Teachers need to look to the past as well as the future to encourage virtue in their students. William Anderson retools ancient teachings by Confucius to teach his students about self-awareness and accountability.
May 31, 2017 – Teacher
Inspired by a Peruvian artist, Precious Crabtree and her students learned what it means to be global citizens. Students were inspired through art to celebrate differences and learn about other cultures.
May 24, 2017 – Teacher
Social media provides teachers with a network of online support, but can also be distracting, writes Joanna Schimizzi. Teachers should follow these strategies to post and share topics that prompt engagement and inspiration.
May 17, 2017 – Teacher
Sustainable and meaningful professional development should consist of learning experiences that cultivate teachers’ skills and knowledge—and directly support the teaching practice, writes Linda Yaron.
May 9, 2017 – Teacher
How can teachers successfully mandate summer reading? Start with high expectations for all students, urban educator Leticia Skae says.
May 3, 2017 – Teacher
In a climate of high-stakes testing and a focus on standards, teachers should still make room for creativity in their lessons. Students need the freedom and encouragement to explore complex topics in different ways and take ownership of their learning, writes Kimberly Long.
April 26, 2017 – Teacher
As a teacher at an international school in China, Bill Tolley shares his takeaways on teaching controversial subjects under censorship, while still encouraging students to develop critical thinking skills.
April 18, 2017 – Teacher
Too often, school buildings are silos onto themselves. Educators must widen their circles so that all members of the community have a voice in the education of our children, Marcia Powell writes.
April 12, 2017 – Teacher
After realizing that teaching is her lifelong passion, Stephanie Pinkin shares why she returned from coaching and how she found a leadership role in the classroom.
April 4, 2017 – Teacher
The current body of children's literature still lacks representation of urban youth. Students should be able to read books that are relevant to their lives, writes Kathleen Melville.
March 29, 2017 – Teacher
Teachers must overcome their fears of not knowing how to use the latest technology tools and let students take charge, Tricia Ebner writes.
March 21, 2017 – Teacher
Being a part of a diverse network of educators can help teachers broaden their perspectives to better meet all students’ needs, writes Joanna Schimizzi.
March 10, 2017 – Teacher
Inclusive classrooms can teach all students, with or without disabilities, that everyone has unique strengths. Cossondra George shares how her students learned to accept and appreciate each other's learning differences.
March 7, 2017 – Teacher
A team of teachers thrives when its members identify and build off of each other’s strengths to create a positive school culture driven by a shared vision, writes Nick Tutolo.
February 28, 2017 – Teacher
Celebrating Black History Month in class should inspire students to think critically about equality and justice and appreciate a significant part of American history, writes William Anderson.
February 16, 2017 – Teacher
Educators need to remember how to love what they do. Cristie Watson encourages teachers to advocate for the profession to help re-spark their passion for education.
February 14, 2017 – Teacher
To advance collaborative leadership, Wendi Pillars shares insights on defining a shared vision with fellow educators to implement a teacher-powered model in their schools.
February 8, 2017 – Teacher
Create a learning environment that teaches students about the importance of positive relationships and the responsibilities that come with collaborative work, says Cossondra George.
January 31, 2017 – Teacher
Ben Owens’ high school embraces the philosophy of "100-percent engagement, 100 percent of the time." He shares insights on building a student-centered, teacher-powered school culture.
January 24, 2017 – Teacher
Teachers who want to bridge leadership within the classroom and beyond its walls should utilize professional learning networks and use their passion as a grounding force to meet both sets of demands, say Tricia Ebner and Char Shryock.
January 16, 2017 – Teacher
Instructional coaches are supportive partners in the classroom. Linda Yaron shares some key foundations of coaching that transform the classroom into a place of reflection and collaborative dialogue.
January 10, 2017 – Teacher
Helping students process new information through learning experiences can strengthen their reading and writing skills, writes Nancy Barile.
January 4, 2017 – Teacher
Supportive professional networks for teacher leadership can transform school culture and improve student engagement in low-performing schools, writes instructional coach Glenna Carlton Sigmon.
December 23, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers must model academic language to ensure that all students, especially long-term English-language learners, are actively participating and producing purposeful language, says Wendi Pillars.
December 16, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers and rocket scientists share several professional traits, Sandy Merz writes. For example, both are idealistic true believers.
December 13, 2016 – Teacher
It's time to move past our expectations that sending a worksheet home will help children learn in meaningful ways, writes Samantha Hulsner.
December 6, 2016 – Teacher
To advance teacher leadership, Anthony Colucci shares insights on promoting supportive mentorships, meaningful professional development, and district-led initiatives to foster a collaborative teaching profession.
November 28, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher leadership allows educators to influence and elevate others while still doing the job they love. William Anderson shares his insights on leading from the classroom.
November 18, 2016 – Teacher
Many Latino students felt scared and anxious after the election. Justin Minkel writes about how teachers can make sure they feel safe.
November 15, 2016 – Teacher
To help prepare and nurture the next generation of teachers, educators must remain positive and vocalize support for public education, says Annette Christiansen.
November 4, 2016 – Teacher