Educators in Australia are working to help male students catch up academically and socially with their female peers. One school stocked library shelves with books that male students indicated they were interested in, and another has adopted a literacy program specifically for male students.
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School divisions in Canada are facing challenges in finding qualified and certified educators to teach indigenous languages. The rise in demand has been linked to growing efforts to educate students about indigenous culture and languages.
It is possible for schools to be too strict, according to school leaders interviewed for this article. Headteacher Nick Moss says his school eliminated its behaviour policy in favor of focusing on relationships.
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Spending on elementary through high-school education declined by about 3% in the US between 2010 and 2014, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's annual report of education indicators. Data show that other OECD countries often get better outcomes by spending less money and focusing on different priorities.
Texas Instruments has announced a new robot designed for middle- and high-school instruction in science, technology, engineering and maths. TI-Innovator Rover is expected to be available to schools in the US and Canada in the fall.
Educators should encourage students to become creators of virtual reality -- not just consumers -- asserts Iolani School teacher Michael Fricano. In this blog post, Fricano shares five ways to promote student-led VR-content creation.
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.