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
Middle school language arts teacher Sarah Goodis-Orenstein offers tips on improving students' on-demand writing skills, which she argues are increasingly needed both on standardized tests and in the workplace.
January 29, 2014 – Teacher
Nancy Barile, a high school language arts teacher in Revere, Mass., writes that teachers' passions and past experiences can have a positive impact on their teaching and connections with students.
January 22, 2014 – AP
Hillary Greene, a middle school teacher in Massachusetts, reflects on what she's learned from co-authoring a teaching blog with educators from other countries.
January 15, 2014 – Teacher
High school English teacher Kim McCready offers three micro-exercises that she's found can help improve students' vocabulary and close-reading skills, even as she attends to beginning-of-class duties.
January 15, 2014 – Teacher
William Tolley shares how he has adapted his classroom and approach toward education for modern-day technology.
January 9, 2014 – Teacher
Wendi Pillars offers strategies for supporting the language development of diverse-needs students under the Common Core State Standards.
January 7, 2014 – Teacher
Teachers can improve class participation and engagement by changing how they react to a student's incorrect answer, educator Brooke McCaffrey says.
January 6, 2014 – Teacher
Teachers looking to build on student interests and increase engagement should work on developing these five "teacher strengths," says educator Marcia Powell.
December 24, 2013 – Teacher
A high school teacher reflects on some of his early missteps in advocacy and what he's learned about effecting change in his local school community.
December 11, 2013 – Teacher
Two middle school teachers contend that smartphones, like computers, are useful tools for instruction that should be harnessed rather than feared.
December 10, 2013 – Teacher
As an American teacher in his first year working with 5th grade students in Finland, Tim Walker reflects on the lessons he would bring back to an American classroom.
November 26, 2013 – Teacher
Showing film adaptations of texts can be more than just a reward for finishing the reading, says a language arts teacher. It can be a powerful tool for teaching critical analysis.
November 20, 2013 – Teacher
John Owens, author of Confessions of a Bad Teacher, talks about his brief, unhappy career in education and what it says about school systems today.
November 19, 2013 – Teacher
Carl Finer, a middle school English teacher in Los Angeles, says that educators may be missing the opportunity to seize a transformational moment in education.
November 12, 2013 – Teacher
An instructional coach discusses how giving students exit cards can help teachers determine what students know and redirect their instruction accordingly.
November 12, 2013 – Teacher
Teacher Brett Bohstedt discusses a program he created to teach mindfulness to students using breathing, body awareness, and positivity.
November 5, 2013 – Teacher
When a middle school class began to exclude certain students, teacher David Rockower used writing to help students express their feelings and come up with solutions to rebuild the classroom community.
November 4, 2013 – Teacher
Educator Leslie Laud says that evidence-based practices for teaching writing, including the use of formative-assessment techniques, can dramatically improve students' skills.
October 30, 2013 – Teacher
Author, teacher, and former community organizer Larry Ferlazzo offers techniques for developing teachers' leadership potential, which he says is a key strategy for improving schools.
October 29, 2013 – Teacher