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Sarah Silverman Teaches Little Kids The ABCs And 789s Of Comedy

When you think of Sarah Silverman, "teacher" probably isn't the first word that comes to mind. However, when she's not bragging about "f@#ing Matt Damon" or hanging out with Jesus Christ," Silverman actually makes a fine educator. On...Show More Summary

L.A. Schools Pay $140 Million to Settle 81 Sex Abuse Cases

On Friday, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced it would pay nearly $140 million to 81 students of elementary school teacher Mark Berndt, who was convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students. The settlement...Show More Summary

High schools drop midterms, finals — to prep for Common Core standardized tests

Here’s a new twist on test prep: Get rid of midterms and finals (tests presumably made by teachers). Say that you are doing it to find more “instructional time.” Then use that “instructional time” to “instruct” students in how to take a new Common Core standardized test. That is what is happening at a number […]

Lama Rod Owens and angel Kyodo williams in dialogue

Lama Rod Owens and angel Kyodo williams discuss the challenges of being teachers of color in predominantly white communities. The post Lama Rod Owens and angel Kyodo williams in dialogue appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Education Improves with Tablets in Rural Haiti

Inveneo has worked very hard to help teachers in rural Haiti gain adequate access to new educational tools and resources. Led by the our team’s project manager in Haiti, Michelet Guerrier, Inveneo recently held a third Tablet training event, part of the Transforming Teaching through Tablets (TTT) project. The training, which was held in a […]

Teachers get the green light to appeal compulsory union dues to SCOTUS

By Bre Payton, Teachers and other public employees in 26 states are a step closer to being free from paying compulsory union dues.

Crowdfunding Austin's makerspace for kids

2 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

Sx Create writes, "Austin Tinkering School is a place where kids use real tools and real materials to build, create, and learn. Adults serve as collaborators rather than teachers for maximum engagement, interest, enthusiasm, and enjoyment." Read the rest

"Anybody think this sort of shit would pass muster in a school system in which students and parents chose which schools to attend?"

"And while we're at it, anyone think we'd still be wasting as much time and resources on phys ed if the education of children (rather than catering to the needs of existing teachers and other interests) was the primary goal of K-12 schooling?"

Adjust Me, Please | A Letter to Yoga Teachers

5 hours agoFitness / Yoga : Yoganonymous

Over the past 10+ years, I’ve taken a lot of yoga classes from many different teachers, and I’ve noticed teachers have different styles of adjustments. Some won’t adjust you at all and just cue verbally, while others get a little … The post Adjust Me, Please | A Letter to Yoga Teachers appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.

How teachers can avoid ‘administrator-itis’

How many times have you heard that an amazing teacher has been promoted to be an administrator and wondered if that was the best use of that educator’s time? Here’s a way around this, from Lauren Hill, a National Board Certified Teacher, who teaches English at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky, and serves […]

Fight With Unions May Benefit Jeb Bush

A longstanding rift between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and teachers unions could be a boon to a potential campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

Over reliance on teachers

11 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

On some Buddhist chat rooms the beginner is told to first find a teacher, as if learning what Zen Buddhism is generally about is a great mystery. However, Buddhist and Zen scholars often do quite well without a teacher. Alan...

Open thread for night owls: How teachers defeated a draconian threat to them in Massachusetts

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

At Jacobin, Dan Clawson writes No More Backroom Deals. Clawson is a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and is co-chair of the MTA’s education policy committee. An excerpt: To the casual observer, Massachusetts may seem like an unlikely place to open up a new front in the assault on teachers. Show More Summary

U of Memphis President David Rudd Sells Out Education Students and Faculty to Wall Street Hedge Funders

Rudd I'm imagining coming in to work tomorrow morning to find out the president of my university has cut a deal with some Wall Street investors to give space in our department to sell a corporate freak show packaged as a teacher education program. Show More Summary

Banks support ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Five key banks have already offered their support for ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today. Members Equity Bank, Beyond Bank, National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank and Teachers Mutual Bank are among the first banks to advise the ACT Government they will be providing a compassionate response to homeowners impacted by loose fill [...]

School Choice Now!: Gym Teacher Drags/Pushes Girl in Pool

18 hours agoNews : Reason

Here's a great argument for school choice from the bankrupt city of Stockton, California. Watch above as physical education teacher drags and pushes a 14-year-old girl into a swimming pool. Some details via California's News 10 ABC: A...Show More Summary

Miami teacher dies after eight year battle with brain cancer

The cancer-stricken Miami teacher who wrote a touching memoir about visiting former students has died.

Awesome Teachers Use Sense Of Humor To Give Lasting Lessons [Photos]

Teachers are awesome, there’s no question about it and these examples show us that with a little sense of humor they can give lasting lessons, even when the outcome is not to the student’s favor. It’s a tough job, nobody disputes that, however, teachers are some of the most underrated people. Show More Summary

Huge settlement in sex abuse case has L.A. Unified rethinking reforms

Six years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District found itself at the center of a high-profile teacher sex abuse scandal.

LAUSD Agrees to Pay $139 Million to Settle Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit

The L.A. Unified School District agreed to pay $139 million to settle a child sexual abuse lawsuit involving a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School because, as one attorney observed, due to the “volcano of evidence” against the district...Show More Summary

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