Jessica Keigan, Stephanie Pinkin, and Marcia Powell offer ways that teachers can share their classroom practices and teaching philosophies with students and parents.
May 6, 2014 – Teacher
Like the lead characters in Veronica Roth's novel Divergent, teacher leaders seek to change the system and pursue versatile, complex roles, says Cheryl A. Redfield.
April 30, 2014 – Teacher
Teacher Kimberly Long offers advice on how to prepare a classroom to handle an unforeseen teacher absence.
April 23, 2014 – Teacher
A globally connected workplace will be the norm for this generation of students, writes instructional coach Ben Curran, requiring a unique and deep skill-set that teachers must help students develop.
April 15, 2014 – Teacher
Deidra Gammill, a high school English and reading teacher, says her students have become confident and reflective readers, in part by becoming teachers themselves.
April 9, 2014 – Teacher
Middle school language arts teacher Sarah Goodis-Orenstein explains how she uses real-world research projects to tap students' creativity and engagement.
April 2, 2014 – Teacher
Kim Worth, a veteran teacher and curriculum specialist, recounts how she got to know 90 students in three days—and, in the process, set the groundwork for boosting their achievement.
March 26, 2014 – Teacher
Teacher Sandy Merz tries to find what makes students learn best, starting with autonomy over their own learning.
March 19, 2014 – Teacher
Teacher Marcia Powell examines how teachers can initiate cultural changes in their schools, starting by taking a good walk around them.
March 12, 2014 – Teacher
Teacher Nancy Barile writes how she found movies could help students understand using evidence to support claims and how to analyze literary and informational texts, among other skills required by the common standards.
March 4, 2014 – Teacher
Language arts teacher Jessica Keigan describes a project she used to help build her students' critical-thinking and communication skills—as well as their stake in their education system.
February 25, 2014 – Teacher
Jessica Cuthbertson describes a week in the life of a "hybrid" teacher.
February 19, 2014 – Teacher
Visual arts teacher Rachel Losch explores the draft National Coalition for Core Arts Standards, which call for arts educators to work more closely with their colleagues in other disciplines.
February 11, 2014 – Teacher
Ten-year educator Paul Barnwell offers tips for teachers on maintaining perspective and keeping their classroom practices fresh.
February 5, 2014 – Teacher
Middle school language arts teacher Sarah Goodis-Orenstein offers tips on improving students' on-demand writing skills, which she argues are increasingly needed both on standardized tests and in the workplace.
January 29, 2014 – Teacher
Nancy Barile, a high school language arts teacher in Revere, Mass., writes that teachers' passions and past experiences can have a positive impact on their teaching and connections with students.
January 22, 2014 – AP
High school English teacher Kim McCready offers three micro-exercises that she's found can help improve students' vocabulary and close-reading skills, even as she attends to beginning-of-class duties.
January 15, 2014 – Teacher
William Tolley shares how he has adapted his classroom and approach toward education for modern-day technology.
January 9, 2014 – Teacher
Wendi Pillars offers strategies for supporting the language development of diverse-needs students under the Common Core State Standards.
January 7, 2014 – Teacher
Teachers looking to build on student interests and increase engagement should work on developing these five "teacher strengths," says educator Marcia Powell.
December 24, 2013 – Teacher
A high school teacher reflects on some of his early missteps in advocacy and what he's learned about effecting change in his local school community.
December 11, 2013 – Teacher
As an American teacher in his first year working with 5th grade students in Finland, Tim Walker reflects on the lessons he would bring back to an American classroom.
November 26, 2013 – Teacher
Showing film adaptations of texts can be more than just a reward for finishing the reading, says a language arts teacher. It can be a powerful tool for teaching critical analysis.
November 20, 2013 – Teacher
An instructional coach discusses how giving students exit cards can help teachers determine what students know and redirect their instruction accordingly.
November 12, 2013 – Teacher
Teacher Brett Bohstedt discusses a program he created to teach mindfulness to students using breathing, body awareness, and positivity.
November 5, 2013 – Teacher
Author, teacher, and former community organizer Larry Ferlazzo offers techniques for developing teachers' leadership potential, which he says is a key strategy for improving schools.
October 29, 2013 – Teacher
Wendi Pillars discusses what it means to be a teacher leader through the action words that define the role to her.
October 15, 2013 – Teacher
A middle school teacher who looped with a class for three years in a row says the practice boosted student learning and changed her professional life for the better.
October 9, 2013 – Teacher
When it comes to getting students to pay attention, teacher Sandy Merz has found that silence can be more effective than shouting.
October 1, 2013 – Teacher
An ELL teacher encourages her students to think critically by using visual notetaking in class, a technique that allows them to synthesize what they are learning in a creative and fun way.
September 24, 2013 – Teacher