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Magical science demonstration of water not spilling from an upside down glass

This gravity defying water trick, watch til the end. from r/blackmagicfuckery A science teacher uses a classic but eternally astonishing demonstration in a lesson on atmospheric pressure and surface tension. The real magic though is the infectious curiosity she sparks in her students. (Here's the science.)
Tags: Post, Video, Science, News, Education, Teaching, Teachers, Magic, Wonder


OPEN POST: No Bonnets Allowed!! High School Issues Dress Code For Parents…

A Houston area high school has implemented a new dress code but this time… it’s for the parents! At James Madison High School, parents are no longer permitted on school grounds wearing satin caps or bonnets, hair rollers, pajamas, leggings or anything revealing, such as low-cut tops, sagging pants, short-shorts, and “dresses that are up to your behind.” As you know, satin caps and bonnets are commonly worn by Black women to protect their hair so many are calling the new restrictions discrimi...
Tags: Fashion, Wtf, Celebrities, News, Students, Parents, Atlanta, Teachers, Houston, Dress Code, Cardi, James Madison High School, OPEN POST, Coretta Scott


JK Killed with Fire for Reporting Chikan Teacher

A schoolgirl at an Islamic madrassa in Bangladesh has died after being doused in kerosene and set alight following her allegations of sexual harassment against her headmaster. A teenager attending an Islamic madrassa in the South Asian nation of Bangladesh has died from her injuries after she was doused in kerosene and set on fire. […]
Tags: Murder, Crime, International, Teachers, Fires, Bangladesh, Anime, Schoolgirls, JK, South Asian, Chikan


Teachers win free flights

If you spend your working hours educating others and bettering the world, there might be a free trip to Mexico in your near future. With the walkouts, strikes, and politics surrounding the job these days, CheapCaribbean.com wants to help teachers take a load off. The company is offering 50 free round-trip flights for educators as a way of saying thank you during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10 — an effort that follows the free cruise for teachers offer that Norwegian put out last month. T...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, US, Teachers, All, Teacher Appreciation Week, Free Flights


Chinese Teacher Detained for Possibly Poisoning Kindergarten

Countless children at a kindergarten in central China were rushed to a hospital after eating poisoned porridge, leading to the detainment of one of the teachers, who is suspected of spiking the food with a dangerous amount of sodium nitrite. Occurring at a kindergarten in Henan province’s Jiaozuo city, 23 children began to faint and […]
Tags: Crime, Children, China, International, Teachers, Anime, Henan, Jiaozuo


Confessions of a teacher

Photo from Wikimedia Commons During the life of the Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference (PELeCon), we tried to be innovative, introducing new features each of the ten years the event ran. One of the most innovative (and perhaps controversial) was the inclusion of a confessional booth during the final PELeCon. The idea was simple, and a counterpoint to the sometimes congratulatory culture seen in most conferences. In most other events, all delegates hear are the success stories, and ho...
Tags: London, Learning, Education, Youtube, Social Media, Teaching, Teachers, Schools, Honesty, Confessions, eLearning, Tolerance, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Pelc, Pelecon


Dad Arrested for Bringing Loaded AK-47 to School After His Son Called Him Crying Saying a Teacher “Slammed” Him

A Florida man was arrested after he was accused of bringing a loaded gun to his son’s school after receiving a call from the boy saying that his teacher had physically assaulted him.According to his arrest report, 27-year-old Christopher Freeman showed up at Bear Lakes Middle School in West Palm Beach Monday (Mar. 11) and was visibly upset over an incident involving his son.The school’s Assistant Principal told police he had called Freeman earlier in the day, and Freeman told him: “If this isn’t...
Tags: School, Florida, Crime, Kids, News, Guns, Parents, Children, Teachers, Jazz, Florida Man, Middle School, Facetime, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Freeman


Teacher Allegedly Had Sex With 13-Year-Old Student While His Friend Watched

A former Arizona teacher who was arrested last year for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student had sex with the teen while another student was in the classroom, police said.According to the Arizona Republic, 28-year-old Brittany Zamora’s illicit relationship with her 13-year-old student began with a message on a school app.Zamora asked her sixth-grade students at Las Brisas Academy in Goodyear, Arizona to message her on an online instruction app called Class Craft, but...
Tags: Wtf, Crime, News, Students, Teachers, Sex Offenders, Arizona, Jazz, Sex Crimes, Pedophiles, Mazda, Arizona Republic, Zamora, Goodyear Arizona, Maricopa county jail, Sexual Misconduct


Funny video of high school student calling his teachers by their first names

When I was in high school, it always felt very uncomfortable speaking a teacher's first name aloud, almost like they couldn't really have a first name beyond Ms., Mr., or Mrs. (In fact, it was an odd transition to university when many of my professors preferred to be called by their first names.) In the fun video above, Adam Lamberti walks through his high school greeting teachers by their first names. Some of them couldn't care less. Others are clearly discombobulated by the experience.
Tags: Post, Video, News, Education, Funny, Teachers, Schools, High Schools, Adam Lamberti


Oakland teachers' union declares total victory after seven-day strike

Well, that didn't take long: after seven days on strike, the Oakland teacher's union has received an offer that they say capitulates on every major point at issue in the strike, including the stealth privatization of Oakland schools through vouchers and charter schools. The rank-and-file still have to ratify the settlement, but after that formality, they're good to go. It's another moment of brightness and hope, as teachers across America continue their one-year-plus streak of victories fo...
Tags: Post, News, California, Sacramento, America, Teachers, Oakland, Newcomer, Solidarity Forever, UTLA, LAUSD Board, Redfored, Oakland Education Association, All Hang Together Or All Hang Separately, Aimee Eng


Striking West Virginia teachers won swift and decisive victory; Oakland next?

2019 has seen a string of bold and successful teachers' strikes that built on last years' #RedForEd strikes: the new wave of strikes goes beyond paychecks and funding, though, and takes aim at charter schools as a system for the stealth privatization of public education. The issue, long considered too complex and contentious for teachers' unions, has turned out to be a winner. First the LA teachers overcame some of the largest dark-money spenders and billionaire backers in the country's sec...
Tags: Post, News, Labor, La, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Teachers, Oakland, Class War, Denver, Privatization, Oakland California, Charter Schools, Redfored, Oakland Education Association, WGsfwfqOVV Oakland Education Association


Top 10 Best Occupations According to Women

Japanese females have shared their opinions on what the best occupation to have is, certain to have readers criticizing the fact that some of the entries seem more like part-time jobs rather than dedicated careers… The ranking: 1. Hospital Nurse 2. Cabin Attendant/Flight Attendant 3. Announcer 4. Receptionist 5 (tie). Nursery Teacher 5 (tie). Actress […]
Tags: Japan, Jobs, Nurses, Rankings, Teachers, Anime, Actress, Miko, Idol, Receptionist


‘We Are Left With No Other Choice’: WV Teachers Strike Again A Year Later

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly a year to the day after West Virginia teachers went on a strike that launched a national “Red4Ed” movement, they’re doing it again. Teachers and school support workers lined streets outside schools with picket signs and packed the state Capitol for the first day of a walkout Tuesday over complicated education legislation that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for last year’s strike. How long this one goes on will be a day-to-day decision, leade...
Tags: News, Justice, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Ap, Teachers, House, Strike, Carmichael, Capitol, Oakland California, House of Delegates, Putnam County, Jim Justice


Denver students boycott school board lesson plans, stage dance party in solidarity with striking teachers instead

Denver's teachers learned the example of the LA teacher's strike and walked out yesterday; the school district organized instructional sessions for the students, but students decried them as poorly presented and "useless" -- instead of attending them, the students at Denver's East High organized a dance party in solidarity with their teachers. Instead of following the district's bogus lesson plans, students at East High in Denver organized a dance party in solidarity with their striking...
Tags: Post, News, Labor, Colorado, La, Teachers, Denver, Solidarity, East High, Redfored, Eric Blanc, Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow


March of the robots

Photo by Steve Wheeler Anyone who has ever attended the BETT Show will tell you it is vast, chaotic and very commercial. The latter is inevitable, because BETT is a free-entry event, and someone has to pay to make sure the four day education show happens. BETT was bigger than ever this year, with more vendors and more visitors, overspilling into an additional space across the corridor from the usual trade show venue.As I wandered around the show this year, skilfully sidestepping the min...
Tags: Programming, Technology, Learning, Education, Teachers, Robots, Schools, eLearning, Classroom, Bett, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, BETT2019, VEX Robotics, Seymour Papert Mitch Resnick


#3quotes from Rogers

Image from Wikimedia Commons Although he originally practised as a psychotherapist, Carl Rogers was intensely interested in education. His 1969 publication Freedom to Learn is now considered a classic of education. It was certainly required reading during my own teacher training. Rogers' approach to both psychotherapy and education was humanistic and thus person-centred. His view on learning was that children needed to be fully engaged rather than passive in the classroom:"It is most im...
Tags: Learning, Students, Education, Teachers, eLearning, Rogers, Carl Rogers, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Humanism, Unconditional Positive Regard, Charles Merrill Publishing Previous


#3quotes from Dewey

One of the most valued books in my personal library was first published over a hundred years ago, in 1916. It's by John Dewey and is called Democracy and Education. One of the first things I learnt from reading Dewey, is that we don't teach subjects, we teach people. Dewey opposed the mechanistic methods of education that were prevalent in his day, proposing (then) radical solutions. His thoughts about the nature of education extend to what cannot be taught, but is learnt by experience:"There i...
Tags: Learning, Education, Democracy, Stem, Curriculum, Teachers, Schools, Pedagogy, eLearning, John Dewey, Dewey, Illich, Differentiation, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Learning By Doing


#3quotes from Freire

One of the most valued books in my personal education library is Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970) by the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire. If you are a teacher but haven't yet read it, I thoroughly recommend it - this book is a game changer. Here I present some of my annotations to accompany three classic quotes from the book, to get you started:Freire is critical of the transmission method found in schools, in which what he calls the 'banking concept', is consistently applied. This is where tea...
Tags: London, Learning, Education, Teachers, Schools, Pedagogy, eLearning, Narrative, Dialogue, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Freire, Paulo Freire, Problem Posing Education, Transmission Method


People at #BETT2019

Photo by Steve Wheeler I'm just back from another BETT Show, and I intend to write some reflections on what I saw, heard and experienced in future posts. Watch this space. But first, I want to write about the most important element....For me, the highlight of every BETT Show is not the vendors, nor is it the shiny technology - it's the people. The London Excel centre is a vast warehouse of space, and it takes a long time to wend your way across its acres of carpet. But at just about eve...
Tags: Technology, London, Learning, Education, Teachers, Schools, eLearning, Fringe, Drew Buddie, Educators, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Bill Lord, Teachmeet, Ian Usher, BETT2019


Emboldened by the LA teachers' "blue state" victory, Denver's teachers declare strike

Just days after LA teachers declared victory in their strike for better classroom conditions and limits on charter schools, their colleagues in Denver -- another "blue state" -- have voted to walk off the job, with a very similar set of demands. Last year's #RedForEd strikes were concentrated in Republican-dominated red states, but beating up on teachers and advocating through charter-school privatization of public system is a bipartisan disease, with many establishment Democrat backers. C...
Tags: Post, News, Colorado, California, La, Los Angeles, Teachers, Oakland, Denver, Amy, Redfored, Arlene Inouye, Blue State Teachers' Strikes


After six days, LA teachers settle their strike, wringing huge concessions out of the school district

After six school days on the picket line, more then 30,000 LA public school teachers voted to accept an offer from the nation's second-largest school district that amounted to a near-total capitulation by management in favor of the teachers' broad demands: smaller classes; more aides, librarians and counselors; better school maintenance; support for a statewide moratorium on new charter schools; and releasing the cost-of-living-allowances that the state had paid to the LA Unified School Distric...
Tags: Post, News, La, Los Angeles, Chicago, Teachers, Lausd, Louisiana, Oakland, Denver, Jacobin, Solidarity Forever, UTLA, LA Unified School District, Redfored, Cory Brooker


Why charter schools are the flashpoint for the LA teachers' strike

When teachers from the largest school district in America walked off the job this week, they were not campaigning for wages: rather, they were demanding smaller classes; more librarians, counselors, aides and special-ed teachers; and to rein in the Charter school movement, and that last demand is the key to understanding the whole thing. Charter schools were developed in the wake of the Brown v Board of Ed decision, which found that racially segregated public schools were illegal; charter s...
Tags: Post, News, Education, Labor, La, America, Los Angeles, Reagan, Teachers, New York Times, Lausd, Class War, Brown, Jeff Bryant, Charter Schools, Teachers strike


How to Feed LA’s Striking Teachers

More than 30,000 Los Angeles public school teachers are currently on strike, demanding changes that include significantly reduced class sizes and salary increases.Read more...
Tags: School, Students, La, Los Angeles, Teachers, Strike, Lifehacks


Spilt milk

Photo by Newtown Graffiti on Flickr  Accidents will happen. And occasionally, maybe they should. Accidents are not welcome in most schools. Children are usually told to be more careful and 'not to do it again' when mishaps occur. Yet accidents can often be just as important in our education as learning knowledge and skills. What's more, they probably prepare students for a world of work where mistakes may not necessarily be a bad thing. Reflect for a moment on some of the serendipitous ...
Tags: School, Technology, Learning, Education, Accidents, Failure, Teachers, Assessment, Canon, eLearning, Serendipity, Spencer, Raytheon, Alexander Fleming, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


#TacosForTeachers: crowdfunding to feed LA's teachers as they strike against privatization and austerity

Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (America's largest district) are walking the picket line this week in the pouring rain, demanding an end to the billionaire dark-money backed privatization movement that funnels public education funds to the shareholders of racially segregated, underperforming charter schools. The Democratic Socialists of America have started a GoFundMe to provide taco truck meals to the striking teachers. It was originally intended to raise $1,000 and fee...
Tags: Food, Post, News, Not Food, Los Angeles, Teachers, Charitable Giving, DSA, Democratic Socialists of America, Redfored, Tacosforteachers, Los Angeles Unified School District America, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Tacos


In LA, the teachers of America's largest school district are on strike

LA teachers are on strike today, fighting against privatization, standardized tests, giant classes, and clawbacks of in-class teachers' aides. The LA Unified School District -- whose billionaire superintendent was installed thanks to oceans of dark money fronted by the charter school lobby -- will respond by spending its $1.86 billion reserve on high-priced scabs. Unlike last year's wave of #RedForEd teachers' strikes, LA teachers are striking against Democratic party operative and donors,...
Tags: Post, News, Education, Labor, California, La, America, Los Angeles, Teachers, Lausd, Class War, Donald Trump, Democratic Party, Austin Beutner, Dinos, Late Stage Capitalism


LA school district prepares for strike with army of expensive scabs

30,000 employees of the LA Unified School District are preparing to go on strike tomorrow, demanding a reversal of the trend to privatizing public education. In response, the nation's largest public school district has sourced 400 high-paid scabs to cross the picket line, raising $3 million to pay "teachers, campus aides, special education assistants, nurses and teachers aides" sourced through at least five temp agencies. The 400 will be joined by 2,000 non-teachers-union LAUSD employees ...
Tags: Post, News, California, La, Los Angeles, Teachers, Lausd, SEIU, LA Times, Neoliberalism, Howard Blume, UTLA, Late Stage Capitalism, Sonali Kohli, LA Unified School District, SEIU Local 99


LA's teachers are ready to strike on Tuesday, rejecting privatization of public education

Last year saw a wave of teachers' strikes across America, but mostly in red states where public education has been starved of funds, putting teachers on starvation wages, subjecting kids to dangerous conditions, and stripping schools of resources and even putting schools on four-day weeks. But on January 10th, the teachers who educate the 694,000 students of the LA Unified School District (comparable to the entire student population of the state of Oklahoma) are heading on strike, in a de...
Tags: Post, News, Labor, California, La, White House, Religion, America, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Reagan, Earth, Teachers, Ronald Reagan, Arizona, Christian


Arizona Republicans’ new law would fire teachers who discuss ‘controversial’ things, like politics

The law would fire teachers for discussing “controversial” political, racial and religious messages... whatever that means.
Tags: Politics, Education, Republicans, Censorship, Lifestyle, Teachers, Arizona, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Arizona Republicans, No Promo Homo Laws


I’m in awe of your heart-work.

Dear Coaches, Teachers, Counselors… People who serve . If you’re in the business of Soul-work and service, how do take care of yourself? One of our Desire Map Facilitators , Katie Tassone-Milligan, chimes in: “Holding space for others and giving your all… it can take a toll!” What do you do to make sure you can shine without burning out? A suggestion. So simple: End with gratitude. Even if you’re blurry-eyed at the end of the day, make a quick gratitude summary your closing ritua...
Tags: Inspiration, People, Soul, Netflix, Teachers, Yoga, Fire Starters, Danielle LaPorte, Coaches, Delete, Fire Starter Session, For Fire Starters, General (no home listing, Hey FSS, Heart-work, Katie Tassone Milligan