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Members of The Center for Teaching Quality wrote a piece in Education Week describing their views on classroom practices and philosophies. The article celebrated Teacher Appreciation week and supported #TeachingIs, a social media campaign... 05/09/2014 - 10:34am ago
Parents with children on the autism spectrum are finding new ways to communicate and help their children succeed in an one-hour improv class, says Jen Olenizcak, founder of The Engaging Educator.
Jason Endacott, a former educator and current blogger for the Huffington Post, asks the question: Is Teacher "Appreciation" Enough? Endacott asks what the public means by "appreciation" when discussing teachers, and he suggests that what... 05/09/2014 - 11:00am ago
Tablets and other "smart" devices have become the norm in classrooms, says Gayle Bennett, Dell representative, in a USA Today article. According to Speak Up, an initiative of the education nonprofit Project Tomorrow, between 41 percent and... 05/09/2014 - 11:51am ago
Florida U.S. District Judge Mark Walker recently ruled in favor of plaintiffs in a 2013 lawsuit, filed by seven teachers and their unions, which challenged the state's teacher evaluation practices. The system, according to the Washington... 05/09/2014 - 12:01pm ago
The Chicago Teachers' Union passed a resolution on May 9, 2014 opposing the use of Common Core State Standards in teaching and testing. The group also plans to lobby the Illinois Board of Education and its parent union, the American... 05/09/2014 - 2:35pm ago
Leaders of technological advancement in Minneapolis-St. Paul formed "Educelerate Twin Cities," a forum regarding "the next big industrial success for the Twin Cities of Minnesota," reports Education News.
Blogger Laurie Rogers looks at the issue of math-related professional development in her recent post in Education News. Rogers maintains that PD has emphasized pedagogical strategies at the expense of actual math skills.
LearnZillion, an organization providing Common Core-aligned, teacher-created lessons, has released a list of the members of its 2014 teacher "Dream Team." The 200 eduators will each receive a $2,000 stipend and an all-expenses-paid trip to... 05/12/2014 - 11:07am ago
Recent studies indicate that students' learning may suffer when they read on digital devices, reports Education Week. Schools, the article says, have embraced digital learning tools in the classroom, and educators are doing what they can... 05/12/2014 - 11:16am ago
In a Huffington Post piece, Stacey Cole, a "human translation evangelist" for One Hour Translation, looks at new language-teaching trends. Cole shares best practices for overcoming the struggles that come with learning a language.
Assessments are considered important tools in a student's learning process, says Alexandra Pannoni, education intern at U.S. News. Get tips to help high-school teachers create and use meaningful assessments to improve instruction.
Despite teachers asking to cancel tests their students will most likely fail, the state is making students take them anyway. Oregon's teacher union estimated 35 to 40 percent of students will pass these new tests, but Schools Chief Rob... 05/15/2014 - 11:49am ago
Educational versions of popular games, such as SimCity, have taken over schools in a "fresh wave of serious learning games that bridge the gap between instruction and assessment," reports Education Week. One game, SimCityEDU: Pollution... 05/14/2014 - 11:19am ago
The study found little to no correlation between quality teaching and appraisals teachers receive, casting doubt on whether states could use empirical data to evaluate and identify "good" or "bad" teachers based on student performance.
For students taking the STAAR test in Texas last month, it was their lucky day when they received an email with two test essay questions and sample answers. Pearson, which runs Texas' standardized school tests, accidentally leaked these... 05/15/2014 - 11:10am ago
Recent findings show that mentoring programs for first-year teachers increase staff retention and improve student achievement. Iowa's largest public school system, Des Moines, has revamped its mentoring program, and reporter Mary Stegmeir... 05/12/2014 - 12:37pm ago
A video of a nine-year-old girl crying to her mother about being bullied on the bus has gone viral, and a lot of parents are discussing the topic.
Targets of bullying experience emotional scarring and psychological distress. A recent study, however, finds that the bully may actually experience health benefits, reports Time.com.
Do kids benefit from doing homework? Are most homework assignments boring to students? Columnist Laurie Levy from the Huffington Post looks at this issue in relation to her eight-year-old granddaughter's struggle with completing homework... 05/14/2014 - 11:33am ago