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5 Tips for Succeeding in Online Classes

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Blogs, Daily, Higher Ed | 0 comments

5 Tips for Succeeding in Online Classes

Some people just can’t break from tradition. For them, learning means sitting in a classroom with four walls, a chalkboard, and a teacher at the helm. Desks lined up perfectly one behind the other. Children are seen, not heard. While this may sound appealing to some, to others it’s a prime example of being stuck in the past. The field of education has advanced, changed, and grown exponentially in the last few decades. There’s no such thing as a “traditional classroom” setting anymore. And perhaps at the forefront of change was the...

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How I stopped my teenager being recruited online

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Cyberbullying, Daily, Global | 0 comments

How I stopped my teenager being recruited online

How can parents intervene when boys seem drawn into extremist internet culture – and should they? A mother expressed her concern about extremist content poisoning the minds of boys as they use the internet, in a post that went viral. She thinks there are warning signs parents should heed. In an age where anyone can access just about anything on the internet, white boys in the US seem particularly at risk from dangerous radicalisation online. Many mass shooting suspects in the US have three things in common: They are young, white and...

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Just 18% of teachers say Ofsted is ‘trusted and reliable’

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Just 18% of teachers say Ofsted is ‘trusted and reliable’

Pippa Allen-Kinross – Fewer than one in five teachers now believe Ofsted is a “reliable and trusted” judge of school standards after confidence in the watchdog plunged this year. The annual teachers’ survey, which quizzed over 1,000 teachers on their awareness and perceptions of Ofsted, was published today. It found just 18 per cent of teachers agreed Ofsted acts as a reliable and trusted arbiter of schools, with 55 per cent disagreeing. This is also a huge drop on last year, when 35 per cent said Ofsted acts as a reliable and trusted...

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Yes, We Have Ruined Childhood. But There’s Hope for Restoration.

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Yes, We Have Ruined Childhood. But There’s Hope for Restoration.

Over the weekend the New York Times published an article entitled, “We Have Ruined Childhood.” Author Kim Brooks states her premise bluntly: “To put it simply, our kids are not O.K.” Many of us would agree. We see it in the young faces around us and we read about it in the rising suicide rates populating the news. What has ruined our children? Brooks suggests many culprits including screens, food, and lack of play. But she also believes that our approach to child-rearing has undergone a dramatic change: The work of raising children, once seen...

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Texas school officials sued for allegedly coloring in black student’s fade with permanent marker

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Texas school officials sued for allegedly coloring in black student’s fade with permanent marker

© ABC13/Screenshot The parents of a Texas seventh grader are suing their school district and three of its employees after they say their son’s fade was colored in with a permanent marker earlier this year for violating the dress code. ABC 13 reports that the civil rights lawsuit was filed Sunday against Pearland Independent School District, Berry Miller Junior High discipline clerk Helen Day, principal Tony Barcelona and teacher Jeanette Peterson for allegedly coloring in 13-year-old student Juelz Trice’s haircut in April. Trice...

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Is vocational education of lower status than higher education?

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Is vocational education of lower status than higher education?

Is vocational education of lower status than higher education? Andrew Norton – Earlier this month, Scott Morrison said that he wanted to raise the status of TAFE, declaring that “TAFE is as good as uni”. On common status indicators, TAFE seems to come second to university education. There is status associated with academic ability, and TAFE requires lower school results for admission than university. The chart below shows the ATARs of students admitted to the two systems since the mid-1990s according to LSAY. Although almost all...

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Obamas’ first film charts life in US factory under China bosses

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Business News and Commentary, Daily | 0 comments

Obamas’ first film charts life in US factory under China bosses

Andrew MARSZAL Los Angeles (AFP) – “They refer to us as the foreigners,” says a downbeat employee at the Ohio car glass factory where hundreds of Chinese laborers have come to work, far from their wives, children and homeland. But the worker in question is American, not Chinese, and is finding life very different under new management after billionaire “Chairman Cao” swept into town to reopen the shuttered, iconic former General Motors factory in 2014. This is “reverse globalization,” say...

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Drowning in red

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Drowning in red

Historic Christian colleges like Nyack College are facing financial crises that are forcing big changes. Some haven’t survived by Emily Belz – Nyack College, a Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA) school in the New York City area, received an independent audit in 2017 with an opinion any institution dreads: “substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.” The evangelical school with a 120-year history in New York was looking at looming insolvency, according to the audit, because of its tens of millions in debt...

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The Battle Lines Have Been Drawn

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

The Battle Lines Have Been Drawn

By Ron Edwards  – Many people walk around believing that leftist media personalities, leftists Democrats, RINO Republicans and leftists in the academic fields are not literally seeking to literally destroy the United States.  I pray for their ability to grow mentally and face reality. To be honest with you, the variety of efforts to exterminate our republic are so numerous.  But I will focus on a few major ones due to the limited space allotted for this column.  Though I am tempted to begin with obvious participants...

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Has the Personalized Learning Hype Worn Off?

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Has the Personalized Learning Hype Worn Off?

The tech-infused version is under increased scrutiny. “Public school educators do not need businessmen to tell them how to educate, nurture, and innovate.” By Tim Walker – Many, if not most, public school educators recognize the pattern. A new education buzzword or trend enters the conversation about public education. Proponents say it is nothing less than a “game-changer” that will “revolutionize” student learning. The hype surrounding this new idea is usually borderline messianic, but is backed by enormous...

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