Education

Educational Links

The very first time I stepped into a school as a teacher was in Australia. The principal guided me through the school grounds and explained most students were either emotionally disturbed or refugees. He thought the best way to immerse yourself into the field of education was to simply dive into it. We strolled into a courtyard surrounded by a very tall wall. He pointed to a student who was riding a bicycle very close to the edge of the wall. Just as I was trying to wrap my head around the fact that a child was able to get a bicycle up on the roof, the student hopped off and teetered along the edge. The principal looked at me and said “Coach him off the roof” and walked away. At first, I stood there stunned into silence trying to grasp at what I should do. The student was getting more and more unstable so I made a quick assessment of the situation and began talking to him. It was probably one of the most frightening, yet exhilarating times in my life and one I wouldn’t change for the world. It took me about ten seconds to read his personality and about a minute to discover what tactic to use to get him down. Luckily for me, the whole process was over in about ten to twenty minutes with the student safely and cheerfully on the ground.

After teaching in Australia, I made my way to England and then Canada. I’m one of those people who can’t turn off their job even when I’m on vacation. I’m constantly thinking of my previous and future students. I spent a lot of time travelling around Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the UK collecting interesting little resources I could use later in the classroom. Nothing really prepared me for my first job in Canada. I would be responsible for launching an unprecedented pilot project, but we were severely understaffed. In the end, I was responsible for teaching 50 courses simultaneously and so was my only partner. Believe it or not, that was probably the simplest of our duties. As a person who always embraced a good challenge, I took it upon myself to learn as much as I could about each of these subjects. Not only did I never leave the library when I wasn’t in a classroom, but I would eventually find solace in journals that discussed how best to approach teaching these subjects and using various technologies that might better aid you in the classroom.

Here is a list of some of the journals I read at the time. Sometimes you will still catch me in the library reading the journals. I hope you enjoy them.

ART EDUCATION

Art Education (Journal of the National Art Education Association)
www.Arteducators.org

Arts and Activities
www.artsandactivities.com

School Arts
http://www.davisart.com/Portal/SchoolArts/SAdefault.aspx

Information on company only

Canadian Society for Education through Art
http://www.csea-scea.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=91

LITERACY

Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
http://www.alea.edu.au/resources/ajll-archive/ajll-archive-2011

Book News (Canadian children’s)
http://booknews.bookcentre.ca/archive.html

Children’s Literature in Education
http://www.springerlink.com/content/0045-6713

English four to eleven: The English Association
http://www.le.ac.uk/engassoc/publications/41144.html

English in Australia: The Journal of Australian Association for the Teaching of English
http://www.aate.org.au/view_journal.php?id=49

Read Write Think
www.readwritethink.org

Language
www.languagemagazine.com

Information on company only

Kids Can Press
http://www.kidscanpress.com/canada/by-CURRICULUM-C4914.aspx?section=6

MATH

Mathematics in school for secondary and college teachers of mathematics
http://www.m-a.org.uk/jsp/index.jsp

Mathematics Teaching
www.atm.org.uk

SCIENCE

American Biology Teacher
http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=31

School Science
www.schoolscience.co.uk

LEARNING DISABILITIES

British Journal of Learning Disabilities
www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/bld

American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
http://aaiddjournals.org/toc/ajmr/117/2

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
http://aaiddjournals.org/toc/ajmr/117/2

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/jir

Information on company only

Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubjvib.asp?DocID=jvib0601toc

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Applied Cognitive Psychology
www.Wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/acp

Australian Psychologist
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1742-9544

British Journal of Educational Psychology
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)2044-8279

Canadian Psychology
http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/cap/sample.aspx

Child Development
http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-CDEV.html

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
http://online.liebertpub.com/loi/CYBER

Developmental Psychology
http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/dev/sample.aspx

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/jcpp

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

British Journal of Educational Technology
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-8535

Educational Media International (The Official Quarterly Journal of the International Council for Educational Media)
http://emi.cardet.org

Tech Learning
http://www.techlearning.com/CurrentIssue

HIGHER LEARNING

Change: The Magazine for Higher Learning
www.changemag.org

The Chronicle of Higher Education
www.chronicle.com

Times Higher Education
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk

 

OTHER SITES

Early Childhood Education Journal
http://www.springerlink.com/content/1082-3301

Education Week
http://www.edweek.org/ew/index.html

Educational Horizons Magazine
http://pilambda.org/benefits/publications/educational-horizons/

Instructor
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/index.htm

International Educator (National Association of International Educators)
http://www.nafsa.org/publications/default.aspx?id=32303

Teaching Geography
www.geography.org.uk

Teaching Thinking and Creativity
www.teachthinking.co.uk

Tech directions
www.techdirections.com

Information on the organization only

 

Adult Education and Development
www.dvv-international.de

Canadian Music Educator
www.cmea.ca

Child Education Plus: Fantastic resources for teachers and children aged 5 to 11
www.childedplus.co.uk

Chinese Education and Society
http://mesharpe.metapress.com/app/home/issue.asp?referrer=parent&backto=journal,10,200;linkingpublicationresults,1:110902,1

EFTO Voice (Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario)
http://etfovoice.ca/site/

Education Forum (OSSTF – Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Forum)
www.osstf.on.ca

Education Today
www.opsba.org

English Journal: National Council of Teachers
www.ncte.org

History of Education Quarterly
http://www.historyofeducation.org/index.htm

The History Teacher
www.thehistoryteacher.org

History of Education Researcher
www.historyofeducation.org.uk

Exceptional Children (Council for Exceptional Children)
http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Publications2/ExceptionalChildren/default.htm

Green Teacher: Education for Planet Earth
www.greenteacher.com

List/Link of Educational Journals
http://www.tandfonline.com/action/showPublications?category=43983488

Learning Disabilities Research and Practice
www.TeachingLD.org

Mathematics Teacher (National council of Teachers of Mathematics)/ Mathematics teaching in the middle school
http://www.nctm.org/publications/toc.aspx?jrnl=mt

Middle School Journal
http://www.amle.org/Publications/MiddleSchoolJournal/Articles/March2012/tabid/2586/Default.aspx

Modern English Teacher
www.onlineMET.com

Music Educators
www.nafme.org

Physical and Health Education Journal
www.phecanada.ca

Reading today
http://www.reading.org/General/Publications/blog.aspx

Rethinking schools
www.rethinkingschools.org

Science Learning Centre
www.sciencelearningcentres.org.uk/courses-and-events

Teaching music (national association of music education)
www.menc.org

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About Amanda Parsons

I'm a screenwriter, freelance journalist and novelist. I'm currently working on writing a feature film and a historical fiction novel that is part memoir.

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