During this presentation, Dr. Palmer offers an overview of IQ testing and giftedness identification, discuss traits of gifted children, including the potenti...
9 Things NOT to Say to Someone with a Brain Injury
Marie Rowland, PhD, EmpowermentAlly Brain injury is confusing to people who don’t have one. It’s natural to want to say something, to voice an opinion or offer advice, even when we don’t understand And when you care for a loved one with a brain injury, it’s easy to get burnt out and say things out of frustration. Here are a few things you might find yourself saying that are probably not helpful: 1. You seem fine to me. The invisible signs of a brain injury — memory and concentration problems, fatigue , insomnia, chronic pain, depression, or anxiety — these are sometimes more difficult to live with than visible disabilities. Research shows that having just a scar on the head can help a person with a brain injury feel validated and better understood.…
For decades they hid Jefferson’s relationship with her. Now Monticello is making room for Sally...
A $35 million restoration will showcase the lives of the Founding Father’s slaves.
How Open Educational Resources Give Faculty and Students What They Want
Undergraduate costs are on the rise and student loan debt is a huge issue impacting today’s society. How can we, as higher education professionals, help limit the costs for students while als…
Why principals lie to ineffective teachers: Honesty takes too long
Studies show official and unofficial evaluations vary wildly.
Why Schools Need to Bring Back Shop Class
Viewing vocational programs as second-rate is education's most corrosive problem
How feeling respected transforms a student's relationship to school
A Stanford University study finds that a one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with one another halved the number of suspensions at five California middle schools, and helped build bonds between disengaged students and their schools.
Understanding What a “Piggyback” Mortgage Loan Is and How It Works
As a potential homebuyer who is new to the market, many of the terms and mortgage products available to you can be more than a little confusing. Piggyback loans might be a little less familiar than…
In more places, US restaurants are adding “labor surcharges”—but you still have to tip, of course
The extra part of the bill typically amounts to about 3% to 4%.
Charter school facts vs. myths: What NAACP needs to learn
Two Fridays ago, a national debate in education came to Florida: Are charter schools a good thing, and specifically, are they good for children of color? The second part of the question is particularly interesting to the civil-rights organization that hosted a hearing in Orlando to explore it: the NAACP . It’s also a vital question to me as an African-American educator. So, I made the trip from Polk County to speak.
The Center on School Turnaround — A Rubric for Assessing Schools’ Plans for Rapid Improvement
School improvement planning has become more prevalent and important due to increased calls from federal and state governments, state education agencies (SEAs), and the general public for more accountability in education. In many cases, the school principal is responsible for conceptualizing, drafting, and submitting the plan. However, there are very few publicly available tools that assess the content and quality of school improvement plans (SIPs). This new publication is designed for use by schools, districts, and state education agencies (SEAs). Schools can use the rubric to help create, organize, and assess their improvement plans and efforts; districts can use it to facilitate and coach co-creation of effective SIPs; and SEAs can use it to better conceptualize…