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Response: Approach Race & Implicit Bias by 'Listening to Students
73803 (This is the first post in a three-part series) The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are your recommendations for how all teachers, especially those of us who are white, can approach race and implicit bias in the classroom? The majority of students in our public schools are students of color. The vast majority of public school teachers are white. In the face of growing public division around race and equity issues, how can teachers, especially those of us who are white, can approach race and implicit bias in the classroom? Today's contributors are Adeyemi Stembridge, Sane Bell, Raquel Ros, Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath and Lynell A.
Sep 24, 2017 12:19PM - Education Week
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Why teaching classic literature too early is a 'recipe for ruining great books' for children
Aidan Severs The way to instil a lasting love of reading is to teach age-appropriate texts in primary, says one vice-principal Recipe for ruining great books: Step one: Take a bona fide classic, fresh or preserved. Step two: Hack out palatable chunks (never use the whole book). Step three: Add a liberal sprinkle of received interpretation.
Sep 24, 2017 9:05AM - Tes (tes.com)
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This Week In Web 2.0
In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I post a regular feature called The Week In Web 2.0. (you might also be interested inThe Twenty-Five Best Web 2.
Sep 22, 2017 12:10PM - Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... (larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)
Adi Bloom Some teachers are setting up direct debits and donating more than 1,000 in cash to their schools The vast majority of teachers are having to pay for essential classroom supplies themselves, because their schools lack sufficientfunds, a Tes survey reveals. Many of them are spending hundreds of pounds of their own moneyto ensure that their classrooms are properly stocked. A Tes survey of more than 1,800 teachers, conducted jointly with the NEU teaching union, reveals that 94 per cent are having to pay for school essentials such as books, stationery and storage equipment.
Sep 22, 2017 5:31AM - Tes (tes.com)
Eleanor Busby And many parents are also being charged to attend school concerts and sports days Parents are being asked to pay for the most basic of items for their childs school including toilet paper to help with the funding squeeze, a new survey has revealed. Nearly a third of parents have been asked to supply teaching equipment like stationery and books and almost a fifth have been asked to provide essentials like toilet paper, a PTA UK surveyhas found. The new findings shine a light on the increasing burden being placed on parents as schools struggle to provide the same facilities and opportunities on squeezed budgets.
Sep 22, 2017 5:20AM - Tes (tes.com)
Martin George A third of governors tell Tes-NGA survey their schools have already cut teacher numbers The extent of cuts to teachers, support staff and building upkeep has been laid bare by a survey of more than 5,300 governors. The findings show that an overwhelming number of governors 72 per cent do not believe that funding pressures can be managed without any adverse impact on the quality of education provided. The survey, carried out jointly by Tes and the National Governance Association (NGA), was conducted before education secretary Justine Greening announced an extra 1.
Sep 22, 2017 4:31AM - Tes (tes.com)
Charlotte Santry SEND pupils in dozens of local authority areas stand to lose out from the government's funding shake-up, analysis indicates Pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) face "real problems"as a result of the government's funding plans, a school finance expert is warning. Under the Department for Education'slatestproposals, local authorities will berestricted in the amount of moneythey can transfer from the main schools budget to prop upfunding for pupils with"high needs". High-needs funding is aimed at SEND pupils,and is under increasingpressure as budgets have beensqueezed, the number of conditionsbeing diagnosed has increased, and more children surviveserious health conditions that causedevelopmental delays.
Sep 22, 2017 3:21AM - Tes (tes.com)
Helen Ward Calling children average risks their abilities being overlooked, and can lead to underperformance in GCSEs, says study Too many children are routinely identified as average, meaning their abilities and problems can be overlooked, a new study shows. Researchers looking at the 50 per centof children who are in the middle of the broad ability range found that most had a bias towards either verbal, numerical or spatial skills, meaning that only one in five (20 per cent) of children could be considered truly average. And the analysis of more than 24,000 children, published by assessment expertsGL Assessment, says that these biases could be behind the significant differences in theGCSE outcomes of average children.
Sep 22, 2017 2:51AM - Tes (tes.com)
Martin George Researchers say the gap between poor pupils and their peers in science is as great as in English and maths Improving the literacy skills of poorer pupils is a way of improvingtheir results in science, researchers have found. A review of leading international research, published todayby the Education Endowment Foundation and the Royal Society,also says it is important forpupilstocarryout scientificexperiments and trials. The report, Review of Socio-Economic Status and Science Learning in Formal Educational Settings, showsthe gap between disadvantaged pupils and their better-off peers is as wide in science as in English and maths.
Sep 21, 2017 11:41PM - Tes (tes.com)
A white Cornell University student charged with assaulting and yelling racial insults at a black undergraduate last week apologized on Wednesday for the language he had used but denied physically attacking anyone. The statement by John Greenwood, a 19-year-old junior, came as hundreds of students, angered by the altercation, were presenting Cornells president, Martha E. Pollack, with a list of demands for improving the racial climate at the Ivy League campus.
Sep 21, 2017 6:09PM - The Chronicle of Higher Education (chronicle.com)