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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.

June 17, 2015

Study: Students Learn Better When Lectures Come With Visual Aids

The study digs into why students would be better at a lesson based on when they get visual assistance.

June 15, 2015

Teachers' Feedback Can Do More Harm Than Good, Study Finds

A new study from Vanderbilt University concluded that teachers' feedback on math problems hinders students who have a grasp on the concept but could significantly help those who still don't understand.

May 28, 2015

Grant Wiggins, Who Inspired Shifts in Classroom Instruction, Dead at 64

Grant Wiggins, the educator and "Understanding by Design" author who helped usher in a new pedagogical approach to classroom instruction, died Tuesday. He was 64.

May 12, 2015

Principles for Effective Teaching Outlined by Psychologist Group

A report from the American Psychological Association lays out 20 psychological principles that teachers should know, as well as practical advice for using each one in the classroom.

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