To succeed, businesses need planning and oversight … and schools need educational management. The people in leadership positions set their institutions’ academic standards by choosing and evaluating their faculty and developing faculty skills. They’re responsible for determining whether an institution fulfills its educational mandate, creating solutions if it doesn’t, and, if it does, maintaining and improving upon the current standards.
Who would have thought that memes—those images, videos, and pieces of text that are copied, often modified, and spread via internet—have roots in ancient Greek?
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Explore whether or not the concept of learning styles is a neuromyth and discover how evidence-based practices can provide better approaches to education.
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You may be looking for ways to get to know your students quickly at the start of the school year. You might be getting ready for parents’ night or working to spark kids’ interest in numbers. For these reasons, and to infuse a sense of personal immediacy into your curriculum at any point in the year, Math About Me activities can be highly useful.
In September 2020, a fifth grade teacher named Dana began a product review on an educators’ resource website by saying, “After distance learning last year, I knew that I needed to start this year with explicitly teaching how to navigate Google Classroom.” She was reviewing a guide of activities...
Karrie Shogren, associate professor of special education and associate director of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, and Michael Wehmeyer, professor of special education and executive director of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, are at the forefro...
This is another installation in our Teacher Blogger feature, here is a profile of Free Tech 4 Teachers. When it comes to educating students in classrooms, teachers can use all the helpful resources they can get their hands on. No two students are alike and it would be irresponsible for teache...
The story of the 20% Project goes back nearly a century. In 1923, while at an auto body shop in St. Paul, Minnesota, 3M engineer Richard Drew noticed a car painter struggling with tape that ineffectively kept paint from bleeding into ar...
This is another installation in our Teacher Blogger feature, here is a profile of Leading Successful and Dynamic Schools. To say that Scott Taylor is an accomplished educator would be an understatement. Not only does he hold a bachelor’s degree in English, but he also has a master’s in educat...
When most people think of education, they think about teachers at the front of classrooms full of students. However, when the Coronavirus pandemic radically changed the way we do most things (including learning), the future of education started to look different. In the 2017-2018 school year, 2...
A school’s principal is one of the most important positions in education administration. Principals are responsible for overseeing the operations for elementary, middle and high schools. This includes classroom instruction, budget management, grant applications, and working with parents, teachers,...
By Lisa Barrett Mann, MSEd Every teacher wants their students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to succeed—to learn, to have friends, to eventually have careers, and to live independently. The big question, though, is how do you help them achieve that? “Students with ASD often struggle with...
Voices of the online master’s in secondary special education program: Tim Wealton, Graduate of the Program As a high school teacher who worked in a life skills program with students with low incidence disabilities, KU graduate Tim Wealton realized what he really wanted was to be able to focus on t...
Summer 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. This landmark civil rights law prohibited discrimination against individuals with disabilities, much as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal to discrimi...
COVID-19 has upended many areas of our lives, not the least of which is education. Due to the pandemic and worldwide shutdown, distance education became a necessity at lightning speed. More than 1.5 billion students, or 91.3 percent of global enrollments, were directly affected by school closures...
Did you ever imagine that teaching could be this hard? We’ve all embraced challenges that inspire and excite us, but teaching keeps throwing curve balls. Whether you’re an educator whose classes have abruptly moved online or a parent of kids now learning from home, 2020 has already packed more tha...
There are moments in world history when social justice issues come to the forefront of global consciousness. This is such a time. The coronavirus pandemic has uncovered and exacerbated social inequities, especially in the United States.1 Closely related, due to its social justice component, is t...
“Great teaching can be compared to great dancing,” says Suzanne Robinson, Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. A professional ballet dancer needs to master specific steps, but also “needs to dance complicated choreography, flowing between steps...
The recent closing of 124,000 schools nationwide due to the coronavirus pandemic affected more than 55 million K-12 students1, throwing teachers and parents into unplanned remote learning scenarios. This was a particularly brutal blow to the parents and teachers of the 7.1 million students ages...
Teaching can be tough. Each class, each day, brings new hurdles. In the last few months alone, protocols have changed so rapidly that it feels hard to keep up. Even on a good day, it’s a challenge to keep students motivated. How much harder is it to do so through remote learning, when the classroo...
Special education teachers follow many paths into teaching but they often share some personal characteristics, including creativity, enthusiasm and a passion for social justice. Some people enter the field right out of college, sometimes because...
Voices of the online master’s in secondary special education program: Tim Wealton, Graduate of the Program As a high school teacher who worked in a life skills program with students with low incidence disabilities, University of Kansas graduate Tim Wealton, saw the value of attaining a master’s de...
Voices of the online master’s in secondary special education program: Tim Wealton, Graduate of the Program KU graduate Tim Wealton, fell in love with the niche subject of transition in special education while working as a high school teacher in a life skills program for students with low incidence...
If you’re thinking of becoming a teacher, you’re likely weighing the pros and cons of the job. No job is perfect, life and careers have unavoidable stressors and tasks that you may like less than others. But if you’re considering a career in education, it’s important to ask yourself why you want t...
What do turnover and advocacy have to do with National Principals Month? Well, each October, the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) band together t...
By Monica Simonsen, Ph.D. Every October since 1988, the U.S. has celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! NDEAM efforts are coordinated by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). First recognized in 19...
Are online education degrees respected? Chances are if you've considered enrolling in an online learning program, this is a question you've mulled over. Earning an online education degree offers many benefits: flexibility in your schedule, the ability to earn a degree without moving, working while...