After 12 years in K-8 education, I'm finally getting a glimpse of the world of high school—and it's a totally different, sometimes bizarre, world.
An casual trip to a violin shop--and an encounter with a luthier--radically changed one teacher's perspective on education, the economy, and the virtues of music itself.
In this guest blog, educator Sara Urben explains why the teaching profession is cloaked in shame and offers three strategies to shake it off.
When it comes to decreasing the dropout rate, some kids just need a hefty dose of "Mama."
What could cause a teacher who was in love with the profession quit in the prime of her career?
My famous friend, TV producer Paula Yoo, helped me revolutionize my writing instruction. Every teacher needs a friend who inspires him to keep dreaming, keep pushing, and keep evolving into a force that will one day flip the field of education right side up.
After finally lashing back at an insolent parent, I realize why its important for me, the teacher, to apologize first—and never go there again.
With the Warriors Boys Book Club now over, but I'll be analyzing the results from this experiment for at least the next four years.
A great lesson in my boys club goes terrible wrong. This is what I learned and what I hope the boys learned, too.
If Brown was supposed to desegregate schools, why didn't I ever get to see the benefit? Two words: white flight.