January/February 2007

Teacher, Vol. 18, Issue 04
Students at the Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem.
Students at the Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem.
YWL Foundation
School Choice & Charters Separating Girls and Boys
A debate on the benefits of single-sex education.
December 22, 2006
2 min read
Education Letter to the Editor Blog If You Want To
Kevin Bushweller is correct in his column about blogging [“Thou Shalt Blog,” November/December]. You cannot force these things on anyone and make them like it.
December 22, 2006
1 min read
Education Letter to the Editor Measuring Up
The idea that teacher-preparation programs should be judged by the achievement of students taught by the program’s graduates—which is endorsed by Arthur Levine [“Critical Thinking,” November/December]—has been getting increased attention.
December 22, 2006
1 min read
BRIC ARCHIVE
Gary Cooper
Student Well-Being Northern Exposure
A PE teacher makes use of Alaska's snowy, subzero climate.
Hollice Fisher, December 22, 2006
1 min read
Assessment Opinion The Real World
Personalized, not standardized, assessments are the way to go.
Ronald A. Wolk, December 22, 2006
3 min read
BRIC ARCHIVE
John MacDonald
Families & the Community Opinion Culture Clash
Parents who don't get involved aren't always apathetic.
Lisa M. Weinbaum, December 22, 2006
7 min read
BRIC ARCHIVE
Matt Collins
Reading & Literacy Write Away
How to write that novel you've always wanted to write—in 30 days.
Laura Donnelly, December 22, 2006
3 min read
BRIC ARCHIVE
Jim Nuttle
Classroom Technology Opinion What Could Go Wrong?
You've heard of Murphy's Law. How about Murphy's Lab?
Doug Noon, December 22, 2006
2 min read
Education Opinion The Children in Room E4
Susan Eaton meticulously follows the ups and downs of an 18-year-long, still-running legal battle, Sheff v. O’Neill, launched by a team of civil rights lawyers who hoped to end de facto racial segregation in Connecticut schools.
December 22, 2006
1 min read
Education Opinion Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire!
Despite its smokin’ hot title, this book by award-winning teacher Rafe Esquith makes for cold, soggy reading.
December 22, 2006
1 min read
Education Opinion The Storm
In The Storm: Students of Biloxi, Mississippi, Remember Hurricane Katrina, children's author Barbara Barbieri McGrath has collected writings, drawings, and paintings by Biloxi public school students who endured Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.
December 22, 2006
1 min read
Science Lights! Camera! Learning!
From watching 'Iron Science Teacher,' you'd think classroom experiments were a spectator sport. And you'd be right.
Laura Donnelly, December 22, 2006
2 min read
BRIC ARCHIVE
David Kidd
Classroom Technology Mind Over Medium
Online vs. face-to-face professional development—which works best?
Eric Wills, December 22, 2006
3 min read
Professional Development Opinion Professional Growth—Middle Grades
How would professional development look if it were custom-tailored?
Corrina Knight, December 22, 2006
1 min read
Professional Development Opinion Professional Growth—Elementary
Teacher research can give educators ownership of their professional growth.
Gail Ritchie, December 22, 2006
1 min read
Professional Development Opinion Professional Growth—High School
Are we naïve if we imagine schools can build professional learning communities with teacher-directed professional development?
Linda Emm, December 22, 2006
1 min read
Professional Development Ask the Mentor Rebecca Hendrickson on Professional Development
An education field coach answers new teachers' questions on professional development issues.
December 22, 2006
9 min read
BRIC ARCHIVE
Todd Pitt
Equity & Diversity Point of Entry
To find out where your students are coming from, it helps to know the history of immigration.
Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, December 22, 2006
8 min read
“A child that comes in is a child that I support,” says Paddy O’Reilly, who’s been teaching for more than a quarter of a century.
“A child that comes in is a child that I support,” says Paddy O’Reilly, who’s been teaching for more than a quarter of a century.
Steven Drummond
Recruitment & Retention Forever Young
Traditional professional development has its place, but some of the best teachers learn better by doing.
Steven Drummond, December 22, 2006
17 min read
Education Readers Poll
Professional development—the good, the bad, and the ugly.
December 22, 2006
1 min read
Reading & Literacy Me Tube
Caught on tape: vociferous attempts at national certification.
December 22, 2006
1 min read
Teaching Profession Cashing Out
How to turn those holiday gift cards into cold, hard cash.
Hollice Fisher, December 22, 2006
1 min read
BRIC ARCHIVE
David Kidd
Mathematics Opinion Classroom Essentials: What Would You Not Want to Teach Without?
Sidewalk chalk can be especially helpful at the beginning of the year.
Jonah Davenport, December 22, 2006
1 min read
School Climate & Safety Falling Down
Teachers speak out on health and safety concerns in deteriorating public schools.
December 22, 2006
1 min read
Education Casting Call
The power of podcasting is its ability to engage today’s tech-savvy students in conversations about what they’re learning, says David Warlick, a former teacher and creator of the Education Podcast Network.
Hollice Fisher, December 22, 2006
1 min read
Teaching Manipulating the Numbers
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives offers a free collection of more than 100 digital activities.
Hollice Fisher, December 22, 2006
1 min read
BRIC ARCHIVE
Yoga Ed.
Student Well-Being Do Your Omwork
Efforts to balance academics with yoga and old-fashioned play.
Denise Kersten Wills, December 22, 2006
2 min read
School & District Management Mind the Gap
Researchers recently turned up a tantalizing clue on what can be done to raise minority students' achievement levels.
Denise Kersten Wills, December 22, 2006
1 min read
Bill Cosby
Erinn
Teaching Profession Tough Love
What comedian and actor Bill Cosby thinks of teachers.
Denise Kersten Wills, December 22, 2006
3 min read