Study: Teacher Outreach to Parents Has 'Under-Explored Potential' in Schools

A new study by researchers at Harvard and Brown University finds that regular personalized communications from teachers to parents can in fact have a sizable impact on students' chances for success in their classes.


Survey: Top Teachers Cite Student Poverty, Family Stress as Chief Academic Barriers

A survey of the 2015 state teachers of the year takes a look at top teachers' thoughts on issues affecting students, where funding should be directed, and what parts of the job they value most.


Study Finds That Cellphone Bans Lead to Higher Test Scores

A new U.K. study finds that cellphone bans in schools can have the same effect on test scores as adding a week of instructional time.


Teachers in Maine School Decide to Go Ahead and Run the Place

When their principal resigned due to illness earlier this year, the teachers at the rural Athens Community School in Maine came up with a novel idea for leading the school in the future: They would simply (or maybe not so simply) do it themselves.


Let Students With ADHD Fidget, Says Study

A new study says that fidgeting may actually help students with ADHD learn better and stay alert in the classroom.


Survey: Most Teachers Aren't Very Enthusiastic About Their Profession

A new survey of teacher working conditions finds teachers frustrated by a lack of quality professional development and negative media portrayals.


Award-Winning Principal Carol Burris Steps Down to Fight New Evaluations

Carol Burris, a nationally recognized principal, announced recently that she will be resigning from her position after this school year, citing test-heavy teacher-evaluation processes as a key reason for her departure.


Principles for Effective Teaching Outlined by Psychologist Group

A report from the American Psychological Association lays out 20 psychological principles that teachers should know, as well as practical advice for using each one in the classroom.


Phone Calls and Accolades: Teacher Appreciation Week in Review

Phone calls from the Department of Education, posts from students-turned-teachers, and more ways people are showing their appreciation for teachers this week.


Stephen Colbert Helps Fund Every DonorsChoose Project in South Carolina

The late night host, along with the Morgridge Family Foundation and ScanSource, are helping to fund nearly 1,000 projects at more than 375 schools.


How Do Teachers Get Creative? A Study Investigates

A new study from Michigan State University attempts to understand one aspect of great teaching by focusing on how some educators use creativity to inform instruction.


Surveys: Teachers Underappreciated, But Satisfied With Their Work (Mostly)

According to two new surveys, a majority of Americans think K-12 teachers are underappreciated and underpaid, but most teachers are satisfied with their jobs anyway.


What's Wrong With Standardized Testing? Watch John Oliver Offer His Analysis

In a sprawling but nuanced examination, comedian John Oliver explained why the U.S. standardized testing system exists and the harms it creates.


This Week in Teacher Humor: Common Core and Stupid Questions

The Onion has some issues with a budding rocket scientist, retiring teachers pop up in a web comic, and McSweeney's talks about the common core.


Districts Try Collaborative Approaches to Train Teachers in Common Core

A report from the Center for American Progress highlights six districts that are working teacher voices into the common-core implementation process.


Teachers Without Mentors Leave the Profession Much Faster, Study Finds

A new longitudinal study establishes updated rates for teacher retention and mobility, and looks at possible factors behind each.


Amid Teacher Shortages, Calif. Districts Look for Ways to Fill the Gaps

The Great Recession forced California, like many other states, to lay off thousands of teachers. Now some big districts in the state are facing teacher shortages, and are weighing how to fill the gaps.


Texas English Teacher Named 2015 Teacher of the Year

High school English teacher Shanna Peeples has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.


All U.S. High Schools to Receive Free Copies of 'Selma'

Paramount has announced plans to send a copy of the movie "Selma" to every high school in the country. Teachers can also download free curriculum materials based on the movie.


As Teachers Unionize, Detroit Charter Company Leaves School

Following the announcement that teachers at one Detroit charter would vote on unionizing, the charter management company made a surprise announcement: They're walking away from the school.


Follow This Blog

Advertisement

Most Viewed On Teacher

Categories

Archives

Recent Comments