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UCL renames three facilities that honoured prominent eugenicists

London university removes names of Francis Galton and Karl Pearson from two lecture theatres and a building.

UCL has renamed two lecture theatres and a building that honoured the prominent eugenicists, Francis Galton and Karl Pearson.

The university said on Friday that the Galton lecture theatre had been renamed lecture theatre 115, the Pearson lecture theatre changed to lecture theatre G22 and the Pearson building to the north-west wing.

Keeping Lines of Communication Open During Distance Learning

Clear, positive messages from administrators can go a long way toward helping teachers working at home feel more connected.

You’ve considered all interpretations of your email’s content and feel secure that every critical detail is well thought out and explicitly stated. So you hit send and await your staff’s response. However, your intended message is lost, and teachers report being confused.

We’ve all been there, and times of high stress only increase the likelihood that messages will be misinterpreted or misunderstood.

How Teachers Can Make the Most of Their Unique Talents

Teachers can be more effective by uncovering and tapping into their individual combination of skills and interests.

As teachers, we enter our classrooms with diverse skill sets, talents, and attributes. During my first year as a teacher, I used the lesson plans that my mentor teacher handed down to me practically unchanged and taught all my lessons in the same manner as she did the previous year.

Getting Started With Person-First Language

Focusing on who students are as individuals—instead of on learning differences or other descriptors—starts with empathy.

As educators strive to be inclusive of all children, one way to begin is to actively use person-first language, a form of linguistic etiquette in which we describe a trait or diagnosis as something a person has rather than as who they are—e.g., “a person with diabetes,” not “a diabetic.” This is a way to honour and welcome students with different abilities. Indeed, how we discuss and describe our students profoundly impacts their sense of inclusion in the classroom.

Kids and Tech: Failure Might Be The Best Option

Youthful misbehaviour and teachable moments

What parent wants their child to fail? Well, when it comes to the use of technology, failure might just be the best option.

In fact, failing early and often provides fertile ground to educate kids around responsible use. The question is how best to handle online transgressions -- and when or if to involve the school?