- How Ancient Confucianism Can Change Modern American Education
Confucius believed that even peasants could elevate themselves with education. What could this theory mean for education in the United States?
- Bringing Prestige Back to American Teachers
If statistical trends continue, our poorly trained students will become mediocre workers in a world run by more educated international competitors. How can we reverse this trend? By making education a priority and honoring the men and women on the front lines of the battle.
- 5 Ways to Help Pregnant High School Students
As a teacher, you are faced with many challenges, but you may feel unprepared and even unqualified to offer assistance to a pregnant student. Learn about providing education and resources to help prevent pregnancies and aid teens who are already expecting.
- Best Buddies International: Making Friends and Opportunities for Disabled Students
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization devoted to creating friendship opportunities between people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those without. Learn about the origins of this group and how you can become involved.
- Flipped Learning: Clintondale High School Shows how Flipping is Done
One Detroit-area high school ranking as one of the state's lowest scoring schools found a way to increase grades and graduation rates while decreasing discipline and failure rates in a matter of weeks.
- From One Cousin to the Whole Planet: How the Khan Academy has Flipped Learning
Learn how one man finding a way to help tutor his cousin from a remote location became a revolutionary approach to education.
- Youth On Their Own: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is a Tucson, Arizona based nonprofit organization working to help students who lack the basic tools to succeed. Since 1986, YOTO has helped 10,500 6th through 12th graders find food, clothing and shelter. YOTO also provides financial assistance, support and guidance.
- The Origins of Flipped Learning
Just as the name implies, flipped learning turns traditional education upside down. Read on to learn how this concept came to be and what the future holds for the flipped classroom.
- The Good and Bad of Charter Schools
This year 6,000 charter schools are operating in the United States. Approximately 2 million students are enrolled in charter schools with nearly 1 million on wait lists to enroll. Over 600 more charter schools are expected to open next year. What's all the fuss about?
- The Gamification of Education: Is It a Good Thing?
If you gave students a choice between doing schoolwork or homework and playing various types of games, they obviously would choose the latter. Educators are looking to do the same as well.
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