Monthly Archives: December 2013

6 Top Education Issues of 2013: A Year In Review

There has been no shortage of major events, issues and stories which have occurred across all domains in the world over the course of 2013. Nevertheless, I have created what I consider to be the top 6 education issues and stories of 2013 which truly have no borders.

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Edubabbling For The Masses Shout Out

Edubabbling For The Masses Shout Out     So in a few short weeks, Edubabbling For The Masses will be 5 months old.  I actually find that to be quite amazing for when I first began writing this blog I

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19 Tasks Great Teachers Do

At this time of the year the media inevitably reports about how great teachers have it with their “excessive” holiday time and “generous” working hours. Every year around Christmas time, spring break and the summer holidays the media begin their traditional teacher bashing. So…to get away from the negative and get back onto the positive track…I have created a post which accurately specifies the multitude of tasks teachers perform each day.

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8 Debt Reduction Strategies for College and University Students

As an educator and parent the last thing I want for my own children or students is to graduate and be loaded down with debt. It takes time to establish yourself after graduation and to be immediately saddled with a suffocating debt load is not something young people should have to endure. I have come up with 8 debt reduction strategies which families can utilize to ensure students graduate from College or University optimistic about the future, not just bogged down with a stifling debt load.

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Positive Classroom Management

How we approach classroom management and discipline has the potential to truly change children’s lives…either in a positive or negative manner. I have posted below a sample contract template which can be used when working with children. For classroom management to truly work it has to be positive, proactive and involve all stakeholders.

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Should Students be Allowed to Bring Their Own Devices to School? The B.Y.O.D. Debate

We are seeing a wide variety of electronic devices which are being brought to school by students. In many cases this is actively encouraged. In fact, there is even a term for this and it is called B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device). The question however is whether this is a good thing or not?

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Extending The School Day: The Great Debate

Education will always attempt to transform to meet the dynamic needs of society. However, there is one aspect of education and schooling which has been very slow to change…that is the structure of the school day. Indeed, there is currently a push to alter the typical school day by making it longer. By looking at this question in a balanced manner we should be able to determine if changing the structure of the school day would not only meet the needs of society, but more importantly, the needs of our students.

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5 Simple Tips To Help You Create An Education Blog

Lately I have been receiving a lot of questions asking me how to actually start an education blog. I started my blog just 4 short months ago. While it started off very slow, I now average over 2000 visits every single day. Not only do I receive a lot of traffic, but my visitors are quite engaged which allows me to achieve the virtual online professional learning community which I was seeking in the first place. The question then obviously becomes, how did I do this? Below I will attempt to outline the relatively simple steps I followed to start my education blog.

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9 Tips To Help Your Child Kick Their Computer and Television Habits

Our society is undoubtedly in the middle of an information age. The allure of technology and the entertainment it provides can be quite difficult to overcome. This can be particularly true for children who are drawn to television and computers like insects to the porch light! One of the more common questions I am typically asked by parents is what are some strategies I can use to help my child break their excessive computer and television watching habits? In response I have made a list of nine tips to help your child kick their computer and television watching habits.

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12 Awesome Resources For English Language Learners

To teach and provide the curriculum to students who do not speak the English language can be very challenging. In response to this, I have created what I consider to be 5 top books and also 7 great websites which will help a great deal when planning for and instructing the English Language Learner.

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