Children differ widely in how well they do at school. In recent years, researchers have shown that around two-thirds of differences in school achievement can be explained by differences in children’s genes.
A boarding school with stellar A-level results has quit the annual league tables saying that they fail to reflect “modern all-round education”. Peter Green, headmaster of Rugby School, also expressed frustration that schools which play the system to boost their ranking, often to the detriment of their pupils, are not identified by those compiling the tables.
Everyone loves online videos. People in every age group are shifting their viewing habits to online video and away from television. Unsurprisingly, Americans between the ages of 18 – 24 watch the least amount of television and drive online video consumption rates with their phones
As the internet has developed and social media has grown, people's online identity has shifted increasingly away from their real-life personas. But how has this online influence changed us? In 1993, in the early days of the world wide web, a cartoon appeared in The New Yorker.
Most science teachers in the United States spend some time on climate change in their courses, but their insufficient grasp of the science as well as political factors “may hinder effective teaching,” according to a nationwide survey of the profession.
Teenagers think differently to grownups – they are more likely to take risks, be sleepy, misread emotions, give in to peer-pressure and lack self-control. Thanks to advances in technology, we have been able to peer inside the teenage brain and see more clearly how it works.
You can see why online charter schools in the United States were seen as the next big thing. Charter schools - publicly funded independent schools - have continued to expand across the US, with supporters seeing them as a way of re-energising standards in state education.
Computer science is truly for anyone, and the ability for anyone to learn it is a goal that we should all work towards. My experiences in computer science as a student, teacher, and curriculum developer have given me a perspective on the state of computer science education that I would love to share with all of you.
As a public school third-grade teacher, Teresa Danks has grown accustomed to getting creative when it comes to providing supplies for her classroom. She hits up yard sales all summer. Weekends are devoted to thrift stores. Almost daily, she scrolls through online sales and secondhand sites.
Every year around this time, the results of school board examinations make us preoccupied with the narratives of ‘success’ — the stories of the ‘toppers’ — and the marginalisation of those who have ‘failed’, their depression, their potential suicidal tendencies and bleak future.
Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting among social-media sites, uploading selfies and texting friends. But they’re often clueless about evaluating the accuracy and trustworthiness of what they find.
At one point in my life, virtual reality was really nothing more than something that might be part of a ride at a theme park. Now, however, thanks to Google and some nifty cardboard folding, it could well become a normal part of classrooms around the world.
Mrs. Lalitha Chacko is the Centre Director at Legacy Early Years, Bangalore. In this article, Mrs. Lalitha Chacko discusses about the importance of the book ‘The Child in the Family’, by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1929. She tells that how in this book, Dr. Maria Montessori encourages parents and educators to reconsider socially accepted practices and explains how her philosophy can benefit children and ultimately humanity.
The latest viral video purporting to show the complexity of America's Common Core standards shows why education is an issue in a key election year. How would you teach a child to solve a maths problem like 43-13?
The rise of the edtech industry has completely transformed the K-12 experience for students. But what about teachers? Shouldn’t technological innovation be used to improve teacher performance, just as it is doing for students?
University freshers are renowned for loving alcohol and noisy parties, much to the annoyance of their long- suffering neighbours. However, young undergraduates are increasingly requesting quiet or alcohol-free accommodation, shunning the usual student lifestyle.
Hundreds of thousands of teenagers will receive their A-level results a week today, beginning a scramble for student accommodation. Leading institutions including Manchester, Cardiff and St Andrews are creating separate blocks in halls of residence for those who want to avoid late-night revelry.
Eaton Square upper school offers neoclassical classrooms in a Grade 1-listed building, and fees to suit London’s bankers and aristocrats 09.03 EDT Last modified on Friday 21 July 2017 09.38 EDT School assemblies will be held in a state-room hung with original 1761 green silk wallpaper.
Your daughter’s homework isn’t being marked. Your son’s been put in detention for no real reason. What’s the best course of action? A teacher writes … One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given was from a friend in the restaurant business.
The day I received my letter of acceptance to New York University, I was ecstatic. It was my dream university, and my parents were pleased for me. But they also hadn’t pushed me to get into such a competitive school.
Does the thought of solving a maths problem make you feel uneasy? Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone and there might be a reason for your apprehension: maths anxiety. According to figures from three years ago, this affects up to two million children.
The new SAT will soon arrive on a wave of bold promises. The College Board has said its redesigned admission test would contain “no more mysteries.” Instead of being a riddle to solve, it would correspond with high-school curriculums and better reflect what students have learned.