Tag: teachers

Redefining Inclusive Education

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Frances Stetson offers guidance to improve the educational experience for all at-risk studentsProviding at-risk students and students with special needs with an inclusive learning environment—one in which students receive equitable opportunities for effective educational services—is a moral imperative. However, despite all of the effort districts and schools have put into implementing inclusive practices and improving behavioral strategies and learning...

Trading in Futures

Is Trump's nomination of DeVos as Education Secretary a bargaining ploy?Like many of his cabinet nominations, Donald Trump’s proposal that Betsy DeVos lead the Education Department appears to be akin to asking a fox to guard the henhouse, since she is so critical of the U.S. public education system. However, the nomination may be just another negotiating ploy—lowballing—by the...

Investing in Teachers instead of Prisons

Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered a stirring speech at the National Press Club that was particularly relevant for minority and English learner students"I agree with Secretary Duncan. Prison is not a solution to inequitable educational funding. All children deserve an education, not punitive incarceration, which only exacerbates divisions in our society," commented Language Magazine editor, Daniel Ward."Secretary Duncan offers a...

Harnessing the Power of a Teacher’s Pen

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Kelly Boswell argues that teachers should share their creative writing processes to benefit their studentsI recently asked a group of teachers to reflect on their own experiences as student writers. I asked them to cast their minds back to the time when they were students and recall the kinds of feedback they received about their writing.Here are a few...

Study Abroad Campaign for K-12 Teachers

Today, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is officially launching a new campaign to recruit 1,000 K-12 teachers to join Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative to double the number of U.S. college students studying abroad.Read more and take the pledge!

China to train 30,000 overseas language teachers by 2017

Earlier this month, plans to train about 30,000 overseas Chinese teachers by the end of 2017 were announced at the Third World Chinese Language and Culture Education conference, which attracted about 600 representatives from about 50 nations and regions.Better curricula, improved textbooks and standard testing for students are also on the agenda, Qiu Yuanping, head of the Overseas Chinese...

Common Core Rattling Educators, ELL Teachers Unprepared

Survey says most educators feel unprepared for CCSS, especially ELL teachers.As students return to school from the Summer break and districts scramble to prepare for the full administration of the assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a new survey shows that teachers are feeling less confident about CCSS than ever. Teachers of English language learners (ELLs)...

129 New Chinese Guest Teachers for U.S. Schools

Over a hundred new teachers from China are ready to serve in the Chinese Guest Teacher Program, a collaboration between the College Board and China’s Confucius Institute. The program places qualified visiting teachers from China at schools in the U.S. for one to three years, in order to jump‐start or expand school Chinese language and culture programs. "As I extend...

World Teachers’ Day

"Take a stand for teachers!" is the 2012 motto for World Teachers' Day. Celebrations are being organized around the world. UNESCO calls on everyone to consider undertaking a special celebration for World Teachers' Day. Contact us at the address indicated to tell us what you are planning."Teachers… ultimately determine our collective ability to innovate, to    invent, to find solutions...