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Show Students You Care

Polling data show that teachers who are supported and respected by their schools inspire engaged, hopeful students better able to succeed in school and life, Gallup's Brandon Busteed says.
(September 30, 2014)

Discipline Debates Turn to Broad Terms Like 'Defiance'

School districts are zeroing in on such vague definitions as they seek to craft discipline policies that are more consistent and equitable, and that avoid overly harsh penalties for minor infractions. (September 30, 2014)

Eight Qualities of a Great Teacher Mentor

How can veteran teachers help their newer colleagues succeed? Kimberly Long discusses the importance of a good teacher mentor and gives some advice to teachers trying to become mentors. (September 30, 2014)

Teach a Concept First, Name It Later

(September 28, 2014)

College Enrollment Slipping, Census Shows

(September 29, 2014)

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Most teachers do find joy in teaching, just less and less of that as teachers themselves are increasingly bashed, blamed, hammered, and weighted down from all sides.

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Benefits of Student Reflection

New research shows reflecting on a lesson after it’s over may improve a person’s performance on future tasks. What techniques, if any, have you seen used to encourage students to reflect on what they learned and how they learned it? Share your thoughts. More Discussions >

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Farming in the Gilded Age: A Simulation

Farming in the Gilded Age: A Simulation

Andrew King, an 11th grade teacher in La Puente, Calif., engages his students in a farming simulation as a way to make history seem less dry.

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Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching

Education Week Teacher blogger Larry Ferlazzo investigates some of the thorniest problems in teaching by turning to leading educators and thought leaders for advice. (October 3, 2013)

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Math teacher Silvestre Arcos discusses his efforts to align math instruction with students' learning needs and offer ways that schools and districts can support and scale up personalized-learning projects. Watch it now.

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