Mary Jo Madda

Obama, Curry Call For Mentorship and Community at My Brother’s Keeper Anniversary Event

“We can all be surrogate fathers. We can all be big brothers.”Former President Barack Obama spoke those words in front of thousands at the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Alliance National Gathering in the heart of Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday. The gathering marked the fifth anniversary of the program’s existence, which was founded during Obama’s presidency in 2014.

For Students to Succeed, Social Capital Matter Just as Much as Skills—Here's Why

Let’s just debunk a big ol’ myth right now: No one, and I repeat, no one makes it entirely based on their own merit. The concept of “meritocracy” as a path to success is misguided, because so many external factors shape the privileges, opportunities and challenges that people experience in life.

Here’s How to Have a STEM-Themed ‘Día de los Muertos’ Celebration

Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead,” running from October 31 to November 2) is an annual holiday celebrating the souls of those who have passed on. Particularly for the people of Mexico and Central America, and for Mexican-Americans in the United States, it is a day to welcome the return of spirits of the dearly departed. This multi-day event focuses on gatherings of family members and friends to take part in traditional customs, including building ofrendas (altars), candle-lighting and face-painting.

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White Fragility in Teaching and Education: An Interview With Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Why do white men clam up when conversations steer toward race? Why are white women prone to crying when discussing this topic (and how can those tears silence women of color)? Why do some leaders feel uncomfortable and reluctant to get feedback on how their actions and behaviors are perceived?If these sound like familiar reactions—or how you respond yourself—to conversations around race, you’re not alone.

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Confronting the Realities of Sexual Harassment in Education and Edtech

When I was 24, I entered into my third year of teaching. I was bright-eyed, optimistic, and excited to start out a new role that combined administration with teaching middle-school math. I felt in control of my career and my job. But about six months in, an awkward encounter left me wondering whether that sense of control was indeed as real as I thought it to be.

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Educators on Artificial Intelligence: Here's the One Thing it Can't Do Well

It isn’t just the tech entrepreneurs and Hollywood directors who dream about the role that artificial intelligence can play, or will play, in everyday human life—educators have begin to join them.

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Not Just for Reading Class Anymore: 5 Tips for Teaching Literacy Across Multiple Subjects

The very first year I taught middle school science, I found myself teaching more reading lessons than I had ever expected—and that didn’t change when I switched to a middle school math classroom two years later. Add in the fact that I had several English language learners in my class, and my lessons on mitochondria and tetrahedrons largely started with basic vocabulary and sentence flow instruction.

What Will It Take to Push the K-12 Maker Movement to Be More Inclusive?

It’s not solely about having a “makerspace” anymore. These days, schools are trying to figure out how to bring making into every facet of the school day, with mobile kits, clubs and more. And when it comes to incorporating making into everyday curriculum, Cicely Day and Knikole Taylor are experts. Cicely Day works in Oakland, California at Burckhalter Elementary School as an instructional teacher leader, where she helps support teachers and students in ELA/math and in the computer lab.

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Questioning the Core Assumptions of Personalized Learning With Math Blogger Dan Meyer

A few weeks ago, while perusing Twitter for news stories, a few folks on the EdSurge team came across a Tweet by math blogger, former teacher and current Desmos Chief Academic Officer Dan Meyer.

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Can This MIT Student Entrepreneurship Program Bridge the Israeli-Palestinian Divide?

Ideological and political conflicts exist across the world, and often appear oversimplified and binary: conservative versus liberal, left versus right, the 99 versus 1 percent. Yet the reality is often much more complicated. And for children born in the wake of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East, growing up in the world of ideological tension has been a way of life.

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