What Are the Differences Between Teaching Phonics vs. Balanced Literacy?

Want to know if a K-2 classroom is using explicit, systematic phonics or balanced literacy? This visual illustrates some of the main instructional differences between the two approaches to early reading.

(October 2, 2019)

The 'Magic' Teachers Need From Their Principals

Teachers work their magic with students all the time, building community and trust. What would school be like if principals worked that same magic with teachers, wonders Jonathon Medeiros. (October 9, 2019)

Teaching Impeachment in Politically Risky Times

Whether they like it or not, civics teachers are at the frontlines of translating the impeachment process for the next generation of citizens. (October 3, 2019)

Stop Punting Dyslexia to Teachers. It's Everyone's Responsibility

(October 7, 2019)

Ways Students Can Write for 'Authentic Audiences'

(October 7, 2019)

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A Civics Lesson—Inspiring Students to Become Active Citizens (Video)

Try to imagine what actions you can take to change your world. That’s what these Chicago middle school students are asked to think about during a hands-on civics lesson. 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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