The success of any organization depends highly on its leader and their approach to leadership. Mistakes are inevitable in the workplace but if a leader causes it, the consequences could be huge. While some leaders might blame others for an error, others can blame outside factors. According to researchers, leaders that act in such manner are less effective than those who own up to their mistakes and work on improving and resolving the issue so it does not occur again. This is termed as “defending”.
I know this has been covered in a few High Five articles, but I found this video giving a glimpse inside how Altschool, the primary education school in San Francisco, is trying a new form of education to teach students how to succeed in the technological age. Even aside from the technology, the school has a really progressive way of forming classes. Instead of by age, students of all ages are grouped together and work at their own pace, with their proficiency levels being monitored and their personal lessons being altered accordingly. Cool stuff!
High schools across the nation are starting to bring more technology inside the classrooms. Students in more than 500 districts nationwide are learning with iPads or some sort of tablet. Many schools have placed textbooks on electronic device for an efficient and less physically daunting experience. A recent pilot program showed that students who used an Algebra 1 App outperformed their peers who used textbooks.
Video games are a popular sensation among children around the world. The advancement of technology means today’s video games are more sophisticated and real. Many teachers are now using video games to educate students. They use it to supplement or enhance the curriculum.
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One of the main challenges educators constantly face is the short attention span of students in the classroom. Educators might try different techniques to keep student such as introducing new and exciting curricula. This what Doug Lemov explains as "teaching like a champion." In order to enhance effectiveness of the learning experience, students are required to be very attentive in class. The role of teachers in this regard is to use several strategies that will create a conducive environment for teaching and learning
Ivy League universities are guilty of grade inflation during the past 65 years. Based on the findings made through official and unofficial source, the researchers were able to estimate the average grades of Ivy League universities over time. During the 1950s, the average grade for Harvard students was a C-plus. However, in 2013 the average grade according to the Harvard Crimson was an A-minus with A being the most common grade awarded. Grade inflation makes it difficult to highlight the smarter and talented students.
The Obama Administration is trying to decrease the 60 million primary school age children who are not enrolled in school around the world. Due to poverty, social, and cultural issues some children do not have the opportunity to enroll in school. In many cultures, females are expected to stay home and perform house chores while men are encourage to find jobs at an early age to help support their families.
The treadmill desk is all the rave in work offices these days. This NY Times piece argues that though there are many benefits of the treadmill desk, there are also some serious downsides such as lack of concentration and ability to remember. To those who use the treadmill desk here at EdLab, do you agree with the findings from the article?
Texas is on the verge of allowing individuals to possess guns on college campuses. A lawmaker in the state has proposed a bill that would allow students and professors at both public and private schools across the state to carry guns. Private schools can opt out if the bill becomes law. As expected, the bill is generating a lot of controversy from both sides of the gun rights issue.