Focusing the responsibility for learning on students can be more effective than traditional lectures in improving student achievement in STEM courses, especially for underrepresented minority students, according to a new study.
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March 18, 2016
March 18, 2016
As they grapple with new instructional expectations, a growing number of teachers are working to improve their practice through the "lesson study" approach to professional development.
February 19, 2016
Lee published Mockingbird in 1960, and it quickly became a high school staple among English teachers.
February 05, 2016
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
Escalante, the Bolivian native and former U.S. high school math teacher, died of cancer in 2010.
December 11, 2015
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
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
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
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
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.