I don't believe that girls are turned off by STEM because it's hard or simply because girls think they're bad at math. Girls aren't wimps or wilting flowers; they don't shrink from challenges just because something isn't a strength. We, as a culture, just aren't doing a very good job of selling tech to girls.
It is time for the profession of education to catch up to society. In order to start moving schools in a better direction we must help leaders experience the true value of technology.
We know that technology has changed education and it is only going to continue to do so. Teachers will not only accept these changes in technology, but will embrace them if they feel confident in the learning experience.
You've been given the full responsibilities of your profession and have to learn, not only how to succeed as an individual, but how to lead your children to success. This learning curve is daunting. As a result, you could be in for an incredibly difficult experience, professionally and psychologically.
In both communities -- Ferguson and West Kensington -- community members have been told in no uncertain terms that some lives matter more than others.
Political economist Gordon Lafer offers some "Bleak Friday" predictions about the corporate agenda for public education.
Your decision to attend college represents a chance for you to make a mark on this world -- to drastically alter our nation's landscape that is currently doing very little to support racial equality.
Social media has certainly become a part of all our lives. It is the communication tool that children have been brought up with, but it is still illegal for a child under the age of 13 to have a social media page. This is a shame when you consider the learning opportunities that social media offers.
Is your kid ready to "discover the power of social and emotional learning"? This is the challenge and opportunity presented in IF... The Emotional IQ Game, which was created by Electronic Arts founder and video game pioneer Trip Hawkins.
As school districts work to prepare students for careers, education and life beyond high school, teaching and using technology in schools has become increasingly important. This doesn't mean simply purchasing and using new devices in school.
There is no script for what to do with our students in situations like these, but I do believe that more than anything else, they need to feel loved and cared for. I ask that, regardless of how you are feeling, we all work hard to maintain safe spaces in our school and show each of our students how much we love them and care for them and that we want to keep them safe.
The new draft teacher preparation regulations from the U.S. Department of Education are an important step toward addressing many of the deficiencies in current teacher education programs. The priorities outlined are working to transform STEM teacher preparation.
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They also inspire legions of future non-scientists -- bankers and writers and ballerinas -- to embrace the joy of discovery, to grasp how science works and understand how to ask critical questions and evaluate evidence.
Some non-educators are taken aback by the series of reports on the way that testing eats up incredible amounts of class time -- up to 80 days a year.
Giving back helps students expand their awareness of social problems and the role civic action plays in solving issues. We want students to experience taking action as part of their learning so they can begin to decide what roles they will play in their own communities.
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