Having worked in Title 1 schools for almost a decade, I had the privilege of being surrounded by language learners in all my classrooms. It proved to be a humbling, eye-opening, and fascinating experience in many ways.
As the field of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to make a big impact in the world, researchers and educators at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL) believe that to develop inclusive, humanistic, and benevolent technologies, the field of AI needs to include students, researchers, and technologists from all walks of life.
As schools and school districts strive to foster academic excellence and student achievement, teachers and school leaders often set aside their personal care. However, educator well-being is vital to the health and success of any educational environment.
Many professional women feel immense pressure to manage their own lives, careers, and family. Research has shown that women today are less happy than they have been over the past 40 years. As daughters, sisters, friends, wives, and mothers, there are many responsibilities to be balanced. Unfortunately, most women fail to keep a good balance for themselves, and keep taking from themselves, without giving anything back.
The phrase “you throw like a girl” has resonated for years among women, encompassing many female career roles, responsibilities, and skills. Dalia Feldheim’s book Dare to Lead like a Girl: How to Survive and Thrive in the Corporate Jungle is a powerful antidote for a workplace culture that views traits such as passion, vulnerability, and empathy as feminine weaknesses. Dalia describes her own personal journey to balance a career of inspiring leadership and emotional bravery without compromising feminine qualities and traits in her life, work, and family. She goes even further to recognize a Harvard study where “feminine traits” such as reflection, management, caring, and relationship building common among women in the workplace were identified as outperforming men.
A mundane conversation becomes a crucial one when emotions quickly elevate, opinions become oppositional, and the outcome becomes high stakes. Although leaders are frequently in positions to engage in controversial conversations, many lack the skills and experience to identify and conduct these conversations when needed.
According to the World Health Organization, the volume of a classroom should be less than 35 decibels for good learning conditions. But today’s classrooms are much noisier. The average classroom today can be as loud as 77 decibels – that’s equivalent to the sound of a vacuum cleaner!
Each month we publish newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in March.