A mother remarked that it "sucks" that her daughter has to start school a day earlier than last year instead of getting one more day of summer. What actually "sucks" is how we talk about school.
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August 28, 2015
August 03, 2015
For all teachers who say they have only one rule--which might be something like "Respect all people and things" or "Think before you act"--I have this comment: You can't mandate kindness and consideration through rules. You may, however, have some success via doggedly modeling these qualities, over time. You'll have the most success by genuinely liking your students and demonstrating authentic warmth.
January 05, 2015
Now that we're back to school, what are some ways you can shake things up in the new year? Here are 10 ideas to try out in your classroom, no matter how big or small your learners may be.
September 10, 2014
Looking for some apps to refresh your iPads? Here are three free apps - two new and a refreshed oldie but goodie - that can help you jump start your school year!
August 20, 2014
Cristina Duncan Evans reacts to the many open letters directed at first-year teachers by penning one to veteran instructors.
August 14, 2014
Back-to-school is the focus of a "conservative shopper app" that helps consumers find companies whose donations and advocacy align with their political beliefs.
August 08, 2014
As we are preparing to welcome our students back to school, many teachers are dusting off well-worn "ice breakers" for that first day. From "tell us about your summer" to "set some goals for the new year" we all have our go-to toolkit of new year prompts and games. But what about those with some tech to spice up this welcome? Here are 5 back-to-school digital ice breakers to ring in the new year with gusto:
August 06, 2014
Every year during the last week of summer, teachers in Henderson County, Ky. make house calls.
July 03, 2014
Staples plans to open postal service counters in its stores using its own employees, drawing the ire of the national postal service union and its teacher brethren.
August 28, 2013
My dream is that the poor black and brown children of Chicago will get an equal chance at obtaining a quality education this year—not just at the "welcoming" schools but in the ordinary, less politicized neighborhood schools.