Issues & Trends in Education

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Motivation: The Deciding Factor

A Student's Point of View: Kids just don't want to learn
Kids Just Don't Want to Learn

Read this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Why Don't Students Study Anymore?

A fascinating article with research cited by a college professor of chemistry:

Read this interesting article from American Thinker:

Motivating Students, or Why Big Bird Must Die

Technology in the Classroom--Are you a digital native??

Local Schools are featured in this N&O Article:
Ipads make inroads in the Triangle

This is a new site I recently found by a language teacher--lots of excellent resources:
Technology in the World Language Classroom

Blogging in the Foreign Language Classroom: This is an excellent website about how to implement blogs in the FL classroom, as presented by Tracey Waid & Selena Jiménez from Mooresville HS at FLANC.

Blended Learning: Blending Technology with traditional teaching methods
This is very exciting!! I'm eager to try to "flip" my classroom!
Bobby Hobgood's Blended Learning Page & Info

Blended Learning in German!
Blended Learning auf Deutsch

Interesting Article on Flipping the classroom from the Economist:
Electronic Education: Flipping the Classroom

Cheating In Our Schools: What is happening? What should we do?

Educators say academic dishonesty is widespread at all grade levels, with students cheating on tests, plagiarizing from Internet Web sites and copying homework. North Carolina is mentioned several times, from researchers at UNC-CH and researchers in Durham.
Read the article by Kathy Koch:

Report from CBS News:
High Tech Cheating on the Rise at Schools
Report from ABC News:
A Cheating Crisis in America's Schools

Article from U.S.News & World Report:

One Third of Teens Use Cellphones to Cheat
Everybody Does It:Academic cheating is at an all-time high. Can anything be done to stop it?
Everybody Does It
Article from Live Science:
Most High-School Students Cheat

21st Century Skills--Commitment to the future of students' education:
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Link to the NC Center for 21st Century Skills:
North Carolina Center for 21st Century Skills

Students with Special Education and Learning a Second Language
Should student with learning disabilities learn a second language?
Read more:
Foreign Language Learning and Special Needs Children

The Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Learning Disabilities:
The Instant Access Treasure Chest

LD Online: The World's Leading Website on learning disabilities and ADHD
Assisting Students with Foreign Language Learning Difficulties in School