Carmel’s recent blog post about making teaching attractive couldn’t have been more timely as the world lost one of its most brilliant minds and educators over the weekend. John F.
Selfies are big part of the global culture; students around the world all use selfies to interact and share their identity with each other. Such is the selfie craze that it is the basis of a special class at the University of Southern California. The class will essentially examine society’s influence on self-identity in freshman English class.
The decline of arts programs in our nation’s schools is becoming something of a cliché. The increased interest in STEM has relegated arts and other creative subjects out of the school curriculum. Since experts agree that arts education plays a major role in one’s education journey, community groups and non-profits are picking up the slack to educate our nation’s students about the arts. One such organization is the Side Street Projects.
The "super-charged" part was actually made up. SCSS actually stands for Sassy Cascading StyleSheets.
One of the constant arguments made for the lack of current interest in the teaching profession is the salary and lack of recognition. This has been made even worse by more stringent teacher evaluation process where a teacher's job is linked to student performance on test scores. Billionaire Sunny Varkey is on a mission to change how teachers are viewed. Varkey recently awarded a million dollars to Nancie Atwell, a teacher from Maine.
The recent riots in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray have brought the issue of race and class firmly back in the national spotlight. Some social scientists believe the riots, especially in Baltimore, were inevitable. The living conditions for some of Baltimore's residents are on par with those in developing countries.