Teachers Carl Draeger and Daniel Wilson offer advice on enhancing your students’ learning by empowering them to make choices and demonstrate progress.
March 8, 2016 – Teacher
Following her honorable discharge, veteran Nicole Smith turned to teaching and found that the values she acquired while serving paralleled many of the demands of her chosen profession.
February 29, 2016 – Teacher
Stephanie Pinkin discusses what she learned from aligning her grading to standards instead of assignment—and why she thinks it’s a more holistic method.
February 22, 2016 – Teacher
The time has come for policymakers to start creating opportunities for those on the front lines of education to design and run institutions and systems in a way that honors the needs of the learners, argues teacher Nick Tutolo.
February 16, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Kimberly Long shares how educators can use students' formative and summative data to make powerful changes in the classroom for a dynamic learning environment.
February 10, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Marcia Powell discusses three options she believes could help schools move away from the one-size-fits-all factory PD model.
February 1, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Karla Duff had never really thought about being away from her classroom for an extended period of time. Then came cancer, and a reckoning.
January 26, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Annette Christiansen offers some tips to help students develop as effective writers in the classroom, including emphasis on a variety of writing experiences.
January 19, 2016 – Teacher
Learning logs are a way to help demonstrate concrete evidence of learning, but some models need modernization, teacher Bill Tolley writes.
January 13, 2016 – Teacher
Students are going to doodle. So teacher Deidra Gammill offers some suggestions and tips for integrating visual notetaking into classroom instruction.
January 4, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Amanda Koonlaba offers a lesson plan for showing how art and math can work together, giving students a chance to create something while learning.
December 23, 2015 – Teacher
When teachers use their knowledge of this unique age to structure their classroom routines, middle school can be years that truly matter for children, writes Cossondra George.
December 15, 2015 – Teacher
Computer science is often misunderstood, says teacher Neil Plotnick, but by approaching it as a tool that is vital in many disciplines, both students and teachers can better appreciate its value.
December 7, 2015 – Teacher
Teachers can play a big role in helping families of diverse languages and cultures feel welcome and comfortable in schools, writes Anabel Gonzalez.
December 1, 2015 – Teacher
Gifted children have a host of complicated issues that need special attention and care from educators, says Anthony Colucci.
November 24, 2015 – Teacher
Sending kids out of class or out of school doesn’t set them up to be successful when they return and knocks them further down the ladder they are trying to climb, high school teacher Joanna Schimizzi says, offering a different approach.
November 18, 2015 – Teacher
Teacher Linda Yaron shares what elements she incorporates into her curriculum to help strengthen student opportunities for success.
November 10, 2015 – Teacher
Teacher William J. Tolley says that education-innovation advocates need to disrupt schools' definitions of success if they are to achieve Sir Ken Robinson's vision for creativity in learning.
October 30, 2015 – Teacher
Teacher Wendi Pillars offers methods to improve co-teaching relationships, which she says create new understandings and develop more effective practices.
October 26, 2015 – Teacher
Universal Design for Learning is the perfect go-to teaching tool to guide instructional decisions, Elizabeth Stein says.
October 21, 2015 – Teacher
The continuous emphasis on test preparation instead of a focus on the development of lifelong readers has diminished emphasis on students’ recreational reading habits, says high school English teacher Nancy Barile.
October 12, 2015 – Teacher
When teacher Jennifer Henderson heard about a school censoring a student for discussing being gay, she turned it into a learning opportunity for her own students.
October 7, 2015 – Teacher
Could schools benefit from extreme makeovers in facilities, mindsets, or content emphases? Marcia Powell makes the case for doing so, with students, parents, and teachers taking the lead.
September 28, 2015 – Teacher
Kim McCready, an instructional coach in English, says that her school has sought to better prepare students for their postsecondary lives by re-focusing on textual complexity and whole-class literary works.
September 23, 2015 – Teacher
English teacher Cheryl A. Redfield says it is critical for teachers to challenge the human tendency to overgeneralize about students from groups or backgrounds different from their own.
September 16, 2015 – Teacher
One year after implementing social media as a central classroom component, teacher Brianna Crowley and her students reflect on how to improve their efforts.
September 9, 2015 – Teacher
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