The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages this week announced the finalists for its annual National Language Teacher of the Year Award. Among the five finalists, three are Spanish-language teachers. They are Norma Arroyo of Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, Colo.; Linda Egna...
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The U.N. declared today "Malala Day," but who is Malala? Malala Yousafzai is the Pakistani teenager and advocate for girls' education who was shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen last October in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Today, she turned 16 and spent her birthday addressing U.N. Secretary-...
May 10, 2013
A Nepali chemistry teacher working in Qatar, however, is now in jail for allegedly making comments to students that insulted Islam.
November 05, 2012
Heads up if you're in the storm-ravaged Northeast (or if you know a teacher who is): Donors Choose, the nonprofit that collects donations to support classroom projects, has a launched an effort to connect donors with teachers in schools that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. Teachers can get more information here.
August 09, 2012
By guest blogger Ellen Wexler A few weeks ago, we received a letter from Holocaust survivor Peter Fischl, who has spent the last 18 years sharing his history and working to promote Holocaust education. We looked through Teaching Now and realized that it hadn't included coverage on Holocaust educati...
November 15, 2011
Need an excuse to take your students on a cultural outing or to organize a multiethnic potluck lunch for the class? This would be the time to do it. International Education Week, an annual initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that started back in 2000, runs through the end of this week.