Author: James Smith

Gaston Caperton on How to Set Education Standards

Gaston Caperton explains how the College Board determines what a student will need to succeed in college. Question: How does the College Board set academic standards in high schools?Caperton:    We, over the last few years, established a set of standards for what we call college success, and the way we develop those standards is we took the AAU, which are, as you know, a research of colleges and universities.  We took those standards that they spent 4 years developing and use those as… and those were standards set for what does a kid need to know or student need...

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Because of a Teacher (a Tribute to All of Those Making a Difference)

Hey teachers, thanks for all that you do. This is a short, inspirational video to say “thanks.” Note that I didn’t separate out “general education” from ELL and special education because I believe that special education teachers also teach math, science, reading, writing, life skills, etc. TRANSCRIPT: Right now, there’s a kindergarten teacher perusing the aisles of Target. Even though he still has two more weeks of summer break, he is already dreaming up ways to make his students feel welcome. His classroom will be a refuge. For a few kids, it will be the only place where they...

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6 Brain-Based Learning Strategies #Paperslide | Dr. Lodge McCammon

http://lodgemccammon.com Everyone watching this has a brain and all of our brains function in similar ways when it comes to learning. The following is a formula that any instructor can use every day to enhance the learning experience for their students….and this formula provides the research foundation for what I call the McCammon method of teaching. So, here are 6 practical brain-based strategies that any teacher can use tomorrow to increase retention of information while giving all learners a chance to improve their communication and collaboration skills. Brain research suggests that students should… Receive information in short segments This...

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It’s Up to You to Change Your Destiny

Columbia Professor, Robert Thurman explains some of the teachings of Buddha. Question: From where do you draw your inspiration? Robert Thurman: But where I do draw my inspiration is from whatever I can glean about the nature of the world, you know, Buddha was a person who, confronted reality actually, according to our understanding of what Buddha was, he was not a prophet who was commissioned by a God to go out and proclaim that everybody should believe in that God so that they’d then — because that God could then save them.  Buddha talked to the God and...

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Teach Every Child About Food | Jamie Oliver

http://www.ted.com Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food. Jamie Oliver is transforming the way we feed ourselves, and our children. Jamie Oliver has been drawn to the kitchen since he was a child working in his father’s pub-restaurant. He showed not only a precocious culinary talent but also a passion for creating (and talking about) fresh, honest, delicious food. In the past decade, the shaggy-haired “Naked Chef” of late-’90s BBC2 has built a worldwide media conglomerate of TV...

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