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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Ten Problems Teachers Didn’t Have 10 Years Ago

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Ten Problems Teachers Didn’t Have 10 Years Ago

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A lot has changed in the past 10 years, especially in the classroom. The day-to-day routine of a teacher just isn’t quite the same as it was in 2008, and according to one educator, it’s gotten a lot tougher. Read about 10 problems teachers didn’t deal with a decade ago, along with stories on what principals really think about tech, what time school should start, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!

Ten Problems Teachers Did Not Have to Deal with a Decade Ago
The Washington Post
We are living in an era in which more teachers are speaking their minds in public louder than ever in modern terms. Take a look at 10 ways teaching is harder than ever, according to an educator.

What Principals Really Think About Tech
As digital devices and social-media platforms become an ever-larger part of children's lives, the nation's school principals find themselves in an uncomfortable—if familiar—bind. Some are worried about the potentially negative effects of tech, but at the same time, some are welcoming tech-driven trends.

Researchers: School Start Time Discussions Should Also Include Middle Schoolers
Education Drive
A new paper published in the Journal of School Health by researchers at Child Trends suggests that while districts have largely been pushing back start times in high schools, middle school students could also benefit.

Duckworth: 'Deliberate Practice' is an Important Element of Grit
Education Drive
There’s more to grit than just hard work, Angela Duckworth said to begin the second day of the ASU+GSV Summit. Having “sustained passion” along with perseverance also separates those who become successful from those who have potential but don’t do anything to nurture it.

Making Professional Development More Personal
When it comes to professional development, lots of educators would rather spend an afternoon in the dentist’s chair than sit through a district training provided by a consultant who has never set foot in a classroom.

How to Use Oral Presentations to Help English Language Learners Succeed
Speaking in front of an audience in a positive and safe classroom environment can help English Language Learners practice and learn. Veteran educators share helpful strategies from their book, "The ELL Teacher's Toolbox."

States Want Residents to Finish College
The Hechinger Report
Determined to channel older students toward degrees, policymakers struggle to reach them. So states are using every tool they can to find and woo them, from direct-mail marketing to tuition discounts. The reality of how these approaches have played out shows just how difficult this effort is.

Teaching Empathy with Video Games
Some video games can be used in the classroom to help children develop an awareness of both their own and their peers’ emotions.

Have We Made Progress on Achievement Gaps? Looking at Evidence from the New NAEP Results
The release of the NAEP Report Card and the early commentary on the results so far has largely highlighted the overall flat trend lines among the nation’s schoolchildren. Though the failure to make overall progress in recent years is disappointing, there are some positive trends with respect to achievement gaps.