November/December 2006

Teacher, Vol. 18, Issue 03
College & Workforce Readiness Charting a Course
Students who enroll at New Haven, Connecticut's Sound School can't be afraid of the water.
Laura Donnelly, November 10, 2006
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Education Readers Poll
Results from our recent online polls on homework and private, parochial, and charter schools.
November 10, 2006
1 min read
School Climate & Safety Natural Habitat
A look at the green-school phenomenon.
Denise Kersten Wills, November 10, 2006
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Larry Reese helps his 12-year-old daughter, Lakeetha, with her civics homework. She  says the things he’s learned in his Parent Academy classes have helped her concentrate better on her studies.
Larry Reese helps his 12-year-old daughter, Lakeetha, with her civics homework. She says the things he’s learned in his Parent Academy classes have helped her concentrate better on her studies.
Juliette Guilbert
Families & the Community Teach Your Parents Well
In Florida's Miami-Dade County, education isn't just for children.
Juliette Guilbert, November 10, 2006
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North Carolina middle-schoolers get their heart rates up in the classroom.
North Carolina middle-schoolers get their heart rates up in the classroom.
The Charlotte Observer/T. Ortega Gaines
Student Well-Being Aerobic Instruction
Weaving physical education into the daily routine.
Bruce Buchanan, November 10, 2006
2 min read
Education Alternate Reality
Like art, alt ed is largely in the eye of the beholder. You know it when you see it.
November 10, 2006
1 min read
North Star’s "members," who often gather for informal discussions, are free to come and go as they please. Although classes are taught by “facilitators,” there are no bells, tests, or means of assessment at the center.
North Star’s "members," who often gather for informal discussions, are free to come and go as they please. Although classes are taught by “facilitators,” there are no bells, tests, or means of assessment at the center.
Josh Reynolds
School Choice & Charters Don’t Call It School
How you refer to North Star in Hadley, Massachusetts, depends on how you define learning.
Daniel Robb, November 10, 2006
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Arthur Levine
Emile Wamsteker
Teacher Preparation Critical Thinking
Arthur Levine explains his stinging critique of teacher education.
Denise Kersten Wills, November 10, 2006
7 min read
Increasingly, your colleague can help decide if you keep your job.
David Kidd
Teaching Profession Grading Thy Neighbor
What happens when teaching colleagues assess each other?
Alexandra R. Moses, November 10, 2006
2 min read
Teaching History Revisited
Time machines may still be the stuff of science fiction, but students can go back in history with the Time magazine.
Hollice Fisher, November 10, 2006
1 min read
Teacher Preparation Housse Rules
The 'highly qualified' path for experienced teachers may soon be eliminated.
Michelle R. Davis, November 10, 2006
1 min read
BRIC ARCHIVE
Glynis Sweeney
Infrastructure Thou Shalt Blog
If you're going to blog, make sure you have something to say.
Kevin Bushweller, November 10, 2006
2 min read
Federal Leveling the Field
A few states aim to solve the teacher-equity problem.
Laura Donnelly, November 10, 2006
2 min read
A vintage classroom poster on beetles.
A vintage classroom poster on beetles.
Infrastructure Recycled Materials
How one school's "junk" became a former teacher's Internet business.
Rich Shea, November 10, 2006
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Education Funding Requests Granted
The most persuasive grant proposals focus on ends, not means, says David Bauer, author of The Teacher's Guide to Winning Grants.
Hollice Fisher, November 10, 2006
1 min read
Education Real-Time Video
For a generation of children accustomed to portable DVD players, video has become an almost indispensable learning tool.
Hollice Fisher, November 10, 2006
1 min read
Reading & Literacy The Lit List
If finding a book that will simultaneously captivate and enlighten the adolescent mind seems like a tall order, a new guide can help.
Hollice Fisher, November 10, 2006
1 min read
Infrastructure Another World
Teach for America's Jessica Shyu reports from the reservation.
November 10, 2006
1 min read
Education Opinion Not in Our Classrooms
Eighty-one years after the Scopes “monkey trial,” the religious right is still trying to control the public school science curriculum.
November 10, 2006
2 min read
Grossmann helps set up camp.
Grossmann helps set up camp.
Ray Kirschner
Teacher Preparation Opinion The Call of the Wild
A summertime trip to Botswana becomes a living lesson for one New Jersey educator.
Venise Grossmann, November 10, 2006
4 min read
Education Opinion The Homework Myth
Alfie Kohn, author of such standbys of progressive educational literature as Punished by Rewards and The Schools Our Children Deserve, aims in his latest book to expose the injustice and general worthlessness of homework. He is part of a growing trend.
November 10, 2006
2 min read
Education Opinion Cross-X
You don’t need much imagination to see this book as a movie. It has all the ingredients to warm the hearts of an audience. Picture Stand and Deliver meets Hoosiers.
November 10, 2006
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Montessori students like these at Milwaukee’s Craig Montessori Elementary take few formal tests, pursue their own work, and don’t get letter grades.
Montessori students like these at Milwaukee’s Craig Montessori Elementary take few formal tests, pursue their own work, and don’t get letter grades.
Maria Ellen Huebner
School & District Management Best of Class
Are Montessori schools better than their conventional counterpars?
Eric Wills, November 10, 2006
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Teaching Opinion Alternative Methods—Elementary
The practice of “looping,” in which a teacher moves up to the next grade level with the same group of students, encourages a productive working relationship and spirit of cooperation between you and your young charges.
Lisa Haines, November 10, 2006
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Teaching Opinion Alternative Methods—Middle Grades
The practical application of interdisciplinary, project-based learning theories can make both learning and teaching exciting, challenging, and, most important, fun.
Daniella Garran, November 10, 2006
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Teaching Opinion Alternative Methods—High School
“Family homework” is an attempt to explore such topics thoughtfully while involving families in the content and moral reasoning involved.
Frank W. O'Linn, November 10, 2006
1 min read
School Choice & Charters Ask the Mentor Chris Mercogliano on Alt Ed
Life in the classroom from a "free" school perspective.
November 10, 2006
7 min read
Ellen Casey teaches her students to give peace a chance.
Tom Kimmell
Curriculum Nobel Idea
Channeling the Dalia Lama and other Peace Prizeniks in Colorado.
Kristina Gawrgy, November 10, 2006
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Flight from Failure
Unhappy with Detroit's schools, parents consider the alternatives.
Ronald A. Wolk, November 10, 2006
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