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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.

October 06, 2014

Common-Core Teaching: Balancing Grade-Level and 'Frustration-Level' Texts

Teachers and academic scholars are debating ways to interpret, and teach, the text-complexity expectations of the Common Core State Standards.

August 12, 2014

With Fractions, Common-Core Training Goes Beyond 'Invert and Multiply'

How do you illustrate division of fractions by fractions? And why would you want to?

July 28, 2014

Real-Life Math and Teacher Training: Cures for 'Innumeracy'?

Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.

June 10, 2014

Reducing Math Anxiety: What Can Teachers Do?

Psychology professors Sian Beilock and Daniel Willingham offer suggestions for how teachers can help decrease the effects of math anxiety.

May 22, 2014

Arts and Special Education: Reflections on a Photo

A photo of an arts education program for students with special needs illustrates the kinds of social and communication gains students can make.

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