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The Brutal Economics of Being a Yoga Teacher

16 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Theresa Elliott might not have been a star in the yoga world, but she was a professional. She started teaching yoga in Seattle 23 years ago. Since then, she’s run her own studio, trained hundreds of teachers, posed on the cover of books by the anatomy guru Judith Lasater, and... More »

Morning Video: Residency Programs Train Teachers In Classrooms

"The Boston Teacher Residency, an AmeriCorps service program that recruits future teachers and places them in schools for practical experience is being heralded as a model for training teachers. And other cities have begun to take notice. NewsHour's Christopher Booker reports." (PBS NewsHour: How a Boston program is transforming the way we train teachers)

An Epidemic of Spiritual Manipulation in Holistic Business ?

It was a staff meeting at a yoga teacher training school: You would think that a meeting at a so-called spiritual enterprise would begin with a grounding meditation and everyone sharing their new ideas from a heart-centered place. After...Show More Summary

Why a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Isn’t Enough

Completing a 200-hour teacher training is a major accomplishment for a yogi, but it's not all that’s necessary to become a yoga teacher, says Eddie Modestini. The post Why a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Isn’t Enough appeared first on Yoga Journal.

It's a Coder! It's a Teacher! It's a Kick-Ass Graphic Novelist!

One sunny morning after the kids had split for the summer, I sat down with Gene Luen Yang in an iMac-filled classroom at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California, where he was training his replacement after 17 years as a computer science teacher. Show More Summary

BG 371: The Progress of Insight

Episode Description: Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. Show More Summary

STEM training gets $6M boost as supporters fund future

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

A Big Apple nonprofit landed millions of dollars this summer to train teachers to give lessons in science, technology, engineering and math.

Where Dance Meets Education: Education and Community Engagement Teacher Receives Exciting New Training

Houston Ballet Education and Community Engagement is committed to introducing children, particularly those in under-served and at-risk populations, to the beauty and grace of life through dance.  Last year they reached over 39,000 students...Show More Summary

5 Fabulous Stretches for Runners!

By Yanoula Athanassakis and Lara Heimann It's fall in New York City, and that means almost everybody is training for -- or knows somebody who is training for -- the NYC Marathon on Nov. 1. As NJ and NYC-based yoga teachers, we meet a...Show More Summary

Fred Wilson's mission to train tech teachers

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson stepped into the public-policy spotlight last week as he and his foundation joined forces with Mayor Bill de Blasio to get computer-science teachers and courses into... To view the full story, click the title link.

Back to School: 3 Lessons That Great Teachers Teach Us About Sales

You might be surprised to learn that some of the best sales training comes from the classroom. Here are lessons in salesmanship that schoolteachers?, whether they realize it or not, ?are teaching us. The post Back to School: 3 Lessons That Great Teachers Teach Us About Sales appeared first on

Training more effective teachers through alternative pathways

Florida teachers who enter teaching through a path requiring no coursework in education have the greatest effect on student achievement, substantially larger than that of traditionally prepared teachers, study finds.

Computer Science For All

Yesterday Mayor de Blasio announced Computer Science For All which is a ten year effort to train 4,775 NYC public school teachers on the fundamentals of computer science and how to teach it to their students. The goal of Computer Science For All is to have computer science teachers and classes in every one of […]

Favela Jiu Jitsu: Street Economics

[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

Quotes: Poverty, Residential Segregation, Lower-Performing Schools, Ineffective Teachers

She moved to a public-housing property in a highly-segregated neighborhood, next to a cement-crushing plant. The ceiling leaks and trains rattle by all night, and the bathtub is caked with mildew. Her daughter, who is now 8, hates her new school, and said her teacher confessed that she only came to school for a paycheck. Show More Summary

Yoga Teacher Training: What to Expect on Week One.

I wanted to share some of the lessons I learned during the first week of my training with you, so hopefully you will have a better understanding than I did of what

De Blasio to Announce 10-Year Deadline to Offer Computer Science to All Students

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Meeting the requirement set by Mayor Bill de Blasio for New York public schools will present major challenges, mostly in training enough teachers.

The Budapest Train Station Where Refugees Are Trapped, Scammed, and, Sometimes, Helped

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Standing on the platform in Budapest’s Keleti Station after guiding the final group of refugees onto the trains this past Friday evening, Ibrahim Kasem explained the situation to me. A kindergarten teacher originally from Syria himself...Show More Summary

Black Girl Called 'Lazy Lucy': Minn. Residents Upset After School Training Books Full of Racist Stereotypes

The Minneapolis, Minn. school board thought they were paying for a series of books that would help create a new reading curriculum for kids that would assist in reading lessons. So, many teachers were shocked to find books rife with stereotypes including a drawing of a black girl called "Lazy Lucy" and Kenyans noted as being able to "run very fast."

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