Teaching and education
School security and the teacher’s role
Teachers in our time are not only responsible for the educational outcomes of their students but also their safety. Crisis training is therefore critical for all school staff as teachers serve as schools’ first line of defense.
Learning loss and recovery in K-12 education
The COVID19 pandemic introduced many challenges for K-12 students and teachers. Addressing the resulting learning losses is opening up conversations about systemic inequities in education and new ways forward.
Autism spectrum disorders and a counselor’s role
Counseling families with children on the autism spectrum is rewarding and essential work. Our expert contributor provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders, their impact on the family and guidance on providing support.
The psychological benefits of adult education in correctional settings
The idea of earning a degree while incarcerated is controversial. What many people are unaware of is that a prison-based education program can reduce recidivism rates.
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Alternative teaching certification programs
As America calls out for more teachers, alternative teaching certification programs (ACP) have become an attractive pathway for entry to the teaching profession. Cheaper, shorter and using knowledge that you have already acquired to prepare you to stand in front of the classroom. But, are ACP teachers providing the same quality of education as their traditionally trained counterparts?
Which EFL teaching program is right for you?
Earning certification to teach English can open up both career and travel possibilities. With so many programs available, be sure to pick the one that matches your career and destination goals.
Helping your child choose the right college course
Every year many parents are faced with the exciting prospect of their child going to college or university. They want to be involved in the application selection process to ensure that their child ends up with a college education that can lead to successful adulthood. But, is parental pressure actually helping or hindering students in this process?
Will universities mandate COVID-19 vaccinations?
The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the experience of on-campus learning for students around the world. Will mandatory vaccinations speed up the return to normal in educational institutions?
Teaching advances based on neuroscience and kinesiology
The research into brain development and learning processes in children clearly shows the benefits of daily physical exercise on academic learning. Read how teachers can use this information in their classrooms.
The benefits of extracurricular activities
Extracurricular activities allow for students to become well-rounded adults prepared for the world of higher education and employment. With many options available, the benefits are bountiful and needed to be continued.
How to engage students in remote learning
Online education is dominating learning around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like it or hate it, teachers and students have had to adapt to this format to remain safe while they continue learning. This post covers what both teachers and learners can do to enhance the online learning experience.
Foundational learning – are essential skills being sacrificed in the modern classroom?
With the introduction of technology into classrooms, how are children learning basic skills like reading, writing and math? Are these skills even necessary anymore? This article looks at where the traditional foundations of education are fitting into learning in the digital age.
How to become an English language teacher abroad
Many people aspire to traveling around the world and being immersed in different cultures for long periods of time. A popular option to fund this adventure, is to become an English language teacher. Read about how an American ended up on this path.
Psychology and the relevance of IQ testing in today’s world
IQ testing has been a tool used by psychologists to classify and explain individual differences for over a century. Our psychology expert investigates whether this tool is causing more harm than good.
Schools tackle rising problems in student mental health
Growing numbers of students are being diagnosed with mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. Read how many schools have implemented measures for students to express their emotions and to develop the resistance they need to stay mentally healthy.
Fighting loneliness during COVID-19 with dementia study findings
For decades, people with dementia have been isolated from their loved ones, in their own minds or for their own safety. Loneliness in older people is now commonplace due to COVID-19. Here are some expert tips to remain connected with older family members.
How cognition affects teaching in different age groups
According to the American Psychological Association, the human brain begins to form, grow and create its own brain waves before birth, and does not finish developing until the age of 25. Scientists studying the brain in utero have discovered that during pregnancy, the human brain can create as many as 250,000 nerve cells, or neurons, per minute, and a 12-14 week embryo generates roughly 15 million neurons per hour.
University culture shock
Although for many students going to university is an exciting and fun time, this is not the case for all students. Some new students are overwhelmed by the experience and ill-equipped with the skills needed to make this transition. Here are some tips to help.
Unprecedented times and the fragile learners
Prior to COVID-19, many children with special needs received individualized professional help from special education teachers. With schools going online, special needs teachers have had to formulate new ways to meet the challenge of supporting these children at a distance.