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The Promise of Multicultural Education

The Promise of Multicultural Education First, what is multicultural education? Multicultural education is any form of education or teaching that incorporates the histories, texts, values, beliefs, and perspectives of people from different cultural backgrounds. At the classroom level, for example, teachers may modify or incorporate lessons to reflect the cultural diversity of the students in a […]

The Importance of STEM Education

The Importance of STEM Education STEM…STEAM… we’ve all heard these acronyms for years. What do they stand for? And why are they important?  The education sector has identified the need to build world-class talent in science and mathematics. From K-12 to Higher Education, lawmakers, universities, and companies are now developing innovative strategies to strengthen Science, […]

Is Summer School Effective?

Is Summer School Effective? Is summer school effective? Yes or no? Summer school is often associated with bored students staring out the window, but it can be a beneficial experience. It can help students compensate for learning losses, improve their grades, take specialized classes, and prepare them for college. However, research shows that summer school […]

The Power of Collaboration in the Classroom

The Power of Collaboration in the Classroom Collaboration is a key term in the professional world. Teachers have collaborated for years. However, the idea of student collaboration is quickly gaining ground. So, what’s ideal when it comes to collaboration in the classroom? Perhaps several children gathered around a table engaged in a high-level task? Or […]

Parent Power

Parent Power When schools closed in 2020 due to the pandemic, parents suddenly became their students’ teachers or at least their learning facilitators. Many looked forward to the day when they could send their kids back to a traditional classroom setting. In contrast, others realized they enjoyed the freedom and autonomy of homeschooling.  A new […]

Leaders Leave Too: The Unspoken Crisis of School Leaders Resigning

Leaders Leave Too: The Unspoken Crisis of School Leaders Resigning There’s a lot of talk about teachers leaving the classroom and the education field altogether. Many people are more or less aware that America is experiencing a teacher shortage. Although their personal reasons vary, the current teacher shortage typically falls into three categories: overworked, underpaid, […]

It’s Time To Assess Assessments

It’s Time To Assess Assessments Tests, assessments, and evaluations are hot topics in education right now, and rightfully so because they happen constantly. How much testing is too much testing? That’s a difficult question to answer. However, most educators would agree that students are currently being tested or assessed way too much. With continued state-driven […]

Gaming in Higher Education

Gaming in Higher Education Many have seen game-like exercises in K-12 classrooms, but expectations for those pedagogies typically stop at the gates of higher education. Not anymore. On many campuses across the globe, games are also becoming a learning resource at the college level. Although gaming is typically viewed as a pastime or a fun […]

Non-Traditional Students and Their Impact on Higher Education

Non-Traditional Students and Their Impact on Higher Education What is a non-traditional student? A non-traditional student is any college student obtaining their education outside the traditional face-to-face classroom. How many college students, both undergraduate and graduate, have earned a degree or two through an online platform? Probably several. Online learning has now outpaced face-to-face instruction, […]

New Year, New Trends in Higher Education

New Year, New Trends in Higher Education 2024 is here, bringing great ambitions for the new year , along with some baggage from 2023. A new year allows us to review what works and what doesn’t and effectively plan to progress in 2024. The past year was challenging for American colleges and universities. Many institutions […]

Artificial Intelligence and Higher Education

Artificial Intelligence and Higher Education The discussion of AI and its place in Higher Ed is on the table nationwide. Higher education institutions are joining other companies and organizations in several ways to embrace artificial intelligence for educators and students alike.  First things first, what is AI? Thanks to media influences, consumers have varying ideas […]

Higher Education: Career Path Options in Higher Education

Higher Education: Career Path Options in Higher Education Higher Education Institutions offer several forms of employment for educators. Think about everything that goes into running a university or college campus, from registration to accounting to housing and communications. There are many options for educators wanting to teach outside the traditional classroom. Many higher education professionals […]

Help Wanted

Help Wanted There is a lot of talk about teacher shortages in the 2023-2024 school year, as there should be. A recent survey by USA Today showed that 86% of public schools need help to hire educators, and nearly 9 out of 10 public school districts struggle to hire teachers heading into the school year, […]

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