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Harnessing the Power of the Cellphone in Class
Instead of viewing cellphones as a nuisance, Curtis White allows his students to use apps and tech tools for deeper classroom learning and collaboration. Read more.
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Do Fidget Spinners Belong in the Classroom?
Fidget spinners are supposed to help students sit still and focus. But many teachers say they're having the exact opposite effect. Read more.
(Teaching Now)
Is Your Social Media Account a Parasite?
Social media provides teachers with a network of online support, but can also be distracting, writes Joanna Schimizzi. Teachers should follow these strategies to post and share topics that prompt engagement and inspiration. Read more.
Training Teachers to Address Race and Equity in the Classroom
(Teacher Beat)
Google Products Dominate in K-12 Classrooms, Ed Week Survey Shows
(Curriculum Matters)
Can Teacher Residencies Help With Shortages?
(Education Week)
What Can Educators Do to Increase Graduation Rates for English-Learners?
(Learning the Language)
Teacher-Prep for High School Science and Social Studies Found to Fall Short
(Teacher Beat)
Rethinking Recess (Video)
(On Air)
Arizona Is the Latest State to Drop Teacher Training and Experience Requirements
(Teacher Beat)
Children Must Be Taught to Collaborate, Studies Say
(Education Week)
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Students Speak About Expressing Gratitude
(Capturing the Spark)
Tech Helps Us 'Be a Little Less Common & Go Far Beyond the Core'
(Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo)
Are You Connected With Your Education Passion?
(An Edugeek’s Guide to K-12 Practice and Policy)
The Price of 'Free Speech'
(The Intersection: Culture and Race in Schools)
Accessing Shakespeare One to Two Scenes at a Time
(Work in Progress)
Ready for the Robots? Let's Prepare Every Student for the Future of Work
(Learning Deeply)
No, Education Isn't the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time
(Education Week)
Supporting English-Language Learners: A Turn-and-Talk Strategy (Video)
Kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Iwaszewicz shares how she pairs native English speakers with English-language learners during a turn-and-talk exercise to improve their speaking and listening skills. Watch video.
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