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Teach about America's "freedom documents," colonial America, the Revolutionary War and more. Plus find fun crafts, recipes and games!
These apps, vetted by educators across the country, cover everything from digital storytelling and video tools to coding and augmented reality to English Language Arts and reading engagement.
It's horrible to think about, but if a gunman or other intruder is attempting to gain access to a classroom, the safest thing is to find a way to keep the person locked out.
States such as FL, NC and KS have already--or are seeking to--phase out teacher tenure. Sixteen states -- up from 10 in 2011 -- now require the results of teacher evaluations be used in determining whether to grant tenure.
More educators than ever are flipping their classrooms, ditching in-class lectures in favor of collaborative, hands-on student work.
Young teens who acted old for their age by forming early romantic relationships and basing friendships on appearance were seen as popular, revealed a study. But once these socially advanced teens matured, their behavior was no longer so... 06/13/2014 - 12:43pm ago
Learn more about E-rate and get tips on tapping federal funding for digital learning devices and professional development.
Harvard and Columbia researchers suggest that low-quality teachers can markedly lower students' potential future earnings.
Principals need clear goals, a culture of support and enough leeway to make the decisions they deem best for their campuses, according to a new report released by the George W. Bush Institute.
"It's the process of creating a program, letting it run, encountering problems, dissecting and examining the problem and finding a solution so you can create something," explained a tech expert.
"It can take teachers as long as four to six weeks at the start of a new school year to help kids brush up on skills they had previously mastered," said Pearl Chang Esau, the head of an education advocacy group called Expect More Arizona.
Although burnout is common among both new and veteran teachers, key prevention tactics include keeping the classroom interesting and the student-teacher bond strong.
The 16 percent who missed more than 18 days on average were responsible for one-third of all teacher absenses in the survey, which was done among 40 large metropolitan school districts.
One program strategy is giving students more time to "wrestle" with math problems before providing hints or the answer, said an article in DailyCamera.com.
"We’ve romanticized public school and bought it on impulse...because it makes us feel good, or at least fosters a sense of satisfaction in dutifully passing on the experience to our children," said former homeschooled student Georgi... 06/17/2014 - 9:16am ago
The funding will support training of teachers and staff in evidence-based strategies that reduce violence and bullying. Video surveillance, school safety officers, metal detectors and stronger security measures are also key tactics to be... 06/16/2014 - 5:06pm ago
Offer students background information on the crisis, and use these questions to explore global implications of the violence.
The company will work with Arizona State University to offer part-time and full-time staff the opportunity to finish their bachelor’s degrees with full tuition reimbursement.
“There [has been] barely a ripple of a suggestion that there are people who want to disenfranchise all unions, and going after teachers is a fashionable...thing to do," said U.S. News & World Report's Susan Milligan.
Leaving behind dodgeball and other games that use kids as targets, the program instead emphasizes personal fitness plans and activities that accommodate different student strengths.

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