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
With Valentine's Day approaching, Cindi Rigsbee shares four ways teachers can make room for a little more love in the school day.
February 3, 2015 – Teacher
As a veteran teacher, Carl Draeger jumped at the chance to mentor new teachers. Here are 12 things he wishes he knew when he started.
January 27, 2015 – Teacher
One way to help students succeed is by having them set their own goals for the year. Nancy Barile explains how to make these goals as strong as possible.
January 20, 2015 – Teacher
It's easy for teachers to find themselves isolated in the classroom. Paul Barnwell has some strategies for getting more involved in the school community and forging connections between colleagues.
January 13, 2015 – Teacher
The students who talk the most are often the ones learning the most, says Cossondra George, but it can be hard to get everyone to speak up. Here are her tricks for getting quiet students to raise their voices.
January 6, 2015 – Teacher
English teacher and instructional technology coach Brianna Crowley offers practical advice on creating professional learning networks built on intersecting layers of relationships.
December 31, 2014 – Teacher
In the spirit of the holiday season, Nancy Barile highlights the examples of 12 educatorsrepresentative of many otherswho've quietly gone the extra mile to ensure that their students get the care and attention they need.
December 17, 2014 – Teacher
If teachers could design the schools of the future, what would they look like? Bill Tolley's would embody the principles of human rights.
December 10, 2014 – Teacher
Creating a plan for students with diverse needs can be challenging, but Cossandra George has some tools and tips for success.
December 2, 2014 – Teacher
A great teacher, says Jessica Cuthbertson, steps outside the classroom to share teacher-driven success stories with the public. Cuthbertson says there are opportunities for all teachers to become ambassadors for their profession.
November 25, 2014 – Teacher
As proponents of STEM and STEAM face off, Anne Jolly asks what the role of the arts should be in a STEM curriculum and looks at some options for integrating the two disciplines.
November 18, 2014 – Teacher
Standards-based education and student creativity may seem mutually exclusive, but Anthony Colucci argues that teachers can still manage to "C.R.E.A.T.E." in the classroom.
November 11, 2014 – Teacher
Justin Minkel, an elementary teacher in Arkansas, says that a supportive school environment coupled with tailored instructional techniques can help English-language learners make dramatic gains in achievement.
November 4, 2014 – Teacher (Web)
Why do schools need to worry about digital literacy if students are growing up surrounded by technology? Brianna Crowley has the answer, plus some resources for teaching digital literacy.
October 29, 2014 – Teacher (Web)
To liven up her 6th grade social studies class, Karla Duff turned to the undead, and to project-based learning.
October 22, 2014 – Teacher