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May 20, 2019
Portrait of a Turnaround Principal
The rest of her wardrobe is no-nonsense, but Principal Sonya Mora usually wears high heels. If she doesn’t, some of the fifth graders at Samuel Houston Gates Elementary in San Antonio tower over her. But not even her five-inch pumps slow her down as she beats a brisk path between classrooms, where she’s constantly observing, modeling instruction, and offering one-on-one support ...
5 Major Changes in the Future of Learning
Five changes have incredible potential to influence the future of learning, according to a new forecast–and we have to embrace these changes in order to ...
eSchool News
12 Powerful Statistics That Prove Why Teachers Matter
Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. Yes, it can also be one of the most challenging and difficult, but there’s power in knowing that ...
We Are Teachers
Substitute Teacher to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame
A Phoenixville substitute teacher will soon be part of an inaugural group to be inducted into the national Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame. As part of its ...
The Mercury
5 Engaging Activities for the Classroom in May
It’s May and most of us are winding down our school year before summer vacation. We want our last few weeks of school to be fun and meaningful, but ...
Teachers Pay Teachers
A School Where Every Kid Can Code
It was Spirit Week at the Digital Pioneers Academy, and in fitting with the day’s “sports” theme, Mashea Ashton, the school’s founder and principal, had ...
12 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints
If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your ‘digital footprint,’ you aren’t the only one.
A surprisingly large percentage of people have ...
Is Career and Technical Education Having an Identity Crisis?
On May 14, 2019, Fordham hosted a discussion on the purpose of career and technical education. As the event page notes, career and technical education ...
Prioritization: How Productive People Get Things Done
My wife and I recently traveled to Zion National Park where I witnessed a cairn (pictured above) on the trail. Cairns are used as trail markers around the ...
Pick the Brain
'Games Absolutely Have a Role in Teaching and Learning!'
The new question-of-the-week is: Do games have a role in teaching and learning in the classroom? If so, how should they be used? Part One's ...
Education Week
4 Ways Parents Can Spark Summertime Creativity
School’s almost out for the summer, opening up at least an extra 35 hours of time each week for kids to learn and play outside of their normal structure and ...
The Pascaline, invented by Blaise Pascal in the early 17th century, was a mechanical type of what device?
See the answer below.
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Why Asian Students Outpace their Western Peers
Actually they only keep certain students in class in the ...
Tim Click, Principal, Roosevelt Elementary School, Point Pleasant, WV
What Year Was It?
Levi Strauss Receives Patent for Blue Jeans
What Year
San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world's most famous garments: blue jeans.
The day was May 20. What year was it?
Quote of the Day
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Trivia Answer
The Pascaline, invented by Blaise Pascal in the early 17th century, was a mechanical type of what device?
Answer: Calculator
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