Friday, October 28, 2016

FRIDAY FIELD TRIP - 28 October, 2016



THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION
Sean Coughlan asks, "Why do Finnish pupils succeed with less homework?"

Peter Schmidt talks about the tricky task of teaching about Trump.

The Telegraph reports that a third of new teachers quit within the first five years.

Ten lessons Sophie Devonshire learned as a student teacher.

There is an increase in Scottish parents complaining about their children's teachers, says Andrew Denholm.

Shocked teachers reveal some of the worst lunches they've seen their students eating.

Tom Sherrington lists what he believes are teaching pitfalls.

Catlin Tucker talks about "unlearning everything" she was taught about teaching.


THIS WEEK IN TEACHING IDEAS
Friday Film Club: Teaching with 'The Man Who Sells the Moon'.

Exploring space with Dr. Seuss!

Halloween candy bouquet ideas!

Five minute film festival to use films as writing prompts!

Student-led Pokémon-Go project transforms a school!


THIS WEEK IN INSPIRING
Congratulations to this New Britain teacher who won a $25,000 education award!

This Perth teacher got quite a surprise during a school graduation assembly!

Two teachers share the love of education on World Teacher's Day.

Sherwood students rally for their teacher to get a kidney.


THIS WEEK FROM THE VAULT
Why do teachers quit? Liz Riggs asked the question in 2013. Has anything changed since then?


THIS WEEK IN RANDOM
Spoiler Alert! The Walking Dead returned to our screens this week and we finally learned the answer to *the* question of the year! But has TV violence gone too far?

Is it Bill Murray or Tom Hanks? You decide.


Friday, October 21, 2016

FRIDAY FIELD TRIP - 21 October, 2016


THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION
Timothy D. Walker investigates how American teachers work longer hours than their international counterparts.

Meghan Keneally says that teachers are having a difficult time explaining the election to their students.

Is kindness more important than good grades? These teachers think so.

Why does character education matter in schools? C. M. Rubin weighs in.

Maha Bali discusses what she learned from co-teaching.


THIS WEEK IN TEACHING IDEAS
With Halloween around the corner, take a look at these cute Halloween teacher gift ideas!

Try out this gorgeous Halloween Eye-Spy Bottle!

Mary Braswell details some fun Halloween activities for younger students.

Feeling creative? Have a go at making this Jack-O-Lantern cake.

Like to use board games in the classroom? So does Isla Hearts Teaching!

These art pumpkins are gorgeous!


THIS WEEK IN INSPIRING
Always great to hear about inspiring teachers like this.

Inspirational teacher raises money for hospital that saved his life after a traumatic brain injury.

Robert Sibley talks about his inspirational teachers.


THIS WEEK IN RANDOM
Tom Cruise and James Cordon recreate Tom Cruise's film career!