Number four among the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals is providing every child in the world with quality education by 2030. There are currently about 260 million children out of school. According to new statistics from UNESCO, “countries must recruit 68.8 million teachers” over the next 14 years in order to provide “every child with primary and secondary education.” Quality education requires quality teachers and the world has a shortage of quality teachers.
Maria Vitória, a 2016 Google Science Fair global finalist, wrote a letter to her teacher, Mr. Fabio Bruschi, winner of the 2016 Google Science Fair Inspiring Educator Award, that acknowledges an educator who goes above and beyond in encouraging his students to achieve great things. This is part of an ongoing series sharing stories that celebrate our teachers around the world.
It’s a classic human v machine scenario: as AI gets better at teaching and providing educational assistance, the question inevitably turns to whether and when human teachers will be replaced by computers. No, cyborgs are not going to take over our classrooms. But in the very near future, teachers and AI computers may team up to provide stronger, better educational experiences for students at every level from primary school up to university.
Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have a lot in common. They both dropped out of Harvard, and they both support a buzzy form of education known as personalized learning. Given its reliance on technology, personalized learning might seem like a recent solution. But the truth is, the model began in the mid-1970s and had no ties to tech at all. Personalized learning started in special education.
Think about the jobs in today’s economy — the ones we’re supposed to prepare students for after graduation. Are employees evaluated using bubble-in tests to prove they know the ins and outs of their job? Do they learn and use new skills one at a time in a vacuum? Why is the culture to drill facts into students’ heads just to pass a test? Just like in the real world, my students show what they can do through projects, teamwork, and research.
A focus on teaching social-emotional skills has led to students with healthy mindsets and an obvious jump in reading and math scores. Educators across the U.S. have boosted student performance by weaving social-emotional learning (SEL)—such as regulating emotion, accepting mistakes and coping with stress—into everyday instruction. Here are four steps that some educators say lead to successful SEL programs.
Last year, I implemented a “personalized learning” program in my middle school classroom in which each student has the ability to learn at his or her own pace, stop to take notes, pause a video, and even request an assessment when they are read. And I’m amazed at how much it’s helped my students grow.
When it comes to copyrights, do you know the difference between material you create for your class and material you are contracted to create for a class? Who owns the rights to that material? According to copyright law, can you use a student’s paper as an example in future classes? Thomas Tobin, PhD, answers this questions.
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