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Why This Chicago Tutoring Center Wants to Be the ‘Whole Foods’ of Education

When Gil Gibori searches for an analogy to describe the model behind his new premium tutoring center, The House, he’s apt to touch on a few big names, including WeWork, the Apple Genius Bar and, perhaps most unusually, the premium grocer Whole Foods.

How Self-Compassion Supports Academic Motivation and Emotional Wellness

Many of today’s parents and teachers came of age in the 1980s and 1990s — a time when the self-esteem movement was in its zenith. Self-esteem was supposed to be a panacea for a variety of social challenges, from substance abuse to violent crime.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 148 Can We Discuss Social Justice Honestly?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 148 Can We Discuss Social Justice Honestly? Drew Perkins talks with James Lindsay about his recent article and work about social justice and activism in the peer review process in academia. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @ConceptualJames Areo: Postmodern Religion and the Faith of Social Justice Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks […]

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How to Post Like a Role Model

More and more district and school staff are catching on to the advice of Superintendents like, Joe Sanfelippo who encourage staff to take every opportunity to say good things about their school. 

Never give up the opportunity to say something great about our school. #spsleads
— Joe Sanfelippo (@Joe_Sanfelippo) July 25, 2017
Sanfelippo's not alone. Supt Daniel Frazier

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To Get To College, It Helps Black Students To Have A Black Teacher Early On

Public education has a persistent and well-documented issue: the achievement gap between white students and students of color.
Researchers have studied disparities in areas such as test scores and discipline rates to identify ways to close the gap. But what if matching the race of a student and their teacher could contribute to a solution?

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University Data Science Programs Turn to Ethics and the Humanities

Data scientist Mark Madsen has been programming and crunching data long before buzzwords like artificial intelligence and machine learning were common. So when the field really started expanding around 2010, Madsen, who works near Portland, Ore., began receiving requests from local colleges and universities asking for tips about crafting their data-science curriculum.