When researchers asked study participants to reflect on what they had just learned, their performance increased the next time they returned to the material.


An education professor writes that direct instruction presents a quandary for educators. On the one hand, he says, it can to help students' acquire basic skills and do better on standardized tests. On the other, it embodies a highly restrictive view of learning.


When students are too critical of the texts they read in school, they perpetuate a culture of cynicism, according to one university president.


"You are rainbows in the clouds," Maya Angelou told educators at a conference last year. "It delights my heart to encourage you to continue." Angelou, the eminent poet and memoirist, died on Wednesday at age 86.


LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter project today aimed at bringing the app version of his show "Reading Rainbow" to the Web and low-income classrooms.


On Monday's episode, Louie's daughter gets sent home early due to behavioral issues. When her dad tries to confront her about it, she launches into a screed.


How should teachers approach grammatical issues that consistently crop up?


Or, how the Common Core State Standards were actually designed to sell butter substitutes.


TNTP, nonprofit teacher-recruitment and policy organization, has announced the four winners of its 3rd annual Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.


Missouri may soon be the next state to drop the Common Core State Standards, but that would open up the door for teachers to get involved in the new standards.


Freshmen Honors English students at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif., self-published a poetry anthology last week, believed to be the first class-produced e-book.


How can teachers relive the glory of Teacher Appreciation Week? Here's a small sampling of some of the highlights, to fondly reflect on.


An unusually bleak thank-you letter to teachers from Georgia's superintendent of schools strikes a nerve.


Across all routes into teaching, policymakers need to improve recruitment efforts of minorities, a new study says.


LearnZillion, a company that provides teacher-created lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards, has announced the members of its 2014 teacher "Dream Team."


In a new book, Harvard Paul E. Peterson points to significant "gaps between what teachers and the public think is best for the education of our nation's children," including on issues such as performance pay, teacher evaluation, annual testing, school choice, teacher hiring and tenure, and school spending.


What do the nation's best teachers think creates the best teachers? A new survey offers some insights on professional development and school culture.


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.


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.


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