Students enrolled in a construction-trades program at a Mississippi high school are believed to be the first in the state to construct a tiny house. To build the home, students are using skills in carpentry, electrical work and plumbing.
Kankakee Public Schools in Illinois is one of 10 in the state using a competency-based model. Felice Hybert, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, in this commentary discusses how project-based learning with an emphasis on careers supports the model.
High-school teacher Anne-Marie Cormier-Bausch notes in this blog post that there was a time when she lost sight of connecting with her teenage students. She shares four ideas that helped her improve relationships with students.
A provision that would bar states from regulating student-loan servicers included in House legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act has drawn criticism from a group of 30 state attorneys general. "Gutting state-level protections for students would be disastrous -- putting the financial interests of the loan industry ahead of the welfare of student borrowers in New York and across the country," Eric Schneiderman, New York state attorney general, said.
There are cognitive and academic benefits to thinking out loud, asserts Molly Ness, an associate professor of education at Fordham University's Graduate School of Education. In this article, she shares four tips to help integrate this approach across the curriculum, such as offering a visual cue to students when teachers are thinking out loud.
South Carolina elementary-school principal Garry Flowers says his greatest accomplishment in his 18 years leading the school has been creating a more positive atmosphere. Flowers, who is retiring this year, says tensions were high when he arrived but now, he says, "I get more hugs in a day than most people do in a week."
Professionals should write a clear vision statement for their career that includes their passions and goals, writes executive coach Michael Pollock. In this commentary, Pollock gives some guidelines for creating a vision statement but adds that each will be unique depending on a professional's skills and desires.
A report by the Institute of Education Sciences related to students' at-home access to digital resources was due to Congress in June 2017 under the Every Student Succeeds Act. In a letter to the IES, several education-technology and advocacy groups are requesting the report be delivered.
Educators have various options for using Google in the classroom, presenters said at the Spring CUE 2018 conference in California. This article showcases 17 ideas, including the OpenDyslexic extension, which converts web pages into text that can be easier to read for individuals who have dyslexia.
Students at a Washington state high school are reading Malala Yousafzai's memoir, "I Am Malala," while keeping journals related to themes in the book. Teacher Jennifer Dow Himstedt said the book's themes have become more relevant amid conversations about violence in US schools.