Teachers should consider new ways to teach African-American history, asserts social studies teacher William Anderson. In this article, he shares examples that tie Black History month lessons to the Common Core State Standards.
Fifth-graders at two Maryland elementary schools recently explored the life of President George Washington in honor of his 285th birthday during a presentation given by a local historical society. They viewed artifacts and took turns guessing about the significance of a piece of wood.
MBA applicants can stand out during admissions by highlighting skills that make them unique and that show a long history of leadership projects outside of work, writes Matt Symonds, director of Fortuna Admissions. Articulating a clear vision of what they will do after earning an MBA is also a plus, Symonds advises.
Starting salaries and hiring prospects are up for MBA degree holders, according to research from the Graduate Management Admission Council. A GMAC poll found that 79% of businesses plan to hire MBAs and 96% say MBA hires "create value for their company," said Gregg Schoenfeld, GMAC research director.
A Massachusetts community college offers a culinary arts program with a cross-curricular emphasis on chemistry, physics, math and geography. Students, who complete 150 hours in internships through the program, come from various backgrounds and challenges.
The project-based learning format can deepen professional learning for teachers, writes Andrew Miller, an instructional coach at the Shanghai American School. In this blog post, he writes about how a group of middle-school teachers used the format to create a shared curriculum and describes how the structure could work for professional development.
Joseph Williams, a California school district's executive technology director, says teachers should be at the forefront of conversations about technology in the classroom. Williams, who founded the district's Educational Technology Council, says he can only make effective changes by being involved in the classroom instead of "riding a desk."
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