• 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…

  • TRAILER: Careers After School in Wenatchee
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    TRAILER: Careers After School in Wenatchee

    The Careers After School events are really awesome. I wish I had this in high school. Students get to test drive a career. They get to see what kind of skills and training are needed, what education they might need to pursue to get where they want to be. It was great to be able to get the hands-on information. We want to champion the community’s success through economic vitality and strategic partnerships, so that we can watch the community flourish.

  • Be a Partner in Your Child’s Education
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    Be a Partner in Your Child’s Education

    So, Jake is seven and he is a fun-loving little guy. The very typical thing: you ask what they would do at school and you get “nothing.” So with FreshGrade, it was nice to have that consistent and frequent content information. You’re able to have content-specific conversations with them. I could both acknowledge what he was doing, if he was doing very well at something, and support him in that. And equally, if he was struggling with something, I would know exactly what it was that they were working on and be able to give him support at home. So, rather than waiting until the reporting period, which could be…

  • Kalashalalo – Types of Teachers In College || Dhethadi || Tamada Media
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    Kalashalalo – Types of Teachers In College || Dhethadi || Tamada Media

    Good morning, ma’am. – Good morning, everyone. Sai, what’s up? You’re chilling a lot lately. – Not really, ma’am. Cut it. I’ve seen you at the coffee shop with a girl. Who is she? Well.. – Look at him blush. Do you blush with her around too? – Of course, I won’t. Ma’am, won’t you begin the class? – Wait up. What’s the hurry? We anyway spend the entire year teaching and learning. But, ma’am.. – Take it easy. Chill out. We’re nervous as the exams are round the corner. – Why be nervous? You aren’t learning rocket science. So, don’t be nervous. If you put in minimal efforts before…

  • Learning Strategies: Support the Strategy
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    Learning Strategies: Support the Strategy

    Teacher: So who’s my main character going to be on my family trip? Student: Fast guy driving. Class: (Laughter) Teacher: I’m going to put “guy driving.” So do you notice I don’t write complete sentences? These are just my thoughts, ’cause when I write and say more, that’s going to be everything. So these are just so I can keep my thoughts down on paper. I kind of call this sometimes, like, caveman talk. “Guy driving.” Okay? It’s not sentences. When we write notes, its not sentences. So I have my “Who?” What am I going to put next? Kathleen? Kathleen: “When.” Teacher: “When.” So when did my story happen?…

  • Inside California Education: California’s Teacher Shortage
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    Inside California Education: California’s Teacher Shortage

    ♪♪ ♪♪ “I’M GOING TO SEE IF YOU CAN READ FOR 5 MINUTES TODAY WITHOUT TALKING TO YOUR NEIGHBOR” JIM: ASHLI DUNCAN IS A FIRST YEAR TEACHER AT SAN FRANCISCO’S BESSIE CARMICHAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. ARE YOU READING PUPPIES? WHAT’S THIS ONE ABOUT? JIM:ASHLI COMES TO TEACHING FROM A FAMILY THAT STRESSED EDUCATION AS A MEANS TO IMPROVE YOURSELF AND YOUR COMMUNITY. ASHLI: I FEEL THAT TEACHING AND EDUCATION IS A GREAT WAY TO CHANGE THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, AND IF YOU GIVE PEOPLE THE SKILLS AND SELF-CONFIDENCE TO TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES YOU’LL SEE THAT EFFECT IN THE COMMUNITY IF WE CAN DO THIS BY THE END OF THE WEEK,…