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The Daily Mile gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace. The Daily Mile

Running a mile a day can make children healthier – here’s how schools can make it more fun

From obstacle courses to playing music, school children give their thoughts on how to make a daily run more exciting.
Teachers can suffer abuse on the job. Krakenimages.com/Shutterstock.com

Violence and other forms of abuse against teachers: 5 questions answered

From being subjected to harassment and threats to getting assaulted or having their cars keyed, many American teachers are being victimized.
Susan Hoenhous and other teachers of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario participate in a full withdrawal of services strike in Toronto on Jan. 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Mike Harris’s ‘common sense’ attack on Ontario schools is back — and so are teachers’ strikes

For some teachers, this week's rotating strikes in Ontario are a chilling reminder of the school fallout of 1995-2002, when Mike Harris was premier.
Teachers walk the picket line outside Northern Secondary School in Toronto, on Dec. 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Curious Kids: Do teachers get paid when they go on strike?

Short answer: they don't. But striking teachers often receive a bit of financial help during a strike from money they themselves have already paid to their unions.
Technologies like Virtual Reality can play a role in schools, but teachers must be properly empowered and involved. Rushay/Shutterstock/For editorial use only

School tech: teachers explain what they need to make it work better

A clearer understanding of teachers' needs is required if schools and universities are to be better prepared for a future where technology is key to teaching and learning.
By working in roles that are typically viewed as being more appropriate for women, men can break down the notions that foster gender inequalities. Shutterstock

Why having both male and female teachers is a good idea for schools

South Africa has a low number of male teachers in the foundation phase. Why this must change.
It’s estimated up to 50% of teachers leave the profession within five years of graduating. Shutterstock/VCoscaron

Fewer casual positions and less out-of-hours work could help retain early career teachers

If we don’t find ways to keep new teachers in schools then we face a teacher shortage, larger class sizes and more people teaching outside their field of expertise.

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