Five Ways to Bring Creativity Back to the Middle Grades

In a climate of high-stakes testing and a focus on standards, teachers should still make room for creativity in their lessons. Students need the freedom and encouragement to explore complex topics in different ways and take ownership of their learning, writes Kimberly Long. (April 26, 2017)

Teaching Immigrant Students to Look Forward

Undocumented students face an uncertain future. Teachers shouldn't make light of their challenges, but must also encourage them to pursue their dreams, Mary Ann Zehr writes. (April 26, 2017)

School Districts Update Professional Development

Classroom needs, as well as new requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act, are leading to creative approaches to improving teachers' own learning and making it more effective.
Special Report: Smart Strategies for Teacher PD (April 26, 2017)

Teaching Students to Dissect Questions for Deeper Learning

(April 26, 2017)

Islands and Myths: What Happens When We Don't Value Storytellers

(April 22, 2017)


A comprehensive learning system is essential to supporting the kinds of professional learning that change practices and improve results. A new report from ERS helps make the ... (04/27 08:51 am)

Teaching Channel Spotlight


A Math Strategy: Which One Doesn't Belong? (Video)

Ryan Reilly, a 1st grade teacher at White Center Heights Elementary School in Seattle, and Donella Oleston, a kindergarten teacher there, teach students how to make evidence-backed claims when reasoning about groups of objects. Both teachers create opportunities for students to share with the class their ideas and what they noticed. Watch the video.


(E-Book) 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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