Teachers

How Can We Better Engage Students?

How Can We Better Engage Students?

ASCD authors Michael Opitz and Michael Ford joined the Core to talk about their latest book. Optiz and Ford talk about methods to re-establish joy in the classroom. We talk about the myths of joy in education and the role affective dimensions play in our overall experience and effectiveness in the classroom.   MICHAEL F.(…)

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How Can Schools Attack Student Obesity Epidemic?

How Can Schools Attack Student Obesity Epidemic?

Schools around this country and the world are looking for ways to support physical fitness while maintaining the tenets of an academically rigorous curriculum. We sat down with Michael Rhattigan, the CEO of Adventure to Fitness, to discuss how schools can better support healthy living habits of their students. Adventure to Fitness is currently working(…)

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Maine Strives for Education Excellence

Maine Strives for Education Excellence

The Core had the pleasure of speaking with Susan Williams and Jane Blais, both National Board Certified Teachers, who are working to support Maine’s teachers with professional development coinciding with TIF 3 and 4 Grants. The Maine Schools for Excellence initiative began in the 2010–11 school year as the result of a partnership with the(…)

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Jeff Charbonneau – 2013 National Teacher of the Year: Part I

Jeff Charbonneau is the 2013 National Teacher of the Year and Washington State Teacher of the Year. Charbonneau stopped by to speak with the Core of Education and AmericanEDtv at SXSW Edu. Charbonneau’s inspirational story illustrates the power a single educator can have on a community. Charbonneau is widely known for his STEM curriculum and assisting high(…)

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U.K. Principal Leads Technology Charge Thoughtfully

U.K. Principal Leads Technology Charge Thoughtfully

Ian Wilkinson, Headteacher (Principal), at George Stephenson High School in Newcastle, England welcomed the Core on a recent visit to the U.K. Ian’s school has been recognized as a leading institution for learning by Ofsted the U.K.’s leading authority on quality education. We set out for GSHS to not only meet Ian and tour his(…)

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Sugata Mitra’s 1st School-in-the-Cloud

Sugata Mitra’s 1st School-in-the-Cloud

The Core visited George Stephenson High School in Newcastle, England to focus on the educator who breathed life into Sugata Mitra’s dream of a School-in-the Cloud. Amy-Leigh Dickinson, Curriculum Leader: Design, reached out to Professor Mitra and shared her interest in his work. They became fast friends and colleagues as Mitra, Dickinson and GSHS celebrated the(…)

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iSchool Initiative’s Travis Allen

iSchool Initiative’s Travis Allen

Back in 2009, Travis Allen brought out a cell phone in his local Georgia High School with less than optimal results. He was quickly told to put his phone away. This spawned the iSchool Initiative stemming from 1 viral YouTube video (see below). While at Kennesaw State University, iSchool expanded to reach schools across the country and Europe. Travis(…)

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