Teachers Share Their Weirdest Parent Encounters

An AskReddit post has gotten some interesting responses with the question, "Teachers of Reddit, what was the strangest encounter you've had with a student's parents?"


Teachers: Reaching Out to Parents Ain't Rocket Science

The key to mitigating racial biases in the classroom is for teachers to understand their students' culture, and that starts by understanding students' parents, educators say.


Twitter Chat: Supporting Students of Color in the Classroom

Join Education Week for a discussion of race's role in the classroom, from improving school climate for diverse learners to addressing student culture.


Violinist Challenges Famous Suzuki Teaching Method

A well-known violinist is claiming that Shinichi Suzuki, the famous violinist whose instructional method is used worldwide, lied about his training and endorsements.


Music and STEM Merge in Wash. Elementary School

Music teacher Shawn Tolley says he wanted to connect his students to a subject he loves.


Campaign Aims to Draw Children to Reading With Diverse Books

The "We Need Diverse Books" campaign is encouraging greater representation for minority populations in children's literature and offering resources to help teachers find diverse books.


Report Criticizes Low Growth Rate of Teacher Salaries

A new report from the National Center for Teacher Quality examines which districts push teachers up the salary schedule the fastest.


Artificial Intelligence Simulator Designed to Combat Bullying

A new simulator may help teachers learn how to interact with students who have been bullied.


Alan Alda Wonders: Can You Explain Sleep to a 6th Grader?

For its fourth annual Flame Challenge, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science is daring scientists to explain a particularly tricky subject.


Initiative Aims to Have Teachers Lead Common-Core PD in California

A new statewide program will have teachers provide professional development to other teachers.


Resource Watch: Free E-Book on Family-History Classroom Projects

New resources from UNC Chapel Hill and Ancestry.com can give teachers tools to explore family history with their students.


RIP David Ruenzel, Teacher Magazine Contributing Writer

A veteran teacher as well as a journalist, he is remembered for having "slipped so deftly into the skin and minds of those he wrote about."


Resources for Addressing Ferguson in the Classroom

After a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer involved in a Ferguson, Mo. shooting, many teachers are looking for ways to talk about the events in class.


R.A. Montgomery, Author of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books, Dies

Raymond Almiran Montgomery, the publisher-turned-author of the popular Choose Your Own Adventure book series, passed away Nov. 9; he was 79 years old.


Teaching Should Be Two-Way Interaction, Not Student-Centered, Author Says

In her new book "The Teaching Brain," Vanessa Rodriguez discusses approaching teaching as an interaction, the five awarenesses of good teachers, and the downside to "quick fixes" based on brain science.


Study: Teachers May Need Training in How to Deal With Parent Harassment

A new study shows that teachers with negative parental interactions are more likely to have such experiences. How can teachers deal with parental harassment?


Twitter Chat: What Conditions Support Good Teaching?

Join us tonight (Wed.) at 8 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat (#ewedchat) on how schools can better support good teaching.


Study: Teacher Support, Inclusive Curricula Important for LGBT Students

A recent study identifies the problems facing LGBT students and presents steps that teachers can take to make the school environment more welcoming.


Educators, Researchers Debate What Makes Teachers Great

In a roundtable conversation, accomplished educators explore the question of what makes a great. And researchers have some ideas of their own.


'Interstellar' Lesson Plans Aim to Bring Science Fiction Into Classrooms

Following the release of new movie "Interstellar," Paramount Pictures has teamed up with Google Play for Education to create a set of free math, science, and arts and literature lesson plans based on the film.


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