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Microsoft’s Reading Progress makes assessing reading levels easier for kids and teachers

Among the many, many tasks required of grade school teachers is that of gauging each student’s reading level, usually by a time-consuming and high-pressure one-on-one examination. Microsoft’s new Reading Progress application takes some of the load off the teacher’s shoulders, allowing kids to do their reading at home and using natural language understanding to help highlight obstacles and progress. The last year threw most educational plans into disarray, and reading levels did not advance the w...
Tags: Education, Microsoft, Tech, Reading, Artificial Intelligence, Teaching, Teachers, Schools, Teams, Machine Learning, Literacy, Natural Language Processing, Amira, Brielle, Educators, Microsoft Teams


From cafeteria workers to principals, here's what everyone makes in a public school

Elementary school teachers earn a median wage of $62,050 a year. Ariel Skelley/Getty Images May 3 to May 7 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Public schools employ a wide variety of workers, including different kinds of teachers. Using BLS data from May 2020, here's how much workers in 35 public school positions typically make. See more stories on Insider's business page. 35. Fast food and counter workers earn a median of $25,510 a year and 121,970 are employed by public sc...
Tags: Education, Office, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Getty Images, Teachers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Schools, Public Schools, Associated Press, Salaries, Ross, Oslo, Reuters


Testing the ‘glass cliff’ theory at school

Some think that putting women in sticky situations when they reach the top is setting them up for failure, but the opposite could be true The post Testing the ‘glass cliff’ theory at school appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Curriculum, Teachers, Schools, Glass Ceiling, Department Of Education, Openaccess, SMT, SGB, Harvard Review, South Africa (country, COVID-19, School Principals, Albert Luthuli Primary School, Anna Beninger, Glass Cliff


Minister shows her ignorance with  ‘educated men don’t rape’ remarks

Angie Motshekga was speaking to learners in a secondary school in Pretoria The post Minister shows her ignorance with  ‘educated men don’t rape’ remarks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Sexual Assault, Teachers, Rape, Sexual Harassment, Pretoria, Angie Motshekga, Indecent Assault, Top Six, South Africa (country, Basic Education, South African Council Of Educators, Nellmapius Secondary School


Education gets little attention in Sona, despite being badly affected by Covid

Ramaphosa says regaining learning time lost to the coronavirus pandemic will be a priority this year, but does not specify how The post Education gets little attention in Sona, despite being badly affected by Covid appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Teachers, Higher Education, Schools, Learners, Openaccess, Blade Nzimande, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Sona, State Of The Nation, State Of The Nation Address, COVID-19, COVID, TVET colleges, Sa Connect


‘Each one, teach one’: Rethinking education in a pandemic

In South Africa, we come from a proud history of activism. How then have we suddenly learnt to be helpless? The post ‘Each one, teach one’: Rethinking education in a pandemic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: School, Education, Teachers, South Africa, Youth Unemployment, Connectivity, Openaccess, Lockdown, Pandemic, Jonathan Jansen, Data Access, School Closures, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Dr Nic Spaull, Each one


Teachers applying for jobs must be vetted more strictly

Two women in Mpumalanga taught children for 11 years without the necessary qualifications. They are not the only ones to have slipped through the screening system The post Teachers applying for jobs must be vetted more strictly appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Teachers, Teacher, Mpumalanga, National Prosecuting Authority, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, Imprisonment, South Africa (country, South African Council Of Educators, Daggakraal


Udemy and altMBA co-founders return to edtech with a new, stealthy business

In 2009, Udemy co-founder Gagan Biyani tried to convince people to learn online through live classes. But what he discovered instead was that everyone wanted an online repository of content that allowed them to learn at their own pace, whenever and wherever. So, he canned his idea and Udemy created what is now called a massive open online course provider, or MOOC. In the years since, Biyani was let go from Udemy, started a 200-person food company, shut that down, took a sabbatical, and is now...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Education, Tech, Wes, Teachers, Edtech, Gagan Biyani, Udemy, KAO, Naval, Biyani, Gagan, Campuswire, Lavingia, COVID-19


Pre-service teachers adapt in a pandemic

The coronavirus crisis unwrapped itself as a surprising gift for university educators The post Pre-service teachers adapt in a pandemic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Teachers, Online Learning, Openaccess, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Student Teachers, Pre-service Teachers


Arizona voted to tax the wealthy to pay for public schools

A teacher in Arizona. Mike Moore / Stringer/Getty Images On election day, Arizona voters passed Proposition 208, which would increase the income tax on those making $250,000 to directly fund education. Creators of the proposition estimate that it will bring in $940 million annually. Arizona's governor, Republican Doug Ducey, had previously spoken out against the measure. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Arizona voters passed Proposition 208, which will enact an additiona...
Tags: Politics, New York, Education, Washington Post, Trends, Wealth, Joe Biden, Teachers, Washington Dc, Income Tax, Arizona, John Mccain, Biden, Donald Trump, Vermont, Jeff Flake


Teachers are leaving schools. Will they come to startups next?

It wasn’t the lingering exhaustion that made Christine Huang, a New York public school teacher, leave the profession. Or the low pay. Or the fact that she rarely had time to spend with her kids after the school day due to workload demands. Instead, Huang left teaching after seven years because of how New York City handled the coronavirus pandemic in schools. “Honestly, I have no confidence in the city,” she says. Tensions between educators and NYC officials grew over the past few weeks, as schoo...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Mississippi, Education, NYC, New York City, Tech, Teachers, United States, Edtech, Gig Economy, Varsity Tutors, Department Of Education, Economic Policy Institute, Huang


Mathematical Mastery Rewards a Man Stimulation in Dogeza de Tanondemita

Dogeza de Tanondemita has chased after a new female in its second episode as the male protagonist has set his sights on a sexy sensei’s breasts, the confident woman only coughing up the goods after the man solves an assortment of math problems. The episode might possibly serve as the first instance where a mastery […]
Tags: Comedy, Romance, Education, Teachers, Anime, Fetish, Oppai, Image Gallery, DMM Pictures, Dogeza de Tanondemita


We honour the teachers who saw the potential in us

On Monday, 5 October — World Teachers Day — we recalled the teachers who helped us become the people we are today The post We honour the teachers who saw the potential in us appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Facebook, Students, Education, Teachers, Western Cape, Top Six, Education Matters, South Africa (country, World Teachers Day


Man with full body tattoos and inked eyeballs banned from teaching kindergarten

French Kindergarten teacher Sylvain Helaine, 35, has full body tattoos and recently had the whites of his eyes inked black. He says that last year, the parents of a three-year-old complained that Helaine's appearance triggered nightmares for their child and he's since been banned from teaching children under six at Docteur Morere Elementary School in Palaiseau, a Paris suburb. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Education, Teachers, Paris, Schools, Tattoos, Palaiseau, Body Art, Helaine, Sylvain Helaine, Docteur Morere Elementary School, Modern Primitives


I had to teach my NYU psych class to 360 students from a cell phone while trapped in an elevator with my kids. It went surprisingly well.

Jay Van Bavel with his children while stuck in the elevator of their apartment building. Courtesy of Jay Van Bavel Jay Van Bavel is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at New York University, which is currently following a hybrid learning model with both in-person classes and virtual instruction. On Wednesday, he got stuck in the elevator of his apartment building with his two kids, just 10 minutes before his remote Introduction to Psychology course with over 300 students was about ...
Tags: New York, Students, Education, College, Trends, Strategy, Teachers, Jack, Wall Street Journal, University of Toronto, Zoom, Nordic, New York University, Nyu, Ohio State University, Twitter Facebook


Teachers deserve two screens, and Two Screens for Teachers aims to get them just that

The pandemic has caused K-12 classrooms, chaotic at the best of times, to descend into Zoom call chaos. What’s more, thousands of teachers who must wrangle this new, weird system are doing so with just a single monitor, making it difficult to see their students and the lesson at the same time. Two Screens for Teachers hopes to help out educators with this elementary, but hugely important, home office upgrade. It’s a charity, so right up front we might as well say if you like the idea, you can do...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Education, Tech, Teachers, Dell, Edtech, Lerner, DonorsChoose, Two Screens For Teachers


Placer Union High School District Implements New Safety Measures And Welcomes Students Back

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Tags: News, Education, Local, Syndicated Local, Teachers, Jack, Del Oro High School, Placer County, Hancock, Learning Curve, Placer County News, Coronavirus, Placer Union High School District, Coronavirus Education, Placer Union, LOOMIS CBS13 Placer County


How are you engaging your learners?

Image from Pickpik The question I have been asked the most in recent months is one all teachers are interested in now they have been compelled to use online learning. It is this: What can I do to engage my learners in an online environment? What they are really asking is, how can I motivate my students to learn when I'm not in the same space as them?The glib answer is - do the same as you would if you wished to engage them in a face to face environment. But it's a little more nuanced th...
Tags: Motivation, Technology, Learning, Students, Education, Online, Teachers, Pedagogy, Engagement, Focus, eLearning, Participation, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


A (brilliant parody) letter from your child's school

In the last few weeks, school administrators have sent letters to parents and guardians announcing their plans for starting school in the middle of a pandemic. In McSweeney's, Kara Baskin penned a perfect parody of those letters. As a very wise person once said, "it's funny 'cause it's true." Teachers, you have my sympathy and deep gratitude. From the letter in McSweeney's: Rest assured that your child's teacher will suffer from crippling anxiety while seamlessly policing non-masked students...
Tags: Post, News, Education, Funny, Alabama, Teachers, Learners, McSweeney, COVID-19, Kara Baskin


Towards a people’s economics of education

Reopening of schools seems to be less about the teachers, parents and students and more about desperate attempts to rescue our failing and unsustainable capitalist economy The post Towards a people’s economics of education appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Opinion, Economics, Teachers, South Africa, Capitalism, Schools, Inequality, Openaccess, Top Six, Schooling, South Africa (country, COVID-19


Teachers having sexual relationships with learners is illegal

The Sexual Offences Act criminalises sex with a person under the age of 16 by a person over the age of 18 The post Teachers having sexual relationships with learners is illegal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Students, Education, Teachers, Schools, Sexual Harassment, Eastern Cape, Top Six, KwaZulu-Natal, Sexual Offences Act, South African Council Of Educators, Teacher Student Relationships


Now is the time for true innovation in education and the economy

Because of the government’s indecisiveness, we have missed the boat on charting new territory for learning The post Now is the time for true innovation in education and the economy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Opinion, Teachers, Schools, Department Of Education, Openaccess, Top Six, Activate, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Teacher Unions


Teachers trying to catch up, ‘ticking boxes’, overloading learners

Teachers who spoke to the Mail & Guardian this week are not confident that any effective teaching and learning will take place during this academic year, even if it is extended The post Teachers trying to catch up, ‘ticking boxes’, overloading learners appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Teachers, Schools, Mail Guardian, Lockdown, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, coronavirus South Africa, Academic Year


Catch-2020: Schools at risk, open or closed

Losing an academic year is untenable, but a return to class must be safe and all learners must benefit The post Catch-2020: Schools at risk, open or closed appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Students, Education, Teachers, Schools, Education System, South Africa (country, Matrics, Grade 12


We can’t expect learners and teachers to function optimally right now

It may well be that we have warm bodies in schools, but to think their minds are highly productive is a reach The post We can’t expect learners and teachers to function optimally right now appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Students, Education, Mental Health, Teachers, Schools, Openaccess, Education System, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Schools South Africa, coronavirus South Africa


Grades are like grenades

Photo from Flickr  Grades are grenades exploding in the mind like waves and wounding little children as they try to find a place to avoid the flying shrapnel of sarcasm and hide behind the walls they build and weep within a chasm of silence their faces contorted with confusion at the verbal violence. Grades are like grenades With remnants of regret they strive to avoid the bottom set while aspiring to be the teacher’s pet which is something many grasp for but few will re...
Tags: Learning, Education, Children, Teachers, Assessment, Testing, Schools, Content, Grades, eLearning, Steve Wheeler


Cape Town learners identify as coloured; the curriculum and teachers say they’re Biko black

The teenagers, who clearly understood that race is fluid – some even changed their identity – felt shunned. If race is socially constructed, they should not be ignored. The post Cape Town learners identify as coloured; the curriculum and teachers say they’re Biko black appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: School, Education, Identity, Teachers, Cape Town, Black, Learners, Openaccess, Apartheid, Cape Flats, Biko, Southern Suburbs, Coloured, Biko black


After MLK's assassination, this schoolteacher conducted a legendary social experiment to teach kids about racism

On April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Riceville, Iowa schoolteacher Jane Elliott ran an incredible social experiment in her third grade classroom. Her "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" exercise identified the kids "as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority." The exercise had a tremendous, and lasting, impact on those children and countless others, and sparked Elliott's lifelong role as a an an...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Education, Teachers, Racism, Schools, Black Lives Matter, Martin Luther King Jr, Elliott, Jane Elliott, Riceville Iowa, Elliott Below


High-risk teachers vulnerable to Covid-19 now know how they will be treated

Protocols have now been established for school educators who are aged 60 and above and for those with comorbidities The post High-risk teachers vulnerable to Covid-19 now know how they will be treated appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Teachers, Schools, Openaccess, Department of Basic Education, Teachers Unions, Allen Thompson, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Corona Lead, Mathanzi Mweli, South African Democratic Teachers’ Union


Mixed up

There's been a lot of idle chit-chat about blended learning, and how 'indispensable' it is during the historic online pivot. Blended this and blended that - it's spoken of as though it were some kind of magic bullet that will cure all pedagogical ills. It isn't. But it could be.No, scrub that. It isn't. Blended is simply a crazy idea that learning can occur anywhere, in both formal and informal contexts, inside school and outside of it, using a mix of technology - as and when it suits. I wish I...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Students, Education, Teachers, Pedagogy, eLearning, Don, Distance, Blended, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Formal, Informal, On-campus



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