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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.
If school gets our students ready for the real world, why shouldn't we bribe them?
Teachers are increasingly being pressed into service as nurses.
Satisfied educators make for better test scores, studies show.
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Should long summer breaks be a thing of the past?
Teachers can help students break through their math anxiety.
Turning dirt and bugs into better health for city kids.
Dozens of groups offer assistance to teachers interested in starting school gardens.
Why you love Hollywood's reality-defying teacher movies.
Tools of the Trade
Tools of the Trade
No hovering administrators. No high-stakes tests. No pestering parents. Barb Hagen teaches murderers and sex offenders, and she loves her work.
There's a program that funnels men into math, science, and special ed teaching positions at high-needs schools. Should it matter that they're all from the military?
A new survey reveals why former teachers quit the profession.
I always wanted to teach in a high school, but, along the way, teaching young students became my passion.
It is with no shame whatsoever that I admit that my career move from language arts classroom to library media center was, among other things, a very practical one.
Being a high school teacher means regularly engaging with soon-to-be adults just as their awareness of who they might become emerges.
Career advice for teachers of all ages.
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.
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.
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.
Being tech-savvy starts with learning keyboard skills.
Classroomless? A former teacher's invention might be just the thing.
No-holds-barred writing connects an educator with her students.
Want to be treated like a professional? Fire your principal.
An Alabama science teacher changes his school's oil. To biodiesel.