‘Sit Down and Shut Up’ | Joanne

In Sit Down and Shut Up, Cinque Henderson recalls his year as a substitute teacher at high-poverty schools in the Los Angeles area. “Discipline can set students free,” he argues.

On his first day in the classroom, Henderson was cursed and threatened by one of his students. He called a monitor to escort the student to the office. He was back within five minutes with a note saying, “OK to return to class.”

Henderson blames the legacy of racism, fatherless ness, traumatic experiences and “the false promise of meritocracy” for classroom chaos.

Henderson rejects the cliches about kids’…

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Ook ondernemende kleuters in jouw klas? 6 tips! | johandewilde

In dit stuk koppelt Eva Dierickx ondernemerschap bij kleuters aan strandactiviteiten. De kleuters in haar stuk zijn een voorbeeld van wat je ‘ondernemende kleuters’ noemt. Ze zitten boordevol nieuwe ideeën, energie en geven niet zomaar op. Ze zoeken nieuwe oplossingen en zijn niet bang voor een experiment meer of minder.

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Funny on Sunday: teachers in September vs… | Pedro

#MemeMonday: There is no tired like end of the year teacher tired #memes #backtoschool #school #exams #funny #humor #lmfao #future #class #student #digital #education #university #college #startup #teacher #technology #highschool #startuplife #studentlife #lesson #elearning pic.twitter.com/6NFn7xKE7u

— NERVE – Lessons on Demand (@projectNERVE) September 17, 2018

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School Advisory Councils: Why is Parent Advocacy So Contained and Anemic? | Paul W. Bennett

School Advisory Councils (SACs) have been around since the mid-1990s in most Canadian provincial school systems. A 2012 Ontario People for Education review of their equivalent, Parent Advisory Councils (PACS) found that most lack clarity and show signs of confusion when it comes to fulfilling their role, particularly with respect to providing local input into school decision-making.  In the case of two provinces, Ontario and Nova Scotia, they exhibit the same glaring deficiency – they are given little to do and simply revert back to their natural inclinations, to run bake sales and support…

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Young scientists | Joanne


Science Fair, a documentary about teenage competitors in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, is “unfailingly charming,” writes a New York Times reviewer.

The movie was named festival favorite at the Sundance Film Festival, beating   Inventing Tomorrow, which also looks at finalists in the 2017 fair, reports Mark Walsh in Education Week.

“While Inventing Tomorrow explored in depth the science behind the science fair projects by its featured subjects (which included topics such as tin ore processing, crowd-source monitoring of bodies of water for contamination,…

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A Bare Cupboard | pocketquintilian

Question: how would you define the English word “hideous”?

I would imagine that your answer would be something like “grotesque, deformed, unpleasant to look at”. It is unlikely to be “sexually attractive”. And yet, for a very brief period in the late eighties, that definition of the word was very much in vogue among kids of my generation. Needless to say, the temporary expansion of the word’s meaning went the way of “rad” faster than you can blink, and failed to make an appearance in any dictionaries.

These days, it might have been a bit luckier, if a recent initiative from the venerable…

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