Commencement Speaker Tells Students: "You're Not... →
David McCullough Jr., an English teacher at the school [Wellesley High School in Massachusetts], delivered his rather unusual speech (see full text below) Friday, telling graduating seniors that they had been “pampered, cosseted, doted upon, helmeted, bubble-wrapped.” Here’s the text of the speech from The Swellesley Report: Dr. Wong, Dr. Keough, Mrs. Novogroski, Ms. Curran, members of the...
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Trip to Turkey - I need recs.
I’m going to Turkey for 2 weeks starting Sunday. I’ll be in Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Kusadasi, Ayvalik, and Canakkale. Any recommendations for things to do? update: Anything, really. I have an itinerary, and I’m traveling with a group of educators. We’re seeing a lot of the great sights and participating in some local events in some of the more rural areas, but I...
gjmueller: Video games help autistic students in classrooms Can off-the-shelf video games spark a breakthrough in treating autism? That’s the question researchers are asking as educators quietly discover the therapeutic uses of motion-controlled sensors. Now autism researchers, teachers and therapists are installing them in classrooms and clinics, reporting promising results for a fraction of...
Arts to Grow: By Robin Pogrebin, New York Times... →
artstogrow: White House Announces Arts Education Plan President Obama, aided by prominent artists, hopes to help turn around low-performing schools with a new arts education program, the White House announced on Monday. Called Turnaround Arts, the program aims to improve academic performance and…
What Will You Learn this Summer? 35 Professional... →
Summer has officially started for many of you! I know that you will probably be relaxing for the first few days, but eventually you may feel the need to be inspired and motivated for the upcoming school year! Social media provides us with incredible opportunities to choose the way we want to develop professionally. You can choose the topic, the medium, and who you want to learn from. You can...
32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow →