Teachers juggle myriad responsibilities every day. They are charged with managing a classroom and creating a calm, positive and respectful environment where each student feels safe and appreciated. They often have mainstreamed students in the classroom representing a variety of special needs. They must continuously evaluate a student’s mastery of core subjects, preparing students for assessment exams, which often reflect directly on the performance and funding of the school. Amid all this, they must find ways to reach and motivate each student, trying different teaching methodologies as needs arise. It’s a lot to manage.
At BrightHubEducation.com, fellow teachers and education professionals share their teaching methods, tools, and strategies for creating a learning environment that meets the educational goals of each student, while juggling the responsibilities of evaluating and assessing grade level testing.
There is a heavy interest in entrepreneurship today not only in the national realms of business and politics, but in all levels of education as well. How do you encourage entrepreneurship in your kids?
The Common Core is a set of English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics standards developed in an effort to make educational standards across the U.S. more consistent, while better preparing students for success in college or their careers. Learn how these standards will impact your school.
Education in America still shares roots with its old colonial master. The system of primary, secondary and higher education is familiar. Yet there are distinct differences between the two nations. Are they only cosmetic or can they indicate reasons the UK system is outperforming the US?
Canada has achieved educational success by recruiting high-level teachers, embracing its diversity and working together while still competing on a provincial level. What tips can the U.S. learn from our flourishing neighbor to the north?
The janitor in an American school is commonly an object of ridicule and disrespect, but not in Japan. Every student, rich or poor, average or exceptional, is doing the same type of work. Could students in the U.S. learn from the practice of cleaning up after themselves and others?
One day, you will have to decide. Which direction will your education take you? Are you on an academic course with an advanced degree and an intellectual career? Or are you better suited for hands-on constructive work? In many European schools, students are asked those questions at an early age.
The U.S. education system ranks in the middle of the international pack: number 14 in the 2014 Pearson index, and in the 2012 PISA exams, American 15-year-olds placed 36th in math, 28th in science and 24th in reading. To make the top tier, we need to see what the rest of the planet is doing better.
Giving your students autonomy will help increase enthusiasm and energy in the classroom and will help them develop the skills they need to work in teams and evaluate choices. These skills are critical for students. Help your students improve by allowing them to make choices in the classroom.
Everyone loves technology, but learning how to manage it in the classroom is challenging. The benefits of using technology far outweigh the costs of trying to regulate your technology-free classroom. Empower your students with diverse teaching methods while utilizing wireless technology.
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.
Are your students bored with math? Excite them with a baseball lesson. Sports and numbers fit together perfectly. You can’t have a winner without a score. Every game generates statistics. Baseball offers masses of historical data, situational averages and comparative studies.
How do you make sure your students are learning what they need to in order to succeed on tests mandated by the Common Core? Here are some methods to adapt your reading and writing assessments for students by grade level.
Along with changes in education, there are also changes in the testing process. Students in many states who were used to taking tests with paper and No. 2 pencils now test online. How do kids prepare for this type of test? What is driving these changes?
Looking at the way students were tested and intelligence was measured, Howard Gardner saw the system was flawed. While it worked to quantify and classify some students, others were overlooked, under-appreciated and mislabeled.