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
Correct misconceptions and put assumptions aside when teaching English-language learners, says Anabel Gonzalez. Teach to the student and recognize individuality in his or her differences.
November 1, 2016 – Teacher
Creating a makerspace in the classroom with household materials allows students to learn through modeling and design thinking, Marcia Powell writes.
October 21, 2016 – Teacher
Students’ experiences with community service on local and global scales can teach them valuable lessons about awareness and collaboration beyond the school building, says teacher librarian Chiquita R. Toure.
October 17, 2016 – Teacher
New learning is heavily dependent upon old mastery, says Nicole Smith. Teachers can close knowledge gaps by helping students retain information and make connections across content areas.
October 10, 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.
October 5, 2016 – Teacher
Teaching collaboration is about more than just providing opportunities for group work and peer feedback, says high school teacher Deidra Gammill.
October 3, 2016 – Teacher
Good STEM lessons are not typical science or math lessons, says Anne Jolly. They must actively engage students in creating and engineering solutions for real-world challenges.
September 23, 2016 – Teacher
Writing about teaching is a meaningful exercise that can be transformative to teachers' practice, Nancy Barile writes.
September 20, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Stephanie Pinkin says the evolution of web-based technologies has changed teaching more than educators often realize.
September 9, 2016 – Teacher