Journalism students know that what they do is important. But according to Jim Streisel, the 2013 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year, a student newspaper is really just a byproduct of the learning process.
July 23, 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
Cristina Duncan Evans wonders why, with so many education-improvement ideas under discussion, altering summer vacation isn't on the table.
July 8, 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
Silvestre Arcos, an award-winning math teacher at KIPP: Washington Heights Middle School, says that bringing technology into his classroom has boosted engagement and given him more flexibility to address students' learning needs.
June 18, 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
English teacher Vivian Maguire wonders why education decisionmakers don't take teachers' input more seriously.
June 10, 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
Mathematics teachers Zachary Champagne and Michael Flynn look to expand the middle ground in debates over the Common Core State Standards.
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
A badass teacher isn't something one is by virtue of membership in a group or by ascribing to a certain set of specific beliefs or behaviors, says teacher Laura Thomas.
April 29, 2014 – Teacher
Teacher Kimberly Long offers advice on how to prepare a classroom to handle an unforeseen teacher absence.
April 23, 2014 – Teacher
Teacher and writer Lydie Raschka says publishers and schools may be sending kids the wrong message about poetry.
April 22, 2014 – Teacher
Professor Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon extols the virtues of interpretive discussion for enhancing the understanding of curricular material, as opposed to more-restrictive forms of instruction.
April 16, 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
High school language arts teacher Marie Levey-Pabst explains how she got her students to revise their own writing and make their grades more meaningful.
April 7, 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
Middle school teacher Jody Passanisi says that youth researcher danah boyd's new book dispels many preconceived notions about teens and technology.
April 1, 2014 – Teacher
Educator and author Donalyn Miller offers teachers some techniques to create not only avid readers, but lifelong readers.
March 26, 2014 – Education Week
Teacher Sandy Merz tries to find what makes students learn best, starting with autonomy over their own learning.
March 19, 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