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One in three UK teachers plan to quit, says National Education Union survey

Increased workload and diminishing respect for the profession are main reasons why 35% of teachers wish to leave within five yearsOne in three UK teachers plan to quit the classroom within five years because of increased workload and diminishing respect for the profession, according to a major union survey.The poll by the National Education Union revealed an education workforce exhausted after a year of Covid disruption, with 70% reporting increased workload over the last 12 months and 95% worri...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, Teaching, Schools, National Education Union


Harry Lewis obituary

My father, Harry Lewis, who has died aged 93, was a carpentry and joinery teacher who spent many years working abroad, first as a Christian missionary in Malawi and then in government teaching posts there, and in Lesotho and Kenya. Harry was born in London to Minnie Lewis, a housemaid. He never knew his father, and at the age of two he was put into the Farningham Home for Little Boys in South Darenth, Kent. His time there made him strong and resilient, and it also gave him a great appreciation o...
Tags: London, Africa, Teaching, Kenya, Harry, Malawi, Lesotho, Harry Lewis, Minnie Lewis


The Portfolio: Deseni Soobben

Deseni Soobben’s sensibilities have changed over the years, but she keeps revisiting then composition and design techniques she learned from her mentors The post The Portfolio: Deseni Soobben appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, Design, Teaching, Nature, Friday, Portraits, Mentorship, Composition, Concord, Durban University of Technology, Zanele Muholi, Patrick McGee, The Portfolio, Fred Khumalo, Christina Scott, Afrapix Collective


'I thought there'd be more mischief': schools return in England

Staff and pupils talk of Covid fears and exam worries but improved face-to-face communicationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSchools in England reopened on 8 March with new regular testing and mask-wearing in classrooms. Both have been recommended by the government for secondary schools, but are not compulsory, raising concerns among some teachers and students.Two teachers and a pupil have spoken abouttheir first week back at school. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Education, UK News, Teaching, Schools, Primary schools, Secondary Schools, Coronavirus


Newsela, the replacement for textbooks, raises $100M and becomes a unicorn

Newsela, a SaaS platform for K-12 instructional material backed by the likes of TCV, Kleiner Perkins, Reach Capital, and Owl Ventures, announced today that it has raised $100 million in a Series D round. The financing was led by new investor Franklin Templeton, and brings Newsela’s valuation to $1 billion. The new round is larger than the aggregate of Newsela’s prior capital raised to-date. “Hitting $1 billion [in valuation] doesn’t change a thing,” Newsela CEO Matthew Gross told TechCrunch. But...
Tags: TC, Media, Education, Tech, Analytics, Teaching, United States, National Geographic, Edtech, Matthew Gross, Newsela, Franklin Templeton, Textbook, TCV Kleiner Perkins Reach Capital and Owl Ventures


4 tips for college students to avoid procrastinating with their online work

If you take classes online, chances are you probably procrastinate from time to time.Research shows that more than 70% of college students procrastinate, with about 20% consistently doing it all the time.Procrastination is putting off starting or finishing a task despite knowing that it will seriously compromise the quality of your work – for instance, putting off a major class project until the last minute.In fact, research has shown that procrastination can be a harmful behavior that lowers a ...
Tags: Productivity, Motivation, Learning, Research, Teaching, Innovation, Personal Growth, Ohio State University, Kui Xie Cyphert, Research Laboratory, Sheng Lun Cheng, Sam Houston State UniversityThis


The way we teach science misses something key: Human context

The teaching of science must and can be humanized at all levels, from nonscience courses to technical advanced courses.By teaching science only as a technical endeavor, we deprive students and future scientists of a more inclusive worldview where science is seen as part of our human need to make sense of the world.The challenges we face in the modern world call for an engagement of the sciences and the humanities that starts in the classroom and becomes an essential aspect of the public sphere. ...
Tags: Motivation, Europe, Science, Education, Children, Teaching, Dartmouth, Innovation, Vatican, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Humanity, Newton, Don, Galileo, Johannes Kepler


Letter: Sue Pearson obituary

I got to know Sue Pearson in the late 1960s when she chaired what was then the Pre-School Playgroups Association, from which she went on to play a major part in early years education in Sheffield and beyond, through her Hallam University teaching role. I was inspired by her to make expanding nursery education a priority as a young Sheffield city councillor with two small children in the 70s.More recently we usually met up at the Holocaust memorial day event every August in the city’s Winter Gard...
Tags: Teaching, Holocaust, Sheffield, Pearson, Winter Gardens, Hallam University, Sue Pearson, Pre School Playgroups Association


What is the purpose of universities?

In a lecture at UCCS, NYU professor Jonathan Haidt considers the 'telos' or purpose of universities: To discover truth.Universities that prioritize the emotional comfort of students over the pursuit of truth fail to deliver on that purpose, at a great societal cost.To make that point, Haidt quotes CNN contributor Van Jones: "I don't want you to be safe ideologically. I don't want you to be safe emotionally. I want you to be strong—that's different." Imagine someone had a knife and told you, "Th...
Tags: Education, Youth, Society, Cnn, Teaching, United States, Innovation, Aristotle, Van Jones, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Jonathan Haidt, Haidt, Michael Oakeshott, New York University Stern School of Business, UCCS NYU


Want Americans to graduate college? Make it affordable.

Many of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. require a postsecondary education, while college tuition rates continue to climb. Recent research finds that making college more affordable improves bachelor degree attainment. Aid recipients who benefit most are students from historically underrepresented groups. The benefits bestowed by a college degree are well-known. Degrees open access to job opportunities and, with them, economic stability. The average earning potential of a college graduate is...
Tags: Education, Finance, Youth, America, Debt, Society, Mit, Teaching, United States, Innovation, Community, Nebraska, Department Of Education, Foundation, Urban Institute, Baum


‘It’s been tumultuous’: Covid-19 stress takes toll on teachers in England

As the school term comes to an end, teachers tell of how they have been left feeling exhausted, anxious and demoralisedTeachers in England have described a nightmarish term in schools in which Covid has triggered soaring anxiety levels, exhaustion and fear, driving many to consider quitting and even self-harm.As schools limp towards Christmas with flagging attendances and rising cases in some areas, teachers said they lived in constant fear of catching the virus in school, and were overstretched...
Tags: Health, England, Education, UK News, World news, Teaching, Infectious Diseases, Schools, Teacher Network, Coronavirus, COVID, Long Covid


‘It’s been tumultuous’: Covid stress takes toll on teachers in England

As the school term comes to an end, teachers tell of how they have been left feeling exhausted, anxious and demoralisedTeachers in England have described a nightmarish term in schools in which Covid has triggered soaring anxiety levels, exhaustion and fear, driving many to consider quitting and even self-harm.As schools limp towards Christmas with flagging attendances and rising cases in some areas, teachers said they lived in constant fear of catching the virus in school, and were overstretched...
Tags: Health, England, Education, UK News, World news, Teaching, Infectious Diseases, Schools, Teacher Network, Coronavirus, COVID, Long Covid


'Our school had children who couldn't afford event days'

The Child Poverty Action Group helped a Dundee primary make life better for deprived families Please donate to our appeal hereIt was the “special occasions” at her children’s school that Anna (name changed) struggled with. She and her partner both work but, with four children, stumping up the cash for Halloween costumes, Christmas jumper days or pyjama days was tricky.“Sometimes we could manage, other times we couldn’t,” she said. “I’ve kept my kids off school in the past when we couldn’t afford...
Tags: Education, Society, Poverty, Teaching, Charities, Social exclusion, Voluntary sector, Dundee, Schools, Primary schools, Anna, Child Poverty Action Group


From Educator To Entrepreneur: 5 Tips For A Successful Transition

by Ines-Ruiz Navarro Let’s face it: Being a teacher right now carries a lot of stress these days. There’s still much uncertainty about the health risks of teaching in the classroom, and it makes sense that some teachers are thinking about a career change in the not-too-distant future. For years, teachers’ roles have been undervalued, and now COVID-19 has made being a teacher even more overwhelming as we try to navigate this pandemic and still teach our students. As a former educator turned entr...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Entrepreneurship, US, Entrepreneur, Teaching, United States, Cambridge University, Ines, Advice For The Young At Heart, Entrepreneur Advice, Ines Ruiz, Ines Ruiz Navarro Let, Ines Ruiz Navarro, Conversa Spanish Institute


Elli Glevey obituary

My friend Elli Glevey, who has died aged 62 of cancer, was a passionate educator and philosopher dedicated to building links between the UK and Africa. Through his work at the Institute of Education, in London, Elli made a real impact in the field in the UK, but he was determined equally to make a contribution in his home country, Ghana.Born in Accra, shortly after Ghanaian independence, Elli was the son of Gabriel Gleveh, an official in Kwame Nkrumah’s government, and Gladys (nee Atta Nee Boleh...
Tags: UK, London, Education, Africa, Teaching, Higher Education, Ghana, Accra, Kwame Nkrumah, Elli, Institute of Education, Elli Glevey, Ghana Born, Gabriel Gleveh, Gladys nee Atta Nee Boleh


National curriculum in England ‘systematically omits' Black British history

The Black Curriculum report says England’s ‘white, Eurocentric curriculum’ fails to reflect UK society The national curriculum in England “systematically omits the contribution of black British history in favour of a dominant white, Eurocentric curriculum” which fails to reflect the UK’s multi-ethnic society, according to a new report.It accuses the current history curriculum of dissociating Britain from a legacy that has oppressed black people in favour of a “romanticised, filtered legacy that ...
Tags: UK, England, Education, Teaching, Britain, Schools, Race in education, National Curriculum, Curriculums


The 3 keys to solving complex global problems

What does it actually take to drive large-scale change? Co-Impact founder and CEO Olivia Leland argues that it takes more than money, voting in elections, and supporting your favorite nonprofit. Solving complex global issues takes philanthropy in concert with community advocacy, support from businesses, innovation, an organized vision, and a plan to execute it. Leland has identified three areas that need to be addressed before real and meaningful change can happen. To effectively provide support...
Tags: Education, Entrepreneur, Society, Teaching, Innovation, Global development, Collaboration, Philanthropy, Cooperation, Social Change, Pratham, Leland, Global Issues, Olivia Leland, Right Level model Co Impact


Lessons from Estonia: why it excels at digital learning during Covid

Studies in the Baltic state moved seamlessly online thanks to its early adoption of education technology Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs hundreds of thousands of children in England found themselves shut out of education during lockdown, without access to a laptop or internet, pupils in Estonia reaped the rewards of the Baltic country’s long-term investment in digital learning.Long before coronavirus began to wreak havoc on the world, Estonia made the development o...
Tags: Europe, England, Education, World news, Teaching, Schools, Estonia, Coronavirus


How music therapy benefits the autistic brain

Music is used in many different therapies. Used in conjunction with traditional therapies, music therapy benefits us in a variety of different ways.According to a 2004 study, music intervention used with children and teens with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) can improve their social behaviors, increase focus and attention, and reduce their anxiety and improve body awareness.Various music therapy activities and tools can be used to help improve the quality of life of children with autism. Music ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Music, Parenting, Children, Youth, Communication, Neuroscience, Play, Teaching, Mental Health, Brain, Creativity, Disability, Language, Innovation


The Guardian view on Samuel Paty: don't let the death cult win | Editorial

President Emmanuel Macron’s plan for education to combat extremism should be strengthened by the horrifying killing of a teacher It is difficult to convey the sheer horror of the decapitation last Friday of a French secondary school teacher, Samuel Paty, in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine near Paris. Such extreme violence is designed to terrorise and traumatise, and it does. Children should not under any circumstances be confronted with this level of brutality, let alone in the course of their educatio...
Tags: Europe, Education, France, Religion, Teaching, Paris, Islam, Schools, Freedom Of Speech, Emmanuel Macron, Conflans Sainte Honorine, Samuel Paty


Q&A Sessions: ‘A good teacher must love the kids’

As a child, Mokhudu Machaba had to cross a flooded river on her way to school in rural Limpopo. She fell pregnant at 15 but returned to complete her matric and found employment as a domestic worker to pay for her tertiary education. The dedicated educator, who has been shortlisted for the Global Teacher Prize talks to Lucas Ledwaba The post Q&A Sessions: ‘A good teacher must love the kids’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Teaching, Openaccess, Limpopo, Top Six, Global Teacher Prize, Q&A Sessions, South Africa (country, Mokhudu Machaba, Rural Schools, Lucas Ledwaba


Zimbabwe teachers refuse to return to work over low pay and lack of sanitation

An acute shortage of sanitiser, PPE and clean water is putting pupils and school staff at risk of Covid-19, say unionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTeachers in Zimbabwe are refusing to return to work after the resumption of some classes this week, accusing the government of failing to adequately prepare for the opening of schools.Schools reopened last week for pupils due to sit exams in early December, six months after they were closed because of a rise in Covid-19 ...
Tags: Education, Africa, World news, Teaching, Infectious Diseases, Schools, Global development, Zimbabwe, Coronavirus outbreak


What can I do with my English degree?

It’s a difficult time to be a student or graduate. The current pandemic has brought around economic uncertainty and there are fewer jobs out there. However, it’s important to remember that this will pass. A successful career is still very much achievable.   If you studied English at university, it can be difficult to know what career to pursue. While you learn and develop a number of useful skills studying English, your career path might not be as obvious as someone studying business or medicine...
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Older teachers in Italy fear Covid-19 risks as schools return

Children go back to classrooms this week, and staff with health issues may not be exemptCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOlder Italian teachers and those with underlying illnesses fear the reopening of schools in Italy this week could pose a serious threat to their health.Millions of children will return to classrooms across 14 Italian regions on Monday, more than six months after schools were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Teaching, Italy, Schools, Coronavirus outbreak


1 in 6 school children meet criteria for mental disorder diagnosis, according to CDC study

A 2020 CDC study examined mental health symptoms in four different school districts within the United States from 2014-2018. This study found that, based on the reports from both teachers and parents, one in six students showed enough behavioral or emotional symptoms to be diagnosed with a childhood mental disorder.Mental health conditions or illnesses in children are generally defined as delays or disruptions in developing age-appropriate thinking, behaviors, social skills, or emotional regulat...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Learning, Parenting, Children, Cdc, Happiness, Teaching, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, United States, Innovation, Emotions


Education innovation: Our window of opportunity is here

The old adage that it "takes a village" has proven true for education in the time of coronavirus. What constitutes a "school" and who is considered an "educator" has changed out of necessity, but important opportunities for the future have come from these unexpected circumstances as communities have and continue to adapt."The greatest human superpower is empathy," says Kaya Henderson, "the ability to deeply connect with other people and to see yourself in them and to see them in you." She argues...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Children, Relationships, Youth, Future, Communication, Teaching, United States, Innovation, Community, Emotions, Henderson, Future Of Learning, Kaya Henderson


Equity made Estonia an educational front runner

Estonia became a top performer in the most recent PISA, a worldwide study of 15-year-old students' capabilities in math, reading, and science.PISA data showed that Estonia has done remarkably well in reducing the gap between a student's socioeconomic background and their access to quality education.The country's push toward providing equal-access to learning technology is a modern example of the culture's dedication to equity in education. As I performed my interviews for this article, one fact...
Tags: Europe, Supreme Court, Education, China, Singapore, West Virginia, Society, Policy, Teaching, United States, United Kingdom, Testing, Innovation, Korea, Silicon Valley, OECD


‘I do not see a single student wash their hands': teacher’s diary of the first week back at school

Children packed in like sardines, few face masks ... an English secondary teacher records pupils’ return I wake at 4am, two hours before my alarm is due to go off, with sneezing fits and stomach cramps – cramps are one of my symptoms of anxiety. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, UK News, Teaching, Schools, Secondary Schools, Young People, Coronavirus outbreak


How can we design schools to be anti-racist?

Recognizing when something is overtly racist is easy, but when it comes to education in America there is often subtle and systemic racism at play that can put children at an early disadvantage. Chris Lehman of the Science Leadership Academy says that now is the time to have these important conversations and to design schools to be anti-racist.Lehman says that in Philadelphia, the amount of money spent on one child's K-12 education can be $170,000 less than that of another child who lives in the ...
Tags: Money, Learning, Education, Children, Relationships, Youth, Race, Future, America, Communication, Economics, Poverty, Policy, Teaching, United States, Innovation