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July 13, 2017

These Teachers Are Bringing Global Peace-Building Skills to the Classroom

The United States Institute of Peace offers free resources to teachers who want to teach peace-building and conflict resolution.

April 19, 2017

Joyful Schools: What One U.S. Educator Learned From Teaching in Finland

A U.S. educator unpacks the lessons teachers can draw from Finnish classrooms—including the secret to joyful teaching and happier students.

April 12, 2017

High School Teacher Will Sail to the Arctic With Fellow Program for Geographic Education

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

Creative Resources for Teachers Celebrating Black History Month

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 Connect Students From Different Backgrounds

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

Lessons From Denmark: Teachers Can Incorporate Empathy in the Curriculum

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

Some of America's Top Teachers Went to Finland. Here's What They Learned

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

Project Asks Teachers to Help Create the 'World's Largest Lesson'

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

In Africa, Ebola Epidemic Taking Toll on Teachers, Students

The months-long spread of the Ebola virus has shuttered schools across western Africa, leaving many teachers' livelihoods in jeopardy.

December 13, 2013

Good News From PISA? U.S. Math/Science Gender Gap Closed

In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.

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