Relying on tired beliefs about teaching doesn't help the profession, Sandy Merz writes. He offers suggestions for retooling such clichés.
September 1, 2015 – Teacher
Teachers need not be intimidated by administrators when working on collaboration for the future, says teacher mentor Precious Crabtree.
August 25, 2015 – Teacher
In adapting to a school that is collaboratively run by teachers, Kathleen Melville says that she had to "unlearn" many of her past assumptions about teaching and learning.
August 18, 2015 – Teacher
"Preparing kids to work together successfully in teams plays a critical role in today's STEM classes," says middle school teacher Anne Jolly.
August 11, 2015 – Teacher
New teachers face many obstacles during their first year on the job. Middle school teacher Cristie Watson draws attention to some major errors to avoid.
August 4, 2015 – Teacher
English teacher Brianna Crowley offers tips on adding visual appeal and avoiding soul-killing PowerPoint conventions in your presentations.
July 29, 2015 – Teacher
The most compelling presenters use effective teaching practices to engage their audience, says teacher Brianna Crowley.
July 21, 2015 – Teacher
Teacher Anthony Colucci says that, in order for their voices to be heard, teacher leaders need to make their stories interesting and be confident in their skills.
July 14, 2015 – Teacher
Middle school teacher Karla Duff says a teacher's foray into social media is like a road trip: Filled with roadblocks and learning experiences.
July 7, 2015 – Teacher
Former Florida Teacher of the Year Megan Allen shares a few lessons to help teacher leaders feel better prepared for public presentations.
July 1, 2015 – Teacher
From her point of view, English language arts teacher Annette Christiansen tells principals what they can do in order to improve next year's learning environment.
June 24, 2015 – Teacher
English/language arts teacher Nancy Barile offers 10 pieces of advice on how to relax this summer.
June 16, 2015 – Teacher (Web)
The journey of becoming a better version of your teacher self is all about finding balance, joy, and opportunities to learn and collaborate, says special education teacher Elizabeth Stein.
June 10, 2015 – Teacher (Web)
Second-grade teacher Jessica Rosenthal says that, before teaching lessons and expecting a lot from students, educators need to instruct students in concentrating.
June 3, 2015 – Teacher
Jessica Keigan offers advice on joining the world of online writing and expanding your influence as an educator.
May 26, 2015 – Teacher
Filling the last month of class can be tricky, but history teacher Brison Harvey has found a way to keep students engaged right through the end of the year: Let students create their own projects.
May 19, 2015 – Teacher
Testing can be an incredibly useful tool, says teacher Wendi Pillars. She shares three ways teachers and students can embrace testing to improve learning.
May 12, 2015 – Teacher
For teachers who want to lead their students, their colleagues, and their profession, the Stone Soup folk tale provides an excellent example of effective and collaborative leadership, writes Deidra Gammill.
May 5, 2015 – Teacher
Spring cleaning isn't just for the classroom, writes Sandy Merz. He says spring is a great time to get everything organized, from your shelves and files to your thoughts and feelings.
April 28, 2015 – Teacher
Schools that are led by teachers can be a great option for teachers and students alike, writes Lori Nazareno. Having helped launch one, she shares her advice for teachers who are interested in making their own schools more teacher-powered.
April 22, 2015 – Teacher
It can be easy to get overwhelmed by the time crunch as a school year winds down, writes Stephanie Pinkin, but there are still ways to put reading back at the center of your classroom.
April 14, 2015 – Teacher
Project-based learning doesn't have to stay in the classroom, says middle school teacher Karla Duff, detailing how her students students created a clean-water initiative in their community.
April 8, 2015 – Teacher
As English teacher Linda Yaron prepares to redo her classroom, she recognizes that technology is helpful, but it's more important to pay attention to how the entire space supports learning.
April 1, 2015 – Teacher
Handle frustrations and challenges by approaching classroom management as a mystery—complicated and constantly changing—rather than as a straightforward puzzle, advises teacher Larry Ferlazzo.
March 24, 2015 – Teacher
For Women's History Month, librarian Chiquita Toure argues that it's time to stop just studying what women have done and start teaching girls about what they can do.
March 18, 2015 – Teacher
With Digital Learning Day fast approaching, Marcia Powell outlines a simple way for students to work with tech tools and take a closer look at their own digital habits.
March 10, 2015 – Teacher
Testing can make a teacher's already-tough job even more stressful. Lori Branham and Julie Hiltz have some tips for holding it together when testing season comes around.
March 3, 2015 – Teacher
Art doesn't have to be limited to art class—teacher Amanda Koonlaba has three artists whose work can be integrated into other subjects, plus the best ways to get started.
February 24, 2015 – Teacher
Teachers trying to attract students to extracurricular activities need to think beyond the morning announcements and pizza parties, writes Kimberly Long.
February 18, 2015 – Teacher
The best teachers are those who earn the trust of their students. Rosalie Arndt takes a look at three different teaching personalities and how teachers can transform themselves into "The Real Deal."
February 10, 2015 – Teacher