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September 01, 2016

Should Students Explain Their Thinking? Not Always, Research Says

When students explain incorrect thinking they could very well be cementing their own misunderstandings, according to a recent literature review.

July 22, 2016

As Project-Based Learning Gains in Popularity, Experts Offer Caution

Project-based learning may be an increasingly popular instructional strategy, but experts say teachers are too often not given the supports they need to make it work.

June 24, 2016

1 in 5 Teachers Unfamiliar With the Common-Core Standards for Writing

A recent survey finds that teachers say the common-core standards have led them to focus more on teaching writing than they have in the past, and yet they haven't gotten the proper training to do so.

June 23, 2016

Common-Core Survey: Math Teachers Say Parents Are Struggling to Reinforce Skills

Elementary and middle school math teachers have mixed feelings on the Common Core State Standards, saying both that they set unrealistic expectations and will have long-term benefits, according to the results of a survey.

June 20, 2016

Education Secretary King Calls on Schools to Build 'Maker Spaces'

U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. called on schools to help foster "making"—or hands-on creating, building, and tinkering—by giving students space for that sort of innovation.

April 21, 2016

Should Finger-Counting Be Encouraged in Math Class?

In a new paper, Stanford professor Jo Boaler argues that math teachers should use more visual approaches in their classrooms, including encouraging students to use their fingers to count and represent quantities.

March 25, 2016

How Virtual Field Trips Can Change Science Class

An administrator with Durham Public Schools plans more than 100 virtual field trips each year that take her district's elementary school students to places they could never afford to go to otherwise.

October 13, 2015

The Next Generation Science Standards in Action: New Teacher Videos

Want to see teachers using the common science standards in their classrooms? Check out these new Teaching Channel videos.

January 06, 2015

Third Grade Reading: Aiming for Better Teacher Preparation

States are increasingly targeting teachers, rather than students, in their bid to boost 3rd grade reading-proficiency levels.

October 30, 2014

Teachers a Key Source of Common-Core Curricula, Study Finds

As schools and districts struggle to find good-quality curriculum aligned to the common core, they're turning most often to their own teachers for those instructional materials, a new survey shows.

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