Here's the latest in homework-assignment mishaps: A 10th grade English teacher in Albany, N.Y., asked her students to write an essay from the point of view of a Nazi and to argue that "Jews are evil," according to The New York Times.
Just 24 hours ago, two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injuring some 170 more. There's also a good chance you'll need to address this horrifying event--which has been documented through vivid and often gruesome images--with your students.
The group Public Impact is helping bring alternative staffing models to life in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.
In the Washington Post Magazine, Andrew Reiner offers a sweeping look at the disparate approaches schools have taken in their attempts to teach students self-control, which many studies have shown has an impressive correlation to later success in life.
A new technology program allows instructors to track their students' reading progress in digital textbooks.
Are testing systems to blame?
As more districts and schools move to blended- and online-learning models, will students collaborate less, and thus be less innovative?
In a fascinating Wall Street Journal articlea must-read for science teacherslegendary Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson seeks to dispel the notion that students need to be advanced in mathematics to pursue scientific interests. "Many of the most successful scientists in the world today," he divulges, "are mathematically no more than semiliterate." Wilson says that he himself didn't take algebra until his freshman year in collegea virtual heresy by today's academic expectations. He adds that he was never more than a C student in math. Education policymakers and commentators tend to lump math and science together, often...
In honor of National Poetry Month (and Friday .... whew, it's Friday!), we felt compelled to pass along a poem that a teacher sent to us.
Various organizations gear up to celebrate National Poetry Month, an initiative that was first introduced by the Academy of American Poets in 1996.
Videos can be a great tool for introducing a lesson, engaging students, or demonstrating an elusive concept. Here's a resource that can help teachers find good video content.
Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that 11 percent of school-age kids in the U.S.--and one in five boys in high school--have received a medical diagnosis of ADHD.
Language arts teachers take note: According to Atlantic staff writer Megan Garber, the dreaded "who/whom" distinction may soon be a thing of the past.
April Fools' Day kicks of National Humor Month, giving teachers the opportunity to incorporate jokes and laughter in their lesson plans this month.
Teachers top all other professionals except for physicians in overall well-being, according to the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
Chinua Achebe's most famous novel, Things Fall Apart, a trenchant exploration of colonialism and culture, has long been staple of of high school and college reading lists.
A recent Education Sector report does a deep dive into school evaluation systems in Washington, finding that nearly every school in the state failed to differentiate between effective and ineffective teachers and principals.
A British education researcher says it's mistake to think that children need to be "constantly occupied and constantly stimulated."
In light of the December Newtown, Conn., school shooting and fears about school violence, some teachers, parents, and administrators are turning to self-defense classes.
In an effort to recognize Financial Literacy Month in April, the Council for Economic Education has announced a Facebook contest for teachers to demonstrate creative ways to incorporate personal-finance lessons in the classroom.