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June 27, 2011

Film Espouses the 'Power' of Writing

One of the latest in a slew of education documentaries, "To Be Heard" profiles three Bronx high school students who participate in an outside-the-curriculum program called Power Writers.

April 01, 2011

Poetry for Teachers

Throughout National Poetry Month, instructional technologist (and former language arts teacher) Bud Hunt will be posting a "photo poetry prompt" on his blog every day. Readers are encouraged to share their poems in his comments space or elsewhere online. Hunt has hosted this interactive literary pro...

March 01, 2011

Award-winning Teacher Laid Off While Fighting Cancer

Just months after being diagnosed with cancer, Francisco Mendoza—who has earned several teaching awards throughout his 25 years in the classroom—lost his job and his health benefits, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Last spring, Mendoza spent five months in a hospital undergoing chemotherap...

December 28, 2010

The Art of Reading Instruction

The New York Times< reports on a nonprofit after-school visual and performing arts program that appears to be boosting some struggling students' reading skills as well as unleashing their creativity.

December 16, 2010

Can Student Creativity Be Saved?

Educators may need to do a better job of tolerating "wrong" answers.

June 28, 2010

A Dramatic Turn of Events in Teacher Professional Development

Should teachers be required to take performing arts courses?

June 01, 2010

Teachers Go 'Idol'

On Wednesday, Harlem's Apollo Theater—where the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, and Billie Holiday once performed—will host New York City's first Teachers' Night! as part of its Amateur Night series, reports the New York Times. Seventeen teacher acts are expected to perform in an event where, a...

May 19, 2010

The Fine Art of Slowing Down

In preparation for a future project, we've been doing some reading recently on so-called 21st-century skills, so this story about an art teacher in Louisiana who teaches students how to draw from the right (non-verbal) side of the brain caught my eye. The idea, according to the teacher, Paulette Pur...

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