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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address, delivered in Cape Town on February 7, has attracted a fair amount of praise. But while the speech scored an A for its vision and plan for economic renewal, it scored an F for education. If the amount of time spent on a topic during the speech is any indication of where the president’s priorities lie, then those concerned about South Africa’s education system –- at all levels –- have reason to be concerned. Early on, he listed “improving educat…
9 days ago · From The_Conversation_Africa
School shooters tend to have a death wish, new research shows. Two years before he lined his schoolmates up against a classroom wall and executed them one by one, the student, who would become the gunman, tried to show his English teacher something important. He had quietly slid up his sleeves to reveal the cut marks running down his arms. The teacher panicked. A novice educator at the time, she had never been coached or trained in what to do in these situations, what to say or how to help. So she passed the student off to another teacher, who the…
10 days ago · From The_Conversation_USA
ClassDojo is an app used by teachers across the world to manage behaviour in the classroom. ClassDojo is one of the most popular classroom communication apps in the world. It claims to assist teachers to create happier classrooms and bills itself as “the simple way to build an amazing classroom community”. Since it was released in 2011, it has rapidly spread to be used in more than 180 countries worldwide and over half of Australian primary schools. But new research looks beneath ClassDojo’s friendly exterior to carefully consider the implications of ...
31.01.2019 · From The_Conversation_Australia
Sussi Hj / ShutterstockEl problema conocido como acoso escolar o bullying forma parte de las preocupaciones del profesorado, de las familias y de las administraciones educativas desde hace años en nuestro país Teniendo en cuenta el interés que suscita, la amplia difusión del fenómeno puede llevar a confundirlo con otros relacionados con la convivencia escolar, pudiendo generar confusión en las actuaciones y, en su caso, innecesaria alarma social. El primer objetivo de esta reflexión es, por tanto, definirlo atendiendo a sus características principales: q…
30.01.2019 · From The_Conversation_Spain