English GCSEs could be made harder for students

The shakeup would be designed to make grades more comparable across subjects

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The Backlash Against Teaching About Islam – Global Learning – Education Week

Why is there a backlash against teaching Islam and what are some resources to assist those teachers who are teaching about it?

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Teachers, tell us about your working lives

Our annual teaching careers survey is live. Share your insights into workload, work-life balance and job hunting by taking partThe teaching profession is in crisis. As the student population grows exponentially, the government has failed to hit its recruitment targets for four years and record numbers of teachers are leaving the profession…

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | waylay

This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.

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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Reading ‘Macbeth’ Through the Lens of Ferguson

The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Reading ‘Macbeth’ Through the Lens of FergusonAs a way to engage a class of academically at-risk students in “Macbeth” and the essential question “Why do we trust?,” students first thought about the question as it applies to the death of Michael Brown.

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Majority of parents worried about children's digital reading, survey finds

Research by the BookTrust reveals concerns about youngsters’ screen time, attention span and loss of interest in print booksEbook sales falling for the first time, finds new reportThe majority of parents are concerned about their children using interactive ebooks, according to a new survey, with respondents suggesting they feared ebooks would negatively affect their children’s attention span or expose them to inappropriate content…

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The Learning Network: Student Question | How Much Do You Worry About Taking the SAT or ACT?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | panoramic

This word has appeared in 237 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Julia Steiny: School Suspensions Model the Wrong Behavior for Students

Julia Steiny: School Suspensions Model the Wrong Behavior for Students
By Julia Steiny
Last week we looked at reasons why kids misbehave — how sometimes they can’t or they won’t act in community-appropriate ways.  Whether it’s a choice for them or not, it’s always a big pain for the people around them.
So this week we’ll look at the most common response to misbehavior, which is best described as a sort of banishment…

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Badass

Badass

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That’s the actual title of a book, not me being a bit irreverent.  I’ve been a fan of Kathy Sierra’s since I came across her work, e.g. I regularly refer to how she expresses ‘incrementalism‘. She’s on top of usability and learning in very important ways. And she’s got a new book out that I was pleased to read: Badass: Making Users Awesome…

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