Some students in the UK are using clay in the classroom to help make learning more hands on and creative. Julia Rogers, director of design at Thistley Hough, says pottery also can help remove language barriers among students because it is visual.
Implementing A District-Wide Science Success Veteran education leader Mike Dillon has helped his school district continue on a steady path of success in science. The Smithsonian’s Science and Technology Concepts program and kits, available through Carolina Biological, have ensured that an entire district maintains a culture of high academic achievement. Read the case study.
When a student asks a question and the teacher does not know the answer, then this can be a learning opportunity, asserts Ellen Watson, educational developer at the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Alberta in Canada. Her recent study captures how six high-school science and maths teachers react when faced with a question they cannot answer.
Some schools in China have adopted a child-friendly schools model with help from a UNICEF programme. Schools that participate in the Child-Friendly Schools programme prioritize social and emotional well-being.
US universities responding to an Open Door survey report an average 7% decline in the number of international students enroling for fall 2016. Of the roughly 2,000 responding schools, 45% reported a drop in international student enrolment this fall.
More educators are integrating video to support their development, asserts middle-school teacher Andrea Friend. In this blog post, she shares three ways educators can tap the potential of video, including by sharing a videotaped lesson with a colleague.
Moderate screen time, including television and video games, improved overall mental well-being, according to a survey of 120,000 15-year-olds in the UK. Researchers point out that the topic needs additional study.
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Tony Robbins, entrepreneur and motivational speaker
Founded in 1965, ECIS is a global membership organisation that provides professional development opportunities to its members who are comprised of international schools, individuals and educational organisations.