Teacher David Edelman says that teacher-evaluation systems need to be reoriented to focus less on ratings and more on helping teachers learn more about their practice.
May 23, 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
Justin Minkel offers a countdown checklist to help teachers manage and make the most of end of the school year.
May 3, 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
Meaghan Hanrahan Dobson, an English teacher at an alternative high school, says schools do a disservice to struggling students by denying them opportunities for authentic reading experiences.
April 13, 2016 – Teacher
If you want to know how well your instruction lines up with your values, just take a hard look at how the children you teach spend their hours in your care, writes Justin Minkel.
April 5, 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 Kathy Thayer explains how teachers at her school tackled new content standards by building a more interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to instruction.
March 29, 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
Language arts teacher Timothy Dolan shares how taking the time to read to his students became a cornerstone of his teaching.
March 22, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers must look beyond paperwork and conventional interventions and try to work with students as individuals, writes Ann Marie Stevens.
March 16, 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
Claire Robertson says that teacher-mentors often make the mistake of charging into a classroom to fix a problem without understanding the context or the teacher's real needs.
March 8, 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
Video resources for teachers are abundant, but they often oversimplify the challenges of classroom practice, argue Jean Moon and Sarah Michaels.
March 2, 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
The timing couldn't be more perfect to remind students that black history unfolds before their eyes every day, teacher Gary Hamilton writes.
February 26, 2016 – Teacher
Amid the flurry of "Why I'm Quitting" stories, educators who plan to teach for the rest of their careers need to speak up about why they have made that choice, says Justin Minkel.
February 24, 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
While many factors are out of their control, teachers still have a responsibility to try to make students' time in the classroom as enjoyable and meaningful as possible, writes Justin Minkel.
February 2, 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
Teachers Brianna Crowley and Barry Saide offer advice on developing an empathic mindset in an education culture that doesn’t always value it but desperately needs it.
January 20, 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