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Phenomenon-Based Learning

Should Schools Scrap Individual Subjects? Imagine a school without defined periods for English, Mathematics or Science. Anarchy! No distinct subjects, no preset rigidity or structure. Anarchy! Yet scrapping these traditional subjects is an essential component of a new type of educational philosophy called “phenomenon-based learning” (PBL) which is being tested in some of the most […]

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Top Tips For New Teachers

The new school year has arrived. For some, that means a return to familiar faces, routines and resources, for new teachers it can be a nerve-wracking plunge into unknown territory. Find your footing as a budding educator with a few simple guidelines. Establish Clear Rules Set yourself some homework. Put together a clear, comprehensive list […]

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All Work, No Recess

At the moment, if I told any five or six-year-old with whom I am acquainted that they could have extra playtime I have no doubt that they would get themselves to the nearest XBOX and “play” until their corneas morphed into right angles. So I have never examined “play” too closely as an activity and […]

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Do Students Need Algebra?

It’s no secret that algebra is the bane of many students’ lives. Failure rates for high schoolers across US states reach as high as 82%, and even among students who elect to take the subject, failure rates of 50% are common. Algebra – along with other advanced math subjects – is frequently listed as one of […]

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Implementation Rules Supreme

It is mid-August.  The smell of freshly waxed floors and newly painted lockers flows throughout the halls of the school.  Your school is ready for teachers and students to arrive. New technology and curriculum purchases have been made, and this year will be the one that everyone embraces.  Teachers will cheer as they enter and […]