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When Did the U.S. Stop Seeing Teachers as Professionals?

  • Poor pay, increased health care costs, and diminished pension plans are certainly core issues, but the tipping point may be that teachers are seeing their own experience be devalued by policymakers and other officials with little experience in the education field, and its not improving the education of their students….
  • The teachers position is that, under the cover of a commitment to improving schools, school district and local governments have instead closed neighborhood public schools, opened charter schools, instituted standard curriculums, mandated poorly thought out high-stakes standardized testing, attacked teacher tenure, instituted merit pay instead of annual salary increments, restricted…
  • The work of teachers also substantially accords with renown public administration expert Frederick Moshers definition of a profession: – – This definition is echoed by a 2013 national survey of 20,000 conducted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • I suspect that overhauling the work of teachers and undermining their professional status has also been aided by societys tendency to undervalue womens work (more than 75% of teachers in the U.S. are women).
  • In other words, teachers are asked to work harder and longer with a growing number of students while also being told to adhere to an education plan they have little control over.

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When Did the U.S. Stop Seeing Teachers as Professionals?

Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Students’ Interest in a Subject

  • I’m always up for a reminder about the things we need to do capture student’s attention while learning about a new subject.
  • KW – – Making your students interested in a subject can be a real challenge.
  • Lack of interest can be caused by difficultly concentrating, family problems, emotional difficulties, learning disabilities, and many other factors.
  • You dont necessarily have to tell a private story about yourself, but tell them something about how you felt when you got in touch with that subject for the very first time, or how you have applied it in your life so far.
  • Getting the best from your students might not be easy but we should try to achieve it all the time, boring subjects included.

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Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Students’ Interest in a Subject | Emerging Education Technologies

The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation – TeachThought PD

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The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation – TeachThought PD

The Path to Resilience

  • The more we learn about resilience in children, the more we begin to understand the powerful role that adults can play in fostering it, even in kids who face daunting challenges.
  • As the latest science from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard shows, resilience is fluid and compounding, nurtured by the essential fertilizer of an adults caring attention.
  • Think of resilience like a scale, the scientists say, with a fulcrum in the middle.
  • But our experiences move the fulcrum, providing adults with a powerful opportunity to shape a childs outlook and abilities.
  • When positive experiences accumulate, children gradually gain the adaptive skills that help them manage stress, and the fulcrum slides.

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The Path to Resilience

Today’s News, Tomorrow’s Lesson

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Today’s News, Tomorrow’s Lesson

Why Safe Spaces Are Critical in Today’s Classrooms

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Why Safe Spaces Are Critical in Today’s Classrooms

3 Key Characteristics of Successful School Leaders Infographic – e-Learning Infographics

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3 Key Characteristics of Successful School Leaders Infographic – e-Learning Infographics

Herpes viruses in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease

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Herpes viruses in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease | New Scientist

Even When Research Supports Changing Traditional Teaching, Parents Make It Hard

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Even When Research Supports Changing Traditional Teaching, Parents Make It Hard | MindShift | KQED News