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December 02, 2016

Neuroscience Education and Why It Matters

The newly named Science Educator of the Year, Dr. Norbert Myslinski, has a message to share about neuroscience: "It's not just for the scientists."

December 02, 2016

New Curriculum Designed to Help Middle School Students Say No to Drinking

This curriculum focuses on the effect of alcohol on the brain, an area developers say fascinates middle school students.

November 23, 2016

Poet Laureate Partners With Chicago Public School Teachers

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and the Library of Congress, will meet with 9th grade English teachers in Chicago Public Schools to revamp poetry instruction.

November 18, 2016

Abused Dog Serves as Inspiration for National 4-H Anti-Bullying Curriculum

The curriculum uses the story of a Labrador retriever who suffered horrific abuse from other dogs and neglect from his owner to teach students empathy and resilience.

November 10, 2016

Curriculum Based on New TV Series Aims to Educate Students About Mars

The curriculum is designed to correspond with the National Geographic Channel series, MARS, which includes a scripted drama and documentary-style interviews with key figures in the quest for human exploration of the planet.

November 04, 2016

Project-Based Learning Tied to Improved Problem-Solving Skills

There are more resources for teachers hoping to explore project-based learning than ever before. Research on one such program suggests it might help with problem-solving.

October 14, 2016

E.D. Hirsch on Why Text Complexity Is a 'Myth' (Audio Interview)

In these audio clips, the author and retired professor discusses how background knowledge affects reading comprehension, why he thinks the common core's focus on reading complex texts is useless, and what education policymakers can learn from France.

October 10, 2016

Why Don't the Common-Core Standards Include Cursive Writing?

In a recent interview, one of the lead writers of the reading standards explained that the decision was about priorities—and that learning to use technology took precedence. But what does the research say?

October 07, 2016

Tennessee Standards Draw Concerns About State History, Religion

Proposed history standards in Tennessee have drawn fire from all directions for excluding Islam and omitting specific facts from the state's history.

October 06, 2016

Teachers Review 'Promising' Digital Tools for English/Language Arts Instruction

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is publishing reviews, written by teachers, of free and low-cost digital tools that can supplement classroom curricula.

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