Gadfly Bites 4/28/17 – Where is Jerry Orbach when you need him?

by OnlineCollegeCourses on April 29, 2017

I imagine we’ve all seen that episode of Law & Order : you know, the one where fingerprint evidence solves the case at the last minute as the ominous strings build up in the background. But what if the fingerprints themselves are missing

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Why Indo-American kids bee good

by OnlineCollegeCourses on April 29, 2017

Nihar Janga and Jairam Hathwar were co-champions at the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Illustration: Eda Akaltun/Harper’s Magazine In Bee-Brained , in Harper’s Magazine , Vauhini Vara, a former spelling champ, visits the all-Indian-American North South competition, which includes spelling, vocabulary, math, essay writing, public speaking, “brain bee” and geography contests.

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May 9th Is National Teacher Day – Here Are Related Resources

April 29, 2017

National Teacher Day is on May 9th in the United States. You might be interested in a very lengthy list,  The Best Resources To Learn About World Teachers Day .

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Flash Giveaway – One Day Only!

April 29, 2017

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Two Fun Videos For ELLs (& Everybody Else)

April 29, 2017

Here are two fun videos to show English Language Learners and then have them share verbally and in writing what they saw. I found them at The TED2017 film festival: Shorts from the conference . You might also be interested in  The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2016 – Part Two .

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A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The North Korea Missile Crisis

April 29, 2017

Last week, several students began talking in class about the probability of war with North Korea. That got me thinking about ways to teach about the crisis without creating undue alarm

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It’s Arbor Day – Here Are Related Resources

April 28, 2017

Arbor Day celebrates the importance of trees, and takes place on the last Friday of April in the United States. You might be interested in  The Best Sites To Learn About Trees . Ending #ArborDay with this amazing photo of an ancient bristlecone pine @GreatBasinNPS #Nevada pic.twitter.com/Wxp6CYCDcA — US Dept of Interior (@Interior) April 28, 2017

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North Carolina Measure Would Allow College Professors in K-12 Classrooms

April 28, 2017

The North Carolina Senate passed unanimously a bill that would allow college professors to work as adjunct instructors in K-12 classrooms without teaching licenses.

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Helping Parents Understand the Next Generation Science Standards

April 28, 2017

New parent guides, created by the group that led the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, aim to get the word out about how and why science instruction is changing.

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Phonics works best to build comprehension

April 28, 2017

Sounding out words is best way to teach reading concludes a study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General . Teaching phonics “has a dramatic impact on the accuracy of reading aloud and comprehension,” reports Science Daily .

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James Meredith: This is what Martin Luther King Jr. would tell school ‘reformers’

April 28, 2017

In his recent address to Congress, President Trump called education “the civil rights issue of our time,” a phrase that angered civil rights advocates who believe his administration has already started rolling back civil rights protections for minority populations. One of his critics is civil rights icon James Meredith, a U.S

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Building Diverse Applicant Pools

April 28, 2017

Join Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman for a webinar to discuss strategies for building a diverse pool of applicants for your job openings. Section:  Editorial Webinars Image:  Registration Link:  Registration Link Event's date:  Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 2:00pm

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Good education works for special-needs kids

April 28, 2017

Students study at Roxbury Prep’s Mission Hill school in Boston. “ High-quality generation education can lead to remarkable progress for special education students ,” conclude Elizabeth Setren and Nora Gordon on Brookings’ site

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In Anonymous Poll, Employees of Florida’s Teachers Union Decry Working Conditions

April 28, 2017

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AM News: Federal Overreach, Segregation In Denver & NYC, & Why Kids Need Breaks To Learn

April 28, 2017

Trump starts review of federal 'overreach' in education – CNNPolitics.com ow.ly/G0iV30bfVgg Trump to review 'overreach' in education ow.ly/stJO30bfVdt   Family by Family, How School Segregation Still Happens  https://nyti.ms/2qdYUTH The thorny problem of segregated schools and Denver’s newest plan to address it chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/… Purdue buys for-profit Kaplan University for $1, plans to make it public usat.ly/2qbM3kM via @ USATODAY Why Purdue University Is Buying A Massive For-Profit College For $1 ow.ly/l5Gv30bfW3f Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day | MindShift | KQED News ow.ly/CVtQ30bfVLS A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K npr.org/sections/ed/20… Matt Damon’s latest role: The voice of an education documentary featuring Tennessee testing | Chalkbeat ow.ly/uqXb30bfVZr Mom Declares Her Daughter Is Done With Homework In Viral Email | The Huffington Post ow.ly/H3xQ30bfVi6

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If You Mostly Care About Test Scores, Private School Choice Is Not For You

April 28, 2017

If you mostly care about test scores, private school choice is not for you.  Despite the vast majority of randomized control trials (RCTs) of private school choice showing significant, positive test score effects for at least some subgroups of students, some of those gains have been modest and other effects have been null for at least some subgroups

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5 Mistakes that Schools Do That Hurt Standardized Test Scores

April 28, 2017

A conversation with Dr.

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Craft Stick Flower Pots and Painted Rock Art – Preschool and Kindergarten Community Linkup

April 28, 2017

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Conference: Global Teacher Education Knowledge Mobilisation Summit

April 28, 2017

View from the terrace at the House of Lords, by Terry Freedman I think it’s well known that there is a teacher retention crisis as well as a recruitment crisis — not just in the UK but across the world. So this summit is very timely, as is focused on bringing together knowledge about strategies, tools and processes which support a self-improving profession and improving teacher retention and quality. The implementation of the ‘marginal gains’ strategy outlined in the report from the first Summit provides one key focus

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U of All People’s quest for an appropriate commencement speaker (essay)

April 28, 2017

Column:  U of All People The roses are blooming on the quad, and the adjuncts are planning how to get through the summer without salary, which means that commencement at U of All People is imminent (those roses cost money and are planted at the last minute, to impress alumni). Over the years, meanwhile, the commencement venue has moved from the amphitheater to the arts center to the multipurpose ballroom in Building A — the space with a foldout screen to adjust for low attendance. But the main difficulty is procuring a speaker for the graduation ceremony, to the point where we’re soliciting suggestions from even the Faculty Senate.

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