The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Educator’s Notebook #80 (May 24, 2015)

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 05/21/15

    Selective institutions should do more to enroll low-income students, and that it would be fair for the government to expect institutions that receive a large amount of federal aid to also enroll higher numbers of low-income students.”

    • EdSurge
    • 05/19/15

    Amongst major factors contributing to teacher stress, the survey results cite the adoption of new initiatives without proper PD (71%) and the negative portrayal of educators in the media (55%) as the two biggest factors. The survey results also identified the top three ‘everyday stressors in the classroom’ as mandated curriculum, large class size, and standardized testing.”

    • Educational Leadership
    • 05/01/15

    “Research and practical experience suggest that professional development focused on continual improvement of teaching is more effective than imitation of best practices. The best practice culture tends to search for and celebrate outlier teachers. But better teaching doesn't come from imitating what star teachers do. Better teaching is built by steady, relentless, continual improvement—one lesson and one unit at a time.”

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Peter Nilsson

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