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Nov 16, 2018
A Proactive Approach to Discipline
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Educators who've had success with restorative practices find them to be much more than an alternative to suspension. Restorative practices encourage us to engage with our students not only when there's an incident but throughout the school day. They're part of a system of discipline that takes us back to the root of that word, the Latin disciplina, meaning instruction and knowledge ...
Edutopia
Programs to Better Prepare Principals to Meet Real-World Challenges
Universities are starting to change their principal prep programs to better prepare principals to meet real-world challenges, according to a new RAND ...
eSchool News
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Voters Widely Support Public Schools. So Why Is It So Hard to Pay for Them?
If it were going to happen any year, it should have been this one. After a wave of teacher walkouts fired up people on both sides of the party line ...
The New York Times
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Lady Gaga Opens Up About the Steps She Took to Overcome Mental Illness
On Thursday, November 8, Lady Gaga was scheduled to speak at a SAG-AFTRA fundraiser in Beverly Hills, California. But because of the mass shooting ...
GOOD
They Started as an Experiment in Rural Areas. Now, Mobile Preschools are Rolling into Metro Areas
In several of Colorado’s rural communities, some children have long attended preschool in specially equipped mobile classrooms with names like Gus the ...
Chalkbeat
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Why Positive Thinking Doesn’t Work - And What Does
You might be anxiously wondering where this article is going to go, so just in case you're about to judge me as some negative Nancy that's going to ...
Pick the Brain
50 of Our All-Time Favorite Classroom Quotes
We love using inspirational quotes to motivate and inspire students. Sometimes the right words in the right moment can make all the difference. Here ...
We Are Teachers
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How to Use LEGO Bricks to Teach Hands-on Math
We know students love playing with LEGO bricks, so they make a genius math manipulative for the classroom. Here are several ways to bring LEGO ...
We Are Teachers
Media Literacy Strategies for Tackling Fake News
Twenty years ago it was easier to identify fake news. There were the tabloid papers in the grocery store checkout line and the sensationalized "news" ...
edWeb
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Report: Minority Students Face Big Equity Gap at Public Colleges
The top public colleges and universities in the U.S. are not equitably enrolling minority students, and that trend is creating "two separate and unequal ...
Education DIVE
3 Ways to Navigate American Politics in the Classroom
In our current social climate, it can be tricky for anyone, especially a teenager, to talk about politics and the role of government. But as educators ...
eSchool News
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"Do I get partial credit for simply having the courage to get out of bed and face the world again today?"
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
Which program, founded in 1965, gives low-income children access to preschool?
See the answer below.
What Year Was It?
Pizarro Traps Incan Emperor
What Year
Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish explorer and conquistador, springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa.
The day was Nov 16. What year was it?
Quote of the Day
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Aristotle
Trivia Answer
Which program, founded in 1965, gives low-income children access to preschool?
Answer: Project Head Start
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