Johns Hopkins University has created a state policy tracker that monitors the latest plans for reopening K-12 schools during the pandemic. image credit
Category: Education News
A recent report by the AFT, A Decade of Neglect, outlines the effects of austerity agendas and disinvestment in public schools that has sparked a wave of teacher walkouts and shortages around the country. See also the video highlighting the main points of the report.
ATLE’s signature event returns for 2019! Our two day event Summer Teaching Symposium (STS) will take place on May 8-9, 2019. This year’s title is “Teaching: The Next Generation,” where we will investigate:
- How do we reach today’s Gen Z student?
- How can we improve teamwork in our courses?
- How can we incorporate critical thinking and creative problem solving?
- How can we enhance student communication skills?
- How do we develop globally and culturally competent thinkers?
Our goal is to shape students’ success beyond the classroom and into the workplace of the future.
There’s always a “fun” theme too – this year will be Star Trek. Register now: https://usf.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dgyn44u5FTEBAZT
In a recent article, Jill Barshay reports on several studies published in peer-reviewed journals in the past two years that have identified problems with the notion of grit. Angela Duckworth, who wrote a best-selling book on the concept describes “grit” as a combination of perseverence and passion and how important it is for academic success. Image credit.
This report from the Higher Learning Commission discusses the current definition of student success and recommends that educators need a different conversation than just measures of completion rates.