Bright, social-justice-oriented students should not be cavalierly dismissing teaching as an option, writes Margaret Healy.
August 20, 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
Even though states and districts are choking on data, Bernard Fryshman writes, there's still very little understanding of what constitutes great teaching.
August 11, 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
For Robert Kolar, the first year of teaching was difficult—but it was also rewarding. He offers some advice to new teachers starting this fall.
July 29, 2014 – Teacher
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