Teachers Quit Principals, Not Schools

This is so incredibly true.  So many good teachers leave because of poor management above them.  We are all told that we need to be a team, but usually the “self promoters” are the ones who get the leadership positions.  The systems are broken and this breaks the lives of the people stuck in the system.

 

Source: Teachers Quit Principals, Not Schools — Indy / Ed

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Teachers must ditch ‘neuromyth’ of learning styles

Yoo Hoo. “Eminent academics” agree with what I have been saying for years.  I feel vindicated!

 

Source: Teachers must ditch ‘neuromyth’ of learning styles, say scientists | Education | The Guardian

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No evidence to back idea of learning styles

Interesting article.

I wonder if this message will get into staff rooms across the province?

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Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD Is Largely A Fraud

This is the first time I have read something like this and I don’t know if I believe it, but it does make me think.

 

Source: Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD Is Largely A Fraud

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Study challenges cost and price myths of online education

Finally there is some research to debunk the flawed decision making that occurred in the 1990s.

Study challenges the myth that digital instruction costs less — both for students and for the colleges producing the courses.

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Why do teachers leave?

This is something happening going on across the world.  Hopefully changes can happen to value the strengths of everyone.

Teachers are leaving the profession in significant numbers, disrupting school communities and impairing student learning. So why aren’t we tracking the reasons why they leave?

Source: Why do teachers leave? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Teaching kids how to fight fake news 

While very american in context, this has a great info on critical thinking and literacy skills.

 

Source: Schools across the country are teaching kids how to fight fake news | Circa News – Learn. Think. Do.

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Public Universities Pay More Attention to Research Than Students

I really enjoyed the analysis of what is the situation with American universities and one way to sort the mess out.

The problem with higher education is that colleges are operating more like businesses and less like a social good.

Source: Public Universities Pay More Attention to Research Than Students – The Atlantic

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When Finland’s Teachers Work in America’s Schools 

Welcome to culture shock.  When you switch cultures and keep trying follow your profession, this sometimes happens.  So lets make the change to systems to improve the learners for students.

There are more restrictions to professional freedom in the United States, and the teachers find the school day overly rigid.

Source: When Finland’s Teachers Work in America’s Schools – The Atlantic

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Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects

Sometimes revolutions are a good thing that help people.  I think the Finns are onto something.  Here’s hoping.

Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects

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