• Gravesham Labour candidate Dr Lauren Sullivan on education
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    Gravesham Labour candidate Dr Lauren Sullivan on education

    89% of schools in Gravesham are currently underfunded, we all know our teachers are working incredibly hard but that’s despite having some of the largest class sizes in the country. I think that’s wrong because every child deserves the right to a fantastic education and I and the Labour Party are committed to reducing class sizes. Gravesham has so much to be proud of, but it’s time for a fresh start to give our young people a positive future. It’s time for a change. Please support me on the 12th of December because I think Gravesham deserves better

  • Vicki Phillips: The Technology Wave Hits Education
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    Vicki Phillips: The Technology Wave Hits Education

    I think we’re just beginning to realize the power of technology in education actually. And isn’t it interesting that education’s sort of the last profession that technology has transformed. And I think a lot of that is because we can’t just plop down, you know, new tools into an old system and expect that to work. So a lot of where we’re seeing the Internet be the most powerful is in these blended school models where schools are starting to flip their classrooms and use the Internet and technology enabled tools. Whether that’s videos of experts talking to students or whether it’s students getting online and doing assignments in a…

  • How this Thai educational movement empowers rural students
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    How this Thai educational movement empowers rural students

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: going beyond reading, writing and arithmetic to teach leadership and empathy to high school students. Fred de Sam Lazaro traveled to rural Thailand for a return visit with the man leading an effort to modernize education in that country. FRED DE SAM LAZARO: It’s not something you typically see in a Thai public school. There’s dancing, games and paper-making. And the teachers on this day were visiting students from a unique nearby high school. It’s part of a new approach the government is seeking to expand across Thailand. It’s begun with an initial 180 schools, and is based on the nonprofit 7-12 grade Mechai Bamboo School named…

  • Multicultural Diversity and the Educational Experience (2017)
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    Multicultural Diversity and the Educational Experience (2017)

    [MUSIC PLAYING] A lot of people will try to say, oh, we’ll just put a person of color in something. That’s diversity. I think that’s one of the main misconceptions. People just think diversity is everything physical, everything that you can see right off the bat, but it’s absolutely not. Diversity is more than race. It’s more than sexuality. It has to do a lot with experiences in life. Diversity for me– it’s not only that you’re supposed to be different, but you’re also supposed to do different things. Diversity is recognizing the different flavors of cultures and people that are a part of our campus, part of our society.…

  • 5 Most Violent Cities In The World
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    5 Most Violent Cities In The World

    Number 5 – Tegucigalpa, Honduras 77.65 homicides per 100,000. Tegucigalpa is the largest city and capital of Honduras with a population of more than 1.1 million inhabitants. What makes the place so dangerous is the threat of drug cartels and multiple crimes that take place on a daily basis. In the Central District in the capital alone, there were around 66 murders taking place each month in 2009 which averages at 2 murders per day. Of those murders, a shocking 86% were killed as a result of firearms and 39% of the deaths were closely related with organised crime. Walking on the streets of the Tegucigalpa at night time can…

  • Rotorua Boys’ High School, 2019 Finalist, Excellence in Health & Wellbeing Education
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    Rotorua Boys’ High School, 2019 Finalist, Excellence in Health & Wellbeing Education

    [Strumming] [Waiata] The hostel with those boys being with us 24/7 allowed us to have an influence beyond the traditional school hours and classroom hours [Singing] For every tane raukura or young man that comes through our whare it is our job to take them for who they are what they bring, who their families are and we nurture them and we sculpt them and we look after them and that their wairua and that their mana are upheld are uplifted and absolutely taken care of For me even though I’m from Mali in West Africa when I came here I never felt like missing home too much because I…

  • Tiaki Early Learning Centre, 2019 Winner, Excellence in Health & Wellbeing Education
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    Tiaki Early Learning Centre, 2019 Winner, Excellence in Health & Wellbeing Education

    Our vision has always been to walk softly on the earth but about three or four years ago we thought quite deeply about what that actually meant and were we actually walking our talk so we really looked at our vision and we took it out to our community to our hapū, to our whānau and we asked them what they wanted us to be doing with the tamariki and one of the ones that came from there was Te Taiao and we wanted to become Zero Waste – Pare Kore Anywhere we could think of that we could reduce waste then we did that We’ve always had cloth nappies,…