Commissioned by Facebook, an education think tank in the United Kingdom recently created a "Facebook Guide for Educators." As of May 2013, 1.1 billion people worldwide are using Facebook, making the social network "rich with potential for learning," states the guide by The Education Foundation. The 20-page manual outlines the functions Facebook allows and how educators can tailor them for their own classrooms. For example, teachers can use Facebook Groups to communicate with parents. They can share information about an upcoming school trip or staff contact details. Students can also use group pages to collaborate on projects, post research, ...
Education Week Teacher's crowdsourced map shows teachers' favorite field-trip locations across the U.S.
The Guardian asked a few teachers in the United Kingdom to weigh in on their efforts to achieve work-life balance.
It's the start of the school year. And Education Week wants to see what back-to-school looks like through your eyes.
At last month's Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. (Bring Attention to Transforming Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science) competition, young rappers from New York public schools showcased original hip-hop performances all centered on one theme: science.
In a recent Wall Street Journal piece, Amanda Ripley writes about a "rock star" teacher in South Korea who makes $4 million a year.
Four teachers recently shipped off on a sea adventure, tagging along with scientists conducting research for NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Due to budget cuts and a lack of resources, teachers may need to find creative ways to take their students on field trips. Consider the iPad as another tool to help you discover fresh angles on new places and topics. Edutopia has compiled a list of virtual field trips.
K-12 teachers in the U.S. tend to become less engaged in their work after their first year, according to a new Gallup poll.
It's a hard time to be a teacher in Chicago. Ten days ago, to the surprise of its employees, the Chicago public school district laid off more than 1,000 teachers and about 1,100 support staff members.
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages this week announced the finalists for its annual National Language Teacher of the Year Award. Among the five finalists, three are Spanish-language teachers. They are Norma Arroyo of Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, Colo.; Linda Egnatz of Lincoln-Way Community High School in Frankfort, Ill.; and Margarita Boyatzi Dempsey who also teaches French at Smithfield High School in Greenville, R.I. The other two finalists are Latin teacher Robert Patrick of Parkview High School in Lawrenceville, Ga., and Taeko Tashibu of Roosevelt High School in Seattle, who is a Japanese ...
A nonprofit seeks to connect high schools' curricula with students' dreams for themselves and the future.
An educator charges that teachers who are active on Twitter and other social-media outlets are better informed and quicker to assimilate new ideas than are their less connected peers.
For teachers, summer break is a favorable time to invest in professional development while they're away from the classroom. We asked our readers to share what they were doing for PD this summer. Check out our Storify to learn how fellow educators are spending their breaks....
In a recent New York Times opinion piece about research finding that women have a "warming effect" on men, making them more inclined to generosity, author Adam Grant describes what he sees as the implication for classrooms.
A former teacher says that teacher-preparation programs should be modeled after medical schools.
In what some are saying is a first-of-its-kind moment, critics of Teach for America are beginning to pool their efforts to counter the program.
Award-winning teacher Rafe Esquith says that expert teachers are leaving schools at an alarming rate because of top-down mandates.
Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including two who've been vocal on the ESEA rewrite, are former teachers.
Megan Allen, the 2010 Florida Teacher of the Year, is excited about her new career path but, like many teachers who leave the classroom, she feels guilty, too