Ten tips for constructively engaging students on divisive political, social, racial, and economic issues, from H. Richard Milner IV.
#CharlottesvilleCurriculum: That’s the new Twitter hashtag for educators, parents and anyone else looking for resources to lead discussions with young people about the violence that just erupted in Charlottesville, when white supremacists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members marched and clashed with counterprotesters.
NCTE’s Standing Committee Against Racism and Bias compiled this set of resources to help educators teach about and speak out against racism.
The history of racism and ethnic hate in America is long and deep. What are the cultural, economic, and political currents that led us here?
Sketch notes aren't just a trend, but rather a new visual style of capturing and documenting ideas for the 21st century student.
Between gyms, diets, and supplements, one simple activity can boost your overall health in ways you never imagined: Reading.
When I taught, I tried lots of different methods for classroom management, but I found that basic notebooks were ultimately the thing that saved me, in two ways. I have videos on my website that explain both uses.
Learn about audio copyright and where you can find creative commons music for video.
A great white dress shirt is a staple of most suits. A clean white dress is perfect for breezing around town in the summer and crisp white shorts make a fun piece of a photo-worthy toddler outfit. But, white clothes scare people away because any dirt or stain on the clothing shines like the sun. If you want to start rocking the white, but you're hesitant to waste money on clothes that will look grimy in one or two wears, you'll want to check out these 8 ways to whiten up your clothes to perfection.
Who knows the most about school? Students. This is not news: America does pretty badly when it goes up against other countries academically. This is true even if we take it one state at a time—no single state, no matter how wealthy or small, matches the top scoring countries. And yet, the U.S. spends more per student than many other countries in the world.
This video adapted from NOVA scienceNOW examines research into why people “choke,” or fail to perform well under pressure. To understand what happens in our brains during stressful situations, cognitive scientist Sian Beilock and her team simulate testing scenarios and use brain scans to measure communication between the parts of the brain that contain working memory and emotional centers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news: American high school students are generally satisfied with their lives. But many of their peers in other countries are happier.
So how can educators find the perfect balance between traditional and digital approaches to better focus their student’s attention? How can they gain back control in a classroom full of devices?
‘A hillbilly is someone who is hardworking, thoughtful, and loyal,’ says Garland Couch, a miner turned coder. His employer’s ambition? To turn coal country into ‘Silicon Holler’
Critical thinking isn’t a skill, nor is it content knowledge or even evidence of understanding. While it involves and requires these ideas, critical thinking is also very much a state of mind — a willingness and tendency to sit with an idea and ‘struggle wonderfully’ with it. In critical thinking, there is no conclusion; it is constant interaction with changing circumstances and new knowledge that allows for broader vision which allows for new evidence which starts the process over again. Critical thinking has at its core raw emotion and tone. Intent. The purpose of these stems is to help students practice this slippery ‘skill.’ By having dozens of questions written generally enough to be widely applicable, but with an inherent rigor that challenges students to think, the ability to practice thinking critically is always available.
If you’ve been reluctant to attempt podcasting for yourself or for your students, Anchor, just might be your solution. Available free at either the App Store or Google Play or at Anchor.fm, Anchor makes podcasting from your phone or iPad or Chromebook a breeze. It also makes podcasting a social media event. And there’s virtually no learning curve to move from record to broadcast.