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
A 6th grade teacher who piloted a project in which his students undertook interdisciplinary community-service projects offers some takeaways for implementation.
September 18, 2013 – Teacher
Teacher Anthony S. Colucci says that being an active citizen is part of a teacher’s job description.
September 10, 2013 – Teacher
Award-winning educator Justin Minkel discusses the shift in focus that helped him mature as a teacher.
September 3, 2013 – Teacher
Eighth grade teacher Ariel Sacks discusses the benefits, both educational and administrative, of putting students to work in the classroom
August 27, 2013 – Teacher
A teacher and father wants his own kids to love learning, and has three requests of their classroom teachers to help make that happen.
August 20, 2013 – Teacher
What do you do when you're unexpectedly transferred to teach a different class and grade? A teacher who went through the experience offers seven tips.
August 13, 2013 – Teacher
Having headed a districtwide technology initiative for the last five years, an Alabama teacher reflects on past leadership missteps and how she’s since corrected them.
August 6, 2013 – Teacher
An instructional coach offers some low-tech ideas for helping students develop collaboration and critical-thinking skills.
July 31, 2013 – Teacher
An upcoming first-year teacher describes the most valuable lessons she learned from the veteran teacher with whom she interned.
July 22, 2013 – Teacher
Before embarking on a trip to Nepal, teacher Wendi Pillars received a surprise lesson from her class about generosity and the value of understanding students’ passions.
July 16, 2013 – Teacher
Fourth grade teacher Lana Gundy says that she gained insight into her students’ application skills and interests by having them create their own math problems.
July 9, 2013 – Teacher
Just because a teacher's absent doesn't mean the day has to be a waste, says Dave Orphal. These tips can help keep the class attentive and engaged with a substitute.
July 2, 2013 – Teacher
A teacher offers six suggestions for giving students purposeful practice in oral communication, a focus of the common standards.
June 25, 2013 – Teacher
In a discussion about what the common core means for educators, two teachers describe the ways they’ve seen it lead to “joyful learning.”
June 18, 2013 – Teacher
Working with, and ultimately getting through to, a difficult 6th grader reminded this teacher that students' personal gains are often as important as their academic ones.
June 11, 2013 – Teacher
Becoming a student again reminded this gifted-education teacher about some basic teaching musts, including providing clear directions and encouraging class camaraderie.
June 3, 2013 – Teacher
Jennie Magiera, a digital learning expert, offers tips on using free platforms and tools that she says can help teachers jumpstart their own professional learning.
May 29, 2013 – Teacher
Opening up the lines of communication with parents and listening to their advice can make it easier to teach and support their children, says a special education teacher.
May 21, 2013 – Teacher
Letting other educators and community members into their classrooms helps teachers see their students and practices with new eyes, says 6th grade teacher Jessica Cuthbertson.
May 14, 2013 – Teacher