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Teaching Profession Efforts to Toughen Teacher Evaluations Show No Positive Impact on Students
After a decade of expensive evaluation reforms, new research shows no positive effect on student test scores or educational attainment.
Teaching Opinion To Get Tutoring Right, Connect It to the Classroom
Tutors must have access to and know how to use the same instructional materials as teachers, write David M. Steiner and Ethan Mitnick.
Teaching Opinion ‘Someone Like Me’: The Surprising Power of Role Models
Teachers are models of behavior—and can help kids aspire to reach goals they never imagined.
Reading & Literacy White Characters Still Dominate Kids' Books and School Texts, Report Finds
The review comes at a time when there’s increased national attention on what children are reading in school.
Curriculum Teaching in the 'Metaverse'? Roblox Looks to Make It a Reality
Gaming company Roblox will give $10 million to support development of immersive virtual STEM curriculum for its metaverse platform.
- Science Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change: Why Some Teachers Focus on SolutionsLearning about climate change can make students feel anxious or hopeless. A solution-focused teaching approach gives them a reason for hope.Science 5 Ways to Teach Climate Change and COVID-19 During Polarized TimesRampant misinformation and politics have made science teachers' jobs harder. Teachers share five strategies to teach sensitive topics.Science Q&A Science Denial in the Classroom: What Causes It? How Should Teachers Respond?Rejection of scientific consensus is informed by students' attitudes, networks, and cognitive shortcomings. Here's how to head it off.Teaching Profession Teachers Who Refuse to Comply With Vaccine Mandates Won't Face Consequences in Many PlacesSome districts and states aren't even keeping track of how many teachers are vaccinated.
- Teacher Preparation ‘More Than a Demographic’: The Important Work of Cultivating Native TeachersA graduate program at the University of Oregon is training Native and Alaska Native teachers to build a deeper bench of Indigenous educators.Teaching Opinion Students Can Make a Difference in the World. Here’s How to Inspire ThemOne person alone can’t solve climate change, social inequality, or the pandemic. But working as a group is powerful stuff.Teaching Opinion How Small-Group Instruction Benefits Your TeachingSmall-group work can provide opportunities for reteaching, student practice, and formative assessments.
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