Teacher, Vol. 18, Issue 06
Education Opinion Widening the Circle: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms
In Widening the Circle, Mara Sapon-Shevin, a professor of education at Syracuse University, makes a compelling case that inclusion helps everyone in a school.
Education Opinion Intelligent Life in the Classroom: Smart Kids & Their Teachers
As schools scramble to meet the standards associated with No Child Left Behind, it’s good to know there are still individuals who take the time to appreciate the qualities of accomplished students.
Education Opinion Pledging Allegiance: The Politics of Patriotism in America’s Schools
Pledging Allegiance may be this year’s most important education book, not simply because of its star-studded list of contributors, but for the way they examine the meaning and teachability of patriotism in post-9/11 America.
Infrastructure Classroom Essentials: What Would You Not Want to Teach Without?
Individual whiteboards. I’m a first-year teacher, so I don’t have many supplies. I kept asking for individual whiteboards because I had seen other teachers use them, but there wasn’t ever any money. Somebody told me whiteboards are made of the same stuff they use in bathrooms and in some kitchens. So I bought a 4-by-8-foot sheet of tile board at Lowe’s for $10.97. They cut it into 32 12-by-12-inch boards, which is more than enough for my class.
Education Letter to the Editor Gaming to Learn
In response to “Game On” [Classroom Tech, March/April]: The military and other industries have used gaming to effectively teach higher-level thinking skills and decisionmaking for years. Games are ideal for engaging and teaching students if the games’ content is appropriate.