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Frank Breslin

The Case for Philosophy in America's High Schools - Part 1

Frank Breslin | September 3, 2015 | Education
Adolescents are a skeptical lot. Anything and everything is fair game to them, and woe betide what is found wanting. Criticism comes easily to these professional skeptics. Irreverence is natural when one is taking the world's measure, cutting one's teeth, and finding oneself. However, American high schools waste this irreverence...
Michal Tsur

Why Personalizing Video Learning in the Classroom is Important

Michal Tsur | September 3, 2015 | Education
Let's look at how video can be used quite easily to personalize and adapt the teaching and learning experience for different types of learners, as well as their teachers. To illustrate, I'm using some of our favorite childhood characters.
Kathy Nimmer

Wonderment in the Garb of Two Geese

Kathy Nimmer | September 3, 2015 | Education
They landed with a splash in the pond behind my house. They startled me as I stood with Nacho, waiting for him to do his "business" on a hot summer morning. They were profoundly unconcerned about the yellow dog watching their splattering touchdown. The two geese came from somewhere, flew some route, and landed here for some reason, only perhaps twenty feet from where I stood with leash in hand.
Gil Troy

A Magical, Mystical, Whimsical List of School Supplies

Gil Troy | September 3, 2015 | Education
It's back to school time. Unfortunately, our society "gears up" without preparing properly, focusing on complicated lists of school supplies and expensive outfits. As an educator and father, I wish students also outfitted themselves intellectually and spiritually for their educational adventures.
Dr. Dustin Swanger

The Importance of Planning

Dr. Dustin Swanger | September 3, 2015 | Education
As Fulton-Montgomery Community College begins the process of developing its next strategic plan (as our current plan ends at the conclusion of this academic year), I have been reflecting on the importance of a good plan for any organization.
Elizabeth Dankoski

The Secret to One of the Toughest Supplemental College Application Essays

Elizabeth Dankoski | September 3, 2015 | Education
Seniors, is this you right now? You sit down to work on the Why Do You Want to Go Here questions for your college application essays, and they all come out a little too perky and vanilla.
Stacey Steinberg

School Discipline: Standing Up for All Children in the Public School System

Stacey Steinberg | September 3, 2015 | Education
Two kindergartners were sent to the principal's office during their second week of school. One hit a little girl after she refused to share a toy. The other smacked a little boy after he cut to the front in the lunch line.
Alan Singer

South Africa Teachers Union Denounces Pearson (Always Earning)

Alan Singer | September 3, 2015 | Education
Everyone does not agree with Fallon that Pearson's burning desire is "better education." In fact many around the world suspect the company's burning desire is to maximize profits with little regard for its impact on the world's poor.
Nicholas Ferroni

Straight Educators for LGBT Students (#SE4LGBTS)

Nicholas Ferroni | September 3, 2015 | Gay Voices
We can no longer be quiet on matters that involve the well-being of our students. Which is why we must openly support the LGBT cause in our classrooms, because it will save lives. I am asking -- pleading for my fellow educators [especially straight educators] to no longer be a silent supporter in this matter.
Graca Machel

Education and Health: the Spandrels to Build a Gender Equal World

Graca Machel | September 3, 2015 | Impact
Education and health. Intertwining education and health can ensure girls can not only survive, but thrive and reach their full potential. Separately, education and health are important for every girl. Linked together, they could change the world.
Scott Cowen

Urban Resilience: A Tale of Two Cities

Scott Cowen | September 3, 2015 | Education
On this tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, many observers are recognizing the renaissance of a city most people thought would never recover.
Lisa Abeyta

How One Teacher Justified Giving an F to a Special Ed Student

Lisa Abeyta | September 3, 2015 | Education
Because my son is gifted and quite articulate, teachers so often assume that he should just 'do it', never mind that he has dyslexia, dysgraphia, a memory processing disorder, and a school file full of reports going back to third grade that document his need for accommodations.
Joel Shatzky

Educating for Democracy: The Age of Social Insecurity

Joel Shatzky | September 3, 2015 | Education
The Age of Social Insecurity As an educator I have long believed, especially over the last fifteen years, that hidden within the public education policies of the Bush and Obama administrations is the proverb: "Insanity Is the New Normal." I feel that this is an appropriate phrase which...
Joel Shatzky

Educating for Democracy: The Age of Social Insecurity

Joel Shatzky | September 3, 2015 | Education
Numbers can very easily lie. But there is now mounting evidence that these reform programs are not only cheating many students out of a good education, but having a serious affect on their emotional well being.
David Palumbo-Liu

'Coddled Students? That's Not the Problem'

David Palumbo-Liu | September 2, 2015 | Education
Positing the blame solely on a vocal, but still small group of individuals who voice these concerns, calling this a "movement" in order to fan the flames of reaction, and slapping them with a dismissive label only makes matters worse.
Tiffany Puett

Houston Arabic Immersion Magnet School Faces Bigots

Tiffany Puett | September 2, 2015 | Religion
As the school year began last Monday, Houston's new Arabic Immersion Magnet School saw the first day marked by discriminatory, xenophobic protests. The protestors' claims conflate language and religion, implying that the Arabic language cannot be separated from the religion of Islam.
Jamie M. Carroll

The Brutal Reality of the New Orleans Education Experiment

Jamie M. Carroll | September 2, 2015 | Education
Ten years after Katrina, many claim the changes to New Orleans education are a resounding victory. But at what costs? The disadvantaged schools have achieved these score increases by creating an education force led by advantaged, white outsiders, And I was one of them.
Ryan Poelman

Millennials -- Why They're Buying Homes and Why They're Not

Ryan Poelman | September 2, 2015 | Education
There could be some interesting conclusions drawn from this survey. You can't do anything about job prospects or their concerns and financial stability. However, if you want to sell a home to a Millennial, there are some things that look like they would grease the wheels.
Scott Yancey

Real Estate Investors Aren't Just About Rentals

Scott Yancey | September 2, 2015 | Education
This article is for both the general public and real estate investors. Yes, the rental property investor does drive a huge market. Wholesalers and fix & flip investors both enjoy a major customer base in the rental property investor group.
Lauren Galley

The Monster That Got Away

Lauren Galley | September 2, 2015 | Impact
I have hesitated to tell my story, mostly because he's still out there and I don't know where he is or if he is still peering into my social media. I've tried to block him out of my mind but realize sharing my story has the potential to bring awareness to an important issue of cyber education and safety for youth.
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