Supportive leadership and guidance from colleagues are critical new teachers' success today, writes veteran educator Cindi Rigsbee.
June 7, 2016 – Teacher
"When teachers are bold leaders who model excellence in everything they do, we tap into the true capacity to make our educational system the best it can possibly be for each student we serve," writes teacher Ben Owens.
May 31, 2016 – Teacher
How many times do teachers have to hear that interactivity and inquiry are the best forms for learning from a hired expert lecturing from a text-laden PowerPoint, asks teacher William Tolley.
May 20, 2016 – Teacher
Marcia Powell and Sharon Seaton offer tips for educators on using language in ways that celebrate students' abilities instead of creating anxiety deficits.
May 13, 2016 – Teacher
Shared responsibility enables students to regulate their behavior, says Sandy Merz, arguing that high-functioning classes are achievable with device integration if managed efficiently
May 6, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Julie Hiltz shares some advice on self-advocacy that she's learned on her teacher-leadership journey.
April 29, 2016 – Teacher
Project-based learning can help teachers break down artificial barriers between subject areas, between “hard skills” and “soft skills,” and between the classroom and the real world, Kathleen Melville writes.
April 26, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski offer more tips on classroom-discussion activities designed to help English-learners develop their speaking and active-listening skills.
April 15, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski offer tips on classroom-discussion strategies designed to help English-learners develop their speaking and active-listening skills.
April 12, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Precious Crabtree argues that unions still have essential role to play in supporting teachers and improving schools
April 1, 2016 – Teacher
For too many educators, says Elizabeth Stein, co-teaching is a cursory act rather than a meaningful experience. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
March 30, 2016 – Teacher
Language arts teacher Annette Christiansen says that, depending on how they're approached, organized sports can teach students lessons that are transferable to academics.
March 22, 2016 – Teacher
Anne Jolly presents strategies that she believes could improve the quality of STEM lessons and ensure successful learning, while offering guidelines for assessments.
March 14, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers Carl Draeger and Daniel Wilson offer advice on enhancing your students’ learning by empowering them to make choices and demonstrate progress.
March 8, 2016 – Teacher
Following her honorable discharge, veteran Nicole Smith turned to teaching and found that the values she acquired while serving paralleled many of the demands of her chosen profession.
February 29, 2016 – Teacher
Stephanie Pinkin discusses what she learned from aligning her grading to standards instead of assignment—and why she thinks it’s a more holistic method.
February 22, 2016 – Teacher
The time has come for policymakers to start creating opportunities for those on the front lines of education to design and run institutions and systems in a way that honors the needs of the learners, argues teacher Nick Tutolo.
February 16, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Kimberly Long shares how educators can use students' formative and summative data to make powerful changes in the classroom for a dynamic learning environment.
February 10, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Marcia Powell discusses three options she believes could help schools move away from the one-size-fits-all factory PD model.
February 1, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Karla Duff had never really thought about being away from her classroom for an extended period of time. Then came cancer, and a reckoning.
January 26, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Annette Christiansen offers some tips to help students develop as effective writers in the classroom, including emphasis on a variety of writing experiences.
January 19, 2016 – Teacher
Learning logs are a way to help demonstrate concrete evidence of learning, but some models need modernization, teacher Bill Tolley writes.
January 13, 2016 – Teacher
Students are going to doodle. So teacher Deidra Gammill offers some suggestions and tips for integrating visual notetaking into classroom instruction.
January 4, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Amanda Koonlaba offers a lesson plan for showing how art and math can work together, giving students a chance to create something while learning.
December 23, 2015 – Teacher
When teachers use their knowledge of this unique age to structure their classroom routines, middle school can be years that truly matter for children, writes Cossondra George.
December 15, 2015 – Teacher
Computer science is often misunderstood, says teacher Neil Plotnick, but by approaching it as a tool that is vital in many disciplines, both students and teachers can better appreciate its value.
December 7, 2015 – Teacher
Teachers can play a big role in helping families of diverse languages and cultures feel welcome and comfortable in schools, writes Anabel Gonzalez.
December 1, 2015 – Teacher
Gifted children have a host of complicated issues that need special attention and care from educators, says Anthony Colucci.
November 24, 2015 – Teacher
Sending kids out of class or out of school doesn’t set them up to be successful when they return and knocks them further down the ladder they are trying to climb, high school teacher Joanna Schimizzi says, offering a different approach.
November 18, 2015 – Teacher
Teacher Linda Yaron shares what elements she incorporates into her curriculum to help strengthen student opportunities for success.
November 10, 2015 – Teacher