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Students identify problems and potential improvements for U.S. public school education. They research and debate the pros and cons of the "No Child Left Behind Act".
To better understand what it takes to work in the field of training or educating, learners first explore the education career cluster. After they research the cluster, pupils write questions for a guest speaker. This speaker can be from any job in the education cluster. 
Students explore the teachings of Confucius. In this Korean culture lesson, students watch segments of the A and E video "Confucius: Words of Wisdom." Students read handouts regarding the Asian education system and discuss their impressions prior to writing essays on education.
By the ninth lesson plan in this soccer unit, learners have studied this sport from many angles. Here they consider the right to play. Take a look at how much money professional athletes earn. Is there a difference between how much men make and how much women make? Is there a difference in how much money professional athletes earn in other countries? Why is there a difference? Is it fair? Young learners are often very interested in fairness so there should be some lively discussion. The second half of class is for the students to present their PowerPoint presentations they put together with their partner on  country that will be participating in the 2010 World Cup. Sounds like a great day!
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the development of skills needed for the teaching of Social Studies. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used to solidify the importance of professionalism needed in the realm of teaching.
Learners chose a topic from the current curriculum to develop a PowerPoint presentation about. They present the PowerPoint in a professional manner which includes the way they are dressed and the way they interact with the audience. Each presentation is created using the designated format.
Students assume roles of various health care professionals and educators to problem solve patient education issues. They introduce and comprehend cross-training in health care. Students assess the problem and brainstorm the problem.
Students examine the obstacles in education faced by young girls in developing countries. Through discussion, they explore what international documents protect this basic human right.
Discover the challenges in educating immigrant children at the turn of the 20th century. Reforms that New York City schools used are described here and data is included for your class to analyze, in its evaluation of the effectiveness of the reforms.
Fifth graders explore careers and decide what type of education is needed for each.
It's important for every computer user to get educated on netiquette and the finer points of chat participation. Adult learners practice using a browser to enter a chat room, postng questions and comments to a facilitator. 
Students use a decision-making model as they make simulated choices about their future education. In this decision-making instructional activity, students read a book about Michael Jordan and discuss choices he made. Then, students examine how their choices represent an investment in human capital. Groups build a tower with paper cups and are given physical handicaps based on investments in human capital through their higher education.
Imagine you need to be a substitute teacher in a classroom that helps learners with visual impairments, and you have no idea where to start. Here is a complete, easy to follow, and insightful teaching guide to aid you in teaching English or ELA to your non-sighted students. Tips, techniques, online journal links, and links to teaching materials make this an excellent resource to get you started. Ideas for active engagement are outlined to help you understand your role as an educator of the blind.
Keep your secondary special education class informed and aware of STDs, HIV, and AIDS. They learn what STD stands for, how STDs are transmitted, and how to protect themselves. A case study, note to care provider, handouts, transparency, and worksheets are included.
Education and thought leaders join forces to provide invigorating professional opportunities online.
Young scholars explore education requirements for different professions, and define the skills and knowledge that adults use in their everyday lives. They define and describe what students, teachers and parents expect from formal schooling.
Massive open online courses are changing the face of higher education, offering both opportunities and obstacles.
Learners explore the proposed Affordability in Higher Education Act. They synthesize their knowledge by acting as lobbyists representing different special interest groups with opposing perspectives on the proposed bill.
Based on a New York Times article, "The College Drop-Out Boom," participants in a fishbowl discussion formulate and express opinions about the correlation between level of education, career options, and economic mobility. Ample procedural details and discussion questions are provided in this resource from the Learning Network. The link to a follow-up article recommended for homework isn't functional; use our link or search the article title on the Times site to find it.

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