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January 22, 2015

'State of STEM' Event Focuses on Women in Science

A group of high-profile scientists spoke with students at the State of STEM event, encouraging young women in particular to pursue STEM careers.

January 09, 2015

An Economics Lesson: Teaching for Disciplinary Understanding

A college professor examines his experience in teaching economics to suggest ways that teachers can develop students' understanding so that they will be able to use their knowledge in the future.

January 08, 2015

Study: In-School Reading Time Is Key to Building Love of Reading

A study by Scholastic finds that read-alouds and designated class time for independent reading are some of the strongest predictors of how frequently a child reads for fun.

January 08, 2015

Why 'Doing School' Undermines Learning

Schools encourage students to get good grades, not to learn the knowledge and skills relevant to the disciplines, argues a graduate student and former English/language arts teacher.

December 12, 2014

Teachers Share Their Weirdest Parent Encounters

An AskReddit post has gotten some interesting responses with the question, "Teachers of Reddit, what was the strangest encounter you've had with a student's parents?"

December 09, 2014

Four Ways to Include Religiously Unaffiliated Students in Discussions About Religion

When developing learning environments that foster respect for religious diversity, it's important to address the experiences of religiously unaffiliated students.

December 02, 2014

The Myth and Reality of 'Disruptive Students'

Some of the same students who were chronically disruptive in one classroom, were attentive and engaged in another. The difference was the teacher and the teaching style employed.

November 28, 2014

10 Ways to Deepen the Learning (Part 2)

In the second of two posts, writer and educator Kathleen Cushman outlines five additional ways to restructure classrooms to produce powerful learning experiences for all students.

November 25, 2014

10 Ways to Deepen the Learning

In the first of two posts, writer Kathleen Cushman outlines lessons for restructuring classrooms to create powerful learning experiences for all students.

November 21, 2014

Teaching Should Be Two-Way Interaction, Not Student-Centered, Author Says

In her new book "The Teaching Brain," Vanessa Rodriguez discusses approaching teaching as an interaction, the five awarenesses of good teachers, and the downside to "quick fixes" based on brain science.

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