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Writen on Friday, 28 March 2014 Published in EduBlog

Most educators, policymakers, and parents agree that today's students need a mix of knowledge, skills, and dispositions to prepare them to be successful and engaged citizens. Given that students need a mix of these things, iknowledge, educators, policymakers, and parents are also askng, "How do we know if students are learning both what we are teaching and what they need to know to succeed?"

Writen on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 Published in EduBlog

Are you having trouble connecting with your teenager?

Does it sometimes feel like you’re both speaking in a different language?

Here are some parenting tips that can help you open up the lines again.

  • Let your teenager understand that privileges and independence need to be earned.
  • Find low-pressure situations that will naturally breed communication, such as when you are in the car together.
  • If you need to impose negative consequences for your teenager’s negative actions, make sure that you are able and willing to actually implement them.


Writen on Friday, 07 March 2014 Published in EduBlog

blog-20140307-1Too often, I've heard teachers talk about how helpless they feel when it comes to reaching out to their students. The days of being the person whose job it is to exclusively provide students with an education -- and nothing more -- are long over. Honestly, some will say those days never existed. I've never wavered in my belief that teachers are much more than people passing out curriculum. For some students, school is the best part of their day because it offers an escape from their life at home. As teachers, it's important for us to understand that there is so much more to students than the life they lead in class, and it is important to show interest in a student outside of the day's homework. Here are three simple things a teacher can do to connect with students and let them know there is more to school than just a report card.

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