R.A. Montgomery, Author of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books, Dies

Raymond Almiran Montgomery, the publisher-turned-author of the popular Choose Your Own Adventure book series, passed away Nov. 9; he was 79 years old.


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.


Study: Teachers May Need Training in How to Deal With Parent Harassment

A new study shows that teachers with negative parental interactions are more likely to have such experiences. How can teachers deal with parental harassment?


Twitter Chat: What Conditions Support Good Teaching?

Join us tonight (Wed.) at 8 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat (#ewedchat) on how schools can better support good teaching.


Study: Teacher Support, Inclusive Curricula Important for LGBT Students

A recent study identifies the problems facing LGBT students and presents steps that teachers can take to make the school environment more welcoming.


Educators, Researchers Debate What Makes Teachers Great

In a roundtable conversation, accomplished educators explore the question of what makes a great. And researchers have some ideas of their own.


'Interstellar' Lesson Plans Aim to Bring Science Fiction Into Classrooms

Following the release of new movie "Interstellar," Paramount Pictures has teamed up with Google Play for Education to create a set of free math, science, and arts and literature lesson plans based on the film.


Teacher: Adolescent Readers Shouldn't Be Sheltered From Literature

Colorado language arts teacher Alicia Urie defends her decision to teach The Outsiders, saying that good writing can make students cry, but they will be better for it.


National Novel Writing Month Heads Into 16th Year

Starting November 1st, students in more than 2,000 classrooms will take on a major challenge: Write a novel in a month. The Young Writers Program, part of National Novel Writing Month, gives students and teachers the tools to make it happen.


In Classrooms, Halloween Costumes Can Raise Sensitive Issues

Halloween can be a fun holiday, but some costumes can be offensive. Fortunately, there are some ways teachers can encourage students to make smart costume choices.


Role Reversal Shows Teacher What It Means to Be a Student

After spending two days shadowing high schoolers, one teacher realized how little she knew about what it actually meant to be a student.


District Phasing Out Swingsets, Citing Safety Concerns

A Washington state school district has removed swings from its playgrounds, hoping to improve safety during playtime.


Philadelphia Contract Cancellation Sparks Protests, Rebuttals

After a contract cancellation, teachers in Philadelphia will now have to pay for health insurance. What are the future implications of this move on both teachers and students?


A Seriously Experienced Educator: Brooklyn Math Teacher Turns 100

After decades as a math teacher, a Brooklyn math bee coach celebrates her 100th birthday.


Can Students Benefit From More Phone Time?

A recent poll shows that students wish they could use technology in the classrooms more often, while a second study suggests that for students who multitask often, having phones around may not be a distraction.


You Do Have Time to Be a Teacher Leader

In the latest Education Week Twitter chat, participants rejected the idea that teachers don't have time to take on leadership opportunities.


Twitter Chat: What Is Teacher Leadership and Why Is It So Hard to Establish?

In the latest installment of Education Week's Twitter chat series, we discuss what it actually means to be a teacher leader.


National Teacher-Leadership Initiative Improves, But Can It Endure?

The Commit to Lead site has certainly improved in some aspects since it launched in August.


District Trains Teachers in Using Inclusive Approach to Gender

After facing backlash from parents and the media, the public school district in Lincoln, Neb. is refusing to back down from programs designed to encourage the use of gender-inclusive language.


Researchers Offer Prescriptions for Retaining Teachers

A panel of education experts says that the nation's understaffing problem is about retention, not recruitment. The solutions? Better leadership and more freedom for teachers.


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