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
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
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 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.
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 […]
By Bre Payton, Watchdog.org Teachers and other public employees in 26 states are a step closer to being free from paying compulsory union dues.
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
"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?"
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 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 […]
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.
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...
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
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
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 [...]
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
The cancer-stricken Miami teacher who wrote a touching memoir about visiting former students has died.
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
Six years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District found itself at the center of a high-profile teacher sex abuse scandal.
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