Some English teachers in Canada are replacing some traditional texts, such as Shakespearean works, with the writing of indigenous authors. Teacher Kim Bruton said her decision allows students to see the "lighter side" of indigenous culture, rather than focusing on the mostly negative experiences indigenous people have had throughout history.
Harvard’s Project Zero Online Courses How can making learning visible deepen understanding? Explore thinking, understanding, and creativity through Project Zero's six online, practice-based, 13-week courses for small teams of educators. Courses begin September 18.
School principals are taking on more responsibilities, some research shows. In this blog post, author, presenter and former principal Peter DeWitt shares tips to help principals focus on "efficacy" to ensure they are able to lead effectively in good times and bad.
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 the United Arab Emirates.
Students from the United Arab Emirates recently competed in the World Robot Olympiad. During the event, which tested students' abilities in science, technology, engineering and maths, students built and programmed Lego robots.
Officials at schools and colleges affected by the terrorist bombing in Manchester, England, can decide whether to postpone GCSE and A-level exams scheduled to be administered this week. "School leaders are best placed to decide if exams should go ahead and, if they decide they are not, exam boards will make sure that no student is disadvantaged," according to a statement from the Joint Council for Qualifications.
Female engineering undergraduates were less likely to drop out and were more motivated and self-assured when paired with a female mentor, according to a study from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Researcher Nilanjana Dasgupta says the mentors serve as "social vaccines" against negative stereotypes that can keep some women out of science, technology, engineering and maths fields.
In this follow-up to their insightful "School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It," authors Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker offer practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school's culture and staff. Written as a standalone guide, "School Culture Recharged: Strategies to Energize Your Staff and Culture" clarifies the difference between culture and climate and zeroes in on key school improvement efforts. Read sample.
Why I Teach: Part 4
This piece is part of a series from Inservice entitled, "Why I Teach," where we asked teachers from various backgrounds and years of experience to reflect on their "why." Read now.