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AM News: New York Scores Up (But Union Still Won't Endorse Cuomo)

Five Things You Need to Know About NYC Scores on State Tests WNYC: State Education Commissioner John King speculated on Thursday that the city showed more gains because it began training groups of teachers and principals in the Common Core learning standards a few years ago, ahead of other districts. Show More Summary

Pre-K = Childhood's End?

??Comment posted following “As the first day of school approaches, the city trains thousands of universal pre-K teachers,” on ChalkbeatPosted on August 12.I wonder how many of those interested in teaching Pre-K in New York have readShow More Summary

10 Reasons Why I Would Be A Horrible Home-Schooling Mom

All of this is to say that bottom line, my respect for trained, professional teachers is immense and I am nowhere near bold, intelligent or confident enough to say that my untrained self could even come close to the job they can do. More » 10 Reasons Why I Would Be A Horrible Home-Schooling Mom is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Unions Sue City Over Preschool Ballot Fight

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

AM HOW DO YOU PISS OFF A BUNCH OF PRESCHOOL TEACHERS? Ask them to choose between supporting their own training and pay and supporting city-funded early education. The city's fight over preschool just keeps getting crazier. This week:...Show More Summary

Old Photos of May Queen Festivals of Whitelands College

Whitelands College was a teacher training college for women started in the 1840s, one of the first of its kind. In 1881 they held the first of their annual May Queen Festivals. The idea for the Festival had come from the art critic John Ruskin and had been taken up enthusiatically by the Principal of the College John Faunthorpe. Show More Summary

How to Train an Animator

In 1935, Walt Disney wrote an eight page memo to art teacher Don Graham outlining his ideas for how to train an animator. Rico Lebrun works with Eric Larson as he draws a live deer in preparation for Bambi from Eye-Likey It's a snapshot...Show More Summary

Seeds of Hatred, Seeds of Peace

last monthReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield trained as a monk in Burma 40 years ago; recently, he went back and observed first-hand the seemingly contradictory Buddhist campaign against Muslims there. read more

6 guiding principles as you enter medical school

Dear Jane: Thank you for asking me about my perspectives on medical school. Here are some general principles that you might find useful in your own training: 1. View everyone as your teacher. Everyone you encounter will teach you something. Be open to what they have to offer. Continue reading... Your patients are rating you […]

Missouri Govenor Vetoes Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Concealed Weapons At School

The bill would have designated certain school officials as “school protection offers” who would have to complete a 100-hour police training in order to carry a gun. The post Missouri Govenor Vetoes Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Concealed Weapons At School appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Pranayama 101: Breathe Deeply, Love Completely, Live Mindfully

last monthFitness / Yoga : Yoganonymous

My relationship with pranayama began 15 years ago when I began studying yoga at Kripalu. Admittedly, my desire to embark on a yoga teacher training was not to teach.  It was initially to deepen my own practice and immerse myself … The post Pranayama 101: Breathe Deeply, Love Completely, Live Mindfully appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.

Mind Your Health: Using Mindfulness to Heal Your Body

Scientist and meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn includes in his pages of “Full Catastrophe Living” a horrifying story that speaks powerfully about the mind-body connection. When renowned cardiologist Bernard Lown was in training to become a physician, he had in his clinic a patient, “Mrs. S.,” who had a narrowing of one of the valves on the […]

Watch | YogaWorks Teacher Training Tip of the Week: Perfect Your Flying Pigeon Pose

last monthFitness / Yoga : Yoganonymous

In this week’s exciting tip for aspiring teachers, we will demonstrate what key actions to teach and what poses you can use to prep your students for the fun and challenging peak pose, Eka Pada Galavazna (Flying Pigeon Pose). As … The post Watch | YogaWorks Teacher Training Tip of the Week: Perfect Your Flying Pigeon Pose appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.

Spain ’82: My First World Cup

last monthNews : News Desk

The first World Cup I remember was Spain ’82. I was eleven and in my fifth year of primary school and living at the Holy Child Teacher Training College, in Ikot Ekpene, in southern Nigeria, where my mother taught home economics. This is about an hour from my village. Show More Summary

Louis Awerbuck Training Videos

Via WRSA, Louis Awerbuck has passed away.  In honor of his life, I am posting these two training videos. I find that Louis was a very good teacher, making use of repeat instruction to help the student and without any attitude or condescension at all.  This is the mark of a wise instructor. As for […]

Missouri Training, Arming Teachers 'Like Air Marshals on Planes'

Under laws passed by the Missouri legislature during the last session, numerous school districts in the state are enrolling teachers to be trained in the defensive use of a Glock 19 semi-automatic pistol in the classroom. According to Fox News, districts are availing themselves of Shield Solutions training near the Ozarks town of West Plains. Show More Summary

Inside LA's Summer Pro-Am Hoops Institutions, the Drew League and Venice Beach

Dr. Luther Gulick 's instructions were simple. The superintendent of physical education at the YMCA International Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, asked a young teacher from north of the border to devise a game that could...Show More Summary

Educator Training Adds New Resources for Teachers

Summer is here and that means the 2014 Educators Training Event is right around the corner. August 5-7 Ag Leader will be holding the 5th annual training event tailored towards educators at the high school, community college and university level. Show More Summary

No one can credibly argue that teachers are trained well enough to be effective and efficient in today’s classrooms

Apparently there’s yet another fear-mongering publicist named Alyssa (yes, a different one!). So once more into the breach… Here’s the email I received: On the heels of the recent Vergara ruling in California, which eliminates teacher tenure, the outcome has peeled back the Band-Aid on the appalling lack of adequate teacher training. Whether the judge was [...]

Suit Alleges Wanderlust Festival Stole Yoga Training Methods From Alanna Kaivalya

2 months agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

A suit recently filed with the Manhattan Supreme Court claims that Wanderlust Festival knowingly stole NYC-based yoga teacher Alanna Kaivalya’s training methods for their own purposes after stringing her along for months. In the court...Show More Summary

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