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Can Finnish education be copied?

The access to teacher training is highly competitive; there are ten applicants for every training place to become a primary schoolteacher.  It does not seem  to dawn upon those in Britain and theu nited States who want to implement the Finnish system that it would mean firing something like three-quarters of the current teachers. Show More Summary

Inside YJ’s YTT: Discovering the Power of the Breath + the Mind

8 hours agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal associate art director Abigail Biegert shares two lasting lessons she learned in yoga teacher training this week. The post Inside YJ’s YTT: Discovering the Power of the Breath + the Mind appeared first on Yoga Journal.

D.C. Public Schools to overhaul teacher evaluation and training

City’s experiments in education reform have been closely watched nationally; changes to take effect next school year.

The Italian (Startup) Renaissance

2016 couldn’t have started better for Italy’s economy and tech sector. In January, Cisco signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to provide training to teachers and students through the Cisco Networking Academy. Show More Summary

Kent, Conn., Looks at Training Teachers to Use Guns

6 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The move by Kent’s selectmen prompted Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to say he would be “frightened and disappointed” if any town adopted the firearms training program.

?Connecticut town considers program to arm teachers

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

"FASTER Saves Lives" program would provide trauma kits and firearms training to school personnel in the event of a hostile act or intrusion

Inside YJ’s YTT: 7 Self-Care Tips for Success in Teacher Training

From the philosophy lessons and inner work to the homework and teaching practice, a YTT is a transformative experience. A few key self-care strategies can really help. The post Inside YJ’s YTT: 7 Self-Care Tips for Success in Teacher Training appeared first on Yoga Journal.

The story of Barbara Morgan, the first teacher in space

Barbara Morgan first trained to go into space in the 1980s as part of the Teachers in Space Project. Continue reading ? The post The story of Barbara Morgan, the first teacher in space appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What I learned about life from yoga teacher training

3 weeks agoHealth : Well Good NYC

There's a lot more to gain than just crow pose mastery—even if you never plan to teach.

Syria's White Helmets Save Civilians, Soldiers and Rebels Alike

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

On a warm morning in December, a few dozen Syrians from Aleppo and Idlib—former students, teachers, vegetable sellers and farmers—gather in an abandoned firefighting training center near the Syrian-Turkish border. They have come here to learn advanced rescue skills that they will use to teach newly recruited emergency workers back home. Show More Summary

An armed Pakistani teacher is hailed as a hero after Taliban terrorist attack

3 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

After terrorists killed about 150 people at a school in northwestern Pakistan 13 months ago, officials started arming teachers and gave them weapons training. Like the debate over guns in schools in the United States and elsewhere, the move was controversial and divided parents and academic officials. But a Pakistani teacher armed with a pistol […]

35 Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture Street Scenes of the U.S in the 1930s

John Gutmann (1905–1998) was one of America’s most distinctive photographers. Born in Germany where he trained as an artist and art teacher, he fled the Nazis in 1933 and settled in San Francisco, reinventing himself as a photo-journalist. In the America of the 1930’s, Mr. Show More Summary

Study Proves That Physics Teachers Tend to Give Girls Lower Grades Than Boys for the Exact Same Questions

The researchers said the experiment proves that more focus needs to be placed on training teachers. Female students are more likely to get lower scores on physics exams than male counterparts, even though they give identical answers, researchers at a Swiss university found. Show More Summary

How to Find the Best Yoga Teacher to Guide Your Practice

By Christine Chen Yoga is now nearly as popular as golf, according a recent report, which means more people are seeking guidance on a path of stretching their bodies, breath, and minds. The number of people trained to teach is also trending upward, as the quantity of newly registered instructors jumped 18% from 2008 to 2014. Show More Summary

Inside YJ’s YTT: 4 Fears We Had Before Yoga Teacher Training

4 weeks agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal editor-in-chief Carin Gorrell gets candid about her own fears and insecurities pre-YTT. Sound familiar? The post Inside YJ’s YTT: 4 Fears We Had Before Yoga Teacher Training appeared first on Yoga Journal.

Favela Jiu Jitsu: Ninety-Degree New Year

[Nico Ball recently left her life as a teacher to train mixed martial arts full-time in Brazil. Originally from Pennsylvania, she attended George Mason University in Virginia and got her Masters degree studying the impact of martial arts-based social projects. Show More Summary

My best and worst IT lessons #3: Internet training

"An incomprehensible error message scared the living daylights out of the eachers on the training course, all of whom thought it was their fault." What I learnt about running a succesful course for teachers.

On the Love Train With Cornel West

I first met "brother" Cornel in May of 2000. I was in the early years of my career as an English teacher, working in the kind of troubled NYC ghetto schools where, according to Cornel West, "poor kids get trained"--unlike wealthy schools...Show More Summary

YJ Asked: Is It Too Easy to Become a Yoga Teacher?

last monthFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Last year, 14,700 new yoga teachers registered with Yoga Alliance. But are all of these newly trained teachers well qualified? Experienced yoga instructors weigh in. The post YJ Asked: Is It Too Easy to Become a Yoga Teacher? appeared first on Yoga Journal.

Let’s Not Be In A Rush To Declare “Community Experts” Program A Failure

Back in August state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler proposed a new program to address the state’s chronic teacher shortages. It allowed schools to hire “community experts” – people with expertise and training in a given subject but who don’t have a specific teaching degree – to fill vacancies teaching specific subjects. Five months later Forum reporter Mike Nowtazki...

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