Questions in the Education category.
Displaying 1 through 20 of 7610. Subscribe:

November 26

Seeking advice about teaching maths

I'm interested in teaching high school students mathematics through a tutoring agency. I have the required experience in mathematics, but very little in teaching. This doesn't seem to be a massive problem for many tutoring agencies, but I want to know: do you have any specific tips/advice about teaching mathematics? And more broadly, any advice about applying for and going to work for a tutoring agency? [more inside]
posted by Quilford at 8:56 PM - 4 answers

Looking for resources on teaching consent

I'm looking for resources, not just articles, about teaching "consent" and body awareness and boundaries for kids at all ages and stages. [more inside]
posted by amanda at 9:16 AM - 7 answers

November 25

I want to believe.

Please recommend me works based on the lives and works of stage magicians. I want to learn about how they started their careers and how they changed as it went on. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit at 1:59 PM - 13 answers

Online Teaching Ideas and Resources

I teach English and Humanities classes at a community college. Because of scheduling issues, half of my course load has moved to online classes. I am seeking recommendations for activities, assignments, best practices, and resources that people have either a) used in their own online teaching or b) experienced as a student in an online class. What worked for you? What kept the students engaged and learning? What kept you from wanting to gnaw off your own leg to escape the tedium? [more inside]
posted by bibliowench at 10:17 AM - 5 answers

Self-destructive perfectionism keeping me from passing in schoolwork?

I'm doing poorly in one of my classes because I've turned in very little homework even though I'm doing really well otherwise. Most of the missing work is actually done, but I can't pass it in because it isn't 100% perfect. Please help me understand this behavior and suggest things that have helped you in the past. [more inside]
posted by supernaturelle at 9:55 AM - 14 answers

November 24

Is getting a MPA/MPP degree in Europe useless for work in the US?

I'm considering pursuing a degree to further my career in child welfare, educational and cultural non-profits. As I'd love to spend time living abroad and I wouldn't get into a especially impressive school here in the US, I'm wondering if it would be useless to get my degree from a university in Europe (most likely in the UK). If it is worth doing, what schools should I be looking at? Would I be eligible for any sort of financial aid?
posted by youcancallmeal at 4:49 PM - 5 answers

November 22

how do I report cheating/bribery if it hasn't happened yet?

I go to a large public university in Canada and it has come to my attention that people are bribing their way into the university and/or paying people to write their personal statements. There's also rampant cheating - people paying to have their essays written or having people sit in on tests for them. Most of these are international students and they are a valuable resource at my school so I do not know if anyone will listen to me or who I should even tell. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:31 AM - 34 answers

November 20

PhD programs in Philosophy of Biology/Biosemiotics?

I'm looking for PhD programs with a philosophy of science track, where I would be able to focus on biology; in particular, biosemiotics. [more inside]
posted by funeralcult at 6:48 PM - 7 answers

November 19

Multimedia & short texts on 'effecting environmental change'

What are some short, punchy multi-media clips and articles I can share with undergraduates to provoke reflection on how to effect social and environmental change? [more inside]
posted by eagle-bear at 3:03 PM - 0 answers

Learning alphabet and numbers for a 3 year old

I'd like to find some games (or other techniques) to play with my 3 year old in order to learn alphabet and numbers. From experience, learning through fun is much better for everyone involved, but may not necessarily be the case here. Please point me in the right direction so I can try some things to see what actually works.
posted by aeighty at 9:51 AM - 19 answers

Need clinical work experience in San Bernardino, winter break

My connection for clinical work/experience during winter break has suddenly dropped me. I now have a 2k+ ticket to San Bernardino, California and am anxious and scared as to how I should proceed. Help! [more inside]
posted by pink tape red light purple hammer at 7:52 AM - 7 answers

November 17

Finding toddler teacher for early edu co-op Brooklyn

I'm trying to coordinate an "on-site playgroup" for 3 hours a day (9am-12pm), five days a week for 5-6 of our local kiddos (2 years old) beginning in September 2015. The idea is that we could hire a new early education grad to come to an apartment to lead organized activities with our children with the assistance of a helper, probably our current nanny. [more inside]
posted by demonstartivepapadonous at 7:16 PM - 3 answers

November 16

Using your own prof's research in a project for that class

Is this bad? [more inside]
posted by winterportage at 4:43 PM - 19 answers

Ashford University - just how useless?

A friend of mine has been paying Ashford for over a year. I wan to hope for the best for her... [more inside]
posted by BenevolentActor at 1:49 PM - 11 answers

November 15

Book Recs for Teens Who Hate to Read and Have Emotional Disabilities

I got a lot of great ideas after this question about things to teach my high school English class, but I need more book recs. MeFis are a literate bunch, but I have incredibly specific parameters from which I can work. [more inside]
posted by kinetic at 6:52 AM - 41 answers

November 14

Should I go to school to be a SysAdmin?

I can't find work in my field and am increasingly desperate. I need to find some kind of path to employment and have been looking at my options in my local community college. Can you all help me make sense of IT as a career option? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:11 PM - 12 answers

Online listings for academic education technology jobs in North America

A UK colleague, who has worked for about a decade at various management and director levels in the UK academic sector (Education technology projects and services) is starting to consider moving abroad, but continuing the same line of work. His contact network in the education/academic sector outside of the UK is weak, and he doesn't know where to start looking online for positions in USA or Canadian Universities, Colleges, and Education Technology services and businesses that serve academia. Which are the good websites, and online listings, for these kinds of positions?
posted by Wordshore at 9:39 AM - 5 answers

I want to quit my PhD but I am faced with an ethical dilemma.

I have just started the second year of my PhD in History (fully funded), and I want to quit because I don't enjoy it and it is making me miserable. However, my supervisor feels I am responsible for finishing the project, or at the very least I should stay for another year and publish two more articles. I don't think I have any legal obligations to stay / generate any more output, but do I have a moral obligation? [more inside]
posted by Vulpix91 at 7:34 AM - 37 answers

November 13

Is a MPA right for me?

I am considering applying to an evening/weekend Masters in Public Administration program, but I’m not entirely sure if it’s going to help me. [more inside]
posted by Think_Long at 11:24 AM - 2 answers

Best ways to search for grants/funding for school enrichment programs?

I'm on a committee at my kid's elementary school and have been asked to start working on a spreadsheet of all possible funding opportunities that we could pursue for enrichment projects. What's my best strategy for searching for projects? [more inside]
posted by gaspode at 7:56 AM - 5 answers

« Older questions