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Category: Formal Education


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Will You Still Be Teaching Next Year?

May 16, 2017

Via: TeachThought

Are you coming back next year? Teaching, I mean. Will you be back? Not to the same classroom. I don’t mean the same grade level or content area or school or even the same district. I’m asking about whether or […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Are high schools teaching science backward?

March 13, 2017

Via: eSchool News

U.S. high schools are teaching science in a backward sequence of courses that is a remnant of 19th century thinking, says former Harman executive and New Jersey Teacher of the Year Robert Goodman—and changing the order in which science courses […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

How We Make Teaching Too Hard for Mere Mortals

November 18, 2016

Via: Education Next

If you caught your pediatrician Googling “upset stomach remedies” before deciding how to treat your child and home-brewing medications over an office sink, you might start looking for a new pediatrician. So how would you feel if you learned that […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

What Is Understanding?

November 14, 2016

Via: TeachThought

Assessing understanding might be the most complex task an educator or academic institution is tasked with. Unfortunately, professional development gives a lower level of attention to developing quality assessments, training that is rarely commensurate with this complexity. The challenge of […]


Featured, Formal Education

Back to school anxiety – will it last forever?

September 19, 2016

Via: Kelly Redmond

Now that school is starting all over again (or it has already started, depending on each institution’s particular schedule), on track with the ineludible yearly cycle, some of the children and their parents may find themselves confronted with back-to-school anxiety. […]


Continuous Development, Featured, Formal Education

Are you thrilled about online-only education?

July 11, 2016

Via: Kelly Redmond

Online-only education sprung out of the need to bring education to students’ homes when they lived in isolated areas or when their daily schedule would not allow for physical classroom attendance. Put this together with the opportunities provided by modern […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Why Community College Completion Is Often a Long and Winding Road

June 27, 2016

Via: MindShift

Anastasia Gnyp of Hendersonville, Tennessee, graduated from Merrol Hyde Magnet School a semester early in 2009 with big dreams. She had received a Hope Scholarship, which would help pay in-state tuition to the institution of her choice, and was planning […]


Formal Education

7 States Make Up 80% of School Corporal Punishment in US

January 19, 2016

Via: Education News

A new study has shown that just seven states in the Southern US make up 80% of in-school corporal punishment for the entire United States. Data from the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Division was used by researcher Dick Startz, an […]


Formal Education, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

5 K-12 trends to watch in 2016

December 31, 2015

Via: Education Dive

The year 2015 saw many small changes in education, and a momentous one, long-awaited by many: the departure of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. With just weeks left in the year, tjhe updated federal education bill, the Every Student Succeeds Act, […]


Formal Education, Informal learning

Why Your Students Don’t Remember What You Teach

December 21, 2015

Via: TeachThought

A decent question: Why don’t your students remember what you’ve taught? A better question: Why don’t they understand what you’ve taught? A better question still: Why don’t students understand and use what they’ve been taught to create a better world? […]