The Council of Chief State School Officers has named high school English teacher Sean McComb, of Maryland, the 2014 National Teacher of the Year. He is one of the youngest teachers to win the award.
April 2014 Archives
A new study shows that the Facing History professional-development program, oriented around an immersive civics-education unit, significantly improved teachers' sense of instructional effectiveness, while also boosting students' historical-thinking skills.
As part of a publicity campaign for the new Ken Burns documentary "The Address," PBS is offering a lesson plan for teachers on public speaking.
Are teachers in the most miserable profession? A lot of other professions have put in a claim, too.
Jacqueline Suskin, a poetry street performer, occasionally brings her vocation into schools.
Teachers at a Nebraska elementary school will be delving into anti-bullying lessons today after an errant flier gave students some troubling bullying advice.
A former Teach For America teacher says he's tired of being attacked as someone who's opposed to public education and teachers.
Latino parents are increasingly sending their children to bilingual schools in an attempt to retain the family's Spanish-language fluency. Opponents of bilingual education say students in these programs don't perform proficiently in state tests.
The Tennessee Education Association is pushing the idea that the states' NAEP gains could be explained in part by a motivational video shown before the test.
The comedian mocked the possibly confusing terminology used on assessments aligned to the common standards.
In a fast-moving panel discussion Monday, a group of educators joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in an effort meant to convince attendees on the merits of teaching.
A Santa Monica teacher reportedly confronted a student about drugs, and has since been suspended after a fight broke out.
Misty Adoniou, a senior lecturer in literacy and teaching English as a second language at the University of Canberra, makes a case for allowing, and encouraging, students to draw in classrooms.
Animal cameras have started soaring in popularity, but do they have any pedagogical value?
Mark Sass, a "hybrid" teacher outside of Denver, says that state policymakers and teachers' unions need to do a whole lot more to foster the growth of teacher-leadership positions in schools. Jack Schneider, an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, argues that policymakers need to give current teachers more credit for their educational attainments than they are accustomed to doing lately.
April brings National Poetry Month. Here are some resources and classroom activities to explore poetry with your students.