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What School Should Be

A Principal's Reflections

I vividly remember the first World Book Encyclopedia set my parents bought for the house in the early 1980’s. It was a sight to behold as what seemed like an infinite amount of knowledge was alphabetically organized, just waiting to be consumed. Housed in the dining room for ease of access by all, the copper and cream books with gold trim were a staple resource for my brothers and me when we had to do any research for school work.

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What Is Cognitive Constructivism?

TeachThought

Learning theory isn’t generally high on the list of practicing teachers. For starters, teachers are busy poring over the classic–or […] The post What Is Cognitive Constructivism? appeared first on TeachThought.

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Hero’s Journey Simplified

HistoryRewriter

Adam Moler and I had a ball presenting together during the Catalina Lesson Design Mixer last week. Adam truly excels at simplifying pedagogy and combines it with an instinctive gift for self-reflection at a depth that I am incapable of. Working with him has helped me grow as a teacher in soooo many ways. Our friendship provides a clear example of how EduProtocols gives teachers a common language to discuss instructional practices and helps us focus on identifying instructional misconceptions tog

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Question of the Day Ideas for Middle School Students

Mr and Mrs Social Studies

Question of the Day Ideas What is the Question of the Day? Why should I use it? If you are looking for Question of the Day ideas or simply how to incorporate them in your classroom, look no further! Taking five minutes to include the Question of the Day in your classroom’s daily routine can help build meaningful community in your classroom and foster confidence in your students.

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PARENT VOICE: They call it ‘school choice,’ but you may not end up with much of a choice at all

The Hechinger Report

If you live in Arizona, school choice may be coming to your neighborhood soon. As someone who has had more school choice than I know what to do with, I can tell you what may feel like a shocking surprise: Private schools have the power to choose, not parents. I live inPhoenix, where the nearby town of Paradise Valley is getting ready to offer the privatization movement’s brand of choice to families.

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Tips for Using Applied Statistics to Make Better Business Decisions

TeachThought

Maximize business decisions with applied statistics tips. Learn to leverage data effectively for better business success. The post Tips for Using Applied Statistics to Make Better Business Decisions appeared first on TeachThought.

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CERN proposes accelerator 3 times as long as Large Hadron Collider

Strange Maps

Built inside a 27-kilometer (17-mile) circle-shaped tunnel near Geneva, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. But now CERN — the French acronym for the European Organization for Nuclear Research — wants a bigger one. The Future Circular Collider (FCC) would be three times as long as the LHC. Since 2008, the LHC has been smashing together subatomic particles at near-light speed.

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STUDENT VOICE: Teachers assign us work that relies on rote memorization, then tell us not to use artificial intelligence

The Hechinger Report

At the beginning of the school year, each of my 11th grade teachers stated that they would not tolerate students using AI platforms, such as ChatGPT, to complete assignments. They explained that any use of AI would be considered plagiarism and could result in a failing grade. Despite these warnings, I regularly hear my classmates laugh about how they used ChatGPT for the prior night’s homework.

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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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Boys Aren’t Excelling in Schools. Would More Male Role Models in Early Learning Help?

ED Surge

Zachary Jackson thinks a lot about what his students may be learning from him in class. For some of his first graders in Atlanta, that goes beyond the actual academic lessons. They are also practicing how to be a man. For Jackson, the question of how to model manhood is an obsession, something he thinks about all the time. He’s worked with kids since 2018 through Wings for Kids, a nonprofit that operates after-school programs in Georgia and South Carolina.

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Rethinking Cultural Evolution: Insights into Stone Tool Technology

Anthropology.net

A groundbreaking study 1 led by researchers at the Nagoya University Museum in Japan offers fresh insights into the cultural evolution of Homo sapiens during their dispersal across Eurasia roughly 50,000 to 40,000 years ago. These findings challenge conventional beliefs about the timing and nature of cultural transitions during this pivotal period in human history.

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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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On the Podcast: The Dispatch with Sue O'Connell

Heinemann Blog

Welcome to The Dispatch, a Heinemann podcast series. Over the next several weeks, we'll hear from Heinemann thought leaders as they reflect on the work they do in schools across the country and discuss, from their perspective, the most pressing issues in education today. Today we'll hear from Heinemann math author Sue O'Connell talk about the importance of positive math identities for both students and teachers.

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Elevating Math Education Through Problem-Based Learning

ED Surge

Imagine you are a mountaineer. Nothing excites you more than testing your skill, strength and resilience against some of the most extreme environments on the planet, and now you've decided to take on the greatest challenge of all: Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. You’ll be training for at least a year, slowly building up your endurance. Climbing Everest involves hiking for many hours per day, every day, for several weeks.

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Cultivating Independent and Collaborative Meaning-Making

Catlin Tucker

In my work helping teachers to shift from whole group, teacher-led lessons to differentiated small group student-centered learning experiences, I am asked questions that seem grounded in the belief that students cannot learn without the teacher. When I work with teachers designing lessons using the station rotation model, for example, some teachers struggle to understand how students can start at a station and complete an activity before they receive instruction.

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PROOF POINTS: Tracking student data falls short in combating absenteeism at school

The Hechinger Report

Chronic absenteeism has surged across the country since the pandemic, with more than one out of four students missing at least 18 days of school a year. That’s more than three lost weeks of instruction a year for more than 10 million school children. An even higher percentage of poor students, more than one out of three , are chronically absent. Nat Malkus, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, calls chronic absenteeism – not learning loss – “the greate

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Racing to Implement the Science of Reading: Setting a Pace for Achieving Success

Education Elements

During speeches in January, several state leaders kicked off the year with strong commitments of money and resources to improve literacy in their schools through the immediate implementation of evidence-based reading instruction, often referred to as the “science of reading.” The governors of New York and Massachusetts offered guidelines, not mandates, for school districts to focus on adopting reading instruction practices and materials that are evidence-based.

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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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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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Schools are sending more kids to psychiatrists out of fears of campus violence, prompting concern from clinicians

The Hechinger Report

The 9-year-old had been drawing images of guns at school and pretending to point the weapons at other students. He’d become more withdrawn, and had stared angrily at a teacher. The principal suspended him for a week. Educators were unsure whether it was safe for him to return to school — and, if so, how best to support him. So, as schools around the country are increasingly inclined to do amid heightened concern over school violence and threats, administrators sent the child to meet with a psych

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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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How Teachers Are Pondering the Ethics of AI

ED Surge

When Chat GPT-4 came out, Cory Kohn was itching to bring it into the classroom. A biology laboratory coordinator in an integrated science department at Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges, Kohn perceived the tool as useful. It promised to increase efficiency, he argued. But more than that, it would be important to teach his science students how to interact with the tool for their own careers, he first told EdSurge last April.

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Black History Month: 10 Fellows You Should Know

Institute for Citizens & Scholars

Black History Month: 10 scholars who are broadening perspectives by highlighting and examining the experiences of Black Americans and are civic leaders in their communities.

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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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What I Wish I Knew About Teaching Black History Before I Left the Classroom (Opinion)

Education Week - Social Studies

Bettina L. Love explains how she struggled to portray Black icons as real people in the early days of her teaching career.

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AI Is Disrupting Professions That Require College Degrees. How Should Higher Ed Respond?

ED Surge

The latest wave of AI tools like ChatGPT seem certain to disrupt the workplace in the years ahead — and the most-disrupted professions may be ones that require college degrees. That presents an unprecedented challenge for colleges already struggling to prove their value. A study published last year used a sophisticated analysis to try to determine which types of jobs are most at risk of major disruptions and shrinkages due to large-language AI models.

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Making Anthropological Poetry Reel

Sapiens

In featuring three SAPIENS poems, students in a digital anthropology seminar infused video reels for Instagram with vivid history and powerful emotions. ✽ For a digital anthropology seminar at the University of Denver, I asked my students: “Why do the pressures of our lived realities demand a response through poetry?” That question launched an assignment in which they were asked to create short videos based on three poems published at SAPIENS.

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How We Designed a Community-Centered Model for Racial Equity and Social Justice Conversations

Digital Promise

The post How We Designed a Community-Centered Model for Racial Equity and Social Justice Conversations appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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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Delve Deeper This President’s Day: Comparing Perspectives to Explore Historical Figures

Heinemann Blog

We created the resource Short Nonfiction for American History: The American Revolution and Constitution because historical events are full of controversies, mysteries, and dramas that engage and excite students of all ages. Many of the articles in the book tell the untold stories of everyday people whose perspectives and experiences may not get top billing in history books.

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2024 Zeph Stewart Latin Teacher Training Award

Society for Classical Studies

2024 Zeph Stewart Latin Teacher Training Award kskordal Fri, 02/16/2024 - 08:36 Image The Zeph Stewart Latin Teacher Training Award is open to those preparing for Latin teacher certification, and SCS membership is not required. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2024. For more information about the award and for complete application instructions, please visit the Zeph Stewart Latin Teacher Training Award page.

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It is a Saturday Snow Show!

Life and Landscapes

On this Saturday afternoon, February 17, 2024, from 3-5 pm (CST), I will be playing my music at the Hoosier Junction Music Hall in Sulphur Indiana! It will be a crisp, beautiful day of snow cloaked sunshine. Come on over! One mile south of Interstate 64, about 45 minutes west of Louisville. This is a family friendly atmosphere with snacks and popcorn, no alcohol, no smoking and no cover!

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Pascal Theatre Company: Celebrating remarkable 19th century women in Bloomsbury: March talks

Women's History Network

Pascal Theatre Company is running a two-year Lottery Heritage Funded project: Women for Women: 19th century women in Bloomsbury. The aim of the project is to highlight some key women who lived, worked, studied or networked in Bloomsbury, London, exploring the challenges they faced and celebrating their achievements.

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4 Inspiring Black Humanitarians

Studies Weekly

4 Inspiring Black Humanitarians Feb. 13, 2024 • By Studies Weekly History would not be the same without the inspiring lives of Black humanitarians. For Black History Month, we honor four heroes who advocated for civil rights, fought for the underserved, and spoke out for the welfare of others. Teaching students about these heroes can inspire them to be advocates in their communities and reach for their dreams. 1.

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