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The goal of r/Education is to provide a community in which educational stakeholders can participate in meaningful, reflective, and thought-provoking discourse about educational policy, research, technology, and politics. Additional Keywords, teachers, students, education

The goal of r/Education is to provide a community in which educational stakeholders can participate in meaningful, reflective, and thought-provoking discourse about educational policy, research, technology, and politics.


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    The Reddit Education Network

    General Subreddits

    /r/Education

    Learn about and discuss the news and politics of education.

    /r/Teachers

    Learn about and discuss the practice of teaching and receive support from fellow teachers.

    /r/TeachingResources

    Share and discover teaching resources, including lessons, demos, blogs, simulations, and visual aids.

    /r/EdTech

    Share and discuss educational techologies that can support and improve teaching and learning.

    Content Area Subreddits

    /r/AdultEducation

    /r/ArtEd

    /r/CSEducation: computer science

    /r/ECEProfessionals: early childhood education

    /r/ELATeachers: English / language arts

    /r/HigherEducation

    /r/HistoryTeachers

    /r/MathEducation

    /r/MusicEd

    /r/ScienceTeachers

    /r/slp: speech-language pathology

    /r/SpecialEd

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    /r/AskReddit

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    /r/Science

    /r/Awwducational

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    O Levels/IGCSE Islamiyat!

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    2024/04/29
    07:53 UTC

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    Early Childhood Studies Major with concentration in Early Intervention & Special Education, what’s your experience/opportunities with the degree? Thoughts on Speech Language Pathologist career?

    I’m going into my senior year and have a few ideas, obviously an Early Interventionist, Special Education teacher and lately, I was thinking of working towards my masters and becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist. What are your opinions, experiences, opportunities that you know of, advice, etc? Thanks!

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    2024/04/29
    05:38 UTC

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    Is this a decent salary for working as a Financial Aid Advisor remotely in FL?

    Higher education & previously also worked in FA & Academic Advising (about 4 yrs of experience). This is one the higher salaries I’ve seen during my recent job search, it’s 47k annually & 22.60 hourly. The benefits are similar to my last role when it comes to the deductions & offerings, only thing lacking is PTO accrual (10 days in the first yr). I think this is also higher compared to local colleges because the main campus is based in TX.

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    2024/04/29
    02:50 UTC

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    Best Canadian universities for nutrition

    Hi, I'm a canadian citizen living in abroad,I want to do my masters in nutrition and dietetics from Canada, can you all tell me what are some good universities to look into?

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    2024/04/29
    02:29 UTC

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    Teachers, what's the most creative and outside-the-box (but totally wholesome) way a student gave an answer on a test that wasn't what you were expecting, but was technically correct?

    An example would be, in the case of the math problem of 180 x 224, the student would answer "8!" (read as "eight factorial"), which is technically not incorrect!

    4 Comments
    2024/04/28
    23:11 UTC

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    Ontario bans the use of phones in school. Thought?

    Ontario bans cellphones (and other personal electronic devices) in classrooms. My thoughts are pretty simple, I grew up without smart phones so I'm happy to see it happen. They provide de a constant distraction for people and can often be disruptive to others. I don't see many downsides to it. Thoughts? Concerns?

    143 Comments
    2024/04/28
    23:05 UTC

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    Online courses for over 19's

    I keep seeing online courses I'd love to do but I'm not 19 yet and all are for over 19's. I am home educated so always looking for courses and things but pretty much all you have to be 19 for. Does anyone know any that don't have an age limit. And also does it matter if I'm 19 will they check? I've run out of educational courses to do and I really need to be doing something.

    6 Comments
    2024/04/28
    22:27 UTC

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    This is why I hate Education System

    Let's be clear, memorizing is a useful tool for everything, but when it's centralized as the main skill, context is lost. I mean, knowledge have a purpose more elevated than just knowing things. We all have objectives, different perspectives and curiosity about what more we can do for expanding our comprehesion. So, what we see in schools and colleges is a daily routin of just swallow this info and pass the next level.

    What are the alternatives? We can discuss this, but here is what I have though for a really long time:

    -Practical aspect of knowledge must be restored. Knowledge is a tool we use to improve our access to NEW knowledge. This feature is essential to keep people working actively, because it's the better way to involve the student as a personal interest.
    -Subjects shouldn't be isolated. We need to connect different subjects to ensure the previous feature, because nothing is isolated. History can't be understood without using therms from politics, science or even maths, but the most important thing is that we can understand the importance of the knowledge as a whole complex. If we see something useful, learning will become more palatable.
    -We need a real objective. I don't want a 10 or a 7, I'm here for something that complete me as a human being. We need to be clear, what are the points that I should perform after the degree? What makes a me an architect, a biologist or a school student?. Convince me that I'm doing a thing of all this work.
    -Exams should be tools, not a ruler. We mostly memorize a lot of things that are practically scrap after the exam. I think that essential information should be demaned to assure basic concepts, but it's obvious that an excess of details are deployed just for an easy calification based on empty effort.

    9 Comments
    2024/04/28
    21:29 UTC

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    Do any of you teach special education at a cyber school?

    I’ve been teaching special education for 18 years and am desperate for a change. Do any of you teach at a cyber school and if so, what is your experience?

    2 Comments
    2024/04/28
    20:38 UTC

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    Would like to study stress management/ fight or flight / vagus nerve

    Hello all,

    I am very interested in pursuing a career in stress management as well as understanding very well the fight or flight response. However, I am not sure exactly what classes to take or what to major in as I have not really found any options in stress management, and I am unsure of where fight or flight/ vagus nerve would go under for majors.

    Any advice is welcome. Thank you!

    1 Comment
    2024/04/28
    18:08 UTC

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    scholarships for international students

    what are the best colleges for finance or economics undergrad i can apply to with 3.8 gpa 1550 sat and strong ECs? my goal is to get at least 50% scholarship. i am an international student from europe. do you have any ideas? thanks

    3 Comments
    2024/04/28
    14:35 UTC

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    Want to study in EU but I don't know how to.

    I am currently studying in UAE, where I am taking my IG exams. I am planning on moving to Sweden. I will do the rest of my subjects in the UAE but I am not doing math here. Can I do my mathematics in Sweden?

    I am in yr11 the subjects I am taking include Travel and Tourism, English as a second language, Business studies, Accounting, ICT (or computer science) and Math.

    4 Comments
    2024/04/28
    09:24 UTC

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    This is ridiculous

    So the student assaults the educator… educator gets broken ribs and concussion. Yet the student is suing the district. Is there something wrong with this picture?

    https://hip-hopvibe.com/news/teen-sues-school-after-assaulting-teacher-over-nintendo-switch/

    10 Comments
    2024/04/28
    06:36 UTC

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    How to become well-read?

    8 Comments
    2024/04/28
    06:23 UTC

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    Does a person's success depends on university or his educational qualifications ?

    9 Comments
    2024/04/28
    05:43 UTC

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    2024/04/28
    00:54 UTC

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    Failed Class for AI Assumption

    Hello all,

    My final paper was flagged 100% Ai usage on Turnitin. I’ve messaged my professor directly, however, I’m wondering if there are other measures that I could take? I’m extremely upset as I spent hours on my paper, inducing a migraine, all to not receive any credit for a false positive.

    In the instruction, my professor gave a disclaimer that our TurnitIn scores would be higher than normal due to having to use previously submitted work for our portfolios. I cited my sources and everything. I’ve never received anything less than a B so I’m freaking out.

    EDIT: I explained the situation via email to my professor and he is still skeptical however he has allowed me to resubmit my essay after a complete revision. Still frustrating. But not as frustrating as no credit for the entire class that I’ve been doing exceptionally well in. Thank you for all the guidance!

    42 Comments
    2024/04/27
    20:29 UTC

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    brainly

    hi guys, what do you think about brainly currently? I think its shit and there has to be something thats more effective, more orientated towards the specific needs of students. any thoughts?

    4 Comments
    2024/04/27
    17:34 UTC

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    Why do we finish high school at 18?

    I don't know if this is the correct subreddit for this question, but why does seemingly every country has high school ending at 18? Why did almost every country agree that the optimal age to enter college was 17/18/19? Why not 21, when you're more mature? Why not at 16, when you're younger? And it seems like almost every country has the same age "cutoff" for college, so it doesn't seem to be a cultural thing. So what makes this age so special. Sorry for my bad English, I'm not a native speaker

    53 Comments
    2024/04/27
    15:23 UTC

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    Apparently school has been purging on subs or any per-diem employees for using cellphones

    I know this is crazy, but I will say several school districts in my area has been purging on substitute teacher for using cellphones. I know this is crazy, because school have put no cell phone zone on several classroom. No cell phone zone means substitute teacher are not allowed to use cellphone. Moreover, substitute teachers are not allowed to let student use cell phones. This means you might need to take student cell phone away before they start using social media for videotaping.

    Note if students snitches about sub using cellphones, substitute teachers can be banned districtwide. Moreover, school staff (i.e. teacher, or teacher assistant) can be more than enough to get substitute teacher banned districtwide. Substitute teachers may use cell phone during any free period or lunch period. Additionally they may use cell phone if there no students showed up in the classroom. But subs are not allowed to use cellphone to order foods from Doordash or Grubhub, as office staff won't let you go outside at any circumstances.

    This policy also applied to per-diem school interpreter, like if interpreters really need phone or tablet to interpret from client they need permission from board of education and school administration (superintendent, and building principal) beforehand. Yes, interpret my need a phone to make a note what client said and how the interpreters needs to reply to client. Trust me, school admins are the worst, they can make things up to cost you for big time even if it is as a mean to get you permanently terminated and removed from interpreting job. I get that school interpreting jobs are way easier and less labor intensive than medical and legal interpreter, but it is just school staff are really obnoxious nowadays.

    I thought retail is tough on cell phone policy. But they don't insta-fire you or retaliate by giving bad referral to other company just like school admin does when you get caught using cell phones. All management does is give you verbal warning for getting caught 1st time, and you need to get caught 3 times to get fired. Trust me, admins are not even that tough on teachers, and they only fire teachers if they sit down egregiously use cellphone like using cellphone 80% of the time while doing 20% of the teaching.

    PSA: Admin sent email to every substitute (even former substitutes) about multiple cellphone policy violations that occurred in classroom and there execution would be most intense moving forward even it is a mean to districtwide banning a sub. No wonder why there is so many substitute teacher and interpreter shortage in school districts.

    6 Comments
    2024/04/27
    03:03 UTC

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    Dream

    I know this is not the world we live in, but …

    I want to start a merit-based academic school. Simple hours that match parents working hours as closely as possible. Focus on core academic content. Simple score-based assessments but competency-based pass/fail system for advancing. Timetabling so that you can repeat up to two courses (year/subject) you’ve failed in parallel with other courses. Merit-based (re)enrollment. Simple sport and physical activities for health and team building. Breakfast and lunch provided. Optional dinner and supervised evening study sessions. Zero tolerance for disengagement and misbehaviour. Discipline consequences include withdrawal of privileges, class withdrawal to supervised study class, and parent pick-up.

    It would be a dream to teach here. So many students would flourish here, including many who would languish in regular schools.

    But it’s just a dream.

    Many students would never achieve or maintain the level of academic success needed to be accepted or reenrolled. And while I think that’s the way it should be, we just don’t have the society/culture for it.

    FWIW vocational pathway/trade schools should be similarly run, and often are.

    5 Comments
    2024/04/27
    00:27 UTC

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    PSSA testing in Pennsylvania

    Genuine question: why are some parents so enraged by this test? I legitimately just saw a parent write about how “all parents should revolt” and contact the schools to ensure their kids aren’t taking it.

    My son has taken the test multiple times. There is no stress from the teachers, he’s not worried about it, he takes the test and we get the results later. I truly don’t understand the issue. Wouldn’t we want to see if our kids know the material they should and how they’re progressing over the years?

    Again, no hate to these parents, I just don’t understand it and was hoping someone could shed some light.

    33 Comments
    2024/04/26
    21:30 UTC

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    Push in pull out and intervention programs MTSS

    Is anyone familiar with the connection between these programs inside public elementary schools and if they require consent from parents or if they are considered special education services. They call is basic skills intervention I guess not really a clear answer. However they are using foundations and leveled literacy instruction. I couldn’t receive a clear answer

    20 Comments
    2024/04/26
    20:41 UTC

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    Sped case manager

    I’m currently going to school for my BS in psychology and I figured out that I was to be a Sped case manager. I’m finding a ton of conflicting information online about licensing and education required in order to pursue a career in the field. I have one year left in school- I have no clue what state I’d be pursuing a career in since my husband is in the military and we don’t know where we’ll end up next. I grew up having an IEP and always being around similar student who had learning disabilities and behavioral struggles as well as many of my siblings also going through the same things within school. So I’m really drawn to be an advocate for students who need the extra help in order to reach their educational goals. I think we’ll end up in Montana eventually. I need instruction on what I need to do in order to make my goal into a reality and anything I would be able to do now or set up for when I get my degree.

    10 Comments
    2024/04/26
    20:22 UTC

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    Tips for studying?

    No clue if that's the right flair.

    I'm trying to study for my GED I'll be taking in September when I turn 18. I haven't been in school since the 5th grade, and haven't studied anything school related until the past few months.

    I had forgotten how to devide and do advanced multiplication, but I'm great at those now. But with other things, like absolute value, etc I find hard to retain. Even after doing them multiple times for days in a row.

    I've no idea how to properly study which is what my mom points out when she talks about college and higher ED. Any tips or tricks? I'm afraid I'll get ready, and then forget by the time I take my test. My memory is already pretty terrible, I don't remember a lot of important things.

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    2024/04/26
    18:51 UTC

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    2024/04/26
    16:16 UTC

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    Interview dates clashing

    Hi everyone, i needed an URGENT help! I have my IISC interview Scheduled on 13th May, 2024 and today IIT Roorkee too released its Interview Scheduled on 13th May, 2024. Is there any way i can request any one institution to prepone or postpone stating the actual reason (i.e., clashing of dates)

    I'll be grateful if you could help me out

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    2024/04/26
    12:46 UTC

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    Company Wants To Address Euro Teacher Shortage With AI By Using Avatars To Teach Maths

    In a bid to address teacher shortages and boost student engagement, 21st Century Digital Teaching (21C) has developed avatar teachers to create innovative math content for schools.

    Read the full story: https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/company-wants-address-euro-teacher-shortage-ai-using-avatars-teach-maths-1724434

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    2024/04/26
    10:44 UTC

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    Any benefits of an Associates in Automotive?

    SKIP THIS TOP PART IF YOU WANT TO JUST GET TO THE QUESTION!!!!

    I have worked in automotive before at Firestone and ever sense have never stopped thinking about that job and the people I worked with, I was DEPRESSED when I left that job because my dumbass hit a yellow pole backing a car out because I wasn’t all the way there working, at the time I was helping a fellow marine out and I was working hell hours security for him and their business at the time and doing work at Firestone full time and working out trying to do my fitness business shit. ANYWAYS!!! Not making a fucking sob story…

    QUESTION: If I get my associates in automotive at my local community college could I transfer that to a bachelors down the road like in mechanical engineering or other forms of engineering?

    2 Comments
    2024/04/26
    08:32 UTC

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    Immigrant English teacher?

    How would you feel as a high-school / college student if your English teacher was not a native English speaker and had a noticeable accent?

    I have a slight accent when speaking English even though it’s my 4th year in the US. I want to sound American and I’m trying very hard to get rid of my eastern-European accent. I’m a sophomore in college and my major is in English and Secondary education.

    My nightmare would be if students would not take me seriously because of my accent and question my English skills. Should I worry about that?

    I’m also thinking about teaching ESL but I worry about the same thing…shouldn’t I have the perfect American accent in the US to teach my non native English speakers?

    53 Comments
    2024/04/26
    04:08 UTC

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