Tag Archives: school reform

Why I Will Never be a Highly Effective Teacher

Why I will never be a highly effective teacher... I work with the underdogs. APPR has brought teaching to a whole new level of disparity, morale has never been lower and testing has never been more in the forefront of the class, the county, the state or the federal government. For better or worse, educational…
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Six Straightforward Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

Helping teachers get up to speed with technology is always a challenge, some teachers have a difficult time navigating basic computer skills. As schools around the globe begin to adopt the use of digital technology in their learning environments, these same teachers can be left feeling inept and marginalized by the implementation of new tech…
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What’s Really Wrong With Education in the US?

The question, What's Really Wrong with Education in the US?, posted by Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education, was the basis for a recent New York Times article: Are we falling behind as a country in education not just because we fail to recruit the smartest college students to become teachers or reform-resistant teachers’ unions,…
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5 Reasons to Prioritize School Safety

5 Reasons to Prioritize School Safety By Benjamin Whitmer School safety is one of the most important issues in education today. Preventing violence on school grounds not only is important for students’ physical safety but for teacher and administrator well-being and retention as well. Below you will find five areas school decision-makers should focus on…
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Why Games Will Be More Successful in Education than Radio, TV, or MOOCs

by Justin Marquis Ph.D. OnlineUniversities.com Radio, TV, computers, video games, the Internet, and MOOCs. As major technological innovations have occurred throughout our history they have been regularly touted as the next great thing in education. Few of them ever actually live up to the hype though, and eventually, fade out of education even as their prominence in society…
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The top 20 movies every educator should watch

by Nicholas Provenzano - The Nerdy Teacher These are the top 20 movies every educator should watch. While every movie is not specifically about educators, there is definitely something to take away from each. These movies are not listed in order of importance, just the order they came to me. Each title is linked to their IMDB page.…
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