Guest Article By Susan Lowman-Thomas Faculty Member, School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University Cultivating curiosity is a great way to improve research skills. If students approach the world with interest, a sense of wonder, and a strong drive to learn more, they will be better researchers. They will see that, the more […]
Guest Article By Susan Lowman-Thomas
Faculty Member, School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University
Cultivating curiosity is a great way to improve research skills. If students approach the world with interest, a sense of wonder, and a strong drive to learn more, they will be better researchers. They will see that, the more they learn, the more they realize how much they have yet to learn. Luckily, many of our students are lifelong learners. Being a lifelong learner means that the research process will be energized and sustainable.
Another great article about social good-written by Katie Clancy
Like many directors and coordinators of this or that school or organization, I began my professional journey in the classroom, as a teacher. Over the last few years I have become increasingly more consumed by my administrative duties and had to leave the position of teaching to many wonderful volunteers. Don’t get me wrong; I often feel a great sense of satisfaction when a volunteer leads a successful workshop for one of our communities. I know that I am working hard to create a ripple effect of positive impact on the lives of many children and their families. But recently I have been plagued with the feeling that there was a piece of me that was missing or had been shut off.
Imagine a world where someone works with inner city teen girls, where no subject is taboo, where they dig deeply and write about subjects that matter to them, where an educator not only listens, but guides, mentors, challenges, cares. And such an educator not only has a wealth of experience, but brings in powerful global voices as illustrations. Can you imagine the impact this type of educational experience has on these teen girls, who often live (and suffer) in silence? Well, it is life-changing.
Such is the case with NYC-based global educator Melissa Banigan, who does all of the above (and more) with The Advice Project. It is the most important educational project for young women in the world today.
If you could receive one wish to be granted, what would you choose?
The Make-A-Wish® Foundation of North Texas grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Children choose from four different types of wishes: “I wish to be,” “I wish to go,” “I wish to have,” and “I wish to meet.” Typical wishes include going to Walt Disney World® Resort, meeting a celebrity, or receiving a brand new computer, so children have all options available to them.
Guest article by Kathleen J. Tate, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director of Teaching, School of Education, American Public University
The role of visual art, music, dance, and theatre in K-12 education continues to evolve. With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education.
By Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.
Do you remember the days when a police officer came to your school to discuss stranger danger? Stranger danger today can have various meanings; including, but not limited to: people we know and believe we can trust, people we don’t know in real life, and the strangers who sit behind computer screens, faceless and nameless. All of these strangers pose great concern as parents. Parents have a responsibility to talk with their children, to ask questions and to remind them of the basic dangers they can face, both online and offline. It is also the job of parents to keep a close eye on what their children are doing online-especially with all of the free applications out there that are simple gateways for predators.
Is the education community ready to go live with a voice for the right people to hear at the right time? We are here at ED News Daily, and are honored to be part of Zeusvision’s mission.
On October 27th, Zeusvision will begin their official campaign, Zeusvision Public. Why is Zeusvision important to the education community? Zeusvision provides a platform for outdoor advertising to the everyday person or small business. The education voices from the field may just have found the right place to make major announcements, share important messages or launch new initiatives that will land in front of the eyes of the right people, at just the right time.
Guest article written by: Brian Warnecke
Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering at American Public University
One of the common questions that I often get from students as well as colleagues is “What do I need to do in order to be successful in an online technical program?” I have been teaching in online engineering and technology programs for almost a decade and I have completed a math degree online, so I have a few best practices that can be applied to this type of question.
Written By: Robyn Shulman
With the ever-growing focus on the social, emotional, and developmental needs of our students, there is no better time than now to highlight the gifts of our introverted students. There is a social stigma, a host of myths, and a superficial blanket of beliefs about introverts. It is time to uncover the myths, remove the superficial blanket, and embrace our social behavioral diversities.
Guest article written by Felicity Dryer
Although there are many challenges when raising a special needs child, there are more resources, better laws and an overall greater level of acceptance in not only specialized programs, but mainstream schools and communities now than there ever have been before.