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Four Ways Teachers Can Show They Care

If I asked you to tell me what you remembered most about your favorite teacher growing up, I bet you wouldn’t say much about the subject matter. Instead, I’d expect you to describe how he or she made you feel as you learned that subject matter—the sense of excitement or …

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How Self-Compassion Can Help Prevent Teacher Burnout

“You people, I hate your guts!” And so began the school year with Stephen, a student in my 3rd/4th grade classroom whose frequent outbursts usually included more colorful and sometimes more threatening language. It wasn’t until April that we finally managed to get Stephen the psychological help he had so …

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The Misunderstood Middle Schooler

Last week, I met a middle school teacher who broke out in tears as she told me how her students’ behavior was “out-of-control.” I know she’s not alone: Middle school students are notorious for their refusal to follow rules, driving teachers to tears and worse. I’ll admit that I harbored …

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Do We Care for Our Teachers?

I like to think of school as a system with care at its core. And by “care,” I don’t mean the kind of intensive test prep that treats every student like a walking test score and every teacher as a cog in the standards-testing machine. That’s not care. The GGSC’s …

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An Awesome Way to Make Kids Less Self-Absorbed

I’ve been inspired by recent news stories of children who are working to make a difference in the world, committed to projects much bigger than themselves. There’s Malala Yousufzai, the young advocate for girls’ education in Pakistan; Craig Kielburger, who advocates for the abolishment of child labor; and Ryan Hreljac, …

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How to Help Students Develop Hope

“I hope I get an ‘A’ on this test!” How many times have teachers heard these exact words from their students? Goodness knows, most teachers would certainly love for their students to get an A, too! Well, for teachers eager to help their students get more A’s, research suggests they …

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NCC demands increase in quota for CET seats

BENGALURU: The Karnataka and Goa directorate of National Cadet Corps (NCC) has sought increase in quota in professional colleges in the state. The directorate wants the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), which conducts CET, to consider the demand from the next academic year as more students in NCC want to pursue …

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ICAI declares results of the CA final and the Common Proficiency Test

PUNE: James John Britto R of Chennai emerged first in the all India ranking for the CA Final exam conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India (ICAI) in November, 2015. The results of this exam were declared on Sunday. Simultaneously, the ICAI also announced the results of its …

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Delhi schools to suspend primary classes due to cold weather

NEW DELHI: Delhi government has directed the schools run by it to suspend primary classes in wake of the chilly weather in the national capital and private schools to alter their timings. While private schools have been asked to amend their timings themselves, directions have been issued to government schools …

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Raise your hat to an LLM with cerebral palsy, a PhD at 78

MUMBAI: As more than a lakh students were conferred with their degrees by Mumbai University on Thursday, some of them really stood out – emerging victorious despite challenges that life threw their way. Among them was Saugata Hazra, 27, who overcame the difficulties of living with cerebral palsy to complete …

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