Jatish Marsh, a middle school health teacher in Georgia, explains that her state, like many others, is using student surveys as part of the teacher-evaluation process, a fact that she says she "accept[s]." But there are some communication issues.
February 2013 Archives
Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, I wish Education Week and Education Week Teacher would just take all of their best material on classroom management and package it into a handy e-book so that I could have it with me everywhere on my iPad, Kindle, or Nook?" Turns out we thought of that, too. And we made one.
In an article for RealClearPolitics, Andrew Rotherham, a.k.a. Eduwonk, highlights two problems with the findings from the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher.
Over the last couple weeks, we've seen several stories about what some are calling e-mentoring.
In the next couple months, the U.S. Treasury Department is planning to unveil a website offering teachers "ready-made personal finance lessons that fit neatly into existing math and English courses" and that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, according to Time magazine.
Some teachers at a school in Windsor, Ontario, are facing a backlash after they duped students into thinking they were going on class trip to Disney World in Florida.
veteran high school teacher David B. Cohen writes that he is optimistic about the long-term prospects for teacher leadership.
Sociologist Aaron M. Pallas says that we may soon begin seeing wide descrepencies in student test scores across districts as a result of the Common Core State Standards.
Here's a cute story to give you some Valentine's Day cheer: Every Feb. 14 since 1946, Daryl Zevely, now 77 and retired, has sent his 3rd grade teacher a Valentine Day's card, reports The Longview News-Journal. Ninety-one year-old Regina Bull told the Texas newspaper that Zevely, who was a student in the first class she ever taught, "has never missed a year." The annual cards "made me feel great, to think he'd be concerned about me," said Bull, whose teaching career spanned 39 years. "He'd tell me about his life and his wife and his kids." With the 50th card, ...
In this ASCD SmartBlog post, a 20-year veteran teacher describes how he went from a "classic rules-and-consequences" management style to a "no-rules, no-consequences" approach.
By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk. This post originally appeared on EdWeek's Teacher Beat blog. The founder of the Teach For America program, Wendy Kopp, will step down as the organization's chief executive officer, but will remain active in the organization by assuming the role of chairwoman of its board of directors. Matt Kramer and Elisa Villanueva Beard will take over as co-CEOs, the organization said today in a press release. Both have long been members of the organization's senior leadership team. Kopp, 45, founded TFA in 1990. From an initial cohort of 50, the organization now sends a highly select ...
An Indiana special education teacher who is part of a Christian group that wants to ban LGBT students from the high school prom told a local T.V. station that she doesn't believe gays have a "purpose in life."
Charter schools experiment with split work schedules, extended days, and a host of other staffing policies, but a study in the current issue of Education Finance and Policy suggests that they still struggle as much as traditional public schools to keep their best teachers and get rid of the ones who aren't effective.
In the Atlantic, teacher Jessica Lahey makes an argument for continuing to calculate classroom participation into student grades, despite complaints from the parents of introverted students.
A new research study looks at why boys tend to get lower grades than girls.
One Maryland county is considering a measure that proposes to copyright student- and teacher-created work, reports The Washington Post.
A new survey from PBS LearningMedia finds that U.S. teachers are hungry for classroom technologyespecially interactive tablets and whiteboardsand are generally positive about the ways technology can affect student learning.
The pastor of a Pentecostal church in Beaumont, Tex., who runs a firearms-training business on the side is now offering free shooting lessons to teachers and school administrators.