Tracey Muir, a senior lecturer in mathematics education at the University of Tasmania, studied the use of flipped learning in 10 classrooms. She recently shared findings from her research, noting that teachers considering the model can implement it in varying degrees.
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A growing number of teachers in Ireland are taking a career break, according to data from the Department of Education. Officials say that overseas recruitment, reduced pay and other factors have contributed to the trend.
Some educators in Australia are asking for a break from the burden of answering emails sent by parents after hours and on weekends. The State School Teachers Union is seeking to include such a provision in teachers' contracts, saying that some parents are expecting lengthy, instant responses.
ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief highlights education practices and policies in specific regions to give readers more in-depth insight into that country or region's education system. This edition focuses on Canada.
Students who attend full-day kindergarten may perform better by second grade than peers who attend half-day programmes, according to researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. The researchers considered outcomes for 600 students.
Africa's youth population is predicted to reach more than 830 million by 2050, a number that could mean disaster if they remain trapped in poverty, write UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya Siddharth Chatterjee and John Dramani Mahama, former president of the Republic of Ghana. A United Nations High Commission for Refugees report suggests 70% of refugees heading to Europe are economic migrants hoping to build better lives.
The number of high-school students from China studying in the US rose by 48% between 2013 and 2016, according to a report from the Institute of International Education. Rajika Bhandari, director of the IIE Center for Academic Mobility Research & Impact, says students from China are beginning to study in the US at younger ages.
It's not that business theory has no place in education -- it's that it is often misapplied. Instead of looking for ways to make students happy consumers, the author argues, we need to find the factors that motivate employees, especially the newest generation of workers. Giving students ownership of meaningful work, and plenty of opportunities for social interaction and feedback, are a few ways schools could adapt workplace motivation for the classroom.
It's that time again -- time to think about that very first day of school and how you greet your class on day one. How will you begin to create an environment for risk and creativity? Will your students be greeted by rules and "thou shalt nots," or by questions that set the stage for thinking and risking? Here are six questions you should think about asking on day one.