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Jeremy Lott


Trinity Western Law School Fight Is About Religious Freedom

Jeremy Lott | November 26, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
"Oh bloody hell, not this again."
Lisa Abeyta


The Real Reason Girls Don't Like to Code

Lisa Abeyta | November 26, 2014 | Technology
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.
Larry Paros


What the Media Is Serving Up for This Thanksgiving

Larry Paros | November 26, 2014 | Books
This is the seventeenth column from that first book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.
Thai-Huy Nguyen

A Letter to High School Seniors of Color

Thai-Huy Nguyen | November 26, 2014 | 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.
Ann Reid

Thank a Teacher Thursday: Brother Nick

Ann Reid | November 26, 2014 | Education
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.
Brad Spirrison


Everything Is Everything and It's All in the Game

Brad Spirrison | November 26, 2014 | Education
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.
Hillary Linardopoulos


Philadelphia. Ferguson. Institutionalized Racism. The March.

Hillary Linardopoulos | November 26, 2014 | Education
In both communities -- Ferguson and West Kensington -- community members have been told in no uncertain terms that some lives matter more than others.
Arthur E. Levine


Teacher Education Rules an 'Important Step Forward'

Arthur E. Levine | November 25, 2014 | Education
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.
Jay Donaldson

Social Media Should Be A Part Of The Elementary School Curriculum

Jay Donaldson | November 26, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
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.
Larry Paros


Deconstructing American Education: A Visual Journey

Larry Paros | November 26, 2014 | Education
This is the seventh column from the second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.
Mark Otto


A Letter to Educators in Response to the St. Louis County Grand Jury Decision

Mark Otto | November 25, 2014 | Education
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.
Deborah Chang


5 Things First-Year Teachers Should Do Immediately

Deborah Chang | November 25, 2014 | Education
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.
Rob Furman


5 Things to Share With Your Teachers About Educational Technology

Rob Furman | November 25, 2014 | Education
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.
David Flink

A Learning Problem Is Not an Intelligence Problem

David Flink | November 25, 2014 | Education
We need to transition from placing all the weight on our kids' shoulders to the understanding that learning is transactional -- it happens between the child and the environment.
John Thompson


Why Tulsa Teachers Risk Their Jobs to Opt Out of the Testing Madness

John Thompson | November 26, 2014 | Education
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.
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke


It Takes a Community to Educate a Student

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | November 24, 2014 | College
Experiences outside of the classroom are often as meaningful as those inside the classroom. The academic professionals on your campuses are integral to the success and well-being of your students.
Peter Greene

Is Nicholas Ferroni Really America's Sexiest Teacher?

Peter Greene | November 24, 2014 | Education
It's a sad commentary on the culture that because Nicholas Ferroni has washboard abs and smoldering soap opera eyes, he gets the audience that some deserving schlubby middle-aged teacher does not.
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn


Conquering the Skills Gap: The Industry Talent Consortium

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | November 24, 2014 | Education
Employers are facing particular challenges finding people with the necessary skills for new industry jobs such as data scientists, cyber-security specialists, industrial network engineers, mobile app developers and network programmers.
Eric Sheninger


If School Leaders Don't Get It, It's Not Going to Happen

Eric Sheninger | November 25, 2014 | Education
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.
Lydia Dobyns


Learning Civic Responsibility

Lydia Dobyns | November 25, 2014 | Education
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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