Megan Allen, a 5th grade teacher in Florida, offers a confidence-boosting tip sheet for educators who are interested in getting involved in education policy and school decisionmaking.
April 10, 2013 – Teacher
A high school English teacher aims to counter his coworker's fears that the common-core literacy standards' focus on nonfiction will hinder students' creativity.
April 3, 2013 – Teacher
Jennifer Barnett says that introducing initiatives to get students thinking about life after high school has had a dramatic effect on student involvement and engagement at her school.
March 26, 2013 – Teacher
Literacy teacher Jessica Cuthbertson explains what losing her voice to laryngitis recently taught her about good teaching.
March 20, 2013 – Teacher
A teacher who has been in and out of the classroom for the last three years offers some pointers that have helped get her reading lessons back on track.
March 13, 2013 – Teacher
Running shares many of the same characteristics as teaching and can help educators connect with their students on a different level, says Wendi Pillars.
March 5, 2013 – Teacher
High school English teacher Larry Ferlazzo offers advice on helping students develop more positive emotions, which he says can enhance their attention and higher-order thinking skills.
February 26, 2013 – Teacher
Language arts teacher Rob Kriete examines the habits of successful teacher-learning cohorts.
February 20, 2013 – Teacher
After years of experimentation and reflection, English and digital media teacher Paul Barnwell offers his current take on smart—and not-so-smart—ways to use technology in the classroom.
February 12, 2013 – Teacher
English teacher Nathan Sun-Kleinberger says older students often need to be taught to recapture their creativity through exercises that encourage "divergent thinking."
February 6, 2013 – Teacher
Teacher and policy advocate Megan Allen offers tips for teachers on how to balance their time and rediscover their passion for teaching.
January 29, 2013 – Teacher
Veteran teacher Elizabeth Stein shares tips on bringing more meaning and value to data-driven instruction.
January 22, 2013 – Teacher
Many teachers are worried they'll have to scratch poems from their syllabi under the common standards, but teacher Ben Curran says all that's needed is a shift in the way poetry is read and discussed.
January 15, 2013 – Teacher
Inviting students to help make changes in their school can be a powerful exercise in practicing leadership, says teacher Jennifer Barnett.
January 8, 2013 – Teacher
With the Common Core State Standards hovering, a middle school math teacher discusses her efforts to help her students reason abstractly and approach problems more systematically.
December 31, 2012 – Teacher
A middle school teacher describes how she walked "a fine line" in answering her students' questions about the Sandy Hook school shooting.
December 19, 2012 – Teacher
A secondary language arts teacher shares how she uses film to inspire her students' interaction with a variety of texts.
December 12, 2012 – Teacher
A language arts teacher offers ideas for establishing grading practices that make kids not only want to succeed, but feel that they can.
December 4, 2012 – Teacher
Instructional coach Ben Curran offers tips on getting started with student blogging, which he says can help address the common standards in language arts.
November 28, 2012 – Teacher
Teacher Wendi Pillars says recent findings in neuroscience can help teachers better understand the reading-development process.
November 14, 2012 – Teacher
The true magic in putting tablets in the classroom comes from effective teacher pedagogy and implementation models, says digital-learning expert Jennie Magiera.
November 7, 2012 – Teacher
Despite all the negative news about teachers, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate the profession, says a high school teacher.
October 30, 2012 – Teacher
Teacher and tech coach Brianna Crowley offers advice to help teachers better understand and negotiate the digital push taking place in many schools.
October 24, 2012 – Teacher
By reflecting on situations in which they've needed help themselves, teachers can gain insight into strategies that will make learning easier for students, says a gifted education teacher.
October 9, 2012 – Teacher
ELL teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski offer examples of games that work well in the ELL classroom and can be adapted for all English-ability levels.
September 25, 2012 – Teacher
Games can help create meaningful and low-anxiety opportunities for English-language learners to develop fluency, say Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski.
September 19, 2012 – Teacher
Educators John Prosser and Ryan Prosser from Tacoma Public Schools offer tips on using ethical dilemmas in the classroom to promote critical thinking and self-efficacy in students.
September 12, 2012 – Teacher
Wendi Pillars, a veteran English-Language-learner teacher, explains how Action Research can help educators better understand and address instructional challenges.
September 5, 2012 – Teacher
A 2nd grade teacher touts the benefits of video clubs, in which groups of teachers watch and discuss video-recorded lessons.
August 28, 2012 – Teacher
A 6th grade teacher says that carefully introducing her students to the protocols of academic discussion and inquiry has led to improvements in engagement and learning.
August 22, 2012 – Teacher