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 23, 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.
November 3, 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 19, 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 14, 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 29, 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
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