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Google Expeditions enable teachers to take students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space. Expeditions are collections of virtual reality panoramas — 360° panoramas and 3D images — annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them easy to integrate into curriculum already used in schools. Google created these [...]
Learn about brain-compatible learning, memory, and metacognition. Learn how to create brain-compatible lessons and plan your next unit using a brain-compatible model.
Learn about effective testing strategies. Work on creating various types of graded assignments that account for test testing strategies. Learn about strategies to decrease test anxiety in the classroom.
Drawing upon decades of research and myriad authentic classroom experiences, Kathleen M. Budge and William H. Parrett dispel harmful myths, explain the facts, and urge educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students. They share the powerful voices of teachers— many of whom grew up in poverty—to amplify the five classroom [...]
Help at the Phone Banks 4/12 and 4/19 Although we don't always realize it, having the right people in Albany can have a huge impact on things that matter to us. From school funding, to teacher evaluations, to state testing and union rights, the State Assembly plays a huge role in legislating [...]
Republicans on and off the bench are moving to kill unions. But millennials—the most pro-union generation since the 1930s—may yet find a way to organize. For conservatives, the much-anticipated Supreme Court decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case may be coming eight years too late. If, as expected, the five Republican justices on the Court rule for [...]
When 20,000 West Virginia teachers staged a rare statewide walkout, questions of pay and benefits dominated the headlines. But those concerns could not fully account for the teachers’ ferocious resolve. After all, stagnant wages and receding benefits have been an issue for workers for decades. The missing variable appears to have been anxiety about their [...]
Labor unions deserve credit for many of the workplace policies that Americans now take for granted—a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, pay for overtime, and protections from health and safety hazards—and the labor movement continues to champion state and local policies such as paid sick days and paid family leave, policies that are beneficial [...]
All the kids wanted was for the adults to ban assault weapons — which caused such bloody devastation at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. And most of their teachers wanted to quash the notion of armed educators in Florida schools. But the Florida Senate crushed both those hopes on Saturday, rejecting the weapon ban, and [...]