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How to get pupils interested in activities they don’t like?

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When I think back to high school, the overriding feeling I get is one of boredom. Don’t get me wrong; some of my lessons were great, but a significant number were lack-lustre and immediately conducive to demotivation. You might feel exasperated trying to engage your pupils, but with these easy tips on how to get pupils interested in activities they don’t like, your pupils will all be motivated and on the way to success.

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Types and costs of online schools

types and costs of online schools

 

types and costs of online schools
Since the arrival of the internet technology, schools providing online education around the world have been a fast growing sector in the industry of online commerce. In fact, a majority of potential students can obtain higher degrees and certificates through attending classes on the web. Generally, the lessons are delivered to students through distant classrooms, e-mail, chat rooms, etc. On certain occasions, online schools are also known as distance or remote learning institutions.

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Gates Foundation in education

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has focused on teacher quality as a key dimension of its recent grantmaking strategy. The Foundation supports education and heath projects worldwide.

Here is a more detailed presentation of the number of grants they have funded:

Teacher-related spending:
67 Grants : total: $78,938,413
1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: aid for improved teacher professional development and related tools, help teachers network and share best practices – 63 grants – Total: $122,665,467
2. CAPACITY-BUILDING: Support of the districts, states, and others in developing teacher evaluation systems, and helping build capacity for other teacher-quality initiatives – 53 grants – Total: $50,014,034
3. RESEARCH: Funding of research on effective teaching, including measures of effective teaching research project and related work products -49 grants -Total: $50,710,139
4. EDUCATION/ADVOCACY: Providing grants to educate communities, engage the public on Gates-funded teacher work, and build support for teacher initiatives -20 grants – Total: $37,958,606
5. TEACHER PREPARATION: Helping traditional and alternative programs that prepare teachers or groups engaging in advocacy around teacher preparation – 16 grants -Total: $20,725,979
6. UNIONS: Funding teachers’ union projects, including work on teacher evaluation and the common core- 12 grants – Total: $281,193,218
7. INTENSIVE PARTNERSHIPS: Supporting four “Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching” sites, including Hillsborough County, Fla., Memphis, Tenn., and Pittsburgh – 9 grants – Total: $23,611,556
8. CHARTER-DISTRICT COLLABORATION: Encouraging districts and charter schools to share best practices, including for teacher effectiveness – 8 grants Total: $21,570,250
9. TEACHER VOICE: Supporting groups that help teachers have a voice in policy, such as Educators 4 Excellence and Teach Plus – 7 grants – Total: $8,198,912
10. DATA SYSTEMS: Helping states and districts in the collection of linked student/teacher data – 2 grants – Total: $1,052,505
11. MEDIA: Assisting the journal Education Next in covering teacher effectiveness, charter schools, digital learning, and common standards and assessments

Top beneficiaries
Four of the five biggest recipients of Gates Foundation aid teacher-quality initiatives participated in its “intensive partnership” grants, supporting changes to teacher hiring, evaluation, and pay. Denver used its cash for similar purposes.
Beneficiaries Receiving More than $10 million in total

See the infographic for more details or visit the Gates Foundation web page. Over 2 billion USD were spent since 2008.

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Back to School: PreK, Kindergarten

If you wondered why do some child do better then others when going to school, how the achievement gap is present before the start of kindergarten, the infographics below can give you some interesting clues.

Back to School: PreK, Kindergarten

 

 

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