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Thursday, 19 September 2019

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The mission of the newly restructured Children of Haiti and Refugee Projects (COHRP) is to expand the program in Haiti while working with partners in Uganda, Jordan, and Israel to provide refugee children with access to educational services. Read more

TOP STORIES
By Abel J. Koury, The Ohio State University
Despite the seeming consensus that children lose learning during the summer, a 2017 report from the Brookings Institute showed that the research on summer learning is actually quite mixed. ..more
By Jill Barshay and Sasha Aslanian
Georgia State is one of a growing number of schools that have turned to big data to help them identify students who might be struggling – or soon be struggling – academically. Critics question if predictive analytics at college invades privacy and reinforces racial inequities. ..more
By Kim Marshall, TIE columnist
“Student engagement in school is fundamental to positive educational and life outcomes, including learning, achievement, graduation, and persistence in higher education,” say Kristy Cooper, Tara Kintz, and Andrew Miness (Michigan State University) in this American Journal of Education article summarized by Kim Marshall. ..more
GLOBAL ONLINE ACADEMY
Learn the essential elements teachers need to focus on mastery and personalization ..more
As you start the year, there are lots of opportunities to meet, plan, set up your classroom, organize your online spaces, and reconnect with colleague ..more
Time and place are often the fixed parameters within which innovation can take place. Our team decided to challenge this premise in our one week profe ..more
Learn how to support agency, choice, and inquiry in a student-centered classroom. ..more
Learn the simple storytelling framework that empowers us to be better educators and drive meaningful change. ..more
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS
By Kristen MacConnell, Director of the Teacher Training Center
Starting the year strong for adults is just as important as it is for our students. Here are a few of my favorite ways to cultivate adult learning communities. These activities can be done with your faculty or with your teams/departments. ..more
By Robert Cummings
As part of a focused effort to reduce financial barriers for students and schools to participate in its unique programmes, the International Baccalaureate (IB) has announced that it is eliminating the $172/£138 "candidate registration" fee. ..more
By Jonathan Wai, University of Arkansas
Each year various magazines and newspapers publish college rankings in an attempt to inform parents and prospective students which colleges are supposedly the best. But what, if anything, do all these college rankings really reveal about the quality and value of a particular college? ..more
THE PRINCIPALS' TRAINING CENTER
By Sue Easton
Just about every day on my Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn feed, I find an article about the importance of Social and Emotional (SEL) teaching and learning in our K–12 schools. The research seems conclusive: SEL teaching and learning is not an add-on, but a vital component of a balanced K–12 curriculum to ensure student achievement and, ultimately, the development of healthy, successful citizens. ..more
By Bambi Betts
Thirty years ago, the vision was simple and compelling: create practical training opportunities for practicing and aspiring principals in international schools. The PTC has stayed true to that vision over the course of three decades. ..more
By Janine Stegall
A servant leader is a servant first. She enriches the lives of other individuals. She builds better organizations. A servant leader creates a more caring environment. The PTC has offered a great opportunity to develop the servant leadership attributes that I strive to embody. ..more
COLLEGE COUNSELING WITH MARTIN WALSH
By Martin Walsh, TIE columnist
Things felt a little different this year. Early application numbers and results were equally competitive but less consistent. Unlike past years that saw big gains in everyone’s early numbers, this year was more of a mixed bag. ..more
By Martin Walsh, TIE columnist
Overwhelmed by the cost of attending college, depressed by admit rates that have been on a downward slide for the last decade, and discouraged by a byzantine application process and less than transparent evaluation rubric, a growing number of parents and students are looking for alternative pathways. ..more
By Martin Walsh
Nearly one million college students from other countries study in the United States, or roughly 5 percent of the nation’s total enrollment. California colleges host about 150,000 of them; that’s more than any other state. As such, a close analysis of last year’s University of California admission decisions will provide counselors with the data needed to guide the senior class. ..more
GORDON ELDRIDGE: LESSONS IN LEARNING
By Gordon Eldridge, TIE Columnist
Collaborative group work has been shown to improve both learning and motivational outcomes. Deciding when to use collaborative learning structures is not always easy, however. A study conducted at the J.W. Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main may give some guidance. ..more
By Gordon Eldridge, TIE Columnist
Professional development programs that are focused on embedded practice, are of longer duration, build explicit skill sets, and are based on active learning may be more effective than those that don’t, but how often do we systematically apply these criteria when organizing or selecting PD opportunities? ..more
By Gordon Eldridge, TIE Columnist
A coalition of psychologists known as the Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education sought to identify the top 20 principles that can be gleaned from the current behavioral research base. The journal Mind, Brain and Education reported these, along with some of the research foundations that support them and possible implications for the classroom. ..more
THE MARSHALL MEMO
By Kim Marshall, TIE columnist
“Student engagement in school is fundamental to positive educational and life outcomes, including learning, achievement, graduation, and persistence in higher education,” say Kristy Cooper, Tara Kintz, and Andrew Miness (Michigan State University) in this American Journal of Education article summarized by Kim Marshall. ..more
By Kim Marshall, TIE columnist
“In free societies,” writes Daniel Willingham, “the ability to think critically is viewed as a cornerstone of individual civic engagement and economic success. We may disagree about which content students should learn, but we at least agree that, whatever they end up learning, students ought to think critically about it.” ..more
By Kim Marshall, TIE columnist
Kim Marshall summarizes an article in Educational Researcher by Rebekka Darner, who believes that science denial is “an enormous barrier to educating a science-informed citizenry” and “a threat to our democracy.” ..more
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