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Mindful in Mourning

My father died almost a month ago, and in the midst of that heartbreak I remain grateful for the practice of mindfulness. I remember my teachers explaining how training the mind, day by day, under normal circumstances develops skills that serve when normalcy implodes. Show More Summary

AM News: Alt Cert Extension, ACT Scores, ACLU Vs. Nevada

White House Seeks HQT Extension for Teachers in Training EdWeek: Critics consider this a major loophole in the law, although the U.S. Department of Education said earlier this year that there were not many such teachers (about 35,000 in all). Show More Summary

French-American teacher who was shot is new hero in train attack

Mark Moogalian and wife were seated facing each other on the high-speed train when she saw only his expression and the urgent "Get out, this is serious." Then, Isabelle Risacher Moogalian said, she ducked behind some seats as he lunged to grab the assault rifle from the gunman's hands.

Sea horses, puffer fish and sand shrimp: A week on the bay teaches environmental literacy

Maryland training immerses teachers in Chesapeake Bay environment and culture to help students with graduation requirement.

Training in dealing with trauma-affected students is sought for Compton schools

Attorneys representing students who have suffered from violence and other trauma in a lawsuit against the Compton Unified School District asked a federal judge Thursday to immediately require teachers, administrators and staff to undergo training to recognize and understand the effect of such incidents...

Training in dealing with trauma-affected students is sought for Compton schools

Attorneys representing students who have suffered from violence and other trauma in a lawsuit against the Compton Unified School District asked a federal judge Thursday to immediately require teachers, administrators and staff to undergo training to recognize and understand the effect of such incidents...

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Alan Cheuse's Gift

Some weeks ago I was headed down up the Hudson River on the train from Albany-Rensselaer to Penn Station. As I rode I was thinking about my former teacher, Alan Cheuse because at the time, Alan was still in a coma from head injuriesShow More Summary

Weingarten on the CC$$: teachers just need more time and "training"

AFT President Randi Weingarten does not criticize the Common Core; we just need to give teachers more time and "training" to make it work. She attacks our "test-and-punish" fixation, but that is exactly what the Common Core is. Her solution...Show More Summary

AM News: Billions In Teacher Support Not Effective, Says New Report

Study: Billions of dollars in annual teacher training is largely a waste Washington Post: A new study of 10,000 teachers found that professional development — the teacher workshops and training that cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year — is largely a waste. Show More Summary

Study: Billions of dollars in annual teacher training is largely a waste

A new report says that schools spend billions on teacher training, but there’s no evidence that it works.

The Best Way to Help "Budding" Teachers

At the mere cost of $5 billion, Bill Gates once had the brilliant idea to train cameras on every teacher in every classroom. What better way to improve teaching...or is it testing? No matter what ed. "reformers" say, surely, the two are not the same.Well, just when you think Mr. Show More Summary

My yoga teacher training experience (RYT 200 hour)

Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? It’s been a fun and busy day one over here! I took a BODYPUMP class, and then Livi and I ran a couple of errands before hanging out at the park. She’s starting swim lessons today, and I hope she loves it! So this weekend was an […]

Remote AR Augmented Reality Troubleshooting App: Call a Friend 2.0

We’ve seen a couple of ways for augmented reality technology to train or enhance one’s knowledge in real time, even if the teacher isn’t in the same location as the learner. ScopeAR’s Remote AR app is…

NYC Principal Commits Suicide After Test-Score Scandal Exposed 

The principal of Teachers College Community School in West Harlem reportedly threw herself in front of an oncoming train after a whistleblower notified the New York City Department of Education that she had altered third-graders' test scores.

Harlem Principal Killed Herself After Admitting to Cheating on Exams  

On April 17 Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, the 49-year-old principal of the Teachers College Community School in West Harlem, New York, jumped in front of a subway train. That same day, an unknown whistleblower had reported her for cheating on the state exams her third-grade students had just completed. Show More Summary

Teacher blasts popular classroom training program: It is turning us into robots.

Have you ever heard of of a classroom management method called the No-Nonsense Nurturer® Program created by The Center for Transformative Teacher Training? Educator Amy Berard was trained in it at Guilmette Middle School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, when she was teaching English Language Arts there last year, and she became a fierce critic for reasons […]

Teachers, doing what they were trained to do, likely helped save lives during La. movie theater shooting

High school teachers credited with pulling fire alarm, saving lives, during active-shooter incident. Many teachers are now trained in responding to mass shootings after Sandy Hook and other attacks.

Petition Calls For Required Body Positivity Training For All Yoga Teachers

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Should body positivity be a required part of yoga teacher training? A group of socially conscious yogis thinks so. A Change.org petition, started by Jeniffer Zimmerman of “All Bodies Rise Yoga,” is calling for body positivity training to be a required part of all Yoga Alliance-registered schools’ yoga teacher training programs. Show More Summary

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