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February 05, 2014

Children's Favorite TV Science Teacher Bill Nye Debates Creationism

TV personality Bill Nye took on Creation Museum founder Ken Ham in a PowerPoint-heavy debate about a topic that still weighs heavily in American curricula.

January 13, 2014

Study: Novel Reading Generates Sustained Boost in Neural Connectivity

A new study out of Emory University offers evidence that reading novels is more than just high-level entertainment. It also appears to be good for your brain.

November 25, 2013

In Flipped Classrooms, Videos Require Attention

T.H.E Journal compiles nine tips on for teachers interested in flipping their classrooms—defined as having students watch videos lessons on their own while reserving classtime for more one-on-one instruction and active learning.

November 21, 2013

Teaching the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination

This Friday, Nov. 22, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Because Kennedy's life and death remain such a deep source of public fascination—and because he was such a central figure in 20th-century political history—many educators are viewing this as a significant teaching moment.

November 13, 2013

Does Free Time Trump Class Time for Innovative Teens?

Reflecting on recent news about another teen software genius, a Catholic school educator wonders how schools can better support advanced students who have creative interests outside of conventional academic areas.

September 12, 2013

Teacher Quote of the Week

"I'm so happy to live in a world in which I don't need to defend the educational benefits of turquoise water, wooden boats, chop sticks, clothes pins, and rocks," says Teacher Tom.

September 03, 2013

'Bluest Eye' Becomes Common-Core Flash Point

Toni Morrison's oft-taught novel about young black girl's struggles with self-worth and identify in 1940s Ohio has become a flash point for opponents of the common standards because of its occasionally graphic content.

August 16, 2013

Get Going: Teachers' Favorite Field Trip Spots

Education Week Teacher's crowdsourced map shows teachers' favorite field-trip locations across the U.S.

July 30, 2013

Program Aims to Make Students' Dreams Matter in Schools

A nonprofit seeks to connect high schools' curricula with students' dreams for themselves and the future.

July 18, 2013

Esquith on Why Great Teachers Are Leaving

Award-winning teacher Rafe Esquith says that expert teachers are leaving schools at an alarming rate because of top-down mandates.

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