Game changer: A former professor’s career sorting trash

A former professor at Beijing Union University, Tang Yingying, has moved from teaching youth the classroom to educating an entire community in Xinzhuang Village, on the outskirts of Beijing. She helped transform the dirty and smelly village into a model community in waste disposal classification. Check out this video to find out how her small … Read more Game changer: A former professor’s career sorting trash

Remote learning burden still weighing on disadvantaged kids despite return to classroom | ABC News

As students in many states return to face-to-face teaching today, schools are being warned they may have to quickly assess how their most vulnerable students have fared. Australia’s leading educational charity the Smith Family has given the ABC exclusive access to a report that outlines how much of a burden remote learning has been for … Read more Remote learning burden still weighing on disadvantaged kids despite return to classroom | ABC News

Violence erodes HK education, casting shadow on future development

Within Hong Kong, the influence of politics on the school curriculum has raised a number of questions. Inevitably, education has been politicized, and some basic information about China and its history has been neglected. In Hong Kong, there are many in the teaching profession who embrace extreme ideas, to the point they advocate violence and … Read more Violence erodes HK education, casting shadow on future development

Coronavirus UK: Scotland’s COVID-19 lockdown to be eased next week

People in Scotland will be allowed to meet members of other households outdoors from 28 May as garden centres and some sports venues prepare to reopen. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said schools will reopen from 11 August with a ‘blended model’ that combines home-based learning with teaching in the classroom. Outdoor cafes, recycling centres and … Read more Coronavirus UK: Scotland’s COVID-19 lockdown to be eased next week

Nicola Sturgeon announces Scottish schools will return in August

Nicola Sturgeon has revealed that Scottish schools will return on August 11, more than two months after England’s planned start date. In an address to the Scottish Parliament, the First Minister said that institutions would return using a “blended” model of education. “To allow appropriate physical distancing, children will return to a blended model of … Read more Nicola Sturgeon announces Scottish schools will return in August

English primary schools reopening to be ‘phased’ amid UK coronavirus shutdown

Pressure from local authorities is making ministers reconsider their pledge to start re-opening English primary schools from the start of next month. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Teaching unions say they’re still not convinced it’s appropriate or practical – while Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have no planned date to follow suit. Downing Street now says they are … Read more English primary schools reopening to be ‘phased’ amid UK coronavirus shutdown

Councils advise schools to stay shut | ITV News

More than eight out of ten members of the teaching union NAS/UWT say they don’t think it will be safe for schools to return on the 1st of June. And councils have now stepped in advising against the reopening of schools. • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more … Read more Councils advise schools to stay shut | ITV News

Guard of honour for nurse who died from coronavirus at hospital in Merseyside

Julie Penfold, a 53-year-old nurse, who passed away at Arrowe Park Hospital was given a guard of honour by friends, family and staff in Merseyside. Janelle Holmes, chief executive of Wirral University Teaching Hospital, said: “Words cannot express how saddened we all are to lose a member of our own team to Covid-19. “This is … Read more Guard of honour for nurse who died from coronavirus at hospital in Merseyside

Will Reopening Schools Cause a Second Coronavirus Spike? | Good Morning Britain

Michael Gove has insisted that schools are safe to reopen, but that “you can never eliminate risk”, while teaching unions say it’s impossible to maintain social distancing in the classroom. Our panel debates whether is it too soon to reopen schools on 1st June. Gemma Willdigg, Kevin Courtney, Professor Devi Sridhar, Dr Mike Tildesley and … Read more Will Reopening Schools Cause a Second Coronavirus Spike? | Good Morning Britain

Coronavirus: govt promises caution over schools re-opening plan – BBC News

The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said the government’s approach to re-opening schools in England will be cautious and based on scientific advice. But he warned that the longer schools are closed, the more children will miss out. The teaching unions have raised concerns over plans for some primary pupils to return to schools in … Read more Coronavirus: govt promises caution over schools re-opening plan – BBC News

Coronavirus: Unions clash with the government over school re-opening plans

The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that teaching unions have a “duty” to back the government’s plans to reopen schools. But he’s meeting resistance with one of the biggest unions asserting that teachers can legally refuse to return to class if they don’t get the same protection as other key workers. SUBSCRIBE to our … Read more Coronavirus: Unions clash with the government over school re-opening plans

Stanford Virtual Classroom: Building Heaven and Hell

The challenges –and opportunities –of Stanford University’s move to fully-online learning have been enormous. Faculty and students find themselves faced with the daunting task of teaching, learning and connecting online while facing a global pandemic that has disrupted many aspects of their daily lives. In the class Building Heaven and Hell, students read texts from … Read more Stanford Virtual Classroom: Building Heaven and Hell

Unhinged – Official Trailer (2020) Russell Crowe

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars in Unhinged, a timely psychological thriller that explores the fragile balance of a society pushed to the edge, taking something we’ve all experienced- road rage – to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late to work when she has an altercation at a traffic light … Read more Unhinged – Official Trailer (2020) Russell Crowe

Design problem: How to teach a hands-on course online

A fascinating insight from Amos Winter of MIT, into how they’ve changed their teaching to cope with the sudden removal of physical presence for Covid-19. Every spring at MIT, Amos Winter, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, co-teaches Course 2.007: Design and Manufacturing I. One of the most hands-on courses offered at MIT, … Read more Design problem: How to teach a hands-on course online