A U.S. educator unpacks the lessons teachers can draw from Finnish classrooms—including the secret to joyful teaching and happier students.
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Wendi Pillars, a frequent contributor to Education Week Teacher, is one of 35 teachers from the United States and Canada to explore some of the world's marvels with the Lindbald Expeditions National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program.
February 02, 2017
Here are five ways for teachers to incorporate Black History Month into their classrooms, beyond the usual lesson plan.
January 27, 2017
Pen pal programs, which connect students in the United States and around the world, can help to foster understanding in the face of difference.
August 15, 2016
In Denmark classrooms, teaching empathy is a key part of school curriculum. What lessons can U.S. educators draw about how to develop the skill in their students?
July 22, 2016
Six state teachers of the year traveled to Finland to see how one of the world's top education systems treats its teachers.
April 02, 2015
The Project Everyone initiative is asking teachers to submit lesson plans about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in an effort to create the "World's Largest Lesson."
September 19, 2014
The months-long spread of the Ebola virus has shuttered schools across western Africa, leaving many teachers' livelihoods in jeopardy.
December 13, 2013
In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.
December 09, 2013
A teacher has developed a formula to debate topics like gun control with her middle school students.