English teacher Linda Yaron shares a selection of strategies to help students gain proficiency at what is fast becoming a "gatekeeper skill."
August 30, 2016 – Teacher
Chiquita R.N. Toure says the chance creation of a writing club at her school has helped students see writing in a new—and more constructive—light.
August 23, 2016 – Teacher
Schools can ease new teachers' anxieties by promoting honest conversation about expectations, culture, and community before the start of the school year, Cristie Watson writes.
August 17, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Carl Draeger says that teachers can stay inspired by networking with colleagues and putting forth bold ideas to improve classrooms.
August 5, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers can replicate the excitement of summer camp in their own classrooms by fostering real-world learning and collaborating on strategies to actively engage students with digital learning tools, says Ben Owens.
July 29, 2016 – Teacher
Teaching students to effectively communicate with one another can improve their thought processes in science writing, writes Lori Leo.
July 25, 2016 – Teacher
Virtual learning communities can be a way for educators to connect, collaborate, and improve both their individual and collective practice, Jessica Cuthbertson writes.
July 18, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers can take deliberate steps to help students empower themselves with tools to navigate life, show them they’re not alone, and reduce stigmas.
July 12, 2016 – Teacher
To improve students’ understanding of diverse perspectives, teachers can start by tapping into their own stories, says arts educator Precious Crabtree.
July 6, 2016 – Teacher
Taken from experience, social studies teacher Rod Powell shares what lessons he learned for incorporating politics in the classroom in a way that avoids a sense of indoctrination and includes all voices.
June 24, 2016 – Teacher
ESL teacher Wendi Pillars shares the top takeaways compiled from a student project used to hone language skills, catalyze change, and improve how teachers view ELLs.
June 17, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Julie Hiltz shares some practices that can be used to build a culture of appreciation, satisfaction, and support among administrators and teachers.
June 10, 2016 – Teacher
Supportive leadership and guidance from colleagues are critical new teachers' success today, writes veteran educator Cindi Rigsbee.
June 7, 2016 – Teacher
"When teachers are bold leaders who model excellence in everything they do, we tap into the true capacity to make our educational system the best it can possibly be for each student we serve," writes teacher Ben Owens.
May 31, 2016 – Teacher
How many times do teachers have to hear that interactivity and inquiry are the best forms for learning from a hired expert lecturing from a text-laden PowerPoint, asks teacher William Tolley.
May 20, 2016 – Teacher
Marcia Powell and Sharon Seaton offer tips for educators on using language in ways that celebrate students' abilities instead of creating anxiety deficits.
May 13, 2016 – Teacher
Shared responsibility enables students to regulate their behavior, says Sandy Merz, arguing that high-functioning classes are achievable with device integration if managed efficiently
May 6, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Julie Hiltz shares some advice on self-advocacy that she's learned on her teacher-leadership journey.
April 29, 2016 – Teacher
Project-based learning can help teachers break down artificial barriers between subject areas, between “hard skills” and “soft skills,” and between the classroom and the real world, Kathleen Melville writes.
April 26, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski offer more tips on classroom-discussion activities designed to help English-learners develop their speaking and active-listening skills.
April 15, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski offer tips on classroom-discussion strategies designed to help English-learners develop their speaking and active-listening skills.
April 12, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Precious Crabtree argues that unions still have essential role to play in supporting teachers and improving schools
April 1, 2016 – Teacher
For too many educators, says Elizabeth Stein, co-teaching is a cursory act rather than a meaningful experience. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
March 30, 2016 – Teacher
Language arts teacher Annette Christiansen says that, depending on how they're approached, organized sports can teach students lessons that are transferable to academics.
March 22, 2016 – Teacher
Anne Jolly presents strategies that she believes could improve the quality of STEM lessons and ensure successful learning, while offering guidelines for assessments.
March 14, 2016 – Teacher
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