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Should We Have Corporal Punishment in the Classroom?

Should We Have Corporal Punishment in the Classroom?

August 06, 2019 | Mental Health Performance Stress Student Achievement Students

Listen Corporal punishment is defined online by Merriam Webster as being “punishment inflicted on a person’s body”. They further add to the definition by pointing out that the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution “limits the use of corporal punishment on convicted offenders and prisoners”. However, they also point out...

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Bureaucracy in the School System

Bureaucracy in the School System

July 25, 2019 | Administrators Curriculum Student Achievement Teachers

Listen We like to think of education as the one U.S. institution that adamantly supports individualism and free speech. In many ways our schools, public and private, do just that. Administrators and teachers encourage free expression and a personal approach to academic development. State and federal education policies take proactive...

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Let's Make Teaching Fun

Let's Make Teaching Fun

July 10, 2019 | Curriculum Student Achievement Teachers

Listen Teaching should be fun. If you think about it, it has all the elements. You're in a setting that, for several hours a day, lets you talk about a subject that you love. It's astonishing, then, how boring so many classrooms can become. If you want to reach your...

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Is It Better For a Teacher To Be Nice or To Get Results?

Is It Better For a Teacher To Be Nice or To Get Results?

July 03, 2019 | Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Teachers

Listen If you commonly hear the words You're being too nice or toughen up you might be taking a second look at how you run your classroom. A nice person by nature, you may not want to change how you do things, but something has to change. Your students are...

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Don't Forget About Vocational and Trade Schools

Don't Forget About Vocational and Trade Schools

July 02, 2019 | Curriculum Higher learning Performance Student Achievement Students Technology

Listen Traditional academic education is presumed to be elementary, high school and college with post graduate for professional careers in medicine and law. For many years the most overlooked educational curricula was viewed as "an option" for hands on careers in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, cosmetology, hair styling and culinary arts....

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How Can We Increase Student Performance?

How Can We Increase Student Performance?

June 27, 2019 | Performance Student Achievement Students

Listen While the role of the educator is to help students learn and grow, it can sometimes feel like we are stuck in a rut in regards to helping students to improve their performance, rather than remaining stagnant academically. Due to the fact that not every child learns or progresses...

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Should Students Adapt To The School or the School to the Student?

Should Students Adapt To The School or the School to the Student?

June 26, 2019 | Administrators Performance Student Achievement Students

Listen Failure to adapt is often a failure to survive. In the school system, though, the question is often not one of whether adaptation should happen, but rather who should adapt. Being able to answer this question can play a huge role in how effective a school administration will be. ...

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TFD Talks Education #6 - Safe School and the Arts With Pilar Biller

TFD Talks Education #6 - Safe School and the Arts With Pilar Biller

June 11, 2019 | School Safety Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen Watch Tyler talks with Pilar Biller, 2018 Nevada Teacher of the Year, about how art can prepare you for life and the importance of the arts in our lives.

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The Lasting Impact of Good Teachers

The Lasting Impact of Good Teachers

June 10, 2019 | Mental Health Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen The hours spent in school everyday expose children to significant and life-changing events. School experiences affect the identity formation of students as well as social and academic abilities, which ultimately influence relationships and career paths. A school climate that is non-academic and non-challenging contributes to a lack of success...

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TFD Unlimited Award Winner 2019 - Devin Jankowski

TFD Unlimited Award Winner 2019 - Devin Jankowski

June 07, 2019 | Higher learning Leadership Student Achievement

Listen Watch Tyler Douthitt sits down and talks with Devin Jankowski of Swansea, IL.  Devin is the winner of this year's TFD Unlimited Award.  This award is given out each year to a local high school senior which shows excellence in entrepreneurship.  Devin has started a growing lumber delivery business. ...

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TFD Talks Education #4 - No More Valedictorians with Steve Verhoff

TFD Talks Education #4 - No More Valedictorians with Steve Verhoff

May 28, 2019 | Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students Testing

Listen Watch We talk with Principal Steve Verhoff about why removing the valedictorian slot from Tippecanoe High School was the right choice for his school.

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The Importance of the Soft Skills in Education

The Importance of the Soft Skills in Education

May 22, 2019 | Administrators Curriculum Higher learning Student Achievement Teachers

In today’s digital marketplace, hiring individuals with soft skills is an important consideration. This is especially true for customer service industries.But, what about education? Even more than for-profit service companies, teachers and educators need to have excellent soft skills for dealing with students, parents, administration and peers. While teaching credentials are a must,...

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