This article from the Independent gives some insights into the current feelings of a large numbers of teachers in UK schools. It follows on from reports of large numbers of teachers, having completed their professional teacher training, leaving the profession in their first or subsequent years of teaching. 116 more words
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The focus on testing in US public education is leading to more and more teachers and parents expressing dissatisfaction.
Whilst in the US last month, I spoke to a number of people about this and received a common reply that the testing ‘tail’ is wagging the learning ‘dog’. 175 more words
In an earlier editorial piece about the contribution of neuroscience to practical learning strategies I referred to the misuse of learning styles in the classroom. The article associated with the editorial went further and suggested that the concept of learning styles had been totally debunked. 42 more words
In reviewing GACEC and their modus operandi, I was curious if they gave public comment concerning Gateway Lab School. This is a charter school designed for students with disabilities that was threatened with non-renewal of their charter in late 2014. 441 more words