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February 05, 2016

Author Alice Walker Joins Facebook to Talk Black History Month

A couple of the more interesting Black History Month resources created this year aren't explicitly packaged for classroom use, but contain a lot of potential lesson ideas.

January 29, 2016

Acclaimed Educator Jaime Escalante Featured in New U.S. Postage Stamp

Escalante, the Bolivian native and former U.S. high school math teacher, died of cancer in 2010.

December 11, 2015

To Enliven Lessons, Teachers Bring Social Justice Into Math Classes

Educator are increasingly looking for creative ways to make math applicable to the real world and more interesting for students. One of the latest trends is "social justice math."

December 03, 2015

Are Some English Teachers Encouraging Bad Writing?

In an effort to encourage more descriptive writing, many language arts teachers have adopted that practice of barring students from using certain commonplace words in compositions.

October 08, 2015

A Plan to Update Shakespeare to Modern English Causes Consternation

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival rocked the literary world at the end of September with a bold announcement: Festival organizers are commissioning the translation of 39 Shakespearean plays into Modern English.

August 28, 2015

Poetry Group Launches Weekly Poem Project for Teachers

Success of another endeavor and teachers' interest inspired the Academy of American Poets to create a program that introduces poetry regardless of discipline.

August 12, 2015

Teachers May Be Ceding Too Much Control in Quest for Student-Centered Learning

As ed tech becomes more of a factor in many classrooms, educators have started to wonder about how learning should be directed. That leads to some difficult questions around the future of the teaching profession.

July 23, 2015

Univ. Professor Tests (or Tricks?) Students With Extra Credit Question

A University of Maryland psychology professor promises his students extra credit, but only if they properly illustrate a theory learned in class.

July 17, 2015

So Do You Teach Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman or What?

Harper Lee's newly released novel, the sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird," complicates expectations but provides a goldmine of instructional opportunities for teachers.

June 30, 2015

Marva Collins, Famed Chicago Educator, Stressed Potential of Low-Income Students

Marva Collins, who died June 24 at age 78, founded a celebrated independent school known for fostering high achievement in children from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago.

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