28 posts tagged with education and schools.
Displaying 1 through 28 of 28. Subscribe:

Article about how America's strength is in innovation, not rote learning

I remember reading something, possible in the New York Times, arguing that while America's high-school students don't stack up very well against students of countries, our strength has always been in innovation rather than mastery of skills acquired by rote. Any idea where I saw this? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Apr 23, 2014 - 7 answers

Schooling on the East Coast

Hi all, I am looking for resources for figuring out the best pre-schools and schools on the East Coast (public and private both are fair game). Is there a national database ranking the schools? I am particularly interested in the Boston/Cambridge area, but am curious for my own personal reasons about schools in NYC as well as Chicago, and maybe the East Coast in general. My kid is 7 months old and definitely not ready to go to school just yet. But as I am originally not from this country, I'd like to familiarize myself with the system fully before I have to enroll her in school. In my humble opinion, schooling is very important - if it wasn't for a good school, I won't have the necessary life skills myself (irrespective of the professional and grad training), so I am hoping to be aware of the US school landscape before my little one starts going to preschool. Many thanks for your kind help. Have a nice day!
posted by Spice_and_Ice on Aug 27, 2013 - 23 answers

Would You Move for Better Schools?

Moving to a better school zone. Should I do it? Tough decisions concerning moving, staying put, and financial future. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Jocks, Nerds and Rebels (tm)

To what extent do American Highschools resemble the stereotypical American Highschool seen in just about every movie and TV show ever, withever present competition for social status, rigidly defined cliques, omnipresent bullying, etc... etc?
posted by Artw on Jul 18, 2012 - 86 answers

How can I get more RAM for our school's slow computers?

How can I come up with 250 sticks of 1GB DDR2 PC2-4200 RAM? (Our local high school has 150 PCs running Window 7 with just 1GB of RAM.) [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Feb 1, 2012 - 16 answers

What is it actually like going to a well above average public school system, compared to an average or below average one?

What is it actually like going to a well above average public school system, compared to an average or below average one? [more inside]
posted by imabanana on Nov 2, 2011 - 54 answers

Educational consultants in NYC?

Can you recommend an educational consultant in New York? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Teaching today's tech to the teachers

What are some of the best blogs, websites, newsletters, etc. that explore the innovative uses of (and issues related to) technology and social media in K-12 education? [more inside]
posted by aheckler on Oct 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Did you finish your homework? SIR YES SIR!

What should I do about an aspiring Marine in my class who keeps encouraging others to join the service? [more inside]
posted by JimmyJames on Oct 13, 2011 - 39 answers

Comparing public-school apples to apples?

Where can I find information comparing the educational quality provided by the *best* public schools in America with your average public schools elsewhere in the industrialized world? [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Jul 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Which version of Flash is most commonly used in schools?

Are you a schoolteacher? Or an IT person working for a school? Which version of Flash do you use? (I'm especially looking for answers from the UK, but anything is helpful.)
posted by the latin mouse on Dec 21, 2010 - 4 answers

What alternative routes to teacher certification can I take as a person who already has a Masters in Education?

I have a Masters and certification in Early Childhood. Now I'd like to work as a special educator. Seems the only way to get there is another Masters in Special Ed. I'd like to find a way to do this cheaply and quickly. I have looked into Teaching Fellows and similar programs, and all specifically require that applicants have no background in teaching. What can I do?
posted by rascalface on Nov 5, 2010 - 5 answers

How was your day in school, honey?

Why are children so unwilling to tell their parents about their days in school? Is there a reason for this phenomenon, and does this phenomenon actually exist? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Jun 4, 2010 - 54 answers

Gender, Sexuality, and Education...HELP!

I'm planning a training for elementary and middle school educators on sexuality and gender in education. What do YOU wish your teachers/educators would have known/talked about/done/etc? [more inside]
posted by gleea on Apr 26, 2010 - 23 answers

Best way to educate a child who is a follower in large groups but independent in small groups.

Need advice: what is the best way to educate a child who is a follower in large groups but an independent leader in small groups? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Sep 30, 2009 - 15 answers

I want to find Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters

Is there anything in real life like Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, formerly Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters minus the mutants? [more inside]
posted by MrMulan on Apr 8, 2009 - 17 answers

We are Professional vs. "Check out this cute kitty photo."

Design Filter: Does anyone have any good best-of-field examples of corporate/institutional websites that are well-integrated with blogs? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Jan 23, 2009 - 1 answer

Best Distance Learning schools with Computer Science degree programs?

Best Distance Learning Universities with Computer Science degree programs? Any recommendations appreciated! [more inside]
posted by premo on Nov 6, 2008 - 6 answers

How does education about religion work in US schools?

Someone told me that in the US most public schools don't have religious studies or comparative religion type classes. Is this true? [more inside]
posted by bjrn on Jul 19, 2008 - 53 answers

Bay Area (horse) Riding School?

Looking for SF Bay Area equitation schools (wanna make with the horse-riding). [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Jan 25, 2008 - 5 answers

How do you change a school?

Can you turn a bad school into a good school? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Jan 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Schools Filtering DotCom E-mail - DotCom vs. DotOrg

Two Part Question: 1) Do some educational institutions flag ALL .com e-mails as spam? 2) Is it unseemly for a for-profit company to use the non-restricted .org TLD for its e-mail addresses? [more inside]
posted by MaxVonCretin on Apr 5, 2007 - 17 answers

Why not just send your kids to a private school?

Church/State, creationists, private education in the US; why don't all the "intelligent design" folk just send their kids to private religious schools? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Feb 17, 2007 - 23 answers

Public or private?

What questions did you ask when you were choosing your kid's school? [more inside]
posted by Framer on Jan 30, 2007 - 26 answers

Is zero speed a constant speed?

Mathematically, can a speed of zero be considered a "constant speed"? [more inside]
posted by Chanther on Apr 21, 2005 - 64 answers

Becoming a Notary Public

Has anyone ever become a notary? I'm interested in making some extra money and am wondering which notary schools you recommend, what tips there are to drumming up business, etc. (This is in California). [more inside]
posted by calwatch on Feb 9, 2005 - 18 answers

Montessori Schools?

Montessori schools? We're looking into sending our toddler to a Montessori pre-school next year. Anybody have any experience with them? Most of what we've read is pro-Montessori but I'm looking for personal experiences from people who have sent their own kids or who have gone themselves. I realize our pre-school choices probably won't affect him when he's thirty but I would like to start him off on the right foot. [There is nothing more inside but your many helpful comments.]
posted by bondcliff on Nov 9, 2004 - 28 answers

Following Up on Job Applications

I've finished my teacher education program and now I want a job. I sent out resumes to every school system I was interested in and followed up with the basic "Just want to confirm you received it" blah blah blah. I've been told that, now that some systems are posting openings, I should be calling them regularly to keep them aware of my name. But... what do I say? [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on May 8, 2004 - 3 answers

Page: 1