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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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2019 Changes In Education

2019 Changes In Education

July 30, 2019 | Budgets Curriculum Students Technology Testing

Listen Education is an ever-evolving industry. Changing families, changes in society, and even our political climate have the potential to impact what is happening in and around the classroom. Industry insiders predict that there will be several significant changes to education in the coming year....from school lunches to the way...

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Can a Boring Teacher Be a Good Teacher?

Can a Boring Teacher Be a Good Teacher?

July 09, 2019 | Performance Students Teachers

Listen While you may think you are teaching important material to your students, the truth is, when students are bored, their minds begin to wander. And when minds begin to wander, they are not paying attention to what you are talking about. Instead, they begin to put energy into one...

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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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Most Valuable Professional Development For Principals

Most Valuable Professional Development For Principals

June 28, 2019 | Administrators Parents Students Teachers

Listen Gone are the days when principals were sole decision makers who spent the bulk of their workdays behind closed doors. Governing schools while keeping interaction with teachers, students and parents to a limit is no longer the model for a principal’s success. In today’s demanding educational environments, principals need...

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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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Formal Education vs. Experience: What Makes a Better Teacher?

Formal Education vs. Experience: What Makes a Better Teacher?

June 11, 2019 | Performance Students Teachers

Listen Teachers sometimes find themselves at the center of controversial debates. Students may complain that they grade too harshly, and parents might criticize these educators for their modern methods. Teachers have many factors to balance in their careers, and one of those elements is knowing what it takes to land...

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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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The Lasting Impact of a Bad Teacher

The Lasting Impact of a Bad Teacher

June 07, 2019 | Mental Health Students Teachers

Listen The path of most educators' careers begin with a familiar story. This story is often one involving a particularly kindhearted or helpful teacher who gave their students the tools and lessons needed to flourish. The best teachers inspire students, fill them with hope and confidence, and get them excited...

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Education in the Colonies

Education in the Colonies

June 06, 2019 | Curriculum Higher learning History Students

--From our Friends at Wikipedia-- Listen The first American schools in the thirteen original colonies opened in the 17th century. Boston Latin School was founded in 1635 and is both the first public school and oldest existing school in the United States. The first free taxpayer-supported public school in North...

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