Amanda Koonlaba shares her three takeaways from the National Gallery of Art’s Teacher Institute. Visual art can be integrated into any subject, she writes.
August 21, 2017 – Teacher
When teachers find the right balance between honing their own expertise and working with others, they have the power to excite students about learning, writes educator Nicole Smith.
August 16, 2017 – Teacher
As the United States becomes more politically divided and some students face bigotry and hostility, teachers must create inclusive environments in their classrooms, argues educator Precious Crabtree.
August 7, 2017 – Teacher
The first day of school can be scary. Nancy Barile shares five ways teachers can help alleviate their new students’ fears.
August 2, 2017 – Teacher
Public education gives students the diverse experiences and opportunities that may not be offered through school choice, writes Jessica Keigan.
July 25, 2017 – Teacher
Challenging students with finding solutions to real-world problems will get them excited about science, technology, engineering, and math classes, writes Anne Jolly.
July 17, 2017 – Teacher (Web)
The United States has a troubled history of dealing with bilingualism. But Daniella Suárez writes that bilingual programs have benefits for all students.
July 12, 2017 – Teacher
Annette Christiansen shares three steps for educators to get involved in the policy process and help the new federal K-12 education law succeed.
July 5, 2017 – Teacher
Teaching has changed significantly in the past three decades, but some elements have stayed the same, veteran teacher Cindi Rigsbee writes.
June 26, 2017 – Teacher
Teachers can transform summer school by designing an active learning process that focuses on the whole learner, writes Elizabeth Stein.
June 19, 2017 – Teacher
There has never been a better time for teachers to become leaders, Carl Draeger writes. Here are some simple activities for educators to hone their leadership skills.
June 12, 2017 – Teacher
Teacher Ben Owens offers solutions for the three most common roadblocks to organizational change.
June 7, 2017 – Teacher
Teachers need to look to the past as well as the future to encourage virtue in their students. William Anderson retools ancient teachings by Confucius to teach his students about self-awareness and accountability.
May 31, 2017 – Teacher
Inspired by a Peruvian artist, Precious Crabtree and her students learned what it means to be global citizens. Students were inspired through art to celebrate differences and learn about other cultures.
May 24, 2017 – Teacher
Social media provides teachers with a network of online support, but can also be distracting, writes Joanna Schimizzi. Teachers should follow these strategies to post and share topics that prompt engagement and inspiration.
May 17, 2017 – Teacher
Sustainable and meaningful professional development should consist of learning experiences that cultivate teachers’ skills and knowledge—and directly support the teaching practice, writes Linda Yaron.
May 9, 2017 – Teacher
How can teachers successfully mandate summer reading? Start with high expectations for all students, urban educator Leticia Skae says.
May 3, 2017 – Teacher
In a climate of high-stakes testing and a focus on standards, teachers should still make room for creativity in their lessons. Students need the freedom and encouragement to explore complex topics in different ways and take ownership of their learning, writes Kimberly Long.
April 26, 2017 – Teacher
As a teacher at an international school in China, Bill Tolley shares his takeaways on teaching controversial subjects under censorship, while still encouraging students to develop critical thinking skills.
April 18, 2017 – Teacher
Too often, school buildings are silos onto themselves. Educators must widen their circles so that all members of the community have a voice in the education of our children, Marcia Powell writes.
April 12, 2017 – Teacher
After realizing that teaching is her lifelong passion, Stephanie Pinkin shares why she returned from coaching and how she found a leadership role in the classroom.
April 4, 2017 – Teacher
The current body of children's literature still lacks representation of urban youth. Students should be able to read books that are relevant to their lives, writes Kathleen Melville.
March 29, 2017 – Teacher
Teachers must overcome their fears of not knowing how to use the latest technology tools and let students take charge, Tricia Ebner writes.
March 21, 2017 – Teacher
Being a part of a diverse network of educators can help teachers broaden their perspectives to better meet all students’ needs, writes Joanna Schimizzi.
March 10, 2017 – Teacher
Inclusive classrooms can teach all students, with or without disabilities, that everyone has unique strengths. Cossondra George shares how her students learned to accept and appreciate each other's learning differences.
March 7, 2017 – Teacher
A team of teachers thrives when its members identify and build off of each other’s strengths to create a positive school culture driven by a shared vision, writes Nick Tutolo.
February 28, 2017 – Teacher
Celebrating Black History Month in class should inspire students to think critically about equality and justice and appreciate a significant part of American history, writes William Anderson.
February 16, 2017 – Teacher
Educators need to remember how to love what they do. Cristie Watson encourages teachers to advocate for the profession to help re-spark their passion for education.
February 14, 2017 – Teacher
To advance collaborative leadership, Wendi Pillars shares insights on defining a shared vision with fellow educators to implement a teacher-powered model in their schools.
February 8, 2017 – Teacher
Create a learning environment that teaches students about the importance of positive relationships and the responsibilities that come with collaborative work, says Cossondra George.
January 31, 2017 – Teacher