Jennifer Chambers The Detroit News Published 11:27 PM EST Nov 9, 2018 Belleville — Gabrielle Johnson's sixth-grade students are not half asleep at desks or mindlessly staring at the clock. They are on their feet trying to break out of class. Johnson has set up an escape room inside Owen Intermediate School as part of a lesson in English language arts that focuses on idioms, those phrases that don't mean exactly what they say. Borrowing ideas from adult versions of the game, escape rooms are an increasingly popular style of K-12 teaching that educators say offer a creative way to get students engaged with material and excited about problem-solving. They include the classic game components — teamwork, clues and prizes — with an educational twist aligned to traditional classroom lessons and curriculum standards. Johnson and the school staff created the escape room from scratch, spending hours transforming an empty … [Read more...] about K-12 educational escape rooms on the rise
POLITICS 11/09/2018 05:42 pm ET "We saw wins up and down the ballot, and we are on fire," the head of the National Education Association said of the midterms. By Travis Waldron More than 1,000 teachers and other education professionals won state legislative seats across the country in Tuesday’s elections, the nation’s largest teachers union said Friday. More than 1,500 current and former teachers and education professionals sought office in the 2018 elections, the National Education Association announced in October. Teacher-led protests swept states from West Virginia to Arizona last winter and spring, leading to an exceptional influx of candidates. The group said the final tally before Election Day numbered more than 1,800 such candidates. Of those, the union said, 1,081 won their races for state legislative seats on Tuesday. That success means teachers and educators will hold roughly 15 percent of all state legislative positions nationwide next … [Read more...] about More Than 1,000 Educators Won Elections On Tuesday, Teachers Union Says
THE CORBYN ‘attack dog’ who sparked fury by calling the poppy appeal “racist” is a grammar-school educated ex-Tory who blamed the poisonings of the Skirpals on Israel. Far-left journalist Aaron Bastani, one of Jeremy Corbyn’s biggest supporters, runs Novara Media where he pumps out articles and videos pushing the leftie leader’s message. His sickening poppy rant is the latest in a string of high profile, attention-seeking incidents in the career of the far-left fanatic. But like many others in Mr Corbyn's inner circle, including the leader himself, his background wasn't always so controversial. Bastani was raised in the genteel surroundings of Bournemouth growing up with his mother, a Tory voter, the FT reported, He even benefited from an education at his local grammar school, where he admits that he had a "great time". Known then as Aaron Peters, Bastani went on to study for a PhD at Royal Holloway in London, by which time his hard-left views were … [Read more...] about How Corbyn ‘attack dog’ who calls poppies ‘racist’ is a grammar school-educated ‘ex-Tory who blamed Skripal poisoning on Israel’
Home Daily News Reforming legal education: Spotlight the… Legal Education By Mary Juetten Posted November 9, 2018, 8:15 am CST Shutterstock.com. I am happy to be back after an unexpected hiatus because of a summer car accident. The silver lining is that with more time came additional research and conversations about the topic of reshaping our legal profession. Below are some of the responses to my July article, which led me to realize that we must broaden the problem statement, so all lawyers feel some type of ownership. That idea was galvanized by numerous presentations on data-driven law, as well as a guest lecture and a successful proposal for an access-to-justice-through-technology class beginning in January 2019 at my alma mater, Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Our legal monopoly has failed; we are not serving 80 percent of the known market. In other words, for every five people who know they have a legal problem, we only help … [Read more...] about Reforming legal education: Spotlight the outcomes
0 Have your say Scottish primary and secondary pupils are to become the first in the world to be taught in a schools’ system that has LGBTI education embedded in the curriculum. The move was warmly welcomed by politicians and gay rights campaigners, but there was concern from religious groups that families who were not committed to “radical LGBT politics” would feel isolated.Do you think LGBTI education should be embedded in the curriculum in Scottish schools?READ MORE - Leader comment: Billy Connolly is right about Scottish sectarianism - leader comment Kenny Gibson becomes latest SNP figure to speak out against the People's Vote … [Read more...] about Poll: should LGBTI education be embedded in Scottish school curriculum?