It is very difficult to give weight to anything these days except for the conditions that we are now living and dying under, especially as a New Yorker. Time does not stand still however, so we need to assess where we are in order to adjust and move forward. If this pandemic has taught me anything, this would be my lesson learned.
When it comes to the American education system, I have experienced it in many ways and on many levels. I have been a student, a teacher,… Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on April 10, 2020 at 1:00pm —
With the cloud of the Corona Virus hanging over us and growing by the hour, it is difficult to see any silver lining. Health and safety are our greatest concerns. The stakes are high and the consequences may be fatal to too many. Anything I discuss here should
In the past, many discussions by several education leaders have sometimes suggested the idea… Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on March 27, 2020 at 1:39pm —
With the rapid spread of the Corona Virus, there has been a clarion call for schools to close and immediately shift to online learning in the interest of health and safety. With all that has been written and talked about in regard to “online learning” over the last decade, the perception is that now is a great time to put tech to work and implement this modern methodology to address our current situation and limit face-to-face exposure in order to self-quarantine a huge portion of our… Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on March 9, 2020 at 8:03pm —
So you’ve got a looming deadline, you don’t know if you understand the material well enough and the professor has announced that you need at least a ‘B’ to pass the class. What do you do? Do you have the time to do the work? What if you spend the next 48 hours hyped up on coffee doing the assignment and it still isn’t good enough? It would absolutely destroy you if you had to take the course again. University is already expensive enough without having to re-do classes.
Added by Daniela McVicker on February 28, 2020 at 4:30am —
The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization for the high-school students. It is dedicated to recognizing and appreciating the young ones for their excellent performance at educational establishments. Hence, those who satisfy the membership requirements laid down by the school’s chapter can apply for the NHS… Continue
Added by Daisy Hastings on June 24, 2019 at 6:53pm —
As adults we generally learn about things that we need to learn about. Of course we also have an opportunity to learn about things we would like to learn about. We do not have anyone assigning us projects, or books or exams for which to prepare. The exception to…
Added by Thomas Whitby on April 29, 2019 at 12:30pm —
There are many unique kinds of games being invented daily. In order to comprehend how video games fit into a favorite cultural environment, we have to first distinguish that which we mean by popular culture. They could be a good way to motivate kids. Since a lengthy time, they have been blamed for a lot of things. Although they are the main cause of a mild health crisis, it's important to know that their effect can be…
Added by Catrin Cooper on February 19, 2019 at 9:23am —
The question, which career path to choose is the one that almost all people face at some point in their lives. Especially after graduation from college or university, students tend to be on tenterhooks regarding which career path they wish to pursue. Of course, their degree or… Continue
Added by James Owens on February 19, 2019 at 5:52am —
Graduation is the biggest event a student lives for, the pleasure of making it through the road is above anything in the world. You may be jumping on your feet, doing random dances and your joyous screams could be heard on Mars. Yes, it is totally understandable to be that crazy and happy for such a milestone you… Continue
Added by Kevin Johnson on December 11, 2018 at 6:55am —
I recently attended the annual conference held by NYSCATE, the New York State ISTE affiliate organization. It is a favorite conference of mine, since I served as a board member of that organization for about six years. It is also both comprehensive and progressive in the way of education conferences. As with all education conferences it is easy to… Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on November 29, 2018 at 8:00pm —
For some time now I have believed very strongly that the profession should help to regulate and support itself.
On Friday Dame Alison Peacock from the Chartered College, Sir Kevan Collins from EEF and I presented to 50+ school leaders in the North West on a vision for more autonomy for schools and more self regulation.
I covered the outcome of the NAHT Accountability Commission which talks about school leaders stepping up and taking responsibility for themselves and their peers… Continue
Added by andy mellor on November 7, 2018 at 1:17pm —
In a recent #Edchat discussion we discussed whether or not schools should encourage teachers to use technology to reach out in communication with parents. I really did not think this would still be a relevant discussion in light of how we have all grown dependent on technology for communication, but evidently there are…
Added by Thomas Whitby on October 31, 2018 at 8:39am —
Being a teacher requires a lot of time and efforts. One has to prepare himself for the lessons, plan work, revise the students’ paperwork, and perform many other tasks. Due to this active lifestyle, they do not have an opportunity to manage their finances. And here the problems start progressing.…
Added by Valery Thompson on October 30, 2018 at 10:04am —
Horror show of a budget for schools!
I genuinely believe in the democratic processes we have in this country but the Chancellor’s failure to respond to lobbying from parents and school leaders whilst clearly responding to the lobbying of his peer party MP’s makes you wonder how fair the system is.
This was clearly a budget primed to prepare the road for a journey to the next general election. Stay with me whilst I extend the road metaphor although I know you probably know what… Continue
Added by andy mellor on October 30, 2018 at 5:40am —
I think all educators can agree that we want our students to become better self-regulated learners. However, this is a daunting task for teachers. I've spent a great deal of time trying to teach my grade 6 students various self-regulation skills such as planning, goal-setting, self-monitoring, time management, self-control, and reflection, but in past years it hasn't quite "taken" the way I hoped it would. I talk about how important this skills are until I'm blue in the face and I usually… Continue
Added by Colby Dockerty on October 12, 2018 at 8:30pm —
School boards and individual teachers are seeking out new ways to improve and maintain their own learning process. Teachers with a passion for their career are routinely discovering innovative ways to brush up on skills, and to develop new methods for delivering information. Teachers know that children have a huge capacity for retaining knowledge, and that every child has their own unique way of grasping the information delivered in the classroom. A childhood educator is an expert in… Continue
Added by Barry Parker on October 9, 2018 at 9:00am —
Education has been the very source of our civilization. Since the starting of our civilization, man has learnt the use of tools which has helped the present generation to send rocket propelled machines to orbits. Essays have become an important part of our education as it is an important part of to secure grades. An essay seems a very easy task to master but in reality it is a very hard task to tame. It involves a lot of basics that needs to be kept in mind for securing high grades. Students… Continue
Added by Yelena Hopper on September 27, 2018 at 12:38am —
It is possible and necessary to develop the baby from the very first days of life. The simplest games with objects that are found in every house will help the crumb to get the first knowledge of the new world that surrounds it.…
Added by Tata Nech on September 21, 2018 at 7:30am —
At some point or another, each individual needs to pick or change profession. In youth it is anything but easy to be mixed up, and the committed error can be uneasy to remedy. Above all else, it merits figuring out what put in life you dole out proficient action right now and how this circumstance can change throughout the years. In current conditions there isn’t just an enormous selection of claims to fame.
The basics of choosing profession are laid back at school, when the exercises… Continue
Added by Marguerite T. Brode on September 20, 2018 at 10:13am —
When fresh out of college, chances are you have little to no work experience, which means your resume may look incomplete to some extent. To make it worse, questions like "what is your past work experience?" seems to be a common pertinent step in all job interviews. Although you may have little to answer it, you are likely to be able to relate your experience as a… Continue
Added by Jeffrey R. Ellis on September 18, 2018 at 5:35am —