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Time to Re-Think the U.S. Education System

It's Time to Re-Think the U.S. Education System - Tammy Erickson ...
By Tammy Erickson
Many argued that they were preparing the kids for the real world — limiting the Re-Gens' use of "kids'" technology, teaching them to communicate the way adults do. I understand their perspective, but frankly ... Boredom with the teacher-centered learning process. The kids I've interviewed all say that they ... Technology leads to a new role for teachers (and parents): that of a learning facilitator and coach, rather than of an authoritative source of information. Growing interest in pragmatic, ...

Teachers' protest looms as legislature mulls bill to ban strikes, freeze wages
Globe and Mail
Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak says his party will support a bill that will force new contracts on teachers, but he won't use his clout to make changes to it. The Opposition ... EDUCATION Tories signal support for Liberal's teachers bill. It ...

Globe and Mail

Ohio teachers must make the grade
Lancaster Eagle Gazette
Tim Melton, legislative director for the education reform group StudentsFirst, said parents andteachers alike had become frustrated with evaluations that ranged from lackluster to nonexistent. "The biggest factor in school by far is an effective ...

Teachers can be the solution, if they're given the support
Philadelphia Inquirer
Research has shown that teachers tend to leave schools for reasons that have long plagued Philadelphia schools: because the working conditions make teaching unsustainable, because their autonomy and professionalism have been eroded, and because they've ...

On Teaching and Tutoring
The New American
Besides, most of today's teachers have been badly prepared by their colleges of education. Which is why they are so poor at teaching the basics and why test scores continue to reflect the lack of genuine learning that takes place in too many of today's ...

ChinaCast Education Corporation Completes $2.15 Million Financing
Sacramento Bee
27, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ChinaCast Education ("ChinaCast" or the "Company", OTC: CAST), a post-secondary education services provider in China, today announced the closing of a $2.15 million private offering of its Notes and Warrants.

Improving teaching in Indigenous education
It looked into the current and future provision of teacher professional development in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education when related to the National Professional Standards for Teachers Standard 1.4 and 2.4. ... change ...

Teachers' Unions See Opportunities in Online Charters
Education Week News
An online charter school in western Pennsylvania claims to have made virtual education history three years ago by becoming what is thought to be the first cyber charter school in the nation—and the only one to date—to unionize. In June 2009, teachers ...

Students, teachers face new ways to learn, teach
Shreveport Times
Mike Hasten. Filed Under. News · K-12 Education. BATON ROUGE — Many Louisiana students will soon experience a new way of learning and teachers a new way of teaching. When schools officially enact Common Core State Standards, often referred to as ...

Iowa education reform in works for years
Quad City Times
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — If many of the education reform ideas — teacher career paths, mentoring and performance reviews — being discussed by state officials and task forces have a familiar ring to them, they should. They're already in the Iowa Code ...

Headmaster's voice: Pressure is on to gain six A* GCSEs
She attends a very good independent school and has been told – whether by herteachers or her friends is not entirely clear — that no serious university will look at her unless she has half a dozen A*s. Is this the case? Or are A grades ... Education ...


elearnspace › MOOCs, Learning Points
By gsiemens
MOOCs, Learning Points. Carol Edwards from BCIT recently shared a document detailing her experience participating in massive open online courses. She concludes: “Based on the Report Card generated above, MOOC's are a failure, both as an educational product and as a business model.” I appreciate any critique of MOOCs. The value of critiques often rests in ... Finally, MOOCs are essentially the web happening to education. To evaluate them by the value points of a hierarchical ...

How to Write Like Your Teacher Told You Not To : @ProBlogger
By Guest Blogger
The idea of writing exactly not like your teacher told you to. This should be easy to grasp as we all went to school, and we all kind of remember what “good writing” is—according to our teachers. Just a word of explanation before we begin. I'm from Poland. .... Greetings. Reply · Egger says: 8/27/2012 at 3:09 pm. Here you have a right Polish education system is very similar, and all of these systems are still the Middle Ages, we do not have modern teaching methods in Europe. Reply ...

Berkeley Unified Teachers Getting 1-Percent Bonus « CBS San ...
By gdrosenblum
In a state that's plagued with ongoing public education cuts, teachers in the Berkeley Unified School District will get a welcome one-time bonus, according to the Berkeley Board of Educationannounced.
CBS San Francisco

Obama vs. Romney 101: 5 differences on education - Yahoo! News
Here is a look at how the two differ on the issue of education. ... season to make the case that hiseducation funding and policy initiatives are saving teachers' ... Mitt Romney unveils education reform plan heavy on 'parental choice' (+video) · Back to school: How to measure a good teacher · Student loan forgiveness: 5 ways ...

Blog from Battery Place: “Learning to Be a Better Teacher”
This blog was written by Social Studies teacher Bill Mason, currently a teacher at ... and a methodology for properly teaching the Holocaust in the classroom. ... Edelstein's EducationDepartment provides pedagogical training for teachers in the ...

Education Week Teacher: Arkansas teacher makes house calls
In fact, "a box" is how Newark Elementary first-grade teacher Deena Bruce ... Bruce began conducting front-porch visits eight years ago when she began teaching. ... "It just seemed like the way to help students know teachers do more that just ... and hopefully get him to talk more about what he is learning and doing in class.

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