Entrepreneurial education teaches valuable life lessons, including how to recognize opportunity, work toward a goal and develop networks of support, writes Steve Mariotti, entrepreneur, former special-education teacher and founder of the nonprofit Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. In this interview, he shares how entrepreneurial education can be life-changing for students and offers several ways to introduce such lessons in the classroom.
An elementary school in California that was slated for closure went through an overhaul and changed its focus to center on art. The approach integrates art into instruction, including assessment, for all subjects and uses habits of successful artists to help guide learning.
A group of students from two high schools in Colombia recently spent two weeks at a Florida high school, where they experienced US culture, practiced English-language skills and made international connections. The students stayed with their host students' families during their visit.
Teachers can use sentence stems -- called talk moves -- to help guide elementary-school students in productive discussions in the classroom, according to National Board Certified Teacher Susan O'Brien. In this blog post, O'Brien shares examples of talk moves in action, including asking students to elaborate by saying, "Can you say more about that," or asking for an example.
Hawaiian was at risk of disappearing, as there were roughly 50 native speakers younger than age 18 who spoke it several decades ago, according to this article. A revitalization effort includes a school that started as a Hawaiian-only preschool, graduated its first class of high-school seniors in 1999 and teaches the language to parents in the evenings.
Thirty-nine percent of teachers need greater training to effectively use education technology, but administrators assert that tight budgets and competing priorities are preventing them from making such investments, according to a survey from Promethean. The survey also found that teachers want to use more technology in the classroom and expect the use of cloud-based lesson delivery, virtual reality and other tech to increase over the next five years.
Some students say that recent news of vaping-related illnesses may not be enough to get their classmates to quit, citing the addictive nature of nicotine and the vaping culture in school. One high-school junior said vaping is part of every social clique in school.
More than a quarter of female undergraduates at 33 colleges and universities say they've experienced sexual violence since they started college, according to a survey by the Association of American Universities. AAU President Mary Sue Coleman says the results show more students now know how to report assaults, but "they still aren't using these resources often enough."
Researchers looked at 30 years worth of satellite images of algae blooms on lakes around the world and found that blooms have become more intense, according to findings published in Nature. In particular, scientists are worried about toxic blooms, which have been seen more globally in recent years.
Eighth- and ninth-grade students at one Pennsylvania school recently used their algebra skills to design a signaling pattern for a traffic intersection during a presentation by engineer-turned-teacher Mark Love. Love, who operates "Engineers Teaching Algebra," says he visits schools around the country to show students real-world uses for math.
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