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June 23, 2015

English Teacher Bases Final Exam on 'Serial' Podcast

Popular podcast series "Serial" inspired an English teacher to change up her class's final exam by asking groups of students to produce their own podcast.

May 18, 2015

Teachers in Maine School Decide to Go Ahead and Run the Place

When their principal resigned due to illness earlier this year, the teachers at the rural Athens Community School in Maine came up with a novel idea for leading the school in the future: They would simply (or maybe not so simply) do it themselves.

May 07, 2015

How Do Teachers Get Creative? A Study Investigates

A new study from Michigan State University attempts to understand one aspect of great teaching by focusing on how some educators use creativity to inform instruction.

March 31, 2015

Is 'Multi-Classroom' Teaching in Your Future?

In Nashville, Bailey Middle Prep tries to keep good teachers like Whitney Bradley in the classroom by turning them into multi-classroom team leaders.

August 29, 2014

Time With Nature Reduces Student Stress, Research Says

Schools can reduce stress simply by allowing children to play in green spaces, instead of only focusing on teaching children how to cope with stress.

August 28, 2014

Standing Desks May Be the Next Classroom Trend

Letting students stand in class, rather than forcing them to sit, may be beneficial for students' health and increase concentration levels.

May 13, 2014

English Class Publishes E-Book (and It's Already More Popular Than 'The Odyssey')

Freshmen Honors English students at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif., self-published a poetry anthology last week, believed to be the first class-produced e-book.

April 18, 2014

Traveling Poet Brings Her Craft to Students

Jacqueline Suskin, a poetry street performer, occasionally brings her vocation into schools.

April 04, 2014

The Case for Drawing and Doodling in Class

Misty Adoniou, a senior lecturer in literacy and teaching English as a second language at the University of Canberra, makes a case for allowing, and encouraging, students to draw in classrooms.

April 01, 2014

Poem Trees, Lego Diagrams, and Other Ideas for Teaching National Poetry Month

April brings National Poetry Month. Here are some resources and classroom activities to explore poetry with your students.

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