Teacher Wendi Pillars says educators should take stock of how they've progressed in their teaching careers, in order to figure out where they're going.
September 3, 2014 – Teacher
Teacher Lothar Konietzko suggests getting to know the cultural identities of students through writing prompts at the beginning of the school year.
August 27, 2014 – Teacher
Five educators and innovation experts discuss their efforts to help teachers cultivate greater creativity in the classroom (and their lives).
August 19, 2014 – Teacher
Teacher Sarah Goodis-Orenstein found that getting students to learn by performing Shakespeare can be done in a rigorous way.
August 13, 2014 – Teacher
Teacher Brett Bohstedt says that new teachers will quickly learn that nearly anything can happen. He offers suggestions for adapting to life in the classroom.
August 5, 2014 – Teacher
Amie Jette, who will begin her teaching career this fall, spent weeks preparing for the edTPA. Here's what she learned.
July 29, 2014 – Teacher
Linda Yaron's students traveled to the Department of Education in Washington D.C. to answer one fundamental question: "What does it mean to be a learner?"
July 22, 2014 – Teacher
Schools need teachers to take on leadership roles, argues elementary school teacher Anthony Colucci. But those leadership roles are only valuable when they don't stifle teachers' creativity and individuality.
July 15, 2014 – Teacher
High school reading teacher Deidra Gammill describes what happened when she decided to put aside one class period a week and let students explore topics of their own interest.
July 9, 2014 – Teacher
Social studies teacher Brison Harvey offers some considerations for teachers trying to integrate technology into the classroom.
July 2, 2014 – Teacher
When Sophia Faridi visited several schools in Finland, students and teachers seemed happier than students and teachers in the U.S.
June 24, 2014 – Teacher
Focus on real-world problems. Involve art teachers. Anne Jolly, a former middle school science teacher, breaks down the ideal STEM lesson.
June 17, 2014 – Teacher
In Dave Orphal's Intro to Education class, almost all of the assignments are projects. Here's one of them.
June 11, 2014 – Teacher
When middle school literacy teacher Monica Wilbanks wanted to improve efficiency and collaboration at her school, she created a website. Here's what happened.
June 3, 2014 – Teacher
Nancy Barile, a high school language arts teacher, shares some practical tips she learned from a former student about helping seemingly unmotivated students.
May 27, 2014 – Teacher
Wendi Pillars offers suggestions to help teachers emerge stronger from burnout experiences.
May 20, 2014 – Teacher
Linda Yaron, a high school teacher in Los Angles, explains how she created two new courses at her school specifically to provide academic, motivational, and socio-economic support networks for students.
May 14, 2014 – Teacher
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