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De-escalation tips, teacher salaries, library anxiety, SCOTUS audio, race in the classroom, and student retention: Required Readings, 08.17.16

Useful info for anyone who in contact with children: 20 tips to help de-escalate interactions with defiant or anxious students How gender bias affects teacher salaries (and those of other pink-collar professions) H/t to the Skepchick mothership. Also, half of preschool teachers require federal aid to make ends meet, and 2015 weekly wages …

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Illegal aliens in academic libraries, first secular chair, research guide to Lemonade, international students, unemployed law graduates, and more: Required Readings, 05.29.16

A move by the House of Representatives will require the Library of Congress to retain the term “illegal alien” for cataloging and search purposes, reversing the library’s plan to replace the term with less prejudicial identifiers, such as “noncitizens” or “unauthorized immigration.” How does this relate to education? Most college and university libraries …

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Teaching superstars, breastfeeding and the classroom, campus cops, digital rights, and more: Required Readings, 08.02.15

Let’s start the new week with a smile: Comedic duo Key & Peele imagine what teachers receiving the treatment that sports stars garner would look like. Many new mothers in the classroom often face a choice between quitting breastfeeding to keep their jobs or quitting their jobs to continue breastfeeding. The shooting …

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Jihadist students, porn in sex ed, black life at UVA, the Bar, and more: Required Readings, 03.22.15

Welcome to the first Required Readings of spring (or autumn, for our colleagues in the Southern Hemisphere)! A German instructor discusses her new book about why Western students join jihadist groups. A Danish professor recommends that porn be shown and discussed in sex education courses, a Brit thinks schoolboys should …

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Predatory publishers, disabilities and jobhunting, Spamalot, adjuncts, et al: Required Readings, 8.26-27.14

If I were grading myself for SoD, I would have just dropped my grade by a letter for turning in my assignment late with no real excuse (I completely forgot in a mess of a Tuesday). So to make up for my lapse, here’s an extra credit-worthy Required Readings. One …

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G’town not Catholic enough, libraries beyond books, UTexas regent fight, and bias in classroom evaluations: Required Readings, 5.13.14

To begin our Required Readings for this Tuesday the 13th, the Vatican has responded to Exorcist author William Peter Blatty’s petition asking that Georgetown University be stripped of the Catholic and Jesuit labels because, in his opinion, the school nor the student body are Catholic enough. Specifically, he was concerned that …

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