Traveling Poet Brings Her Craft to Students

Jacqueline Suskin, a poetry street performer, occasionally brings her vocation into schools.


School Advises Students Not to Report Bullying, and Basically Just Accept It

Teachers at a Nebraska elementary school will be delving into anti-bullying lessons today after an errant flier gave students some troubling bullying advice.


Former TFA Member: Don't Tell Me I Hate Teachers

A former Teach For America teacher says he's tired of being attacked as someone who's opposed to public education and teachers.


Interest in Bilingual-Instruction Programs Growing, Despite Scrutiny

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.


Tenn. Teachers' Union Credits Motivational Video, Not Policy Efforts, for NAEP Gains

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.


Stephen Colbert Takes on Common-Core Tests

The comedian mocked the possibly confusing terminology used on assessments aligned to the common standards.


Why Teach? Here Are the Best Answers Experts Could Give

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.


Teacher's Suspension After Wrestling Student Sparks Controversy

A Santa Monica teacher reportedly confronted a student about drugs, and has since been suspended after a fight broke out.


The Case for Drawing and Doodling in Class

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.


Baby Pandas Improve Every Classroom Lecture

Animal cameras have started soaring in popularity, but do they have any pedagogical value?


Educators Envision a Less Flat, More Respected Teaching Profession

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.


Poem Trees, Lego Diagrams, and Other Ideas for Teaching National Poetry Month

April brings National Poetry Month. Here are some resources and classroom activities to explore poetry with your students.


Novel Classroom Discipline Approach: Spoil the Plot of 'Game of Thrones'

A Belgian professor reportedly told his class to simmer down or he'd reveal all the characters who die in the popular HBO show and novel series.


N.Y.C. Teachers' Group Proposes Fixes for Common-Core Implementation

A group of New York City teachers associated with teacher-advocacy organization Educators 4 Excellence laid out ways to address the challenges being faced throughout the state.


The Last Days of the Red Pen?

A Cornwall school is emphasizing dialogues in essay grading, but there are other new approaches to writing feedback, too.


What Standards Are Indiana Educators Teaching to Today?

Indiana adopted the Common Core State Standards in 2010. On Monday, Gov. Mike Pence revoked them. What's a teacher to do?


How to Thrive in Teaching: One Educator's Journey

If you're a teacher who's struggling or someone who supports teachers who are struggling, please join us Wednesday evening for a live web chat with Meenoo Rami, author of the recently published book "Thrive: 5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching."


Using Hip-Hop as an Educational Tool

In 2010 associate professor Christopher Emdin started a weekly Twitter chat called #HipHopEd to discuss the intersection of hip-hop and education. It has become an international education movement.


Authors Lament Dearth of Black Characters in Children's Fiction

Two prominent African-American children's book authors, and at least one language arts teacher, say the lack of black characters in recent children's literature has series implications for students' understanding of the world.


It's a Great Day: 'The Giver' Trailer Released

The acclaimed children's book is getting the Hollywood treatment.


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