Thursday, May 11, 2017

Educational Links 5/12/17


School Bullying Is Down. Why Don’t Students Believe It?


'Alarming' Rise in Children Hospitalized with Suicidal Thoughts or Actions


The one crucial skill our education system is missing


A Plan to Kill High School Transcripts … and Transform College Admissions


Concentrating on Concentration

Major Funding Gaps Between Charters and Regular Public Schools in Many Cities

Student disengagement may be down to behaviour management techniques, says academic

'The magical qualities that make for exceptional teachers are being driven out of the profession'


  • Firstly, these teachers recognise teaching is a craft: one to work at and take the time, effort and attention to improve
  • They are always enthusiastic about teaching and also genuinely care and respect the role of a teacher
  • They also see they are learning all the time as well as their pupils. They never rest on their laurels and always want to get better. Every learning opportunity is grasped
  • They see risk-taking as normal
  • Fun is central to all they do
  • They all show a deep love of humanity,  evident in their teaching

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