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.
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T.H.E Journal compiles nine tips on for teachers interested in flipping their classroomsdefined as having students watch videos lessons on their own while reserving classtime for more one-on-one instruction and active learning.
November 21, 2013
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 fascinationand because he was such a central figure in 20th-century political historymany educators are viewing this as a significant teaching moment.
November 13, 2013
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
"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
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
Education Week Teacher's crowdsourced map shows teachers' favorite field-trip locations across the U.S.
July 30, 2013
A nonprofit seeks to connect high schools' curricula with students' dreams for themselves and the future.
July 18, 2013
Award-winning teacher Rafe Esquith says that expert teachers are leaving schools at an alarming rate because of top-down mandates.
May 02, 2013
This Wall Street Journal interview with a recruiting director for Amazon.com has some K-12 pertinence (in a trickle-down kind of way).