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Critical Inquiry in Math

Apr 26, 2019 jjamison
Critical Inquiry in Math

Have thoughts like these ever gone through your mind? “My students have forgotten the math I taught them just a few days ago!” “My students struggle to solve problems even after I teach them every step.” “I’ve tried everything in my power but my students still don’t get it.” You are not alone. Math educators everywhere continue to seek that elusive teaching method that will work for all their…

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10 Ways to Improve Transitions for Indigenous Learners

Apr 26, 2019 jjamison

A three-year research study involving schools from across the province identifies 10 practical strategies educators can use to help Indigenous learners successfully transition to the next stage of their education or beyond school. Link below is a pdf doc. > Read about 10 strategies you can use to support Indigenous learners in your classroom

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John Spencer on Design Thinking

Apr 26, 2019 jjamison
John Spencer on Design Thinking

Throughout this month, I have been publishing a series of articles on design thinking, a flexible framework for empathy-driven creative work. Earlier this week, I published an article called "Making Is Magic," about the Create a Prototype phase in the LAUNCH process. This next one is about the Highlight and Fix phase. Failing Versus Failure There are some places where people love to revise their…

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How Your Employer Uses Perks Like Wellness Programs, Phones, Free Food to Contol Your Life

Apr 26, 2019 jjamison
How Your Employer Uses Perks Like Wellness Programs, Phones, Free Food to Contol Your Life

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon Companies offer all sorts of benefits and extras to attract the most favored workers, from health care and stock options to free food. But all those perks come at a price: your freedom. There’s a reason labor historians call these perks “welfare capitalism,” a term that originated to describe company towns and their subsidized housing, free classes and recreational…

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Popular Education Week Stories

Apr 26, 2019 jjamison

Here are the 7 most popular Education Week stories and opinions you and your colleagues have been reading this week. Take a look! Also, don't miss our annual report on educational technology, Technology Counts 2019, for a look at why digital tools aren't transforming teaching.     1. Your Objections to Whole-Child Education Aren't Wrong. They're Just Outdated 2. Overhauling…

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