Archive for February, 2013

09
Feb
13

Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

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Scientists think bouts of panic in stressful situations can be traced to genetics. But don’t freak out. Biology is not necessarily destiny.

Angela Drummond-Mathews‘s insight:

This is particularly interesting. Our students show us often that they handle stress differently. Appreciating these differences might lead to new curriculum management strategies to optimize classes for both "worriers" and "warriors."

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09
Feb
13

Grand Canyon U. hires adjuncts as full-time online faculty | Inside Higher Ed

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09
Feb
13

On Pins and Needles: Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on Its Head

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Angela Drummond-Mathews‘s insight:

A hairdresser turns scholar when it comes to ancient hairdos!

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07
Feb
13

CUNY adjuncts ask not to be called professors in course syllabuses to highlight working conditions | Inside Higher Ed

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06
Feb
13

Our Beliefs Shape Our Teaching

ImageThere are many reasons why conflict can exist within a school or a team of educators. In December, I attended a fantastic workshop at the annual Learning Forward conference on breaking through conflict. It was led by Robert Garmston (co-author of Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools) and Jennifer Abrams (author of Having Hard Conversations). In this workshop, the presenters offered one way of identifying where conflict originates — in the belief systems that we each hold about the role and purpose of education. What’s most problematic, said Garmston and Abrams, is when we are working from different belief systems but haven’t articulated them as such, and therefore don’t understand why others do what they do. These undercurrents of conflict can exist amongst a staff, between an administration and a teaching staff, and between many groups within our world of schools.

 

From:

Teacher Collaboration: When Belief Systems Collide