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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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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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How Many Dollars Per Student Are Needed?

How Many Dollars Per Student Are Needed?

May 23, 2019 | Administrators Budgets Students Teachers

The cost of an education can vary widely depending on the institution and the amenities that are offered. The curriculum and structure of the education system influence many financial aspects of a student’s education. Some costs can be mitigated through efficient planning. Reports of various institutions reveal the differences in cost...

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LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Education

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Education

May 20, 2019 | Bullying Mental Health Parents Students Teachers

While there have always been students belonging to the LGBTQ+ community in schools, there has been a movement for inclusivity in education in recent times. This is likely due to the laws that have taken effect recently that has allowed members of this community to have the same equal rights...

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No Child Left Behind-Successes and Failures

No Child Left Behind-Successes and Failures

May 17, 2019 | Performance Politics Student Achievement Students Testing

Established in 2001, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act was a federal reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education. NCLB sought to improve student outcomes by mandating certain standards and measurable goals and required all states to develop assessment measures regarding student skill level in order to receive federal...

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TFD Talks Education #2 - Being Kind and Inclusive with Craig McCalla

TFD Talks Education #2 - Being Kind and Inclusive with Craig McCalla

May 15, 2019 | Administrators Bullying Performance Stress Students Teachers

Listen Watch We talk with Craig McCalla of Anchor Elementary about being a kind person, being inclusive, and learning the names of your students.

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Pros and Cons of a Summer Break

Pros and Cons of a Summer Break

May 13, 2019 | Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students

While many people love the idea of a summer break, others question whether or not it is really best. The positive and negative effects of long summer breaks affect students and teachers alike, as well as their families. In order to help you reach your own conclusions regarding whether or not...

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Home Schooling Benefits

Home Schooling Benefits

May 10, 2019 | Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students

An estimated 2.3 million students receive education via home schools. Nearly 3.4 million have been home schooled at least one year between kindergarten and the 12th grade, with an average duration of six to eight years. (https://www.nheri.org/research-facts-on-homeschooling/)The appeal of homeschooling for parents who choose it flows from the flexibility homeschools...

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