sea Level Rise Game

Living Geography

A new game linked to sea level. Expedition Sea Level! A new time travel game about #SeaLevelRise , #glacier and #ice sheet melting Play here --> [link] Created for our sea level project @ProtectSlr — Prof Tamsin Edwards (@flimsin) May 6, 2024 Expedition Sea Level – a time travel to unveil the mysteries of sea level rise : becoming an actor of climate change is a numerical interactive activity designed as a game for middle school students (11 – 15 years old) to learn the links between sea leve