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b>WASHINGTON/b>: Even in the midst of large spending cuts, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said US schools can improve the performance of students if they put more emphasis on rewarding excellent teaching, and less emphasis on paying teachers based on seniority and graduate degrees.
People typically reach for their smartphone to send a quick message or photo. Most use WhatsApp and form large groups in the app so that they can contact a lot of people at once. At some schools, teachers and pupils even have WhatsApp chats. Is this good or bad?
These days, it's hard to look at your phone without getting disapproving looks from teachers and parents. But what if tweeting was an assignment?
Self-help and problem-solving skills are the name of the game the Holberton School in San Francisco – with no teachers and no lessons reducing costs.
Covid-19: Chinese censors kick teachers out of online classrooms for politics, profanity and smoking
Teachers take to social media to complain that touchy streaming services cut them off for terms and discussions that are important to lessons. Education ministry has started TV broadcasts to pupils in remote areas.
More than 60% of school staff in Britain are aware of 13-16 year olds sharing sexual material online, and pupils as young as seven have been caught “sexting”, a study said.
The principal of a prestigious school near St. Petersburg summoned 16-year-old Leonid Shaidurov and 14-year-old Maxim Dautov in for a chat. Then he threatened them with expulsion, a criminal probe and being blacklisted from all Russian universities.
Elias, the new language teacher at a Finnish primary school, has endless patience for repetition, never makes a pupil feel embarrassed for asking a question and can even do the Gangnam Style dance. Elias is also a robot.
Beijing-based online education start-up has developed an AI-powered app to check children’s arithmetic problems.