Education News from NY Times
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who rarely speaks to reporters, answered children’s questions on Friday as part of a nationwide broadcast to mark Teacher’s Day. His opponents said the event highlighted the heavy-handedness of his government.
While the logistics of getting students back to school are crucial, parents and educators in Gaza face the larger challenge of educating a generation that has survived three wars in six years.
Two working parents. Two busy kids. One family that arrives home every evening, starved. Jenny Rosenstrach takes a recipe for chaos and coaches all of us in the planning and preparation needed to turn it into a pleasant nightly meal.
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
Ideas, questions and resources from our audience, The Times and around the web for addressing this summer’s events in Ferguson, Mo., in the classroom.
Can students offer insights and observations about teachers that school administrators and teachers themselves might otherwise miss?
Thousands of scholars and others are objecting after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinded the offer to Steven G. Salaita.
Can you choose the words to complete the paragraphs?
The overarching theory is that children will acquire knowledge and social skills through interactive guided play.
New research in learning offers new techniques for students: Play teacher. Take a break. Walk around. Get some sleep.
On Sept. 8, 1940, The New York Times reminded 1,100,000 children and 40,000 teachers that New York City schools started the next day. This year New York City public schools began their new year on Sept. 4.
This feature, in which we collaborate with the Poetry Foundation to match poetry with Times content, has been going strong since 2010. Here is the full list of pairings to date.
This Poetry Pairing features Adelaide Crapsey’s poem “The Properly Scholarly Attitude” and the Op-Talk feature “Children Need Free Play, but Are ‘Unschoolers’ Giving Them Too Much?” by Hanna Kozlowska.
Empathy isn’t just taking another perspective. Con men can do that. In order to be empathetic, children need to know how to value, respect and understand another person’s points of view, even when they don’t agree.
To learn how to study, start by bombing a pretest.