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March 16, 2014

An Open Letter From a 20th-Century Teacher

No matter what else the 21st century demands of your teaching and leading, remember John Dewey of the 20th century who taught "learning to do by doing," love your students, love your work, and remember there is nothing more important than your responsibility to your students.

March 14, 2014

The Spring Break Blues at a Startup

I realized this week that I might be suffering from the Spring Break Blues. As someone who attended school in America, I grew up knowing and loving spring break and being off from school. But now, as someone working at a business in the education sector, my feelings have turned from love to loathe.

March 13, 2014

Digital Age Teaching & Leadership

Three new books tackle what it means to teach and lead "in a digital age."

March 12, 2014

Study Links Responsive Teaching to Academic Gains

A teaching approach that emphasizes fostering students' autonomy and social and emotional skills leads to academic gains, according to a new study.

March 11, 2014

Education Week Webinar Offers Advice on Teaching Literacy to At-Risk Students

Two literacy experts discussed techniques for teaching literacy in the era of the Common Core State Standards, something that many teachers say they don't feel prepared to do.

March 10, 2014

Study Links Teacher 'Grit' with Effectiveness, Retention

Novice teachers with persistence or "grit" are more likely to be effective and less likely to quit midyear, according to a new study.

March 07, 2014

Should Teachers Stop Fighting for Tenure?

One of the most contested points of teacher contracts is the issue of tenure. Hardline education reformers argue that tenure protects underperforming teachers, which ends up punishing the students. Teachers unions challenge (among other reasons) that with the ever-changing landscape of K-12 education, including evaluation systems, tenure is necessary to protect the jobs of excellent teachers who could otherwise be ousted unfairly.

March 06, 2014

'I Know It's Good 'Cause I Practiced It'

A classroom lesson shows the importance of having students assess their work against "real" standards of excellence.

March 05, 2014

The Importance of Critical Optimism

Researchers find that that the best way to get more people to teach or lead for deeper learning was for them to experience deeper learning themselves.

February 28, 2014

For Teacher Job Applicants, Study Finds It's All About Location, Location, Location

A pair of studies on teacher job searches find that teachers' perceptions of neighborhood and district locations guide their decisions during job searches.

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