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Unpacking the Backpack

A Principal's Reflections

The social media landscape has changed quite dramatically when I first arrived in the space back in 2009. To put things in perspective, Instagram and TikTok were years away from existing, and Facebook was the dominant tool of choice. At that time, Twitter was emerging as the preferred space for educators to connect, and blogs were the go-to source for relevant ideas and strategies.

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Not Just for Math: A Tiered System of Learning Supports for Any Subject

Cult of Pedagogy

Listen to the interview with Sarah Riggs Johnson and Nate Wolkenhauer: Sponsored by Studyo and Scholastic Magazines+ This post was co-written by Nate Wolkenhauer. This isn’t really about math. Well, it is, but you could apply it to any subject area. I teach in a small 6-12 independent school with my colleague and friend, Nate Wolkenhauer. Nate teaches Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

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Taylor's on her way. here are some ideas

Living Geography

The ERAS tour is heading for the UK soon, and there's plenty of geography to be had in exploring the economic and environmental impact of the tour and associated music as well as the interesting cultural implications of the event: the demographics of a typical crowd etc. The tour is said to have a major impact on an entire country's economy when it comes into town.

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‘Screwdrivers, Scissors and Pliers’: The Electrical Association for Women in Interwar Scotland – Eleanor Peters

Women's History Network

2024 marks the centenary of the founding of the Electrical Association for Women (EAW), an organisation that urged women to equip themselves with pliers, scissors, and screwdrivers and learn how to maintain and fix their electrical appliances – no repairman required!

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How 3 Districts Are Reimagining High School and the Future of Work

Digital Promise

Three innovative school districts are reimagining the high school experience to better prepare students for college and career.

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Problems with Tourism

Geography Education

As Ibiza and other islands are saying no to tourists coming to party, it’s becoming increasingly clear that expectations on travellers in the world’s most popular destinations are changing. SOURCES: BBC- The World’s Revolt against ‘bad tourists’ and the Guardian- Be a better tourist! 28 ways to have a fantastic holiday without infuriating the locals Tourism is a perfect geographic topic; the allure of exotic places, different cultural activities, and distinct cuisines drives the indu

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Suspended for ‘other’: When states don’t share why kids are being kicked out of school

The Hechinger Report

Every time educators suspend students from school, they have to select a formal reason. In Texas, they have 42 options to pick from — fighting, school-related gang violence, even arson. Despite those choices, 88 percent of suspensions in Texas last year were marked in state reports as a “violation of student code of conduct” with no additional detail.

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Fish and Chips resource

Living Geography

A cross posting from my Geography Teaching blog. I've developed this activity for Year 7, as part of our unit on food geographies called 'Food for Thought'. It's shared here without commentary or additional resources, which we've developed to help steer the lesson. It explores the rising price of food by focussing on one meal - a classic of UK food culture.

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Teaching the Tulsa Massacre

Zinn Education Project

During the Tulsa Massacre, deputized white rioters murdered hundreds of Black residents and destroyed their homes, businesses, schools, and community centers. This took place from May 31 to June 1, 1921, in the thriving African American community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is one of countless massacres in U.S. history designed to maintain white supremacy that receive little attention in corporate curricula.

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PROOF POINTS: We have tried paying teachers based on how much students learn. Now schools are expanding that idea to contractors and vendors.

The Hechinger Report

Schools spend billions of dollars a year on products and services, including everything from staplers and textbooks to teacher coaching and training. Does any of it help students learn more? Some educational materials end up mothballed in closets. Much software goes unused. Yet central-office bureaucrats frequently renew their contracts with outside vendors regardless of usage or efficacy.

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Baltoscandia: The geopolitical ghost that may just have a future

Strange Maps

You’ve probably never heard of Baltoscandia. It sounds like a made-up country, and that’s because it is a made-up country. But even without a government, a flag, and most other trappings of actual nationhood, Baltoscandia has a history, a raison d’être , and perhaps even a future. Narva Castle in Estonia (left) facing the medieval fortifications of Ivangorod in Russia (right).

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Microchip Companies Create Child Care Programs to Win Federal Funds

ED Surge

This story was originally published by The 19th. Last year, the Department of Commerce announced a historic first: Companies applying for a federal grant program had to provide a plan for offering child care to their workers. The grant money comes from the CHIPS and Science Act, which passed in 2022 and includes $50 billion to expand semiconductor manufacturing and research in the United States.

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People’s History of Memorial Day

Zinn Education Project

For Memorial Day, we feature an article by David Blight about the early origins of the holiday, led by African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, after the Civil War; an article by Howard Zinn urging us to never embark on mass slaughter again; and the documentary and companion oral history collection, Memorial Day Massacre: Workers Die, Film Buried.

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Announcing the 2024 YouthMADE Festival Community Awards

Digital Promise

The post Announcing the 2024 YouthMADE Festival Community Awards appeared first on Digital Promise.

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OPINION: It’s not just about tech and anxiety. What are kids learning?

The Hechinger Report

Clouds of doom continue to hover over the debate about teens’ mental health and the role of technology. This spring, the warnings come from the bestselling book “The Anxious Generation” by sociologist Jonathan Haidt. Some parents and educators are calling for a ban on smartphones and laptops in schools. Others are trying to press pause on the panic by pointing to research that needs a longer look.

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English Learner Scores Have Been Stuck for Two Decades. What Will It Take to Change?

ED Surge

Thinking back to her days as a bilingual teacher to fourth graders, Crystal Gonzales recalls that some of the suggestions offered by curriculum materials to adapt lessons for English learners were downright insulting. Parsing education data into snack-sized servings. “They were very simplified,” she says. “They were like, ‘Show them a picture.’ Not very rigorous at all.

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GA Fieldwork Survey

Living Geography

Take part in the GA's fieldwork survey ahead of the start of the National Fieldwork Festival tomorrow. Primary & secondary #geographyteachers please share your views on #fieldwork by taking part in this survey. Only 10 quick Qs & your answers which will help inform @The_GA work as part of #NationalFestivalofFieldwork Look forward to your answers.

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Introducing Pathways: Expanding Our Reach in Adult Learning and Working

Digital Promise

The post Introducing Pathways: Expanding Our Reach in Adult Learning and Working appeared first on Digital Promise.

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D.C. experimented with giving child care workers big raises. The project may not last

The Hechinger Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jacqueline Strickland has spent nearly her entire life caring for children in Washington, D.C., starting at age 7, when she began babysitting her siblings after school, and then more formally at 14, when she began working at a daycare center. Despite the low pay, Strickland, 59, has stuck with her career, even as colleagues left child care for better-paying jobs at the post office or driving school buses.

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Many Lack Access to Quality Early Education. Home Visiting Programs Are Bringing it to More Families.

ED Surge

PUEBLO, Colorado — Standing in her living room, Isabel Valencia sets up her makeshift tennis serve with the materials on hand: a green balloon for a ball and a ruler affixed to a paper plate for a racket. She bats the balloon to her home visitor, Mayra Ocampo, and they pass it back and forth, counting each return, offering encouragement and laughing at their mistakes.

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Being a “Good Man” in a Time of Climate Catastrophe

Sapiens

An anthropologist follows a group of men who work in India’s rickshaw industry, revealing how their practices of masculinity and mutual aid shape their responses to intensifying flood disasters and political divides. THE RICKSHAW MEN RECEIVE HORRIBLE NEWS “I’m feeling too much tension to work,” says Aandhit. ( All names have been changed to protect people’s identities. ) He turns away potential customers as he sits on his cycle rickshaw—a three-wheeled, pedal-powered taxi—at a busy intersection

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The Building Blocks of Inquiry

C3 Teachers

First blog post in a series on sources as the Building Blocks of Inquiry In the short story mystery, The Copper Beeches , Dr. John Watson inquires to his flat mate, the famous literary detective, Sherlock Holmes, how he can sit for hours on end in wait for the next break in the case. “‘Data! data! data!’ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.

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‘First aid kit’ for tough classes

The Hechinger Report

If survival required a special backpack and a portable first aid kit, you’d do well to hear that with enough time to prepare. If wilderness guides knew all this and didn’t tell you, what kind of wilderness guides would they be? But when a college student enrolls in a course that has a high rate of students earning Ds or Fs or withdrawing – or high DFW rate – the only way they might find that out is through informal warnings from an academic advisor, said Bridget Burns, chief executive officer at

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8 Reinvigorating and Equitable Mathematics Teaching Practices

Heinemann Blog

The following is an adapted excerpt from Steve Leinwand and Eric Milou’s Invigorating High School Math. Listen to their conversation about high school math reform on the Heinemann podcast.

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Tough teaching interviews: reflections on intentions and impacts

Becoming a History Teacher

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com I was once in a conversation with a beginning teacher who told me about an interview question they had been posed. They then laid down a challenge: “I’m interested what you would have said”. The interview question was interesting, and not one I’d heard before: What three substantive historical concepts would you prioritise in the Key Stage 3 curriculum?

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The Visit

Sapiens

SAPIENS’ 2024 poet-in-residence imagines a wordless conversation with a troubled figure from the past and considers legacies of marginalization during the figure’s life and in archives. The Visit – Listen the bedroom is a chamber of whispers. the midnight wind blows the curtains, pushing air into silk lungs. she sits in the corner, outlined faintly by the soft glare of the moon. she does not wear clothes, no nightrobe, no plush slippers. there is no spine to turn, no torso to twist, only t

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En Loyola y más alla, existe la posibilidad de obtener un título asociado de dos años

The Hechinger Report

Jazmín Mejía pasó directamente de la secundaria a lo que pensó que era la opción perfecta en la Universidad Loyola de Chicago, a 30 minutos en automóvil del barrio donde creció. Pero pronto se sintió abrumada en el campus del lado norte, que tiene casi 17,000 estudiantes. “Las clases eran demasiado grandes”, dijo Mejía, de 18 años. “Se me dificultaba pedir ayuda”.

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Inclusive by Design: Sharing Insights for Crafting Accessible Conferences

ED Surge

As educators, we understand that true learning happens when barriers are removed and diverse voices are amplified. Recently, we took the stage at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference to share our experiences designing accessible conferences and events. This wasn't a one-way lecture; it was a collaborative exploration, inviting the audience to contribute their insights and perspectives.

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Science of Reading: Putting the Systems in Place to Support Literacy Instruction

Education Elements

Anyone who follows education news and trends across the country will agree that there continues to be no bigger buzzword than “science of reading”. As we noted earlier in the year, over 35 states have committed formally to implementing the science of reading. Let’s look in more detail at what this actually means and some of the systems that will help with successful implementation.

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Cultural & Linguistic Networks of Central African Hunter–Gatherers: Insights from Ancient Origins

Anthropology.net

Recent research from the University of Zurich reveals extensive cultural and linguistic networks among Central African hunter–gath 1 erer groups dating back millennia, challenging previous assumptions about the region's prehistoric cultural evolution. Central Africa, known for its rich biodiversity and complex human history, has been home to hunter–gatherer populations for hundreds of thousands of years.

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Finding the Write Balance: Integrating ChatGPT into the Writing Workshop

Heinemann Blog

How do we incorporate ChatGPT into the classroom as a tool for writing workshop? Read the series conclusion of Finding the Write Balance.

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Teach Truth Day of Action Press Call

Zinn Education Project

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2024 For Immediate Release May 30, 2024 Contacts Miguel Gonzalez, NEA Communications cell: 202-491-9532, mgonzalez@nea.org Deborah Menkart, Zinn Education Project cell: 202-294-2703, dmenkart@teachingforchange.org RSVP for Zoom link. Educators and allies to host Day of Action to Teach Truth press call More than 140 local actions confirmed to date and more are joining the growi

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CogSciSci Conference, May 2024

Dr. Preece

Feeling very much like an imposter, I was delighted to join scientists in the fabulous settings of St. Alban’s School to attend 2024’s Cog Sci Sci conference. I was very grateful to the organisers – for putting on an amazing event, with a real teacher-led discussion sense and a great buzz about the room – but also for encouraging and supporting people to come along and share, even if their last science was some decades ago now.

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2024 Teacher Leader Impact Award Winners

Edthena

We asked educators to nominate teacher leaders and lifelong learners to honor with this year’s Teacher Leader Impact Award. Here are the honorees for 2024. Congratulations! 2024 Teacher Leader Impact Award winners Alyssa Dillard 5th and 6th Grade Reading Interventionist Metropolitan School District of Warren Township Indianapolis, IN Noemi Jimenez, MA Kindergarten Biliteracy Teacher St.

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How Beggars Help Us Understand Public Space in China and Beyond

Anthropology News

Performances of panhandling in Guangzhou teach us about public space in modern Chinese cities and elsewhere. Guangzhou—also known as Canton—is a city of zuo shengyi , of “doing business.” As one of the oldest trade harbors in the south of China, Guangzhou opened up early when the country’s reform program of 1978 reintroduced the importance of money and markets.

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A casualty of the early election?

Living Geography

A cross posting from my GCSE Natural History blog, which now has over 300 posts in preparation for supporting teachers if and when it appears as an option. Earlier today, this diagram was shared on Twitter, which looks from the formatting to be a panel from a recent copy of the i newspaper. It shows the Government policies that were announced, but never came to fruition because of the early call for a General Election.

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Educator’s Guide to Improving Student Attendance

Studies Weekly

Educator’s Guide to Improving Student Attendance May 28, 2024 • By Studies Weekly Education in the United States has changed since the 2020 pandemic and still faces many lingering challenges due to the shutdown. One of the most pervasive issues is chronic student absenteeism. A student is considered chronically absent if they miss at least 10% of the total school year, around 18 full days.