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The #NeverAgain movement is challenging our democracy in all the right ways — here’s how we can help it create lasting change
In “The Deepest Well,” Dr. Nadine Burke Harris explores how adverse childhood events can have repercussions years or decades later.
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Great start for a lesson plan here. Let's talk about how understanding metaphor is understanding the brain itself. Since we only understand 'this' in terms of 'that', the more powerful, poetic, and personally-connected we can make those comparisons, the more we increase our potential for abstract and critical thought. This is why we say life is a journey! Of course, even powerful metaphors like this can lose their potency and need to be deconstructed and reconstructed from time to time in terms that are more relevant. Let students identify metaphors in religion, art, science, or anywhere else that speak to them personally and see if they can design a better metaphor on their own. #edchat #deeperlearning #designingmetaphors #findyourwhy

The metaphor designer isn’t trying to make something beautiful. She wants to change your view on things. Here’s how

Trauma sensitivity is important year round but the Holiday season gives us a special opportunity to practice its best qualities

For many students and their families, the holidays can be a time of high anxiety and stress. Read these tips from the 2018 School Counselor of the Year on how teachers can help students transition back to school.

"Test defenders say the exams “give value” to a diploma, but research demonstrates the opposite is true. For example, studies show the tests do not improve empl...oyment prospects or college readiness and are linked to higher dropout rates. These impacts fall disproportionately on students with disabilities, English language learners, and students of color."

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THE CLOSER THEY ARE to actual public-school classrooms, the more Massachusetts residents understand it’s time to abandon the failed test-and-punish approach to school improvement. For two decades, we’ve seen how high-stakes standardized testing hurts students and fails to prepare them well for l...

"Since it shares some symptoms with depression, demoralization tends to be mislabelled and treated as if it were depression."

This Fall Ernest Anemone will share a strategy for tackling this problem in a chapter of the upcoming textbook Promoting Peace through Practice, Academia, and the Arts published by IGI Global

Western consumer culture is creating a psycho-spiritual crisis that leaves us disoriented and bereft of purpose. How can we treat our sick culture and make ourselves well? asks John F Schumaker. .
The huge changes will involve the removal of school subjects from the curriculum. A revolution is coming for schools in Finland in the form of a destruction of all formal school subjects. The head of the Department of Education in Helsinki, Marjo Kyllonen, has announced that he believes that t
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This tattooed, skateboarding principal from New Zealand isn’t your normal principal. And his results aren’t normal either.

#Breaking: New brain research by USC scientists shows that reading stories is a universal experience that may result in people feeling greater empathy for each other, regardless of cultural origins and differences.

New brain research by USC scientists shows that reading stories is a universal experience that may result in people feeling greater empathy for each other, regardless of cultural origins and differences.

Race, music, and the real importance of public education, all in one short interview with the incredible Mark Naison.
#publiceducation #edchat #saveourschools #race #music #thebronx #education

Mark Naison, Professor of African American Studies at Fordham University, talks about race, music, and the importance of public education. For more information,…

Check out our short interview with Jake Crutchfield for Cambridge School Committee. Here, Jake talks about what makes a strong school and a strong school system -- community engagement. More information on him and his campaign can be found online at

Jake Crutchfield, Candidate for Cambridge School Commitee, talks about the importance of community engagement

Filming a short documentary about how plants are used to treat and heal disease--specifically neglected tropical diseases--and how indigenous knowledge should not be replaced by modern science but enhanced by it.

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' If we fail to turn second-graders into Socrates, our kids may end up becoming expert at a making a living, but they will be incompetent at creating a civil society.'

Unfortunately, technical difficulties prevented this video from playing at Peace and Justice Week. But here it is now for all the wonderful people who listened to me talk about it.

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